Lakeland is in southwestern Tennessee and is the location of Sterling Place, a small, quiet 55+ community with single family homes.
Franklin is in central Tennessee and is the setting for Reid Hill Commons, a small, quiet 55+ community with red brick homes, walking trails and neighborhood gatherings.
Vonore is rolling eastern Tennessee and is the setting for Rarity Bay, an all ages waterfront community that caters to empty nesters and retirees. Single family homes and condominiums come in a wide price range, and amenities include boat docks, an equestrian center, riding trails, a tennis and swim club, a golf course and much more.
In eastern Tennessee, Sharps Chapel is the location of Sunset Bay, an all ages lakeside community with a marina, a wide variety of home styles and a good selection of prices.
In central Tennessee Lebanon is the setting for Colonial Village, a 55+ community with attached homes, single family homes, gardening plots, a clubhouse, a swimming pool and more.
Spanish explorer De Soto first visited this area in 1540. England and France later squabbled over the land, leading to the French and Indian Wars in 1763. Eventually British settlers colononized the area and called it Franklin. Tennessee joined the Union in 1796 and joined the Confederacy during the Civil War even though it was home to a significant number of pro-Union residents.
Today most of Tennessee's residents live in urban areas and manufacture textiles, chemicals, electrical machinery, apparel, leather goods, and furniture. The state also grows tobacco and cotton. The Tennessee Valley Authority runs several dams and reservoirs in the state.
Points of interest include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), the American Museum at Oak Ridge (atomic energy), three national military parks, and Rock City Gardens.
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