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Areas to Keep an Eye On!

Music City has been drawing a lot of attention and this city has families from all over looking for a new home in Nashville. With such an influx to the area, we’re seeing higher prices and an extremely competitive market, leading clients to check into the outskirts! There’s no doubt that Downtown is an awesome place to live, but it’s certainly not the only one around. With that being said, this blog focuses on the places you’re less familiar with but may be just as happy in! Get the best of both worlds by being in one of these upcoming communities just outside the bustling city! 

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Lebanon, Tennessee

Lebanon is a small suburb community within Middle Tennessee, just approximately 25 miles east of downtown Nashville. Situated in Wilson County, this quaint town is home to endless cedar trees and happy locals! In fact, Lebanon has been dubbed “Cedar City” for quite some time now. Offering both shopping and dining options for residents to enjoy, you’re sure to find a favorite! A variety of neighborhoods host homes ranging from petite one-bedrooms to spacious family homes. Lebanon is relatively cheaper than living in the city and the prices of homes are around $300,000. To visit their official website and start your new journey in Lebanon, Tennessee click here to be redirected. If you are curious about what shopping and food areas Lebanon has to offer, keep reading below.

Restaurants – 

  • Sunset Restaurant 
  • Demos’ Restaurant 
  • New Moon BBQ 
  • Snow White Drive-In 
  • Painturo’s Pizza 
  • Sammy B’s 

Shopping – 

  • Lebanon Outlet Mall
  • 3:Sixteen
  • Urban Mills Promotions & Boutique
  • Cedars Square Shopping Center 
  • Cedars Crest Shopping Center
  • Poppie’s Boutique
  • Parkland Flea Market
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Columbia, Tennessee 

Located in Maury County, Columbia, Tennessee is a great place to settle down if you are looking for another option near Nashville. This area provides a true southern small-town experience just under an hour from Music City. Columbia is referred to as “Muletown” in reference to its historical context during World War I. Featuring a trendy town square and a vibrant energy throughout its neighborhoods, this is a great place to plant some roots! Plus, you get to take advantage of all Nashville has to offer without the busy atmosphere that comes with city living. Between the increase in entertainment, expanding amenities, and the low cost of living, this area is quickly becoming a popular one for relocating clients and families! To learn more about the area click here

Restaurants 

  • Barino Italian Southern Eatery
  • Hattie Jane’s Creamery
  • JJ’s Barbecue
  • Mockingbird 
  • Puckett’s
  • The Cranky Yankee

Shopping

  • Black Pearl Boutique 
  • Baxter’s Mercantile
  • Battleground South Cigar Lounge
  • Columbia Antique Marketplace
  • Briarworks USA
  • Breckenridge Baby
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Madison, Tennessee 

If you are looking for a place to call home without the stress of the city streets, Madison may be just the place for you! Located just 10 miles from downtown Nashville, residents experience the benefits of the city living without feeling overwhelmed. Madison is situated just between Nashville and Goodlettsville. The community of Madison offers schools that are intertwined with the Metropolitan Public School System for those that are looking to suit your family’s needs. More and more people are finding that moving to Madison means that you don’t have to sacrifice the city’s energy and benefits. While Madison has so much to offer, this area stands out for its transportation infrastructure which includes several miles of sidewalks, bike lanes, and much more. If this area sounds like a place you would be interested in click here for more information!

Shopping

  • Marketplace at Rivergate
  • McHenry Shopping Center
  • Northside Marketplace
  • The Shoppes at Rivergate
  • Robinson Flea Market
  • Old Time Pottery

Food & Restaurants 

  • Madison Family Restaurant
  • Storming Crab
  • Las Maracas
  • Bar-B-Cutie SmokeHouse
  • Bailey & Cato
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Springfield, Tennessee

Springfield, Tennessee is another hot pick when it comes to places to settle down if you’re scoping out Nashville’s outskirts! Within Robertson County, located just 30 miles North of the city, this southern town is perfect for those looking for an escape from the quick-paced, upbeat energy of Downtown. Residents are able to enjoy a simple life without sacrificing a convenient one. With easy access to surrounding areas and beautiful rolling farmland, this area is one of our favorites. This beautiful county is ranked in the top 12 counties in beef cattle and dairy cattle. Spend the weekdays in the sun, nestled in your peaceful home before traveling down to Broadway to whip up your weekend with some live music! Keep reading below for more information about the outdoor opportunities Springfield has to offer. If this feels like the place for you, click here for more information! 

Facilities, Parks & Trails

  • American Legion Park 
  • Central Bark Dog Park 
  • Garner Street Park 
  • J. Travis Price Park 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park 
  • Springfield Greenway 
  • The Center 

Sunset Concert Series 

The city of Springfield brings fun and entertainment to town with a series of five, free concerts for the community’s enjoyment. Head on over to Downtown Springfield, on the first Friday of the month to make some musical memories. 

  • May 6th: The Fortunate Sons On 
  • June 3rd: Four on the FLoor 
  • July 1: High Road 
  • August 5th: Ten Year Town 
  • September 2nd: Jimmy Church Band 
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Hendersonville, Tennessee

Sumner County’s largest city Hendersonville sits on Old Hickory Lake, a Nashville favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Just a short drive from Music City, like the others you get the best of both worlds in this spot of town. This area has been home to many well-known Nashville musicians including Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and many more! Hendersonville is well known as it is one of the more populated suburbs of Nashville, along with Murfreesboro and Franklin! Amongst the many reasons why Hendersonville is upcoming on the radar, is definitely the lake. With diverse home layouts, you can dive into your traditional modern home look or splurge for a home with a lake view. Either way, you are in for a treat! To learn more about Hendersonville click here

Restaurants & Dining 

  • The Chop House 
  • The Lost Cajun 
  • Rosie Food & Wine 
  • Music City Diner 
  • Center Point Bar-B-Que
  • Our Place Cafe 
  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza 
  • Blossom & Cellar Door Craft Cavern 
  • Whitt’s Barbecue 

Entertainment & Activities 

  • Drakes Creek Park 
  • Historic Rock Castle 
  • Trinity Music City 
  • Half Batch Brewing 
  • Huckabee Theater 
  • Strike and Spare Family Fun Center 
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Middle Tennessee is thriving and while we’ve highlighted a couple of the spots we’ve noticed getting more popular, there are certainly plenty of other options out there! We’re seeing new developments and neighborhoods popping up all over, and this area is packed full of opportunity. If you’re looking for a more peaceful or affordable place than downtown, consider some of these options and you won’t be disappointed! These areas offer a peaceful living close to endless things to do, which is why more and more people are making their way to Middle Tennessee!