Cumberland County earns prestigious AARC Seal of Approval

CROSSVILLE – Crossville and Cumberland County has again earned the prestigious 2019 Seal of Approval from the American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) during their annual conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.

AARC is the nation’s leading organization on educating local governments and private communities on retiree attraction. The AARC Seal of Approval is presented annually to recipients that demonstrate a cutting-edge commitment to making their community a top-notch destination through lifestyle programming, amenity development, communication programs and education.

The AARC’s Seal of Approval program was established in 1994. Award-winners are evaluated by a national panel of retirement destination experts on a variety of criteria, including healthcare, retiree-appropriate housing, lifestyle amenities, adult education, recreational and cultural opportunities, and governmental and private support of retiree-focused programs. Learn more

Crossville-Cumberland County has been a partnering community with the Retire Tennessee program since the program’s inception. The program under direction of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, partners with 22 communities across our great State of Tennessee to recruit energetic, affluent, and quality retirees to our communities.

Crossville-Cumberland County has been featured in premier retirement publications like Travel 50 and Beyond, Where to Retire,, Ideal Living, Ohio Magazine, At Home Tennessee, Boomtown USA and more. Crossville-Cumberland County is home to many top-notch retirement developments which play an active role in the success of recruiting. Fairfield Glade, Lake Tansi, Uplands Village and The Gardens RV Village are known for incredible, quality retirement destinations with different appeals and amenities but all with small town life qualities.

“Crossville-Cumberland County is enriched with the natural beauty, climate, tax structure, and developments to create a lifestyle for those relocating to our community”, said Ashley DeRossett, VP of the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. “Being awarded with the Seal of Approval is another valuable award that helps recruit individuals and families to our community.”

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce is responsible for the marketing of the retirement program as well as other areas of recruitment. For more information contact Ashley DeRossett at the Chamber 931-484-8444.

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