Maury County Earns Prestigious AARC Seal of Approval

In Chamber News, News by Nicole Perry

COLUMBIA, TN (November 2019) – Maury County, Tennessee has earned the prestigious Seal of Approval from the American Association of Retirement Communities (AARC) – 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.

“Maury County is a stunning example of a successful retirement community in Tennessee” AARC chairperson Rachel Baker said. Its vibrant downtowns, friendly southern charm, low cost of living, and endless activities make it the perfect place to settle down” she said.

Maury County boasts three vibrant communities: Columbia, a Tennessee Main Street community that made Southern Living’s 2019 ‘Best Small Town of the South’ list and hosts the annual Mule Day Festival; historic Mount Pleasant, Maury’s Mayberry, which offers history, festivals and retail; and Spring Hill, home to historic Rippavilla Plantation and General Motors.

Residential options include a wide variety of housing options at affordable price points from Mt. Pleasant to Spring Hill. For community living, there is the Southern Springs Active Retirement Community by Dell Webb which features a state-of-the-art fitness center, game rooms, pools, and sporting courts.

Residents of Maury County will enjoy unsurpassed community and lifestyle offerings including; restored plantation homes, museums, wineries, historic downtowns, unique festivals and over 240 acres of natural recreation.


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 www.the-AARC.org