Live In Morristown


Nestled in the lush valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and the rugged Clinch Mountain, Morristown was recently named one of the most affordable places to live in the United States.* Tennessee has NO state income tax, and Morristown residents enjoy low property tax and utility rates as well as first-class, low cost health-care. The Morristown/Hamblen County area is conveniently located within a one day drive from 75% of the population east of the Mississippi River. With temperate climate, two beautiful lakes, a central location, and top-notch healthcare, why would you consider retiring anywhere else?


•    Three Golf Courses
•    Fishing, boating and water sports on Cherokee Lake
•    Walking, biking and hiking trails
•    Panther Creek State Park
•    Three championship-caliber disc golf courses
•    Award-winning Mountain Makins’ festival
•    Classic car shows
•    Multiple volunteer opportunities


•    Two community theatre groups
•    Regionally-recognized cultural arts center
•    Outdoor concerts
•    Multiple festivals and special events
•    Unique historic shopping district
•    Enclosed shopping mall and multiple shopping centers
•    Active arts and culture community
•    Close to professional and college sporting events


Located on US Highway 25E and close to Interstates 81 and 40, Morristown is just a short 45 minute drive from the mountain resort towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville as well as Tennessee’s #1 man-made attraction, Dollywood.  Asheville, NC is just a 90 minute drive, and Morristown is the half-way point between Bristol and Knoxville.  Two commercial airports, McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville and Tri-Cities outside of Johnson City help make Morristown easily accessible. 

Here’s what some recent retirees to Morristown are saying:

“I was a fourth-generation Floridian and in my sixties - and wanted the adventure of living in a different climate and culture than I had always known.  Friends who had relocated to Morristown from North Carolina told me Morristown was where I needed to be, and they were right.  I love looking at the mountain range from my front porch and especially love the dear friends I have made through the many organizations with which I volunteer, particularly the Lakeway Master Gardner Association and the Rose Center Culinary Association.”  ~ Wanda Kirby

“The people who live in my neighborhood in Morristown are diverse in their political and religious views.  That diversity is appealing to me. It has allowed me in a short period of time to pursue interests of a social service nature that I would have not been able to do in larger population centers. There was immediate inclusion in the neighborhood block parties, and invitations to social and church events. My neighbors carry in one another’s trash can for no particular reason.  For the first time in thirty seven years I call a place home.”  ~ Mr. Sandy Thomason

For additional information about retirement opportunities in the Morristown/Hamblen County area, please email retiremorristowntn@gmail.com.