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Welcome to Springfield Tennessee!

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Springfield Tennessee is the Robertson County seat.

Springfield is a rural community located 30 minutes Northwest of Nashville.

The area has historically been known for its world-class tobacco production, whiskey, and rural southern values. The area is growing quickly because of its proximity to Nashville, relatively cheap housing, its natural rural beauty, and amazing real estate agent Jennifer Davis. *winks*

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How far is Springfield from Nashville?

Springfield is 1 large glass of tea from Nashville or about 35 minutes as the crow flies.

What is Springfield known for?

Locals have been bragging about being the Home of the World’s Finest Dark Fired Tobacco since the early 19th century.

Once upon a time, tobacco money supported a vibrant local agricultural economy. Times are changing and farms are being subdivided so that the last crop can be planted. Don’t be dismayed there is still plenty of farmland and the influx of urban dwellers has sparked a renewed reverence for small local farms that produce food fun and whiskey.

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South Winds Cattle Co

The delicious and tender flavor of the beef is something we all crave from time to time. Southwinds Cattle Company is ready to satisfy your protein cravings.

Hancock Family Farms

Located in Springfield, Tennessee, Hancock Family Farm specializes in growing the freshest fruits and vegetables. Grab all the ingredients you need in just one stop.

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Rabbit Circle Farm Tours

Discover what it means to be a traditional farmer in a modern era with Rabbit Circle. Our farm tours are designed to share the unique culture that embodies the American South. We aim to connect farm-curious food lovers with farmers, ranchers, and craftspeople of rural Tennessee. Our guests see firsthand how food is grown and hear from the hard-working individuals who bring food to tables every day.

Rustique Essentials

They offer all-natural, handmade body care, home decor, and cleaning supplies. Their products are made fresh when ordered with no parabens, dyes, or, phylates. I personally use their soaps and it smells and feels the best!

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Shade Tree Farm and Orchard

Shade Tree Farm and Orchard has been in the farming business since 1980s. Whether it’s feeder calves, apples, or other fruits, they got you! They have new items that you definitely need in your kitchen right now.

Read Also: The Wessyngton Estate Story:  Largest Antebellum Plantation in America

What’s the weather like in Springfield?

The locals say that if you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes it will change. Middle Tennessee, is known for hot as hell humid summers, crisp fall days, cold wet winters, and lush green springs. We love to make jokes about the weather follow this link for a few of our favorites Read more.

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What is it like to live in Springfield?

Hi! I’m Jennifer Davis.

I’m a certified First Tennesean and I know what it takes to buy a house and move across the country. I would love to show you around Tennessee.

Call me 971-400-6420

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Local News Sources

Smokey Barn is the best online local news source for traffic reports, obituaries, and unofficial official local gossip

The Connection is the local paper for Robertson County and White House. Published every Tuesday

Community

I am From Tennessee is a group of community in Facebook that shares advice, stories, and connections from Tennesseans and other parts of the world.

City of Springfield, TN – Government is the official Facebook page of Springfield’s government. Events, special sales, news, local businesses, and more!

Local Food Business

Pick Tennessee Products  has been a part of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture connecting people everywhere to all of the great things that come from Tennessee’s farms and food businesses. From produce and pumpkin patches to honey and handmade soaps, to cheeses and artisan chocolates, you can live local when you Pick Tennessee Products.

Read Also: Extremely Fun Places to Take Kids in Middle Tennessee

  1. Quick Catchup with Friends at Historic Perk
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Location: 704 S Main St. Springfield, TN

Historic Perk is one of the crowd’s favorite! Their amazing coffee is perfect for any season. Most people say that theirs are better than Starbucks! What sets them apart is that they make their own syrups!

2. Work-out at BS Brew Works

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BS Brew Works is Springfield’s first craft brewery, making their own beers in a restored building right on Main St. They have a small menu of delicious food too! Making good beer is their passion.

3. Chill at The Depot Bar and Grill

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They serve the finest food in Springfield at affordable prices! The Depot has an extensive menu that includes appetizers, soups & salads; sandwiches such as burgers and pasta for those looking to keep it low carb. To top things off there’s also full bar service with desserts on offer too – you can’t go wrong here!

4. Discover crafts at Doc’s Architectural Salvation

Architectural Salvage and Antiques collected from all over the United States. They specialize in back bars and other large architectural salvage items but their collection of antique lighting is among the best available.

From fireplace mantles to fireplace summer covers, from antique claw foot bathtubs and sinks to magnificent doors and hardware, stained glass windows to wood trim and reclaimed wood flooring and so much else, it’s a place you won’t want to miss!

5. Watch flying planes at Springfield-Robertson County Aiport

 The Springfield-Robertson County Airport has been recognized as one of the best general aviation airports in the state. It hosted the most exciting Fly-In Open House Aviation Event in the airport’s history and the best part? It’s free! I was fortunate to attend and to learn a lot from the people I interviewed around. I can say that the event was a huge success! The venue was filled with live music, food trucks, and more. There were even a warbird, hot air balloon, helicopter rides and so much more! It could have been better if you were there yourself, so check my facebook page for event updates all over Tennessee.

6. Staycation at Itty Bitty Acres

This pet-friendly vacation rental in Springfield can comfortably sleep 6 people in 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The house has a fireplace, television, internet, air conditioning, and a grassy area for Fido to enjoy! Linens are provided. Please note that there is a minimum stay of 2 nights at this property. Guests will receive a 100% refund if their reservation is canceled at least 60 days before the arrival date. Guests may check-in anytime after 3 PM and must check-out by noon.

