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Nashville Suburbs Among Best Places to Live in Tennessee

Gallatin, Goodlettsville, and Hendersonville have all made it to Niche.com’s yearly roundup of top 100 places to live in Tennessee.The ranking site also included them in their lists of the best places to raise a family in Metro Nashville and the state.All this confirms what folks living in the area already know.

Niche.com looked at a series of key factors to come up with their decision. These include family amenities, cost of living,quality of schools, weather, outdoor activities, and commute time. Let’s take a closer look at each community.


Residents praise Goodlettsville as a great place for outdoor enthusiasts for its beautiful parks and recreational centers.

If you’re looking for homes with large lots, this is the city for you. Farmhouse, ranch, Colonial Revival, and neo-traditional are among the most popular architectural designs for homes.

One of Goodlettsville’s best known features is its thriving Antique District located in the city’s Main Street, where many family-owned restaurants, antique stores, and galleries can be found.

Some of the many open-air amenities in the city include walking trails, picnic areas, outdoor grills, children’s playgrounds, and more.

This city has highly rated public and private schools, plenty of family amenities, and quiet neighborhoods.

Notable attractions and parks include:

  • Pleasant Green Park
  • Moss-Wright Park

Moss-Wright Park,the largest park in Goodlettsville, features a variety of ball and sports fields, a dog park, a sand volleyball court, a playground, picnic tables, grills, walking trails, and the historic Mansker’s Station.


The City of Gallatin serves as the county seat of Sumner County. Steeped in Southern charm, it sits right on the Cumberland River and is home to historic attractions, tree-shaded neighborhoods, and a growing number of businesses that range from retail stores to corporate headquarters.

It’s quickly drawing attention as one of the fastest growing cities in Middle Tennessee. Highly rated schools, a wide range of amenities, and a thriving economy are some of the primary reasonswhy families are drawn here.

Downtown Gallatin is an award-winning historic district that features a fantastic array of specialty shops and restaurants. It also hosts popular events such as the Annual Main Street Festival, Square Fest, and more.

Notable attractions and parks include:

  • Hollow Golf Course
  • Bledsoe Creek State Park.

Gallatin offers a wide variety of single-family homes to choose from. Popular architectural styles in Gallatin include bungalows, Colonial Revival, and ranch. Waterfront property with scenic views of the Cumberland River are also available.


Residents love Hendersonville’s fantastic location along Old Hickory Lake and its close proximity to Nashville’s vibrant downtown area.

Homes in Hendersonville often have large lots and there’s also a selection of waterfront properties. Prominent architectural styles include neo-traditional, ranch, and bungalow.

Real estate here is considered reasonably priced for a top-ranked neighborhood in one of the fastest growing areas in Tennessee. The city is also known for its top-performing public schools, such as Hendersonville High School.

Notable attractions and parks include:

  • Drakes Creek Park
  • Holder Family Fun Center
  • Historic Rock Castle
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