Best, least expensive places to live….

posted 3 years ago in Tennessee
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

MrsUPS:  Murfreesboro, duh! 🙂 Outside of the Boro there is Christiana and Lascassas, both growing rapidly with really nice and affordable houses. Schools in Rutherford County are great, with the exception really of Smyrna/LaVergne, although I hear they are getting better to be able to compete with M’Boro schools. Two of my favorite communities are Rockvale and the Bell Buckle– they are outside of the city limits, but both have such cool small town feels with only being 15 minutes from anything you could want.

 

Other areas besides my obvious favorite:

– Hermitage in Davidson County is really nice/afforadable with good school systems, little bit older homes and neighborhoods that are established.

– Hendersonville/ Madison/ Gallatin area also nice (with the bonus of being near Old Hickory and Percy Priest lake). 

– On the West side of Nashville, Ashland City and Kingston Springs are very established communities and have a rural feel without being too far from amenities of the West Nash area. There’s a lot of outdoorsy things to do there as well, like canoeing the river and hiking spots.

 

Anywhere that sits in Williamson County will be pretty expensive, although it is worth it. They have great schools and neighborhoods in the Brentwood and Franklin area. 

Post # 4
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MrsUPS:  It depends really what you’re looking for. Blackman and Siegel are considered the “best” areas to live in for school districts/ neighborhoods. Anything on Church Street or Barfield Cresent area is really congested and lots of traffic, but go far enough out and there’s some newer developments. I personally would stay away from the campus side (MTSU), just because there tends to be more petty theft/burglaries in that area and you’re more likely to live amonst a lot of college students.

 

Neighorhoods you could look into: The Berkshire, St Andrews, Kingdom Ridge, Blackman Farms, The Cloister. Some other prominent roads that have a lot of communities coming up: Leanna Swamp, Barfield Cresent, Veterans PKWY.

For example: this house is 175k, Blackman school zone, 3 BR/2BA, 1.2 acres. Often times, renting here is just as much as buying because of how rapidly this area is growing:

 

http://www.crye-leike.com/5926-adams-dr/murfreesboro/tn/priced-under-175000-mgrp-12-tid-nashville-mlsnum-1544608-ln-5

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsUPS:  I grew up in Williamson County and yes it is more expensive, but you can find some really well priced homes, so I wouldn’t say no to it just yet.  Also, Spring Hill is half in Williamson/half in Maury county and is really up and coming.  It is getting a lot of new stores etc and you can still find decently priced places to live.  In a few years time it will probably be a lot more expensive to live there.  

As already mentioned, Murfreesboro is very well priced as well but it is a big college town too.  It does have lots of great shopping and is an easy 45 minutes to Nashville.  🙂 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

You can find rural places in all of those towns with quite a bit of land, it is just on the outskirts of the main area 🙂  Are you set on being close to Nashville or would you  be okay going further south/north?  The further out of the city you get, the more land you will find.  Fairview is somewhat within Williamson County but definitely considered more rural than Franklin/Brentwood is.  From Franklin to Murfreesboro there is a road called 840, it connects the two and all of the towns along it are pretty rural and you could find some land.  Same with Highway 96 from Franklin to Murfreesboro, quite a bit of land as you drive along that road as well.  North of Nashville in places like Springfield, Ashland City etc. are quite rural as well.  (I do not have a lot of experience with those places, so I couldn’t say yay or nay towards them though 🙂

Post # 10
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MrsUPS:  I don’t know about the Christian schools in Murfreesboro. I don’t have any kids, so just knowing about the zoning of the public schools was about as much as I researched when we bought our home. There is Franklin Road Christian, but if the school is anything like the church, it is a very fundamental, hellfire and brimstone Baptist church— and that just isn’t my cup of tea, so I wouldn’t send my kids there. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsUPS:  I wouldn’t live in Columbia either 🙂  If you want to stay 30 minutes from Nashville (definitely not bad.  Where I live now is one hour + to any major city, 30 minutes sounds like nothing!), I’d look in the Williamson/Rutherford Counties. 

There are lots of Christian schools in the area that are really good.  Christ Presbyterian Academy is really good, I have known quite a few kids who have gone and currently go there.  And Franklin Road Academy.  Those are just two of them, but there are lots that are really good schools.  🙂  The public schools in Williamson and Rutherford County as both good as well 🙂

Good luck finding a place!  You definitely just have to go and check it out but there are lots of places to look.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I grew up in hermitage and it is lovely. Its gotten a little built up over the years re:houses are closer together but you are so close to Nashville without the cost cowding or crime rates Nashville proper has (I adore Nashville but I would never want to live in the city) 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

pinkdaisy12:  Amy Grant went to Harpeth Hall (not sure if it is Christian but it is in Nashville).  Several sorority sisters went to Father Ryan.

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