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Where to Retire in Crossville and Home Prices

People in retirement tend to live either in the town in older homes on relatively spacious lots, or outside of town. The area’s popularity as a retirement destination has led to several very large active adult communities including Fairfield Glade, one of the country's largest, and the Holiday Hills area. Home prices are very affordable, although as the housing market has crashed in other areas of the country Tennessee's competitive advantage has narrowed.  The Crossville median home value was $164,825 in early 2020, according to Zillow, which calls it a "Very Hot" market at this time. 

What is special about Crossville

 Small town with affordable living; Golf capital of Tennessee with a dozen interesting courses; headquarters of the U.S. Chess Federation; Centennial Park; Meadow Park Lake.

What is not special about Crossville

Crossville is pretty far away from anywhere.  Some people from the northeast might have an adjustment living in Tennessee.

Climate and Physical Environment

Crossville is in east central Tennessee in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is on the Cumberland Plateau. The average July high temp is 84  and the average January low is 26 . The wettest month is March.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several playhouses in the area. The Chamber of Commerce has an active schedule of events including flower shows, art shows, etc. There is a public library in town as well as a 10 screen cinema.


The crime rate is more than double the national average.

Medical facilities

Cumberland Medical Center is the major resource.


I 40 runs through town; I 75 is not far away. Crossville has a corporate airport. Knoxville's Airport is 80 miles and Nashville's is 100. Crossville is considered a very walkable community.

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