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7. Stroll with the kids around Greenway

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This three-mile hike and bike trail is a scenic way to get some fresh air. Greenway connects J. Travis Price Park and Garner Street Park along Sulphur Fork Creek, and winds through the Historic Preservation District and The Square.

Read Also: How to Enjoy Springfield Tennessee

Most-Awaited Events in Springfield

  1. Robertson County Fair (Mid-September)

For over 100 years it has remained the representative focal point of the community. The County Fair was dominated by farm-related businesses for a long time. Of course, tobacco and whiskey. From Fair to Rodeo to Demoliton Derbies, to A Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Champions Tour Level Truck and Tractor Pull; it’s a special event that you shouldn’t miss!

2. Springfield’s Winter Wonderland (December-January)

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Presented by the Springfield Parks & Recreation Department, the enchanting, lights-filled landscape of Winter Wonderland in December is a sight to behold. With more than a dozen scenes and hundreds worth of holiday cheer in one spot; you’ll be sure to hop on this event every year!

Whether you’re planning to join a tour of local farms or if you are ready to move to the county just give us a call (971-400-6420) and we’ll be glad to show you around our hometowns.

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Extremely Fun Places to Take Kids in Middle Tennessee

Kids these days are spending more time on their screens than with friends and family. Treat your kids to some fun adventures around Middle Tennessee this weekend. I have compiled a list of these great places that will keep the kids entertained for hours with no worries. So pack up the kids and get ready for the best weekend ever!

  1. The Adventure Park (Nashville)

It’s not “Tennessee” if it’s not “Nature-ish”. The Adventure Park is the newest and largest forest climbing park in Nashville!  Besides being recommended by TripAdvisor, the park claims to be good for your health, where you can appreciate nature while engaging in activities that are fun, challenging, and build your kids’ confidence. It’s not only for your children but for the whole family! Expect to use all of your strength by taking the obstacles with ziplines and you get to choose the level of difficulty for the“aerial trails”.

Price Range: $36 – $54

Reopens: March 5, 2022 (Full schedule here)

2. Discovery Center (Murfreesboro)

Murfree Spring’s Discovery Center is the perfect spot to take your little ones if they are looking for an interactive museum experience. They have a new fun exhibit where kids could try out surfing, snowboarding, kung fu, and climbing a canyon. This is to test their balance, strength, coordination, and endurance. They also have other permanent exhibits to check out for.

They also offer other Sensory Friendly programs and events as well as infant and toddler classes. When school is out, they have exciting camping activities packed with innovative games, projects, and activities, all designed to help kids learn, socialize, and have fun! Also, if you want to be extra, have your kids’ best birthday ever at Discovery Center.

Price Range: Ages 2 & up: $8 (Get tickets here)
Younger than 2: FREE
Members: FREE

Opening Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

3. Soar Adventure Tower (Franklin)

SOAR Adventure Tower is the ideal destination for your next team event. SOAR offers many different options for your group to not only enjoy but never forget. The unique tower creates a safe and interactive atmosphere that features 4 levels and over 110 climbing elements that will challenge kids and adults both mentally and physically. They also offer an 18 hole miniature golf course for the sporty little ones! With over 10 custom designs, musically themed holes that can only be found in Music City! After your climb or during your round of golf, you can enjoy a frosty cold beer or cider from their new bar! Is your birthday upcoming? Celebrate it here!

Price Range: $29 – $45 (Get tickets here)

Opening Hours: Varies every month

4. Honeysuckle Hill Farm (Springfield)

The earlier you start planning your fall season, the better! Honeysuckle Hill Farm highlights Tennessee farming life from September to October. It has evolved into Middle Tennessee’s Largest Outdoor Halloween Attraction. Since opening, they have been completing every families’ Fall experience with their Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Petting Farm, Pumpkin Train, Hay Ride, and a Pumpkin Cannon; with over 75 “farmtastic” rides, the corn maze, and other family fun attractions, it’s definitely for everyone! Honeysuckle Hill Farm now covers 200 acres and manages about 150 of the finest farmhands in Middle Tennessee. How cool is that?

Price Range: $15 – $44 (Get tickets here)

Opening Hours: September 25 to October 31

5. Fall Creek Falls State Park (Spencer)

Tennessee’s state park system was recently ranked by the National Recreation and Parks Association as one of the top 4 state park systems in the country. Tennessee’s Fall Creek Falls State Park is a must-see for family with kids who want to reconnect with nature and of course, who loves scenic beauty!  Falls Creek is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The resort-style amenities offer everything from water activities to hiking trails, RV Camping, and even white water rapids. The park is a veritable hot spot for outdoor adventure, with more than 29,800 acres that span across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. After a long day, indulge yourself with the all-u-can-eat buffet at the Gaul’s Gallery Restaurant while looking at the beautiful view of all Creek Lake.

Price Range: FREE

Opening Hours: For reservation

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8 Most Welcoming Small Towns in Tennessee to Settle Down In

The scenery in Tennessee’s small towns is something to behold. From wine trails and whiskey distilleries, there are so many options for fun adventures that await you! And if you’re planning on settling down in a welcoming community, then you might want to consider these small towns in Tennessee.

The Volunteer State has much more to offer than just Nashville and Memphis.

