Middle Tennessee surburbs
Looking Outside of Nashville/Davidson County?
If you like the idea of more land and open space, there are a number of very popular suburbs outside of Nashville/Davidson County. Williamson County is among the most popular and is known for its top ranked schools (www.GreatSchools.org) and lovely suburban settings. With the popularity and affordability of Williamson County, its population and prices are increasing each year.
An affluent suburb which is 15 minutes from Nashville and one of the most expensive suburbs in Tennessee. Most homes are on one acre, or more and many are over $1,000,000.00. Over the last 10 years, Brentwood has seen an influx of restaurants, boutiques, shopping centers, all with an upscale appeal. Many companies including Amazon, healthcare companies, consulting businesses, and financial companies have made their home in Brentwood.
There are a few new home developments in Brentwood, with just under 5000 square feet and price tags of $1.6M and up.
Franklin is just south of Brentwood and about 25-30 minutes to Nashville. Franklin attracts visitors from all over the Nashville area to its charming historic downtown Franklin. This area is always busy with many upscale clothing boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and beautiful surroundings. Another attraction of Franklin is The Factory which houses a number of eclectic shops. In the summer, The Factory hosts the Franklin’s Farmer’s Market with fresh produce, meat, crafts, flowers and plants, baked goods, and more.
Surrounding the downtown area are historic homes that have been lovingly cared for. For those looking for newer existing homes, the top subdivisions include: McKay’s Mill, Sullivan Farms, Dallas Downs, and several others.
There are new home developments in Franklin starting at as low as $460K and up. There are a number of new developments whose entry price is in the $800-900K range. There are also some custom home builders.
3. Thompson's Station
Thompson's Station is located Southwest of Franklin. There is an entrance to I-65 which is one of the major highways to Nashville and other northern suburbs. Thompson's Station has a very small downtown. There is one great restaurant, Circa, which is near an antique railroad car.
The existing subdivisions in Thompson's Station are well kept and homes sell quickly. You can still find existing homes in the $400K’s. A new development of townhomes and condominiums at Tollgate Village Town Center has a starting price in the low to mid $400K. “Town Center” will feature both commercial and retail space. It is well underway!
New developments on lots of .25 to .3 acre start at $800-900K for luxury homes, and up.
4. Spring Hill
South of Thompson's Station is the city of Spring Hill. Spring Hill is the second most affordable city in Williamson County (the first being Fairview). Spring Hill has many existing homes and many new housing developments have been approved. New homes start at approximately $300K to over $800K.
With excellent schools and under 40 miles to Nashville, it provides many families an affordable place to grow with among the top schools in Williamson County in close proximity to many family and dog-friendly activities.
In late early 2021, the City of Spring Hill green-lighted two major projects which will give Spring Hill a total makeover. The first project builds an I-65 interchange off a major road in Spring Hill (currently the closest interchange is in Thompson's Station). With the new Spring Hill interchange in place, it will open a faster and more direct travel corridor between Spring Hill and Franklin, Brentwood and Nashville. The interchange will be part of a major development featuring a shopping mall, office space, homes, walking trails and beautiful green spaces. Included in the plan is widening existing main roads to better accommodate the exponential growth seen in Spring Hill.
The other project is a new “Downtown Spring Hill” area. The current downtown is very quaint, but small. The new downtown will feature a hotel, shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and a large housing development. This has been approved by the City of Spring Hill, TN and will be breaking ground soon.
Nolensville is a small town which is approximately 22 miles from Nashville. It is about 11 miles East of Franklin, TN. Nolensville has quaint shops and an Amish Farmers Market in the downtown area. While not as expansive as some of the other Williamson County suburbs, Nolensville has a small town feel. There are a number of new developments in Nolensville.
Arrington is home to Arrington Ridge Winery. It is a lovely spot to sit outside and enjoy a flight of wine in the spring or summer. Arrington is minutes from Franklin or Spring Hill. New home developments started about a year ago and several have sold out. While there is not much in the way of recreation, shopping, or restaurants – with this much building it is sure to follow. For now, a short trip to Franklin or Spring Hill will satisfy any cravings you have.
Murfreesboro is a town in Rutherford County which is gaining in popularity. There are many new home developments starting in the mid-$400K and up. Blackman, TN is adjacent to Murfreesboro and offers beautiful land and several new home developments. Existing homes start between $300K and $400K. With a population just over 157,000, it is the 6th largest city in TN. Murfreesboro is approximately one hour from Nashville, and just South of Smyrna, TN. It is known for its Civil War History and preservation. The city has a laid-back, casual feel with good shopping and live music at a number of venues on the weekend.
Planning a Visit?
Let me show you existing homes, and/or new building developments on your trip. Whether you want to live in the city, suburbs, or a rural community, there is a “right” home for you and your family, and together we can find it!
Virtual Showings and Offers
If you are from out of state and want me to initiate a search for you, I can easily conduct live video tours of homes as soon as they are listed. This an easy and time saving way to see homes within the first hours of a home coming to market.
We can discuss the considerations of the “new normal” for housing and how this is reflected in writing a contract. Contracts can be created and finalized virtually with electronic signatures. Even waiting a day could cost you the home you desire.
Many homes, especially in Nashville, Davidson County, and Williamson County are going for above asking price. I can quickly pull recent listings of similar homes that sold in the last 3 months to give you some pricing parameters to consider for your offer. “Above asking,” in the last several months could range from $10K to $50K, or more. (MLS, June 22, 2021 – Cherry Grove Subdivision, Spring Hill, TN)
Want to check on current mortgage rates, check your credit score, or get prequalified? Just ask me and I can provide a list of resources for quick answers to these questions. You will need to be prequalified before placing an offer.
Should you desire to live in an area before making your decision on purchasing, I have a pipeline of homes and condos for rent for short-term (3-6 months), or 1-year leases. The “new normal” with the rental market is to make a decision quickly, get qualified, and sign a lease. The best rentals go quickly. I can do a video tour for rentals as well. Plan to pay $2000 and up for a nicely maintained home or condo, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are some that are furnished.