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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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Retire in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee?

Overview:   The leafy town of Mt. Juliet is just outside of Nashville in north central Tennessee. Well managed and well kept, it has grown by 500% within the last decade or two.

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Established neighborhoods with modest bungalows and ranch ramblers on large lawns exist side by side with new subdivisions that have Craftsman and contemporary brick styles on smaller lots. Lake Providence is a lovely 55+ community. Shopping and dining opportunities are more than adequate with five malls that have national retailers (Belk, Walmart, Walgreens, etc.), nicer chain restaurants and movie theaters. The farmers' market happens throughout the summer. The parks and recreation department has a robust menu, and two nearby lakes, 14,000-acre Percy Priest and 22,500-acre Old Hickory Lake, provide opportunities for fishing, camping and boating. Nashville's big city amenities are just down Interstate 40.

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Population: 32,000 (city proper)

Percentage of Population Age 45 or Better:  28% 

Cost of Living:  8% above the national average 

Median Home Price: $260,000

Climate:  Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s.   On average, the area receives 55 inches of rain and 4 inches of snow per year.

At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? No, but Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, five miles away, accepts Medicare patients. 

At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission?  No, but Summit Medical Center, five miles away, is accredited.

Public Transit:  No

Crime Rate:  Below the national average

Political Leanings:   Conservative

Is Tennessee Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement?   Somewhat

Cons:  The tornado risk is 150% above the national average.

Notes:   Racial diversity is minimal.  Highly regarded Vanderbilt Medical Center is only a few miles away in Nashville.

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Recommended as a Retirement Spot?   Yes

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