Middle Tennessee, bordered by Kentucky (north) and Alabama (south) and comprised largely of the Nashville area (population 689,447), is home of “Music City” and the “Upper Cumberland” areas, with a total population of nearly 2.9 million residents. 

Outside of the main city of Nashville, the other most notable towns are Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Hendersonville, Smyrna, Spring Hill, Brentwood, Gallatin and Columbia. 

Average home prices in the Nashville area hover around $420,000, which makes Middle Tennessee, by far, the most expensive part of the state to live in. These average home prices are justified, however, when you consider the fact that Nashville (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics), is #5 in the “Job Growth Ranking” (number of jobs plus average wage) for all cities in the United States! 

Specifically, Williamson County is home to the top three most expensive towns in all of Tennessee (Brentwood, Franklin, and Nolensville).

Main Cities In Middle Tennessee

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