Nashville December 23, 2016
10 Small Rural Towns Near Nashville That Are Downright Delightful
These rural places in Nashville have true southern charm. It’s here that you’re treated with kindness and sincerity, where you’ll have the ability to invest in people that really, truly want to invest in you. Small towns, big hearts – that’s what we love to say. Nashville may be fun if you’re looking to hang out in the city – but these small towns? They’re where the heart is.
Only forty miles outside of Nashville, Dickson is the perfect commuter town. Rife with history, the sweet spot is a perfect place away from the hustle and bustle of Music City.
Gorgeous Sewanee is known for its resident university and stunning natural beauty. It's about an hour and a half from Nashville, but the calm is palpable.
The best kind of suburb is Lebanon, if you ask us. This historic spot about thirty minutes outside of the city is home to many young families that enjoy the beautiful parks and job opportunities that the sweet spot has to offer.
Who doesn't love Nolensville? About twenty minutes from city center, Nolensville just opened a new high school and has a darling main street that will make you feel as if you stepped right back in time.
Oh, Columbia. This quiet ol' town is home to former President Polk's only remaining home besides the White House and Muletown Coffee Roasters - each fabulous in their own right, don't you think?
An old-time drive-in movie theatre balanced out with Nona Pizzeria and an annual Jazz Festival give tiny Watertown all the small town quirk it needs. Visiting is a must!
4. Ashland City
Ashland City has over 200 acres of recreation areas, which make this small town (located just thirty minutes from the city!) great for the outdoor enthusiast. What's more simple than the great outdoors?
3. Bell Buckle
It's not just the RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival out here in Bell Buckle - try out the cafe and walk along their cute, multi-colored main street for a fun time.
We love Springfield because it's SUPER close to Nashville while still holding onto its own small town integrity. The architecture along its Main Street is completely stunning.
1. Leipers Fork
Tiny and intimate, Leipers Fork is home to only a few hundred people. It proffers the first Puckett's Grocery Store and a line of antique shops down their darling country main street. This is a simple place, a sweet place - completely apart from the craze of Music City.
We really love Nashville – and all the towns around it. Plus, here’s a list of things that folks miss about Nashville.