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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is a city of around 30,000 people located 24 miles from the heart of Knoxville. The city was the site of the Manhattan Project, a wartime program that resulted in the invention of the nuclear bomb. Today, scientists and engineers from around the world work at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, continuing to make breakthrough discoveries concerning the medical and industrial uses of radioactive materials.
The cost of living in Oak Ridge is 83% of the U.S. average, and seniors make up over 19% of the population. Oak Ridge has an elevation of 850 feet, and the weather comfort index is a high 7.3 out of 10. In the warmer months, seniors can enjoy strolling along walking trails through a beautiful nature preserve at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. Temperatures are in the 80s during the summer and dip below freezing in the winter, with an average of 6 inches of snow each year.
Downtown, the Oak Ridge Art Center offers regular craft and fine art classes, and it’s the site of frequent art exhibitions. Seniors can explore two museums in downtown Oak Ridge, the Children’s Museum and the American Museum of Science and Energy. Knoxville, Tennessee, a 30-minute drive from Oak Ridge, boasts a symphony orchestra and a wealth of museums and theaters.
The median monthly cost of assisted living in Oak Ridge and nearby Knoxville, Tennessee is $3,900 per month, slightly less than the $4,039 per month for Tennessee and significantly lower than $4,300 nationwide.
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