Best Places to Live in Tennessee

If Memphis barbecue, country music, and Dollywood are the first things that come to mind when you think about Tennessee, you’ve got a lot more to learn about the Volunteer State. Tennesseans enjoy beautiful natural surroundings, a low cost of living, a rich history, a temperate year-round climate, and abundant cultural and recreational activities. Here are some cities you should consider if you are interested in moving to Tennessee.

1. La Vergne

Located in Rutherford County, La Vergne is a welcoming community that is an excellent place for growing your family, with affordable homes, good public schools, and ample opportunities to find a good-paying job. Legacy South has built Hamlet at Carothers Crossing in La Vergne on 90+ acres of pristine countryside.

2. Nashville

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the home of iconic tourist attractions like the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Grand Ole Opry has been broadcasting from Nashville since 1925, making it the longest-running radio show in the U.S. But it’s not all about country music here. Nashville’s largest industry is health care, and there are many nationally ranked colleges and universities.

Diverse neighborhoods such as Woodbine, Berry Hill, the Gulch, Antioch, and Donelson give Nashville its character and personality, while East Nashville is one of the fastest-growing and most desirable addresses in town. Buying a new Legacy South home in Maple Grove or The Eason will put you within walking distance of delicious local restaurants and eclectic shops, with neighbors who are understandably proud of the community they’ve created.

3. Smyrna

If you are looking for a great place to retire, you’ll find it in Smyrna. This city is only 20 minutes away from Nashville, while still offering a friendly feel and a high quality of life. Smyrna has a long history of military aviation that started in World War II and continuing to this day with the Sewart Air Force base and the famous Tennessee Air Show. Dogwood Villas is the perfect haven for 55+ adults, with 74 low-maintenance villas that allow you to focus on living your ideal lifestyle.

4. Winchester

The quiet community of Winchester is an affordable small city with a low crime rate, and Tims Ford Lake and Marina are excellent places for outdoor recreation like fishing, swimming, boating, and stand-up paddleboarding. If you prefer a quieter pace of life with convenient access to large Southeastern cities like Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Atlanta, you’ll love living in Winchester. Fanning Bend is Legacy South’s exclusive lakefront community on Tims Ford Lake near Winchester.

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