Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee. It is considered a suburb in the Memphis metropolitan area, only 30 miles out from the city. The town has won high accolades in recent years such as “America’s Best Main Street”, appointed by the White House as a “Preserve America Communities”, considered as “The Safest Cities in Tennessee”, “the best city in Tennessee for job seekers” and one of the “top cities in Tennessee”.
Climate and Geography
The climate in Tennessee is characterized as humid subtropical, with hot summers and mild winters. Residents can expect more rainfall than average, very little snow, and approximately 216 days of sunshine throughout the year.
Collierville lies in a region of Western Tennessee known as the West Tennessee Plains, which is mostly made up of relatively low-lying flatlands. The town itself is suburban and residential, with the city of Memphis and the Mississippi River both located to the west. The rest of the surrounding area is mostly agricultural land.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
The town is known for its phenomenal parks and recreation facilities, and its beautiful neighborhoods. Some of the top attractions include the Collierville Historic District, WC Johnson Park, Sheffield Antiques Mall, Museum of Biblical History, Herb Parsons Lake, Morton Museum of Collierville History, Hewlett & Dunn Jean & Boot Barn, Collierville Towne Cinema Grill, Get Air Memphis, and Dixie Pickers.
Residents can also reach downtown Memphis in less than 45 minutes, providing plenty of fun opportunities to enjoy everything the city has to offer.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Collierville’s cost of living index is higher than the state and national average. This is primarily due to housing costs.
Tennessee does not have state income tax so residents can rest assured they will not pay state tax on retirement income. Furthermore, retiring homeowners may qualify for a property tax relief program depending on marital status, income, and age.
Residents in the Collierville area have access to a few highly ranked and high performing hospitals including St. Francis Hospital-Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto, and Methodist Hospitals of Memphis.