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Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee, or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of Information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

GRANVILLE

Granville is a small town with a big history in Jackson County. Though it was the birthplace of former U.S Sen Albert Gore Sr., few are in knowledge about this historic city- though I’m here to change that! Commonly known as “Tennessee’s Mayberry Town,” Granville is a quirky little town that you’ll be happy to call home. With its slow and friendly pace of yesteryear, it offers the best nostalgia for those who long for simpler times in life; not to mention some scenic views!

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A $5 ticket from Sutton General Store, which is a historic site in Granville, lets you explore some key sites like the Granville Whiskey Decanter Museum, Whistle Stop Saloon and I Love Lucy museum in addition to many more!

Median Household Income: $18,778
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $166,187
Population:
439

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GATLINBURG

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Gatlinburg is a small town with a population of around 4,000 people. Despite being located in Sevier County which attracts 12 million visitors per year it never seems crowded or dirty because this location has been maintained very well over time by its residents who care deeply about preserving it.

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From the bustling city life of Nashville to scenic views in Eastern Tennessee, there are plenty of things for everyone when visiting the “gateway to the Smoky Mountains”. For those looking forward to hiking or bike trips on some rugged terrain while getting away from it all at least once during their vacation–the gateway offers several opportunities!
Mentioning shopping galore with unique boutiques that will make you want to buy everything they sell; breathtaking scenery everywhere you turn (just try not to stop taking photos); delicious dining options including many vegetarian-friendly choices—you can’t go wrong here no matter what kind of adventure seeker your traveling companion might be.

Median Household Income: $40,802
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $504,291
Population:
4,004

SEE ALSO: 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

LYNCHBURG

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Lynchburg is a city that has seen its share of history. The first Americans to settle in this area arrived around 1801. not long afterward though Davy Crockett would make his temporary headquarters here while fighting against British forces during America’s War For Independence! The downtown area of this thriving city is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Probably, the first thing that comes to people’s minds when talking about Tennessee is the word “whiskey”, isn’t it?  Approximately 74 miles south of Nashville, you’ll find the oldest registered distillery in the country, the ever-famous, Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Founded in 1866 by Mr. Jack Daniel himself, be sure to take part in the guided tour where you’ll learn more about the history of this famous distillery and get a chance to try a sample of their bestsellers!

Median Household Income: $60,294
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $221,996
Population:
3,383

JONESBOROUGH

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Jonesborough is a small town with big appeal. There’s live music called Music on the Square, every Friday night from May through September (or Brews & Tunes on Sunday afternoons) and great shopping from local and regional artisans at the annual Made Around Here Market, not to mention it has more than 242 years of history in Tennessee! Jonesborough’s natural beauty, charming architecture, and storytelling heritage, which hosts the National Storytelling Festival every year in October, have attracted visitors worldwide. Christmas in Olde Jonesborough is another special event that most kids in town await.

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Median Household Income: $56,550
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $260,389
Population:
5,427

SEE ALSO: 5 Tennessee Famous Sweet Treats (With Recipe!)

HOHENWALD

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Hohenwald is the place to be if you’re interested in Lewis and Clark history, wine trails, and an elephant sanctuary. Located just over an hour southwest of Nashville, Hohenwald is a town that offers so many things to do, yet still manages to keep your mood light. Popular places include The Elephant Sanctuary, the nearby Natchez Trace Wine Trail, Natchez Trace Wilderness Preserve, and the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. 

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Median Household Income: $29,875
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $135,838
Population:
3,673

LEIPER’S FORK

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Leiper’s Fork is a small, friendly village in Williamson County. The town has charm and energy to spare! Humble and small, this tiny spot is about the size of a large city block but full of attractions like art galleries and a whiskey distillery. You can also even visit some tasty meat-and-three restaurants across its approximately 1,100 acres!

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Life in Leiper’s Fork is about to get a whole lot more glamorous. Expect front porches, fire pits, and community spirit as well. Stars like Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton preferred to build their vacation homes in this tiny unincorporated village in Franklin, Tennessee. On the other hand, if you just want to explore, you won’t find any hotel here but the popular larger (but still relatively small) town of Franklin is just 15 minutes away.

Data in Franklin, TN

Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $738,734
Approx. Population
in Leiper’s Fork
: 650

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ERWIN

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Erwin is a hidden treasure trove of hiking and backpacking opportunities in the beautiful mountains. Located just outside Cherokee National Forest, it’s an excellent place for anyone who loves being surrounded by nature without having to venture too far from home! What’s not to love about this town? You’ll find breathtaking mountain views, great hiking, and fishing along the Nolichucky River. There are also plenty of activities in the downtown area like coffee shops with quality drinks or pottery studios where you can buy handmade products made by local artists!

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Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $35,498
Population
: 5,291

DAYTON

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The town of Dayton is famous for hosting one of the most historic events in American history: “The Scopes Monkey Trial”. It took place back at this courthouse, and it was a trailblazing moment where issues were addressed whether evolution could be taught in state-funded schools.

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The scenery around the town is simple but captivating. There are plenty of hiking opportunities, antique stores, and restaurants that you can enjoy. If you’re dropping by to Dayton, don’t miss the chance to visit Monkey Town Brewing Company, and Chickamauga Lake, which is known to be the home to the best bass fishing in the nation.

Median Household Income: $98,321
Typical Home Value (Zillow, Dec 2021): $
36,393
Population
: 7,344

So, are you ready to take the wheel and explore these small towns in Tennesee? If you want some company, let me show you around.

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Must-Know: The Grand Divisions of Tennessee and How They Differentiate

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, is home to three grand divisions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee. Each division has its own flavor and identity. Keep reading.

