Affordable Mountain Towns for Retirement


Asheville,North Carolina

A drive along the scenic BlueRidge Parkway or a visit to Great Smoky Mountain National Park or the Pisgah & Nantahala National Forests is sure to restore your sense of wonder.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities in Knoxville's Urban Wilderness, and the city has over 112 miles of greenway trails. Knoxville is also a college town

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Scenic mountain vistas and reliable high-speed internet can't always be found in the same place, but they come together in Chattanooga.

Huntsville, Alabama

Monte Sano Mountain, or mountain of health, can be explored via Monte Sano State Park, which has an admission fee of just $2 for seniors age 62 and older.

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Fayetteville is a college town, and Arkansas residents age 60 and older can take classes tuition-free at the University of Arkansas. 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Between Pikes Peak, Seven Falls and the Garden of the Gods Park, you'll never lack scenery in this Rocky Mountain city.

Boise, Idaho

The nearest ski area, Bogus Basin, is just 16 miles from downtown Boise and provides discounts for seniors.

Reno, Nevada

Located in western Nevada near the border with California, Reno is a popular area for casinos and nightlife.

Las Vegas

Those who stay know that there is a world of natural beauty beyond the Strip as well as an affordable cost of living.

Spokane, Washington

Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter activities in Spokane, and there are five ski resorts within a two-hour drive from downtown. 

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