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Places With The Best Housing In Tennessee 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • La Vergne, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,451
  • Living in La Vergne, TN, has been a blessing in so many ways. Our family moved here a little over five years ago because our oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. We came for the quality school…[read more]
62
  • Lewisburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,376
  • Small town living an hour south of Nashville. Greats great right? Guess again! The towns website raves about how great it is to live here and so I came. My experience has been anything but great. The…[read more]
72
  • Manchester, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,387
  • The weather is awesome once annually durring bonnarro. The rest of year the sun rarley shines, summers are cloudy cool any contant rain. Home maintance is impossible because the grass will not let…[read more]
83
  • Smyrna, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 45,369
  • I'm the outdoorsy type, so I love living in Smyrna, Tennessee. This town has acres and acres of park land. There's golf in Sharp Springs Park, kayaking or fishing on Stewart Creek, and plenty of ball…[read more]
85
  • White House, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,944
  • White House, Tennessee is amazing for its gorgeous homes, private land, and nearby amenities. Everything is very conveniently placed with plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, fitness centers and…[read more]
81
  • Murfreesboro, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 122,007
  • Unless your Murfreesboro (boro) original and WHITE this place isn't for the worldly traveled folks. I felt so out of place, I walked into a subway patiently waiting. No, entry of hello welcome to subway…[read more]
85
  • Green Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,079
69
  • Millersville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,602
71
  • Greenbrier, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,684
91
  • Spring Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,364
  • Moved here from CA and it wasn't too crowded at first...now it seems like the local government will say "yes" to anyone who wants to build. There's traffic, congestion and construction everywhere you go…[read more]
68
  • Millington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,069
  • Millington city is beautiful as well an upcoming residential area. It’s strategically located a few kilometers from Memphis. I have lived in this city for more than ten years. High-security levels in the…[read more]
80
  • Portland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,125
  • I've been living in Portland Tennessee for 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere of this quaint little city that has friendly and helpful neighbors in the close-knit neighborhoods. Portland…[read more]
73
  • Columbia, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,130
  • Most of Middle Tennessee is lovely, deriving a lot of energy from a strong, growing Nashville while maintaining a great deal of local charm. However, Columbia appears to be a bit rougher, with more…[read more]
87
  • Atoka, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,917
70
  • Nashville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 643,771
  • I began coming to Nashville in the late-1980's. It has changed dramatically. It was a very well run, growing city with a slightly hip culture, solid universities, lots of great amenities, beautiful land,…[read more]
80
  • Gallatin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,426
  • This summer and last we had temps of close to 100 degrees with 100% humidity almost everyday! Last winter we experienced ice and snow and it was horrible because nobody knows how to drive in it here. We…[read more]
68
  • Springfield, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,650
  • Springfield, Tennessee is a quite small place to live and work. It has very beautiful summers and pleasant winters with long-lasting sun and an average amount of mild snow fall every year. The homes here…[read more]
80
  • Bartlett, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 58,318
  • I lived here for a year. It was hell on earth. The town is in decline. There's more crime every year. All there is are a few depressing strip malls. Bartlett is the definition of urban sprawl. You need…[read more]
82
  • Soddy-Daisy, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,162
  • I live in and was raised in soddy daisy TN. It is a great town and great for families. If you aint from soddy you aint nobody. There's home availability and tons of parks for families. Like Chester Frost…[read more]
76
  • Red Bank, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,794
  • It's been great exploring Rivermont Park while living in Red Bank Tennessee. The weather here in Red Bank has been great; not too hot in the summer and not unbearably cold in the winter. Crime is scarce…[read more]
75
  • Tullahoma, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,185
  • Living in Tullahoma Tennessee means I get some of the best that the South has to offer as far as community and history is concerned. Tullahoma Regional Airport keeps us connected with the world and it…[read more]
86
  • Hendersonville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,073
  • There are those of us who refer to this dump as Helldersonville; this place is an overrated dump; for years (since 1980), the water dept. has been charging sewer rates to 153 Cranwill Drive, and there…[read more]
77
  • Fairview, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,271
71
  • Shelbyville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,916
  • Shelbyville, Tennessee is perfect for keep costs down when buying a home. Costs are generally low and perfect for whatever your looking for! It has hundreds of miles of luscious long plains and farming…[read more]
88
  • Collierville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,005