Among the largest states in America, Tennessee stands in 36th place according to worldpopulationreview.com. With a total area of 42,144 square miles and a population of 6,944,260 as of 2021, the Volunteer state has been an option for a lot of migrants; whether for retirement purposes or relocation.

EAST TENNESSEE

The Great Smoky Mountains

East Tennessee is made up of 33 counties on the eastern side of the state.  If you prefer to live in East Tennessee, you will always be welcomed by big mountains and deep valleys. It’s no surprise that this area has such incredible natural beauty. It is also not uncommon for people living here to be proud and caring about their community as well! The roads in East Tennessee are anything but straight but nothing beats the view as they wind around hills and mountains. Have you heard of The Great Smoky Mountains? It’s here!

The two largest cities in East Tennessee are Knoxville and Chattanooga. Guess what? Chattanooga is actually listed as the Top 1 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in Tennessee. No wonder many folks would love to move here.

The bustling metropolises offer all sorts of entertainment for visitors, including state parks and the little-known Chickamauga Lake which allows fishing, water skiing, boating, and swimming. 

SEE ALSO: Here are the 7 Best Lakes to live near in Tennessee

On the other hand, Knoxville claims as a-nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town. Whether you’re traveling to Knoxville for the day, a weekend, or a week, you’ll never run out of things to do. For a great food experience, visit Stock & Barrel, a local favorite for delicious, fresh ingredients and gourmet burgers. Stroll around the largest mall in Tennessee, West Town Mall which can also be found in Knoxville.

WEST TENNESSEE

West Tennessee is made up of 21 counties West of the Tennessee River. It is a welcomed change of scenery.  It is mostly flat, with a lot of farms. West has always been known for its agriculture and medicine. Settlers originally from the east coast moved to this area because it had rich soil perfect for farming, but they also found that there were many natural resources waiting in store such as coal.

It is home to the much bigger metropolis of Memphis and Jackson. Barlett, which is a city located northeast of Memphis, has been ranked by CNN and Money magazine among America’s top hundred most desirable places to live because it offers beautiful scenery and a respected public school; great for families!

SEE ALSO: Moving to Tennessee? 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

Memphis boasts a lot of great places that are worth visiting because of its rich history and uniqueness. Martin Luther King, Jr. took his last breath at the Lorraine Motel. After his death, the motel became a landmark and now is preserved as the American Civil Rights Museum.

SEE ALSO: 10 Crazy Facts About Tennessee You Probably Didn’t Know

The Beauty Shop is also one of the most unique restaurants in West Tennessee. Also from Memphis, their meals are superb! Expect American cuisine but with a twist. The ambiance? The photo says it all.

SEE ALSO: Experience the 7 Most Unique Restaurants in Tennessee

MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Tourism plays a major role in Middle Tennessee’s economy.  This area is made up of 41 counties. It is kind of a great mixture of East and West. It has some flat land, but it also has hills and mountains. Have you heard about Nashville? Of course! Who doesn’t know the Music City? It is actually the biggest city in Middle Tennessee and the state’s capital. Other notable cities in Middle Tennessee are Clarksville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin. Nashville and Clarksville metropolitan areas are two of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. It is the most populous of the state’s three Grand Divisions.

Middle Tennessee provides genuine Southern hospitality and delivers an unparalleled creative music experience. The rolling hills and fertile valleys of Middle Tennessee are a beautiful reminder that nature never gets too far from our grasp. Farm Tours are very popular in this area, too. Tobacco had been raised for personal use and for sale almost as soon as people settled in Middle Tennessee. by the 1920s Robertson County was known as the “Home of the World’s Finest Dark Fired Tobacco.”

Middle Tennessee has a lot to be proud of, and each county in the region offers its own unique attractions ranging from historic homes, most famous museums, huge lakes, hiking spots, musical heritage, wineries, and other historical places that are notable among states in the US.

Now that you’ve learned about the 3 Grand Divisions of Tennessee, are you ready to take a tour?

Make that move. I’ll be waiting for you.

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Moving to Tennessee? 10 Lowest Cost of Living Cities in the Volunteer State

There are many affordable places to live in Tennessee, but not all of them might be the right fit for you. Whether you’re looking for affordable housing or a low cost of living, this article is a great place to start your search!

10. ALCOA

McGhee Tyson Airport

Alcoa is a city that sits near the base of beautiful, rugged mountains. 15 miles south from Knoxville, the small town has easy access to many highways and offers residents plenty for them to do both in their free time or while working! It’s near McGhee Tyson Airport which is home to some major airlines that offer flights throughout the country. As of December 2021, the median household income is $42,255. The median home value is about $146,500. Renters pay a median price of around $700 per month and a population of 9,561. Hiking, biking, and running are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy in this beautifully scenic town. There are six colleges within 15 miles where students will be able to study everything from art history to engineering!

READ ALSO: 10 Crazy Facts About Tennessee You Probably Didn’t Know

9. FARRAGUT

Farragut Town Hall and Folklife Museum
Birding in Knoxville

If you’re about to retire and thinking of moving to Tennessee, (which is a common reason among transferees), Farragut is a quiet and relaxing community for retirees. During nice weather days, stroll around several parks and enjoy the peaceful streets. This small town is less than 20 miles away from Knoxville’s heart. The population numbers around 23,778 people with opportunities to fish and boat on Fort Loudon Lake as well as one-of-a-kind birdwatching nearby!

As of December 2021, the median home value in Farragut is $376,300, while the median household income is $104,715. Apartments rent for an average of $1,222 per month.

