Nashville is famous for its lively country music scene, recreational activities, and cultural attractions, but the city is also becoming a retirement hotspot for Boomers who are looking for an exciting urban setting, lower cost of living, tax benefits, a four-season climate, and great quality of life. Nashville has also experienced a growing economy and job market, which makes it an attractive area for new residents and retirees.
With a cost of living below the national average, retirees can comfortably live on a fixed income in the Nashville area. Tennessee also has the third-lowest tax burden in the nation and has no income tax, which is appealing to retirees. With all these great qualities, more builders are developing active adult communities in the Nashville area to meet the growing demand of Boomers moving in. If you’re thinking about retiring in the Nashville area, then check out these 55+ communities.
Southern Springs – Spring Hill, TN
Just 30 minutes south of Nashville, Southern Springs in Spring Hill, TN is a new 55+ community that will be Del Webb’s second development in the state. This active adult community will host 602 single-family homes spread across 309 acres of scenic landscape. Southern Springs will offer a variety of home designs featuring some of Del Webb’s most popular floor plans. In addition to quality low-maintenance homes, residents will also enjoy resort-style amenities. Plans call for a luxurious clubhouse with an indoor lap pool, fitness center, aerobics area, and ballroom. Outdoors, homeowners will have access to a sparkling pool and patio, dog park, tot lot, tennis courts, and pickleball courts.
Lake Providence - Mount Juliet, TN
This established age-restricted community in Mount Juliet was developed by Del Webb between 2006 and 2016 and consists of 1,029 homes. Lake Providence provides retirees with a resort-style environment and modern resale homes situated around a 24,000 square-foot clubhouse overlooking a 15-acre lake. This vibrant active adult community offers more than 80 clubs and activities, an on-site lifestyle director, and an impressive lineup of indoor and outdoor amenities and recreational facilities within a tranquil and private setting.
Lenox Place – Gallatin, TN
Active adults looking for a more intimate community setting will find that and much more in Lenox Place in Gallatin, Tennessee. This 55-plus community has just 250 attached homes that were built between 2010 and 2016 by Goodall Homes. Residents enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the community’s well-appointed amenities, established homeowners' association (HOA), and social atmosphere.
The Cloister at St. Henry – Nashville, TN
Ideally situated in Nashville, The Cloister at St. Henry is an established 55-plus community that has just 240 attached homes built between 1983 and 1988. This active adult community features affordable low-maintenance homes with first-floor master suites as well as attractive indoor and outdoor amenities that keep residents active, healthy, and social. The Cloister at St. Henry is ideal for retirees who seek to live in exciting Nashville yet enjoy a quiet, close-knit neighborhood setting.
Colonial Village – Lebanon, TN
Located in the heart of Lebanon, Colonial Village is a charming active adult community that will host just 146 homes at build out. Colonial Village offers retirees affordable attached and single-family homes that are priced starting in the low $200s and feature single-level living, enclosed courtyards, private sunrooms, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. The central hub of physical activity and social recreation is the community’s well-appointed clubhouse. Some of the amenities offered include an exercise room, bocce ball and shuffleboard court, outdoor pool, horseshoe pits, and gardening plots. Retirees living in this age-restricted neighborhood also enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the HOA taking care of all exterior and lawn care.
The Cottages of Providence – Mount Juliet, TN
The Cottages of Providence is an active adult community located within the master-planned community of Providence in Mount Juliet, TN. Active adult homebuyers can find thoughtfully designed and affordable attached homes that feature step-less entry ways, private patios, attached garages, and low-maintenance exteriors. Residents of this active adult community also enjoy the amenities available within the master-planned development, which includes two outdoor pools, parks and natural space, walking and biking trails, and a scenic lake.
Academy Place – Lebanon, TN
Academy Place is a gated age-restricted community in Lebanon, TN, that consists of 114 attached homes available on a resale-only basis. This 50+ community was developed between 2000 and 2008 and offers homeowners reasonably priced homes ranging in size from 1,763 to 2,205 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two assigned carport spaces. Homes feature a private courtyard, hardwood floors, first-floor master suites, and open layouts. A charming clubhouse is also available for residents to use and is the perfect place for neighbors to attend social events, explore new activities, and join fun get-togethers.