My wife and I have been searching far and wide on where to retire. We are displaced Hog Fans currently in Tennessee.
Three years ago we met a Realtor to look at a home. Talk about an impressive ambassador for the Village. Not only did she take us under her wing to sell us a home, she never stopped trying to get us to choose the Village. For three years she stayed on us sending information to us. You would think anyone else would have given up. Always nudging us to choose HSV, without downing any other locations.
She told us to get a subscription to the Voice and we could see things about the Village. Learn it well before making our decision. So we did just that. We look forward to the e-edition and reading it every Tuesday.  
We slowly started dropping other choices on where to retire. We have gone to the Village several times to enjoy what it has to offer and look at homes. We went to others but we just could not get the Village out of our minds. Everyone we met were so nice and if you would just break the ice with them on talking they would let the conversations flow.
This past Thursday we went there again, this time it was to have a home inspection done on a home we were looking to buy. Used a local inspection company and they were wonderful. The inspection went great. I am glad to say the paperwork to buy the home came a couple hours later. We could have chosen anywhere but we are coming to the Village. Count your blessings, the Village is a great place to retire and live.

Jim McClanahan
Ooltewah, Tenn.