8. PORTLAND

Strawberry Crate Public Art

Portland is an ideal destination for those looking to discover the beauty of nature, while also enjoying a large cityscape with opportunities at every turn. If you’re into photography, you will enjoy the Public Arts around the city. Every year in May, people are very busy preparing for the annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival. You shouldn’t miss it!

As of December 2021, Portland’s median home value is $173,800, with a median household income of $51,027. The average apartment rents for $834 a month and has a population of 13,000 people.

SEE ALSO: Travel Back In Time To These Historic Homes Near Nashville

7. BARLETT

The small town of Bartlett has been ranked by CNN and Money magazine among America’s top hundred most desirable places to live because it offers beautiful scenery and a respected public school; great for families! Bartlett is a small town with big-city amenities just outside of Memphis. It’s close enough to enjoy all the fun things downtown without being overwhelmed by traffic, noise, and crowds on your way back home!

There’s always something going on here! Every year, people look forward to the seasonal farmer’s market, 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza, children’s fishing rodeo, and the Bartlett Festival with its fierce BBQ Fest competition. As of December 2021, Bartlett boasts a population of 59,102 residents. The median home price is $206,200 and the median rent is $1,338 per month. The median household income is $80,240.

6. ROCKWOOD

Rockwood organizes the Annual Thunder Road Festival that features live music, food, and an amazing auto and motorbike show that people go crazy about every year. The town is situated at the base of Walden Ridge, with a population of 5,423. The median home price is $100,300. Renters pay an average of $1,146 a month. 

Imagine yourself living in the lap of luxury. A seaside home with golf courses and hiking trails surrounding you and a nine-hole course only one mile away? What more could anyone ask for Rockwood’s weekend getaway? If you’re more laid-back, a beautiful Watts Bar Lake, a sports complex and walking trail, and Mount Roosevelt Wildlife area.

5. Murfreesboro

Located approximately 34 minutes south along I-24 from Nashville, Murfreesboro serves as the Rutherford County seat with its picturesque riverside setting and history-making for all ages. The sports games in this area are some of the most entertaining around, and it’s also home to the state’s largest college, Middle Tennessee State University. 

Time and Money magazines listed Murfreesboro as one of the top 20 places to live in the US. With unemployment rates much lower than the national average, Murfreesboro is known as one of the fastest-growing areas of Tennessee. The city is a beautiful place to explore, with plenty of outdoor activities. There are 12 miles worth of trails available for walking or running!  With a population of about 146,900, it’s perfect for those starting a family. The median home price is $246,000 and renters pay an average of $970 a month.

SEE ALSO: Spend Your Day Right in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

4. Oak Ridge

Oak Ridge is a perfect place to call home if you’re looking for a more tranquil lifestyle. This quaint little suburb also offers many opportunities for young professionals who are looking not just for an easy commute but adventures outside their doors as well!

FACT: Oak Ridge is one of the most mysterious and historic towns in this area, as it was originally a secret site built by government scientists during World War II for producing nuclear weapons.

Currently, residents enjoy local activities such as pickleball, basketball, and the large swimming pool at the Oak Ridge Civic Center Recreation Building. If you’re outgoing, you’ll get to enjoy 16 parks, a disc golf course, and many biking and running trails; plenty of outdoor activities!

3. Clarksville

Clarksville has been one of the best cities in Montgomery County for years, and it shows no signs at all of slowing down. With a population of 150,000 people, Job growth has been on the upswing in recent years with an LG manufacturing plant and a Google data center. Points of interest are Fort Campbell U.S. Army base on the state’s northern border  between Clarksville and Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The median home value in Clarksville is around $159,300 and the median rent cost is approximately $950 per month. Many of the schools in the area are given high ratings, which makes Clarksville a solid choice for families and young professionals.

SEE ALSO: Learn the Art of Glass Making in Old Hickory, TN

2. Johnson City

Johnson City has been voted the best place to live in Washington County, Tennessee. Most visitors come back for the city is surrounded by beautiful mountains and rivers; offering the perfect balance of nature and city. Small communities and welcoming culture make the city of 65,600 an enjoyable place to live. The city is home to Eastern Tennessee State University, great restaurants, and many outdoor activities. The median home value in Johnson City is $148,800 and the median rent price is $733 a month.

  1. CHATTANOOGA

When deciding where to live in the South, CHATTANOOGA is a great choice. It may be the fourth largest city with a population of 182,800, but it provides affordability and good amenities for newcomers.  The city has bustling nightlife and an impressive arts district due to The University of Tennessee. However, you can still enjoy a suburban feel and closeness to necessities.

In a recent study, it was found that Chattanooga is one of the Top 100 Cities to Live in America and also made it to the list of Livability for Top 10 Best Downtowns. While many people are unhappy with their commutes, residents in this city aren’t one of them. The average commute time is 18 minutes which means that they can get to work on foot or by public transport and still make it before 9:00am!

Surrounded by state parks and the little-known Chickamauga Lake which allows fishing, water skiing, boating, and swimming. Chattanooga and the areas around it provide great scenery for photographers and adventure lovers. You’ll find the median home value is around $150,000 and monthly apartment rentals are around $818 per month. 

So, were you able to make up your mind? Plan ahead this year and I’m ready to guide you all the way into finding your perfect home here in Tennessee.

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Still Looking For That Perfect Gift? Here Are 5 Local Gift Shops For Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

What better way to show your loved ones how much they mean than with a simple, yet thoughtful gift of their own? Here is a list of local gift shops around Tennessee that could help you find that perfect gift.

