Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

October 15, 2013

FFG an official Retire Tennessee community

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County has been attracting retirees and families to the area for countless years. Many accomplishments have been received through those efforts. Topretirement.com ranks Cumberland County in the Top 100 Best Places to Retire – ranking 39th among other cities in the United States. Ohio Magazine, At Home Tennessee, Travel 50 and Beyond, Where to Retire, Ideal Living, Fairway Living have published feature articles on the inviting attractions of Cumberland County. Cumberland County is a member of the American Association of Retirement Communities and received the Seal of Approval award in 2007.

Fairfield Glade has contributed to the successes of our County in attracting these individuals. The beautiful amenities of this resort-style community include five championship golf courses, 11 lakes, two marinas, miles of nature trails, 12 tennis courts (four are indoors), two outdoor pools, a Community & Conference Center with meeting rooms, a gym and an indoor pool and several restaurants. Fairfield Glade is very attractive to those individuals looking for a beautiful, as well as affordable, place to retire in Tennessee.

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and Fairfield Glade are partnering together to enhance marketing strategies to recruit families and retirees to our community. “We are delighted to have such a knowledgeable and dedicated team of professionals at the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Fairfield Glade looks forward to our partnership and sharing with families the benefits of this extremely special Tennessee lifestyle,” said Mary Jo Paige, Director of Marketing and Events for the Fairfield Glade Community Club.

Ashley Allen DeRossett of the Chamber of Commerce also commented that “We are so excited to extend a partnership with Fairfield Glade that will benefit our residents and visitors as well as potential residents. We both have a common goal to provide the beneficial information and amenities to enrich the lives of others. I want families and individuals to love their town as much as I do Crossville.” DeRossett is responsible for daily operations of the Tourism and Community Development Divisions which is include Retiree Recruitment/Relocation at the Chamber. 

Eight years ago, Cumberland County chose to participate in the Retire Tennessee program as a pilot community. Retire Tennessee is one of only three programs in the United States responsible for recruiting retirees to our great state. Sixteen counties across the state of Tennessee are now a part of this awesome program. Community inventory and program criteria are required to participate. Cumberland County is exceptionally grateful to be an official community of Retire Tennessee because the good life just keeps getting better here.      

Cumberland County boasts of 10 championship golf courses, exceptional healthcare facilities, arts and historical attractions such the Cumberland County Playhouse which features Broadway hits, four mild climates, low cost of living with high quality of life and natural beauty far beyond imaginable.  

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