Quality of Life

Retire Cookeville-Putnam County

Discover Cookeville-Putnam County, an ideal retirement destination with captivating scenic 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.

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A September 2015 study by SmartAsset ranks Cookeville as #4 most affordable place to retire!

A “Where to Retire” community

A Tennessee Top 10 upscale retirement community

A National Main Street community

A Tennessee 3-Star community

A “Most Affordable” community

An AARC Seal of Approval community