  1. Rustique Essentials – (Cedar Hill)

Rustique Essentials offer all-natural, handmade body care, home decor, and cleaning supplies. Their products are made fresh when ordered with no parabens, dyes, or, Phthalates.

The owner, Ayla, built this business as she needed truly natural and safe products for her overly sensitive premature twin boys, she worked tirelessly to build a small family-owned business that offers handmade natural home and body care items made with farm-fresh ingredients including creamy goat’s milk that we hand milk ourselves, fresh herbs grown in their medicinal herb garden, as well as rich honey and beeswax from the family farm.

Check out her full story here: rustiqueessentials.com/about-us

2. Made in Tennessee – (Franklin, Nashville)

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If you have some friends or relatives coming from other states, you may want to give them something very “Tennessee”. Made in Tennessee shop offers all of your Tennessee favorites from local foods, home décor, jewelry, and other gifts carefully curated from local makers such as Nashville Jam CompanyOlive & Sinclair Chocolate, Music City Suds, Sweet Tea Candle Company, and many, many more.

Branches:

  • Made in TN(inside L&L Market)3820 Charlotte Ave, #127Nashville TN 37209
  • Made in TN(inside The Factory at Franklin)230 Franklin RoadSuite 11X Franklin TN  37064 

3. Pointer Brand – (Bristol )

It’s never too much to have more overalls! The best denim shopping experience of your life awaits at L.C. King Manufacturing Co. Speaking of quality, they take pride on producing original Tennessee’s Pointer Brand jeans for 100 years already.

LC King High Back Overalls are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable. They are Full-Cut for comfort, lightweight for mobility, and reinforced through the hip pockets for durability. Features include a zippered bib, rust-proof fasteners & buttons, watch pocket, hammer loop, and an accessory pocket for ruler, pliers, or cell phone.

4. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey ( Lynchburg )

It turns out many people in Tennessee still mark Jack Daniel’s as their top choice of drink. Head out to Lynchburg if you want to see these items in person or if you’re too far, no worries, ’cause they have an official website. It will also be less hassle if you sent it directly to the person you want to receive the gift. Besides whiskey, 2 of their best sellers are the whiskey flavored coffee that’s perfect for your drunk friend who’s also a coffee lover and the Jack Daniel’s Chess Set which is a highly-detailed, sculpted and painted pieces complimented by a top-quality wooden board branded with the Jack Daniel’s logo. Awesome, isn’t it?

5. This Little Light Creative Glass Art and Gallery – (Old Hickory)

Now, for your artsy friends and relatives, This Little Light has you covered! Give them something that will add beauty and creativity to their homes. Just like the wine holder that creates a floating illusion. Pick the cute little night light to create ambiance in their rooms. If they still haven’t completed their Christmas tree, give them those cute Christmas ornaments. What’s great about this is that you can personalized it! This Little Light provides classes and guides if you want to give your loved ones something special that will make them always remember you. Watch the video below to see more of this art shop.

I hope this list will serve as your future reference on your Christmas shopping every year. Merry Christmas, folks!

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Travel Back In Time To These Historic Homes Near Nashville

If you’re looking for an authentic taste of Nashville life, take a walk through these historic homes. Most of them made it to the list of the National Register of Historic Places. Also, if you’re looking for a nice venue for your wedding, family gatherings, or any occasion, these historic omes are ready to serve you some enchanting memories!

  1. Historic Rock Castle
139 Rock Castle Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075

Rock Castle is actually the oldest house in Middle Tennessee and it has an interesting history. Once operated as Daniel Smith’s main home, this farmhouse now provides guests with country memories they’ll never forget!

Daniel Smith, the home’s original owner, was a member of the committee that framed the United States Bill of Rights, and he also was a colonel in the Revolutionary War. Fun fact! Andrew Jackson was his Tennessee neighbor!

The home is now utilized as a museum and party space. Seasonal events are offered throughout the year, with options for private rentals available too!

2. The Hermitage

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This mansion, the Hermitage is not only a gorgeous historic home of Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S president, but also located just outside Nashville Tennessee and it’s an incredible place to visit! It is one of the largest and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark that welcomes over 180,000 visitors around the world and also caters special events.

3. Buchanan Log House


2910 Elm HillPike Nashville, TN 37214

The Buchanan Log House, located in Donelson Tennessee, and built over 200 years ago; considered the oldest home in town. It’s right on Nashville’s edge making it a great place for travelers who want to explore this booming city! The home was originally built by James Buchanan, one of the earliest settlers in Nashville and also an important figure during that city’s development. It has been open to the public since then and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, it is now used as a community event space for every occasion from family reunions to weddings.

4. Travellers Rest Plantation

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636 Farrell Pkwy Nashville, TN 37220

Some might say that Travellers Rest Plantation is an event space nowadays, but it’s much more than just a background for weddings and family reunions.  It also operates as a museum and boasts a 200-year-old history from its time as Judge John Overton’s plantation home to the present day; serving as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore Nashville’s historic past.

5. Timothy Demonbreun House

746 Benton Ave, Nashville, TN 37204

The Timothy Demonbreun House is a historic mansion built in 1902 and now operates as #1 bed and breakfast in Nashville. The stunning 22-room mansion was once named, “Robincroft,” to honor its original owners, but the name was changed after local attorney Richard A. Demonbreun purchased it as his personal residence. Known as one of the most beautifully restored homes in Nashville, perfect for rehearsal dinners, networking events, etc.

