Quality of Life
A Breath of Fresh Air.
With a spirit of innovation and self-sufficiency, a heritage of artistic excellence and incredible natural beauty, Cumberland County offers an unsurpassed quality of life. Championship golf courses, unique shopping and dining options and a plethora of recreation opportunities make Cumberland County an ideal place to live, work and play. The affordable cost of living, convenient location and amazing scenery attract many retirees and those who love the great outdoors. From the breathtaking views atop the Cumberland Mountain to the incredible professional performances and artistic enterprises based at the Cumberland County Playhouse, Cumberland County draws visitors from all over the world.
Arts and Entertainment
Many talented entertainers call Cumberland County home. The Cumberland County Playhouse, one of the 10 largest professional theaters in rural America, attracts actors and visitors alike from across the United States for roles on its two stages. The handmade props and costumes are rented to Broadway touring companies, college programs and other users. The historic Palace Theatre, built in 1938, is a large auditorium that hosts concerts, meetings and plays.
Called the Golf Capital of Tennessee, Cumberland County boasts 10 championship golf courses, a large vacation and retirement resort with 90 holes of golf, and a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at Cumberland Mountain State Park. Aside from golf, visitors can enjoy plenty of hiking, biking and canoeing in the national and state protected areas. Skateboard parks, riding stables, sports complexes and public waterways provide recreation opportunities for every type of adventurer.
With an average elevation of 2,000 feet, Cumberland County has some of the best views in the state. It is located in the heart of the Cumberland Trail and has mild temperatures year-round. The 100-foot Ozone Falls is a beautiful stop, located right off Interstate 40. Other popular waterways include Meadow Lake, Daddy’s Creek, Clear Creek and the Obed River. The Cumberland Plateau provides visitors and residents with peaceful settings and breathtaking views of the surrounding East Tennessee area.