The 12 Best Towns In Tennessee To Put Down Roots And Call Home
When it comes to raising a family, you want to know you’ve given your kids the best opportunities for their future. Whether you’re looking for great schools, a tight-knit community or a culture of kindness, we have a Tennessee town perfect for you and your littles. It’s time to find a forever home, folks – and we’re going to help you out.
You may only know Nolensville for the antiquing (don't feel bad - it's normal), but this adorable town is great for Nashville commuters and those who are looking to send their kids to public school. They just opened a new high school and is working on building up the community that truly defines this beautiful place.
Ah, Maryville. You darling little place. Located at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, Maryville has seen a solid uptick in population over the last couple of years, and it's not just due to the beauty of the area alone. No, East Tennessee keeps family first and the low cost of living and solid schooling options get this darling town on our list.
Kingsport is growing exponentially, both in the social aspect (restaurants! shows!) as well as common livability. You'll find homes for cheap and lots of opportunity for education in this East Nashville city.
9. White House
White House is one of the top places in Tennessee when it comes to cost of living. For us, a low cost of living means a higher quality of life, which of course helps your family as you grow and morph over the years.
8. Johnson City
This east Tennessee favorite is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains and has great housing prices. Affordable, beautiful and with a solid small town vibe, this country music legend is great for littles.
Bartlett gives you a couple solid reasons to live here: low cost of living linked with a low unemployment rate make it easy to up your quality of life, here. There are also quite a few greenways in the area for exercise and family days out.
With a solid population of 29,137, Morristown blends history and contemporary culture with a great employment rate and good school system. What else do you need?
A hidden Nashville gem, Portland sits just outside the city lines and is close enough for a commute. The cute downtown pictured in the photo and heavy emphasis on community makes it easy for the whole village to raise a child.
The gem of Williamson county, you should be making a bit more moolah if you're planning on settling down in Brentwood. Housing prices are up, but so are job opportunities and school quality.
3. Spring Hill
Spring Hill has recently exploded in the jobs department, and tempered with solid schools and a great location in Williamson county you have a solid spot for families.
If you're looking to live in the Memphis area you'll want to look into Germantown. This suburb has the best school ratings out near the city and is still close enough for a date night.
Ah, Franklin. Forever the country darling. It has been recognized on a national level for its fantastic schools and great community opportunities, plus it proffers some intense historic ties to the Civil War and has a darling downtown. Perfect for prom shots and engagement photos, right? But we're not rushing anything.
While we’re on the topic of towns, have you visited the
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