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10 Crazy Facts About Tennessee You Probably Didn’t Know

Tennessee is a large state in the south-eastern United States. It’s known for its music and culture, as well as being home to many caves and rivers. However, there are facts about Tennessee that you might not know! This blog post will give you facts about Tennessee that not many people are familiar with.

  1. Tennessee earned its nickname as, “The Volunteer State” during the War of 1812

Tennessee is a state full of die-hard Volunteers who fought for the country. The nickname, “the Volunteer State,” was given to Tennessee after sending 1,500 volunteer soldiers to fight in defense during the Battle at New Orleans in 1812. The answer lies in the long and honorable history of self-sacrifice, courage, and patriotism of its citizens.

2. Nashville isn’t the birthplace of country music

It’s no surprise that the country’s music capital, Nashville is home to many stars and it’s known to be Music City. But Bristol is actually the official birthplace of country music for several important reasons. Find out HERE.

3. Reelfoot Lake came from shaky beginnings

The lake was formed entirely from a series of earthquakes in 1811-1812. A series of catastrophic earthquakes shook West Tennessee and the rest of the Central Mississippi Valley. Some reports said that the quakes were strong enough to awaken sleepers in Washington, D.C., and allegedly some tremors were felt twelve hundred miles away in Quebec City, Canada. 

These days, the 15,000 acres of water in Reelfoot Lake State Park brings visitors from all over the country to explore bald cypress trees and nesting pairs of eagles. The perfect place to go for those who love photography. It’s one-of-a-kind!

SEE ALSO: Here are the 7 Best Lakes to live near in Tennessee

4. Martin Luther King, Jr. took his last breath at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy is an inspiration that will never die. He took his last breath at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis where he was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, and people all over still come to see what’s left of him there today.

After his death, the motel became a landmark and now is preserved as the American Civil Rights Museum.

5. Kingston was the state capital for one day, September 21, 1807

This was a result of a treaty with the Cherokees. In the Tellico Treaty of 1805, the Cherokees requested that the state capital be moved to Kingston, and the state agreed as part of the treaty.

Unfortunately, the Indians didn’t stipulate how long they wanted the capital at Kingston. The legislature met there for a few hours on September 21, 1807, making Kingston the capital for one day. They then returned to Knoxville which once again became the capital. 

6. The Knoxville World’s Fair in 1982 hosted 11,127,786 people

We find that to be exceedingly fascinating. The World’s Fair brought people from all over the world to Knoxville to see exciting new inventions, food, and international displays. The fair’s theme, “Energy Turns Our World,” debuted many inventions pertaining to energy and its practical applications.

SEE ALSO: 5 Most Awaited County Fairs in Tennessee You Shouldn’t Miss Every Summer

7. Copper Basin was discovered from space. INSANE.

The three man-made marks on the planet that were visible from space were said to be the Great Wall of China, the pyramids of Egypt, and the Copper Basin (CB) in Tennessee. The Copper Basin in southeastern Tennessee became the site of increasingly extensive and successful reforestation efforts. 

8. Home of the LARGEST freshwater aquarium

In Chattanooga, you will not only find a freshwater aquarium but a newer saltwater aquarium as well. Head out to Tennessee Aquarium with your friends and family. The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the world’s largest freshwater aquariums, and easily Chattanooga’s biggest attraction, contributing more than $115 million to the city’s economy annually.

9. Home of 10,000 caves

Cumberland Caverns

Tennessee is home to 10,000 caves beneath its mossy hills and flat farmlands. While you cannot enter all of these caves; there are others that offer magnificent and one-for-the-books experiences.

SEE ALSO: Tennessee’s Scariest Places and Their Shivering Stories

10. Jack Daniel’s made his fortune in Lynchburg

Lynchburg is in Moore County, the smallest county in Tennessee. Even though it’s home to the Distillery, it’s a dry county and has been ever since Prohibition.

One more fact about Jack Daniel is that he died awfully after kicking his safe and allowing the wound to get infected.

What actually happened was that one morning Jack came into work early and decided to open up the safe for the day, rather than waiting for his nephew to arrive. Legend has it that he became frustrated as he repeatedly got the code wrong, and kicked the safe, breaking his toe. It is said that this injury brought on the blood poisoning that took Jack’s entire leg, and eventually his life.

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Tennessee’s Scariest Places and Their Shivering Stories

Tennessee has its fair share of scary places that will keep you up all night, but some are more haunted than others. If you’re looking for a good scare this Halloween season, these eerie spots might be just what you need! Here are the 7 scariest places in Tennessee that will keep you up all night.

  1. The Bell Witch Cave (Adams City)

Home of a famous evil witch within southern folklore. It’s known across the United States as one of the most haunted places in the country. John Bell and his family were the first settlers in this land back in 1817. When they arrived shortly after, they soon began experiencing things that no one could explain – like furniture moving on its own (and not by any human force) and hearing someone yelling in the house, cursing the family. Some locals say that a witch is haunting the area. She was known as “Kate” and was believed to live in a cave on the family’s property. 

She violently beat members of the family by choking John Bell and torturing his daughter. On the other hand, one story says the witch also made time to save a child inside the Bell Witch Cave when a child got stuck in a hole and gave the children a quick lesson on safely exploring caves and disappeared again.

