It’s 2017, and that means we have SEVENTEEN stunning little spots just a stones throw from Music City that are calling your name. Whether you’re fan of the country or need a Main Street that whispers of the past, these lovely Tennessee towns boast the kind of experience you’ll never forget.
Straddling both Davidson and Sumner Counties, Goodlettsville is composed of sweet families that visit soccer fields on Saturdays and grocery shop at the local farmers market. Sweet and wildly overlooked, it's worth a weekend.
Located about thirty minutes outside of Nashville, Gallatin is a small town that's extremely affordable and perfect for commuters. Plus, its history infused past is extremely fascinating to both tourists and locals alike.
A town known for antiquing and Amish markets, Nolensville has proven itself to be a solid commuter town for those of you working in Nashville. With a great school system and solid housing prices, this is also a realistic and historic spot to begin building your family.
14. Spring Hill
Spring Hill made a name for itself as one of the fastest growing towns in the United States after their town economy took off a couple of years ago. Great homes and good schools PLUS a whole lotta Tennessee countryside? This is the kind of place you'll love to call home.
13. Kingston Springs
A little far out there, you can find Kingston Springs down highway 40 and over in the middle of the woods. A wintry wonderland, a sun drenched springtime hideaway, this is for those of you who love the forest.
Located just north of Shelbyville, Wartrace hardly has over 600 residents and is known for their darling and historic downtown district. It's listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places, as a matter of fact.
Don't turn away from Adams just because of their local legend - the horror the Bell Witch is long gone. Now you can take a field trip out to the once-greatly feared cave and buy a home for little to nothin' in the less than 700 person town.
The city of Watertown welcomes newcomers with open arms. Their tiny town square is well-known for their annual Jazz Festival that takes place during the summer. The Tennessee Central Railroad also makes trips out to the city on their excursion trains.
7. Whites Creek
Located just outside of Nashville, Whites Creek has its own sense of wink and wit. With the Fontanel located just down the road and their own resident Cajun food joint, there's really no reason to break those city limits.
6. Bell Buckle
Bell Buckle is the quintessential southern town. Here, you can enjoy the RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival during the summer and scads of southern hospitality at the Bel Buckle Cafe during the rest of the year. It's here that your name carries weight, and that means something.
A minute from Nashville (well. a lot of minutes.) quite a few commuters make their home in Dickson for the cute neighborhood quality of the town and the relatively low cost of living.
Columbia has been the recipient of a redo and renovation - their downtown has received an infusion of contemporary country cool while still hanging on to the Tennessee edge that makes it so sweet.
Known for their holiday excitement and cute downtown, Springfield is a small and tightknit community that lies a bit outside of Nashville. You may not want to commute...? But if we lived here, we'd be working downtown anyway!
2. Ashland City
Ashland City is surrounded by water and filled with folks that love Nashville but want the country a little bit more. Once the home of novelist Ann Patchett, it's found a new life in recent years with an infusion of Tennessee transplants.
1. Leipers Fork
Oh, sweet Leipers Fork. The home of the original Puckett's and about twenty minutes into the countryside from Franklin, the downtown is sweet and the ampitheater is darling but the people? Oh, the people make the town.