Relocating Retirees: Picture Yourself Here
Welcome to one of THE MOST beautiful areas in the state – Cherokee County and Northeast Alabama, home to Weiss Lake, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Cherokee Rock Village, and more. Municipalities include our county seat, Centre, and the towns of Cedar Bluff, Gaylesville, Leesburg, and Sand Rock.
Our natural environment, stunning views, friendly people, and abundant opportunities to enjoy it all are the biggest reasons why many people choose to retire to Cherokee County.
See our Living Here section for an overview of all the aspects that positively impact our excellent quality of life.
Attractive Fast Facts for Retirees and Second-Home Buyers
37 F January Low
92 F July High
Mild winters & warm summers
Cherokee County’s Advantages for Retirement Living
In Alabama, you will probably pay lower taxes than most other states of the nation. Social Security retirement benefits and public and private pensions are exempt from income tax. We also have low property taxes compared to most other states. For more about taxes, visit the
Cherokee County Revenue Commission and the Alabama Department of Revenue.