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Retirement Living In Paris & Henry County - Tennessee

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Area Description

When folks who have found Paris and Henry County tell their friends about us, one word come into the conversation - "Charmed." We couldn't agree more.

Rich in history and Southern culture, our community is just the right size to know your neighbors yet large enough for retired individuals to maintain an active lifestyle. It's truly a charmed existence.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   For those craving the outdoors West Tennessee offers a bounty of scenery and activities. Defined seasons with moderate summer temperatures and mild winters make for year-round enjoyment. The beautiful Kentucky Lake area, well know as a hunting and fishing paradise, has miles of premier walking trails and campgrounds. If wildlife viewing is more you interest, the National Wildlife Refuge provides hundreds of acres of public access. Nothing compares to a day trip to the Land Between the Lakes to experience the colorful autumn foliage.

Kentucky Lake is also the backdrop for the picturesque 18-hole Paris Landing State Park Golf Course. Within a 25-mile radius of Paris, there are six courses to hone your golf skills. Paris Landing State Park is also noted for its lovely inn and dining room with a breathtaking view of the water - a perfect setting for family reunions or weekend getaways.

Professional sports fans are not far from the action either. Within a short two-hour drive, sports lovers can attend Titans football, Predator hockey, and NASCAR racing in Nashville or Grizzlies basketball and Red Birds baseball in Memphis. SEC sports are just as exciting with rousing football and basketball games at the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis and Vanderbilt University.

The Paris Civic Center also has fitness in mind with its indoor Olympic-sized pool, weights & aerobic room, and gym with a full-sized basketball court and elevated walking track. Two on-site certified trainers provide fitness, nutrition, weight, and cardiovascular consultation. Among the popular classes taught at the center are water aerobics and scuba diving.

Cultural Activities

Henry County is proud of its deep heritage in the arts. Lee Academy for the Arts has an active schedule for learners of all ages with classes in painting, drawing, photography, voice, and music. The newly restored facilities house studios for artists and musicians and a large classroom used for ballroom dancing, tap, and ballet.

The Paris-Henry County Arts Council has strived to bring the fine arts to our community for forty years. The council sponsors several annual events including the community holiday musical, artist and photo showcases, and stage shows featuring regional to international performers. The city's 600+ seat Krider Performing Arts Center has the ideal atmosphere for stage productions, such as the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, United States Air Force Band, and symphony orchestra from Nashville and Memphis, TN.

Public transportation

Nashville and Memphis Airports are both within a 2 hour drive.

Medical Facilities

Providing excellent and cost-efficient health care to our community is paramount. The county-owned and operated Henry-County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated health care organization committed to serving the health care needs of Henry Counting and the adjoining region. Comprised of a 142-bed hospital, the 174-bed Henry County Healthcare Center, an emergency medical service, an off-site wellness and rehabilitation center, a cardiac rehabilitation center, a sleep disorder center, and a home health and hospice service, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services as well as inpatient care.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Paris & Henry County, Tennessee?

Henry County usually does not experience extreme weather conditions such as blizzards or extreme heat. In the peak summer months, Paris, TN is usually humid with temperatures averaging around 90°F.

The summer heat usually tops out in late July, with very little, if any, 100°F+ days. Snow is not rare in Paris, but the area receives significantly less than that of the mountainous east Tennessee. Snow usually falls between the first of December and about the first of March, although measurable snow has been recorded in November and April. Most snowstorms do not produce anymore than one or two inches of snow, but occasional storms can dump five inches or more.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  27  37  46
 Feb  31  41  51
 Mar  38  50  61
 Apr  47  59  71
 May  56  67  79
 Jun  64  75  86
 Jul  68  79  89
 Aug  67  78  89
 Sep  59  71  82
 Oct  47  60  72
 Nov  39  50  60
 Dec  30  39  49

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  21  0
 Feb  0  16  0
 Mar  0  10  0
 Apr  0  2  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  8  0  0
 Jul  14  0  0
 Aug  13  0  0
 Sep  4  0  0
 Oct  0  2  0
 Nov  0  8  0
 Dec  0  19  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  28 %
 Feb  5 "  10  31 %
 Mar  4 "  10  37 %
 Apr  5 "  11  46 %
 May  6 "  11  57 %
 Jun  5 "  9  66 %
 Jul  4 "  8  70 %
 Aug  3 "  7  68 %
 Sep  4 "  7  61 %
 Oct  4 "  8  50 %
 Nov  5 "  10  40 %
 Dec  6 "  11  32 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  2 "  1  1
 Feb  2 "  1  1
 Mar  1 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  1 "  1  1

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Cost of Living for Paris & Henry County, TN

Paris & Henry County, Tennessee cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Affordable housing is also an asset in Henry County. Weather you choose a newly-built patio home, a quaint fixer-upper, or a lakefront home with acreage, you will be sure to find the perfect place to call "home."

Senior Assistance in Paris & Henry County, TN

Paris & Henry County, Tennessee offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Paris & Henry County Offer For Retirees?

Know as the "Volunteer County in the Volunteer State," Henry County has many outlets for the civic-minded individual. Whether it's being a club member, hospital greeter, or bass tournament helper, volunteering is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends.

The area is also known for its annual Helping Hands Radio Auction that incorporates the whole county and raised funds for various charitable organizations and civic groups.

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