Find out what people are saying when they retire
to Paris/Henry County, TN.
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folks who have found Paris and Henry County tell
their friends about us, one word comes into the
conversation-"charmed." And 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 truly is a
Paris is famous for the World's Biggest Fish Fry
with its week-long hometown celebration and catfish
feast. The area is also known for its annual Helping
Hand Radio Auction that incorporates the whole
county and raises funds for various charitable
organizations and civic groups. Known 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
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.
For those interested in higher education or just
taking a class of interest, three regional
institutions--Murray State University, Bethel
College, and the University of Tennessee at
Martin--offer a variety of courses and degree
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 orchestras from Nashville
and Memphis, TN.
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 known as a hunting and
fishing paradise, has miles of premier walking
trails and campgrounds. If wildlife viewing is more
your 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
sports fans are not far from the action either.
Within a short two-hour drive, sports lovers can
attend Titans football, Predators 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.
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
County 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.
The Paris Civic Center also has fitness in mind
with its indoor Olympic-sized pool, weight & aerobic
room, gym with a full-size 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
Paris has a wide range of shopping opportunities.
From the shops along the court square to the major
shopping and dining areas, most buyers find exactly
what they need right here in the county. But for the
adventurous shopper, Paducah, KY, Jackson and
Clarksville, TN, are just an hour away.
Affordable housing is also an asset in Henry
County. Whether 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."
Over 250 churches in the area invite you to make
them your church home. Most major religions have
established churches in the area and offer a variety
of worship styles and worship hours.
From our natural beauty to the hometown, friendly
atmosphere, we hope you'll find Paris and Henry
County to be the "charmed life" you've dreamed about
for your retirement years.
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