Voted as one of the friendliest cities, it's no wonder Nashville is among the hottest, most lively cities in the United States right now. Buying a home or renting in Music City can be quite pricey. According to GoBankingRates.com, over the past year, there has been a 15% increase in the cost of living. Whether you are moving into the Nashville area or you are looking to move out of the hustle and bustle, there are a number of affordable suburbs that make it easy to still be a part of Nashville life on a budget. 

Nashville median home price: $303,360

Here are 10 of the most affordable suburbs in the area:

Clarksville

Median home price: $166,790

Clarksville is situated just 35 miles northwest of Nashville and just south of the Kentucky border. Clarksville is a rapidly growing city itself, but still boasts a lower median home price. The downtown scene is revitalizing and there are many city parks to enjoy, along with Dunbar Cave State Park. From the furthest side of town, the commute to Nashville is just under an hour. 

Springfield

Median home price: $187,920

Springfield is a beautiful and historic community located in scenic Robertson County. The current population is over 16,000 and is continuing to grow rapidly. Located 30 miles to the north of Nashville, Springfield is just over a 30 minute commute to downtown. Interstate 24 runs through western Robertson County and Interstate 65 runs north to south through the eastern section of the county.

Ashland City

Median home price: $189,570

Located in Cheatham County near the banks of the Cumberland River, Ashland City is one of the prettiest places in Middle Tennessee. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, and the cost of living and homeownership is relatively low. Plus, it is just a short 30 minute drive to Downtown Nashville.

White Bluff

Median home price: $190,750

Even though White Bluff is only a 30 minute commute from Nashville, time moves at different speeds in White Bluff. Whether your speed is rock climbing or rocking chairs, state parks or state capitals, look no further than White Bluff. The White Bluff community is home to some of the most beautiful sites, challenging trails, fantastic restaurants, top-performing schools, and more.

La Vergne

Median home price: $202,570

Located just east of Nashville in Rutherford Country, the local industry in La Vergne is booming! The city is home to one of two huge printing plants and offers a number of top employers in the area. Residents enjoy very close proximity to Nashville.

Greenbrier

Median home price: $220,430

Greenbrier is located 23 miles north of Nashville in Robertson County. Greenbrier is located close to Nashville's major shopping and entertainment venues. Greenbrier offers a small, friendly community without losing the amenities of a big city.

Smyrna

Median home price: $229,060

Also located in Rutherford county, Smyrna was named one the top ten cities to retire in by US News & World Report. The area offers a low property tax rate, a great greenway system, golf course, and access to Percy Priest Lake. Smyrna is a great a draw for those seeking an active lifestyle.

Cross Plains

Median home price: $229,750

Cross Plains is a small town of about 2,000 residents. It is very affordable and offers a good choice for commuters. Cross Plains is not as happening as some of the other suburbs on the list, but offers a unique small town feel with Nashville right up the road.

White House

Median home price: $232,060

White House is a growing city that offers a friendly, small town atmosphere. With many community groups and recreational opportunities, White House offers something for everyone. The city is located off of Interstate 65 at Exit 108, just about 22 miles north of Downtown Nashville.

Gallatin

Median home price: $272,290

Gallatin is an energetic, small city nestled in the countryside just 30 miles north of Nashville. Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Recognized as one of the top “power suburbs” in the United States, the city boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes.

Whenever you are buying or selling in Middle Tennessee, make sure you have a real estate agent that has your back! A good agent will look out for you and help you find exactly what you are looking for at the best price. Get in touch with Music City Experts and let us help you find your new home.