If you’re thinking about moving to Nashville because you love the dining, shopping, and of course, music, but aren’t sure if city living is quite the right fit, you’ll definitely want to check out these Nashville suburbs.

1. Brentwood


Source: City of Brentwood, Tennessee Local Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.3 percent
  • Average commute time: 24 minutes
  • Median household income: $134,443

The city of Brentwood kicks off our list of the best suburbs of Nashville with beautiful craftsman and Tudor style homes on large lots for potential home buyers. Active residents can enjoy hiking, biking, having picnics, and playing in over 860 acres of parks and greenways. Convenient shopping from big name and local retailers is available in the Brentwood Town Center. Nashville is just 10 miles away, which gives Brentwood residents easy access to downtown music, dining, and nightlife.

2. Nolensville


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Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 973
  • Median household income: $102,870

If you’re looking for a friendly small town vibe, the tiny historic town of Nolensville fits the bill. Residents have plenty of room to spread out in lovely new construction craftsman and Tudor-inspired homes. Check out a new book at the Nolensville Public Library, take your kids to the playground at Nolensville Park, or enjoy the scenic walking path at Owl Creek Park. Local boutiques and specialty stores along Nolensville Road provide a unique small town shopping experience.

3. Kingston Springs


Source: Town of Kingston Springs via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 803
  • Median home price: $208,000

Kingston Springs comes in third on our list of the best suburbs of Nashville with a variety of housing options for potential buyers. Cozy cottages and sprawling farmhouse style homes are common in this suburb. Hit the links at the Golf Club of Tennessee, enjoy 23 acres of well-maintained city parks, or get to know your neighbors and see local talent at The Annual Art in the Park event. Kingston Springs is a close-knit community with a population of just under 3,000 residents.

4. Mount Juliet


Source: Mt. Juliet Parks & Recreation via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $71,326
  • Median home price: $196,200

The growing city of Mount Juliet comes in fourth on our list with lovely colonial and farmhouse style homes, and chic modern townhouses for home buyers. Residents can grab fresh local produce three days a week at the Mount Juliet Farmer’s Market or enjoy convenient shopping from big name retailers at the Providence Marketplace. Nearby Long Hunter State Park and Old Hickory Lake are perfect spots for nature lovers to explore.

5. Thompson’s Station


Source: Town of Thompson’s Station (Official) via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $93,611
  • Total crimes per 100k: 521

The small town of Thompson’s Station earns the fifth place spot on our best Nashville suburbs list, and with a crime rate of only 521 total crimes per 100,000 people, it’s also one of the safest. Home buyers will find stately Gatlinburg style homes with plenty of space to spread out. Residents enjoy views of scenic rolling hills and farmland, wide-open spaces at Heritage Park, local produce at the Thompson’s Station Farmers Market, and plenty of local and chain dining options in this close-knit Nashville suburb.

6. Pleasant View


Source: Town of Pleasant View via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Unemployment rate: 2.9 percent
  • Total crimes per 100k: 1,212

The small community of Pleasant View is perfect for home buyers looking for a close-knit community conveniently located between Nashville and Clarksville. Ranch and farmhouse style homes on spacious lots are common in Pleasant View. Community events on the thriving Main Street in the Olde Towne Historic District bring residents together over live music or local art. Convenient access to the I-24 makes Pleasant View a great suburb for commuters.

7. White House


Source: City of White House, Tennessee – City Administrator’s Office via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Median household income: $68,021
  • Average commute time: 29 minutes

The growing Nashville suburb of White House comes in seventh on our list with a variety of ranch, colonial, and craftsman style homes on large, private lots for potential home buyers. Residents can enjoy beautiful weather at White House Municipal Park, which contains a large playground, courts and fields, and a scenic nature trail. Rainy days can be spent at the White House Library, which offers events and book clubs for residents of all ages.

8. Spring Hill


Source: Spring Hill Fresh via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total crimes per 100k: 1,094
  • Unemployment rate: 4.2 percent
  • Median household income: $75,991

With a population of just over 30,000, Spring Hill is a great suburb for residents who want a safe, laid-back environment with plenty of amenities. Home buyers have a range of options, from chic modern condos to cozy farmhouse and craftsman style homes. Hit the links at the King’s Creek Golf Club, or enjoy the playground and walking trails at Harvey Park. Local events like Pickin’ in the Park are a great way to get to know your neighbors over live music and delicious food.

9. Goodlettsville


Source: City of Goodlettsville, TN Government via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total amenities: 1,587
  • Average commute time: 23 minutes

If you’re looking for a home in the Nashville suburb of Goodlettsville, you can expect plenty of space to spread out. Ranch, farmhouse, and Gatlinburg style homes on spacious, private lots are common. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the scenic walking trails, picnic tables and grills, playground, and fields at the 147-acre Moss-Wright Park, or cooling off at the 22-acre Pleasant Green Park and pool.

10. Gallatin


Source: Gallatin Tennessee Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

Key Stats:

  • Total amenities: 1,894
  • Average commute time: 26 minutes

The scenic, riverside town of Gallatin rounds out our list at number 10. Cozy cottages, bungalow style homes, and ranch houses are common in this suburb of Nashville. Cool off or fish by the Cumberland River, have a picnic in Thompson Park, or hit the links at Long Hollow Golf Course. Specialty shops, restaurants, and the Gallatin Public Library are conveniently located along Gallatin’s lively Main Street.

Our Methodology

To figure out which suburbs of Nashville were the best of the best, we started out by narrowing our initial list to include places within 40 miles of Nashville with at least 50 business listings. Then we took a look at the following criteria using data from the U.S. Census, local business listing, and AreaVibes:

  • Amenities per capita
  • Standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate)
  • Total crimes per 100k
  • Unemployment rate
  • Average commute time

We ranked each suburb in the above categories and averaged the scores. The suburbs with the lowest overall scores made our list of the best Nashville suburbs to live in. To see how the rest of the suburbs we ranked measured up, check out the table below: Best Nashville Suburbs to Live In Like This Post? You’ll Definitely Love These: