retirement community

Discover Cookeville-Putnam County, an ideal retirement destination with captivating beauty, low cost of living, four mild seasons, outstanding lifestyle amenities, and a convenient location, just east of Nashville, west of Knoxville and north of Chattanooga.
 
Surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, 1,200 miles of nearby lake shoreline, along with world-renowned cultural and culinary experiences, Cookeville is “A Natural Fit” as your retirement destination.
 
Fast Facts:
 
County Population  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,931 
Cookeville Population . . . . . . . . . . . . 32,622 
Median Home Value . . . . . . . . . . .  $144,600 
Nashville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  80 miles 
Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  98 miles 
Knoxville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 miles 
Louisville, KY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 miles 
Atlanta, GA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 miles 
Chicago, IL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475 miles
 
Fun Facts:
  • A 2018 report by SmartAsset ranks Cookeville as #4 most affordable place to retire.
  • A Top 100 “Where to Retire” community
  • A Tennessee Top 10 upscale retirement community
  • A National Main Street community
  • A Tennessee 3-Star community
  • An American Association of Retirement Communities Seal of Approval community
  • A Top 10 (No. 7) Walkability Score
  • A certified Retire Tennessee communities
  • A Top 10 "Best Small Town" in Ideal Living Magazine’s Best-of-the-Best Destinations
  • A No. 3 ranking among Country Living Magazine’s “15 Best Small Towns in Tennessee”
  • A Main Street Across America Recipient (2017): Broad Street - National Life Group
  • A No. 1 ranking as "Greenest City in Tennessee" by Insurify

 

Testimonials

"For us, it was more than...
"For us, it was more than just the weather and relaxing lifestyle. It was about the people. The hospitality here is what really sold us on moving to Cookeville." - Victoria, New Jersey
"We love it here! We moved...
"We love it here! We moved here from Florida 12 years ago and, I tell ya, we didn’t get here fast enough!" - John, Florida