  • Unlike the City of Germantown, which is essentially a far safer and better-governed extension of a dysfunctional Memphis, Collierville is a bit further east and separate enough from Memphis to give it…[read more]
74
  • Lebanon, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,439
  • I could walk through town for hours and still absorb the blessing that is the South's love of nature. The city is built while embracing the trees and keeping its people in calm, cool shade. Summers are…[read more]
80
  • Arlington, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,599
  • I had a delightful stay while living in Arlington Tennessee. The city is located in Shelby County. Arlington is close to Lakeland Tennessee. The town was named after Arlington Virginia, near the…[read more]
72
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,848
  • If you want to live close to Nashville, but desire something a little slower paced, then you need to consider my hometown of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Living in Goodlettsville, Tennessee is great in…[read more]
60
  • Hartsville (Trousdale County) , TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,970
69
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 175,462
  • I've visited many times, and each time I notice an improvement in the place. Environmentally, they have improved so much over the years, making Chattanooga a really good launching point for the multitude…[read more]
89
  • Franklin, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,625
  • Like Nashville, Franklin has exploded in the 30 years since I have been coming to beautiful Middle Tennessee on a regular basis. And like Nashville, Franklin is changing quickly with an influx of…[read more]
78
  • Collegedale, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,438
  • Collegedale is a great place to live if you enjoy being a little away from the hustle and bustle of city life, but still enjoy being close enough to be able to experience it when you want. It's just a…[read more]
80
  • Lakeland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,541
  • My family and I are proud to call Lakeland, Tennessee home. With a low population, this town truly has a great community feel, while being close enough to Memphis that you can easily commute to the city…[read more]
74
  • East Ridge, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,311
  • East ridge is a small community that is doing a turn around for the best ! We will be the new place to live…[read more]
79
  • Church Hill, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,723
84
  • Nolensville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,724
61
  • Bloomingdale, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,144
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  • Memphis, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 655,857
  • I attended an event at the Orpheum Theatre downtown and was cursed, threatened and spit upon twice by an aggressive thug and panhandler in the adjacent parking lot. No security and no police in sight in…[read more]
68
  • McMinnville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,664
  • Living in McMinnville is comparable to living in a small town with a lot of other people, in fact, the population density in McMinnville is roughly 700% higher than the rest of Tenessee. The reasons I've…[read more]
61
  • Oak Grove, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,152
86
  • Germantown, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,213
  • There is one review on this page that says murders, etc. are a problem in Germantown. Completely and wildly incorrect. Germantown does indeed suffer from some crime issues coming from the adjacent…[read more]
69
  • Alcoa, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,058
69
  • Dickson, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,098
  • I have been living in Dickson since I was born. I'm 32 now, so I think I can safely speak on what life is like here. I have never had a desire to live anywhere else. I do a lot of traveling and I have…[read more]
66
  • South Cleveland, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,414
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  • Lawrenceburg, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,573
  • I went to Lawrenceburg in July the weather was great about 85 sunny everyday.everything is very cheap there gas, going out to eat I mean I had seven people to feed while I was there and we went out to…[read more]
67
  • Harrison, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,564
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  • Sevierville, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,213
  • Cost is terrible, bad internet all over, low pay and no places for rent, lots of slum lords be careful. Lots of liars, theirs and just plain dishonest people. Again maybe 25% are great, but trying to…[read more]
84
  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,853
  • have resided in Mount Juliet for 15 years. Proximity to Nashville (15 min) is a plus. 30+ institutions of higher education nearby. Excellent hospitals/health services. Local amenities including shopping…[read more]
61
  • Winchester, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,504
  • I think the people of this town should know whats going on in their community.. and be careful not to get cought up in the so called system of law.. today I went to court with my daughter that is trying…[read more]
67
  • Seymour, TN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,164
  • My eight years of living in Seymour, TN have been fantastic. The city offers several factors that increase its livability. Not only have I enjoyed serenity but I, have also been in a place to explore…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Tennessee. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Tennessee to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Tennessee as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Tennessee, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.