If you’re looking to move to the Nashville area, but don’t want to be in the city, there are plenty of options for you to explore. Nashville’s booming real estate market extends to its suburbs, so you may need to look hard to find the house you want at lower price points.
If you’re looking for a town with a strong sense of community, great schools and outdoor activities, Gallatin, TN may be right for you. There’s access to Old Hickory Lake from several points in town, and Bledsoe Creek State Park is located nearby. Average commute time is 24 minutes. Homes and lot sizes are smaller than other suburbs, but so is the median home price, at $162,800.
Located on the south shore of Old Hickory Lake, Green Hill, TN gets high marks for its schools, but may lack some of the amenities of other suburbs. Median home prices are $196,800, commutes are under 30 minutes, and the neighborhoods are safe and pleasant.
Hendersonville, TN, sits on the shores of Old Hickory Lake, and provides boating, fishing and swimming to residents and visitors. With large lakefront lots and homes on large acreage lots, Hendersonville can be a retreat from the city. It has a family friendly, outdoorsy vibe, good schools and plenty of parks. Median home price is $201,700, slightly higher than the US average.
Located east of Nashville, Mount Juliet is a quiet, friendly suburb with a small-town feel. With a mix of restaurants, shopping and entertainment, you won’t have to go to Nashville for all your fun. The schools are well-ranked in the state. Commute times average 29-minutes, and while home prices are above the national average at $210,000, you can get a lot for that price.
Brentwood, TN is another family friendly suburb, but it’s definitely on the pricey side. Median household income is $141,833, and median home is over $500,000. With great schools, a nature center, and plenty of parks, it offers high quality of life and a 20-minute daily commute.
If you’re looking for more of a small town close to Nashville, Pegram, TN may be right for you. About half an hour from Nashville, Pegram has generally strong schools and less than 3000 people. Median home prices are just above the national average at $189,200.