College Towns Growing in Popularity for Retiring Baby Boomers

LOUDON, TENN. (March 1, 2014):  According to the New York Times, recent surveys of baby boomers who have retired early show college towns are a favorite destination for the country’s aging demographic.

Among SpareFoot’s list of boomer boomtowns, 12th on the list is college town Knoxville, Tenn. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the generation’s population growth in the city between 2000 and 2010 was 3.4 percent due to affordable homes, health care and proximity to the University of Tennessee for events and cultural attractions.

Tellico Village in Loudon, Tenn. provides the best of both worlds for boomers seeking retirement near college towns. The community offers its residents: a vibrant mountain lake community and proximity to Knoxville’s thriving cultural scene.

“Living near a college town is perfect for retirement years because there is often a vibrant cultural scene,” said John Cherry, public relations manager for Tellico Village. “Knoxville has so much going on and residents of Tellico Village take full advantage of its offerings.”

The growing community of more than 7,000 residents is a short 30-minute drive to downtown Knoxville where there are great restaurants, theatres, art museums, sporting events, concerts and more. Not only is the community close to an urban center, it is a short trip to other major metropolitan areas including Nashville and Atlanta, making travel easy and affordable.

For residents looking to stay in the community, there is plenty to do and see. The lakeside community spans 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake and is a quick drive to the Smoky Mountains. It is also a resident run community creating its own culture and providing plenty of ways for villagers to get involved. With affordable amenities, outdoor recreation and more than 200 clubs and organizations, there are many ways to stay active in the community.

About Tellico Village

Tellico Village is a planned, active adult community established in 1986 and located in Loudon County and Monroe County, Tennessee. It encompasses nearly 5,000 acres along Tellico Lake with the community continuing to grow because of the variety of recreational amenities available and the friendliness of the nearly 7,000 residents.