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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Greeneville, Tennessee

The second oldest town in Tennessee, Greeneville's ambiance comes from a mixture of the old, with brick-lined sidewalks fronting homes dating back to the 1700s and 1800s, to the new, with its state-of-the-art performing arts center and the U.S. District Courthouse.  Founded in 1783, the community and pleasant small town is steeped in history as the home of 17th president Andrew Johnson and frontiersman Davy Crockett.

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Where to Retire in Greeneville and Home Prices

The median home value in Greeneville was about $197,680. in mid-2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Greeneville

Greeneville is surrounded by rolling hills and mountains that not only provide a panoramic of color in its 4 distinct seasons, but are also the setting for a variety of outdoor opportunities - from camping and hiking to some of the best bass fishing around.  The community is home to 7 golf courses, 4 parks, as well as the Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Mountains.

What Is Not Special about Greeneville

Greenville is a small town in eastern Tennessee, which might not appeal to everyone. The crime rate is above average.

Climate and Physical Environment

With its central location in the eastern U.S., the community is within a day's drive of more than 70% of the country's population.  Greene County is accessible by Interstate 81, within 50 miles of I-40, I-75 and I-26 and is served by U.S. Highways 11E, 321 and TN 34, 70, 93 and 107.  The average January temperature is in the low 30's and the average July temperature in the mid 70's.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

A broad spectrum of events and and activities is provided for the enjoyment of local residents.  From the Annual Iris Festival in May and the summer baseball games of the Greeneville Astros to the June antique car "Cruise-In" and the Christmas performances of "The Nutcracker," the community offers year-round attractions to please individuals from all walks of life.  The community also features a wealth of antique shops, art galleries and a state-of-the-art performing arts center.


The crime rate is a bit above average.

Medical Facilities

Healthcare needs of the community are met by two hospitals staffed by more than 100 physicians in a variety of specialties.  Healthcare services are enhanced by Greeneville's close proximity to major medical centers in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area.


Greeneville offers a variety of transportation for your needs.  From the 6th largest municipal airport in the state to Greene Coach Bus tours, Greyhound bus lines and rail services to close proximity to larger airports in Knoxville and Blountville, TN. 

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