2. Tennessee State Prison (Nashville)

Have you heard about the movie, “The Green Mile”? Then you’re already familiar with this haunted horror. The brooding building is situated on the edge of Nashville, its history vibrant with prison riots and violent deaths and is known as the former home of “Old Sparky,” the state’s electric chair where more than 100 prisoners were executed. All of those who were executed with Old Sparky seems to wander around, making strange noises and unexpected footsteps heard by visitors. The maximum-security prison has been abandoned since 1992. In March 2020, it was heavily damaged by a tornado.

SEE ALSO: People in Tennessee are the Funniest When the Weather’s Freaking Hot!

3. Sensabaugh Tunnel (Church Hill)

This Haunted Tunnel located in Church Hill, Tennessee is not for the faint of heart. The tunnel gets its name from the Sensabaugh family’s ruling patriarch, who was known for his sharp wit and commanding presence. He built the tunnel in the 1920s and legend has it he murdered his wife and daughter only a few years later. He dumped their bodies in the tunnel. Ghost hunters say that you can hear their terrifying screams through the darkness of the tunnel. Broken by grief and anger for what the man did, he wandered the woods and tunnel for years. People report that their car’s ignition cuts at the tunnel entrance with the engine refusing to turn over. Creepy.

4. Gaylord Opryland Hotel (Nashville)

Behind the luxurious side of this hotel are creepy stories. Gaylord Opryland Hotel first welcomed customers in 1977 and it became the town’s most opulent hotel. The Hotel’s Black Lady, who wears a black gown and drapes a veil to hide her face, is said to be the ghost that haunts its hallways. Mrs. McGavock, who owned the property’s grounds and was killed there by a falling chandelier, is the supposed mystery woman. Her presence is said to be almost everywhere in the hotel but her favorite spot is the Magnolia Lobby. Staff said that she makes chandeliers move and flicker.

SEE ALSO: Are you ready for a show? 5 Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In Tennessee

5. Bijou Theatre (Knoxville)

Known to be one of the city’s oldest buildings, Bijou Theatre was built in 1817 and was once a hotel, brothel, and a Civil War hospital. The building’s atmosphere was so thick with death that many troops took their last breath in this place. General William P. Sanders was buried at the entrance of Bijou. In case you’re not familiar with him, he is a well-known officer of the Union Army in the American Civil War. Paranormal experiences like tugging of clothes or ghostly voices being heard happened to the workers of the building. Security hears footsteps all night long along the catwalk above the stage.

6. East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (Knoxville)

It seems like Knoxville has a lot to offer for ghost hunters. East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane in 1886 was renamed Lakeshore Mental Health Institute and it’s known for dark medical procedures and experiments in the past. 984 patients were sleeping on floor pallets because of lack of beds – sad but not surprising. Hence, after more than a dozen years, funding stops and political infighting were involved. The city of Knoxville swears by reports of strange figures and screams echoing down the halls.

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7. Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park (Germantown)

People love hiking and enjoying the sun in this beautiful place. However, as the darkness fills up the space, strange things can happen. It is said that the ghost of a man known as “The Pigman” haunts this place. He was called “Pigman” when his appearance changed during an accident in World War II. During that time, he works at an explosives plant and now he roams around the forest in search of his next victim. Legend says, if you pass by the “Pigman Bridge”, and scream out Pigman three times while flashing your headlights, he will arrive and if you’re lucky, you won’t find out what happens after that! 

Which place do you think is the scariest of all? Would you dare to go to these haunted places? You have been warned. The following places are known to be haunted, and it’s best if you don’t go there alone! Happy Halloween!

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Are you ready for a show? 5 Fall Foliage Viewing Spots In Tennessee

From mid-October to early November, Fall becomes a full swing here in Tennessee, and trees transform before your eyes. There are so many fantastic places to go for the best fall foliage viewing and many of these awe-inspiring autumn sights can be found right in the rolling ranges of the Smokies. This blog post will take you through all of our favorite spots to see the changing colors this time of year!

  1. Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley is a picturesque part of Tennessee’s landscape. This valley sits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers visitors scenic overlooks in fall and hiking trails with great views to take snapshots. It’s also very serene for those who want their vacation filled with peace instead of crowds! 

2. Tellico Plains

Fall is the perfect time to visit Tellico Plains aside from Christmas. It is known as, “The Little Town with the Big BackYard” and “vintage mountain town”.  Take a drive, take a hike, fall in love, and witness oak, walnut, and hickory trees change colour as the autumnal months arrive.

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3. Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome offers an unbeatable 360-degree view of the forest at 6,643ft (2,024m) above sea level, which gives you a different experience to feel like you’re on top of the world. Located on the state border of Tennessee and North Carolina, you will find America’s best colors during fall. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a treasure trove for visitors who enjoy a beautiful landscape with autumnal shades unmatched anywhere else!  

SEE MORE: Here are 9 Underrated Tourist Destinations in Tennessee

4. Chattanooga

The gorgeous colors of the fall season can also be seen in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  There are plenty of ways to enjoy this place in the fall season; from riverboat cruises to bike tours to hiking through the forest. Lookout Mountain in Point Park has fantastic views of the river and city. Take the delightfully named Chattanooga Choo Choo along the Tennessee Valley Railroad for a retro, scenic tour with all the joys of steam trains in the fall.

SEE MORE: 7 WAYS TO ENJOY SPRINGFIELD, TN

5. Reelfoot Lake State Park

Located Near the Kentucky border, Reelfoot Lake in Northwest Tennessee. The cypress trees are one of the highlights of this park. People trek here from all across the region to see it. The bright colors of autumn are on full display in the forest as fiery hues transform the watery landscape. If you’re lucky, you might spot eagles flying overhead. Best chance is when you go there during the day.