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In case you haven’t noticed, America’s prices are rising like crazy! Gas, real estate, and food are pricier than we ever remember it being. However, some places are still more appealing to your dollar than others.

California’s High Cost of Living

As of 2022, California is the 2nd most expensive state to live in, only behind Hawaii. In fact, California is 30.3% more expensive than Tennessee, ranked 5th in the nation for the lowest cost of living. Don’t believe us? Here’s a few examples of how Californians overpaying:

  • A typical loaf of bread is 46.4% less in Tennessee than in California.
  • Childcare is 38.5% less in Tennessee than in California.
  • On average, Tennessee transportation is 33.9% less pricey than in California.

Tennessee is a Tax-Friendly State

Not only is the average cost of living much lower in Tennessee, but it’s also a much more tax-friendly state. There’s zero state income tax and no state property tax. Thanks to the state’s balanced budget, there’s no pension packs or taxes on personal income.

Why WindRiver

Essentially, you’re going to get more bang for your buck in Tennessee, especially at WindRiver. Here at WindRiver, we offer luxurious homes with amazing amenities including a classy on-site restaurant, a par-72 golf course, an advanced docking marina and more! We are conveniently located in Lenoir City, where you’ll be able to easily visit nearby cities including Knoxville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg. Every day is a vacation; you’ll be able to easily explore Tennessee and enjoy your new, luxury home at WindRiver.

To learn more about our amazing properties, give us a call at (865) 328-7623 or schedule a tour with one of our real estate agents. We also offer Discovery Tours where you can experience what life at WindRiver could look like. Whatever you choose, we’re happy to help you become a Tennessee and WindRiver resident.