Retire to Tennessee program
Another thing I learned from an article (it also came up in a separate business meeting) is that the State of Tennessee has an active program, Retire Tennessee, to attract retirees as new residents because of the relatively temperate weather. Although I will say it gets very hot there in the summer, at least it did earlier this week. See "Former Council chairwoman to lead Choose Chattanooga" from the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Very interesting. This is an issue with center cities too. People interested in relocating to cities are either younger or older. The older types look to condominiums and similar housing options as light maintenance, and they appreciate being closer to amenities, and not having to rely on an automobile to get around, because walking, transit, and bicycling are efficient and effective options.
And it's smart for the state, because the people have disposable income, and presumably less of a call on local infrastructure (i.e., schools).
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