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Area Description

Anderson County is the place to call home if you want to explore the outdoors, discover American heritage and history or just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery! From the beautiful rural countryside to picturesque mountain settings, from eclectic cosmopolitan cities to small “Mayberry” like living, Anderson County’s diversity is appealing to anyone who visits and is enticed to stay.

Anderson County has adventure with its lakes, rivers and mountains as well as history and culture with its museums, antique districts and concerts. There is plenty to explore or Anderson County can be a hub that you can venture out from. Our great location on Interstate 75 and Interstate 40, seventeen miles north of Knoxville make for a short drive to Nashville, Chattanooga, Asheville and Atlanta.

Includes Cities/Towns: Clinton, Norris, Oak Ridge, Oliver Springs, Rogersville.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Anderson County has more than 250,000 acres of wilderness that are ideal for hiking, biking, off-roading, horseback riding, wildlife and wildflower viewing.

Anderson County also offers the unique opportunity to travel through 300 years of American History. You can be transported from 18th Century Appalachia to the atomic age to the Civil Rights era and into the future.

Cultural Activities

Anderson County has a multitude of cultural activities to choose from, including the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, Community Playhouse and Ballet. There are also a wide variety of museums to visit and great festivals throughout the year.

Public transportation

Transportation options are available in Anderson County, such as taxis and public transportation is also offered through ETHRA (East TN Human Resource Agency)for a discounted price. Knoxville's McGhee Tyson's Airport is a short drive away and is served by six major airlines that offer direct flights to 20 domestic destinations.

Medical Facilities

The Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge was named the #1 Hospital in the Knoxville Metro Area in the 2011-2012 Best Hospital Ranking of U.S. News & World Report. Anderson County’s Methodist Medical Center is a 301 bed medical facility located in Oak Ridge with over 175 physicians and 30 medical or surgical specialties.

Residents of Anderson County have many options of quality healthcare to choose from whether in Oak Ridge or in nearby Knoxville.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  26.3  35.9  45.5  4.8 "  2.6 "
 Feb  28.6  39.9  51.2  4.2 "  2.0 "
 Mar  35.7  48.2  60.8  5.4 "  0.6 "
 Apr  42.8  56.5  70.2  4.3 "  0.3 "
 May  52.2  64.8  77.4  5.1 "  0.0 "
 Jun  60.6  72.4  84.2  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jul  65.1  76.3  87.4  4.8 "  0.0 "
 Aug  64.0  75.2  86.5  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  57.6  69.2  80.7  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  44.6  57.6  70.7  2.9 "  0.0 "
 Nov  35.8  47.3  58.8  4.6 "  0.0 "
 Dec  29.0  38.9  48.8  5.1 "  0.8 "

Anderson County has a moderate climate throughout the year. With four distinct seasons, you are able to enjoy outdoor recreation and other activities year round. Spring brings the dogwoods and azaleas and the beginning of many outdoor festivals. In the summer, enjoy the lake, mountains, gardening and outdoor concerts. Enjoy the beautiful fall colors with a ride through the mountains or by boat on the lake. Our mild winters let you stay active and enjoy your favorite activities!

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Cost of Living for Anderson County, TN

Anderson County, Tennessee cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Anderson County has diverse housing options, from apartments and condos to mountainside cabins and lakefront homes, there is something for everyone.

Senior Assistance in Anderson County, TN

Anderson County, Tennessee offers the following assistance for seniors:

We have a wide array of assistance for seniors in Anderson County.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities for employment at our local manufacturing companies. In the last few years, 3M, Aisin, Duraline, SL, and Eagle Bend Manufacturing have all announced expansions of their Clinton, Tennessee facilities.

Anderson County has a large list of civic organizations for volunteer opportunities.

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