These Tennessee towns are just a stones throw from Nashville, and whether their population swings towards big or small they have the perfect small town feel. You don’t want to miss out on a day trip to these darling towns. Who knows? You may decide to make one of them a home.
16. College Grove
When Williamson County was first founded in 1799, College Grove was one of their first towns. Its historic ties gives way to a slew of local landmarks and a solid history of legendary proportions.
Franklin has been listed as one of America's best small towns across the board - but here in Nashville we know why. This is a solid bit of suburbia with great schools and historic homes, rife with locals and a darling downtown that speaks to the beauty of Franklin's history.
Located on State Route 25, Cottontown has a mere 367 residents. This sweet spot is perfect for a lazy country drive with the windows down in summer time.
14. Bell Buckle
Known for their annual RC Cola & Moon Pie Festival, Bell Buckle is precisely the kind of small town you think about when Tennessee comes to mind. With less than 700 residents, you can enjoy first name basis status almost as soon as you cross city lines.
13. Ashland City
Located WAY down highway 40, Ashland City is a nod to the country Nashville likes to so quickly forget. Buy up some land and have a couple of kids - they'll love running through open fields.
12. Leipers Fok
Tiny Leipers Fork is home to the FIRST Puckett's Grocery and a couple miles of darling, winding country road. Their downtown is tiny and cute, a real throwback to early Tennessee.
11. White House
Only twenty-two miles north of the city, White House is not far and is quite easy to commute from, if you're looking. The friendly atmosphere and down-home country vibe is great for an out-of-towner - or simply those who want to be treated well.
Perfect for antiquing and a great cup of coffee, Nolensville is hardly half an hour from Music City but provides the greatest bit of time away from it all.
Historic Watertown is just short of 1500 inhabitants and all sorts of cute. Visit during their annual jazz festival and grab a slice of pizza, or take the train and enjoy an evening in a tiny, Tennessee town.
8. Spring Hill
Spring Hill has recently exploded with a burgeoning job market and a whole slew of transplants. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a bit of community, though - there's nothing that'll bond you more than a bit of change.
Home to the Hotel Halbrook Railroad & Local History Museum and a downtown so sweet it stings, Dickson is a popular place for affordable housing and close-knit community.
A quaint town known for great autumnal coloring and going strong since 1937, Greenbrier is a hidden Tennessee gem. You have the opportunity to enjoy a solid proximity to Nashville, but can enjoy a small town feel as well.
Located just outside of Nashville, Goodlettsville is a great spot for growing families looking for suburbia with a country spin. You'll definitely find a solid bit of goodwill and kindness amongst these folks.
Known for their ghostly Bell Witch Cave, Adams is actually a sweet town on its own. Tucked in the woody, green-infused bit of Tennessee you probably just drive through on a normal day - it's worth a visit on its own.
Once known as Wartrace Depot, the historic small town is well known for its small population (less than 600 folks!) and its spot in Civil War lore as it served as the winter headquarters for Confederate General William J. Hardee in 1862. We're not messing around with this little place - it may be small, but what an intense story it has.
This Nashville suburb is great when it comes to a quality way of life and great smattering of schools and parks for your littles. Their historic downtown is darling, and the whole town buzzes with kindness and goodwill.
Numbered at 16,478 inhabitants, Springfield is a stones throw from Music City but absolutely in a different REALM when it comes to small town cute. Just take a walk through their downtown and enjoy a moment to yourself driving the back roads - you'll fall in love.