Where in Middle Tennessee you can buy a home for less than $400,000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many move to Nashville to fulfill their music dreams. But, the dream of buying an affordable home under $400,000 might have you looking outside Davidson County.

“The first thing that I think about is Dickson County,” said Kevin Wilson, president of Greater Nashville REALTORS.

Wilson has been crunching the housing data from 2023. Dickson County came out as the #1 most affordable Middle Tennessee market with a median sales price of $345,000.

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“It was the only county in our nine-county reporting area that was below $350,000 median home sale price…People might choose to do surrounding areas, such as Dickson County, because they want more space, they need a larger home size, more square footage to fit their family needs, or they may just want a small town feel,” Wilson explained.

The #2 most affordable market is Cheatham County with a median sales price of $360,000, followed by #3 Robertson County at $365,000 and #4 Maury County at $392,000.

“We saw rates as high as 8%, and so that really limited what some homebuyers could really afford, and so it does make sense to me that you’re seeing people move out to these suburbs where you get more house for your money with these median home sale prices,” Wilson said.

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Yes, Dickson County had the lowest sales price, but, it also showed growth; prices increased 3% from 2022 to 2023.

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