Gallatin, TN

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What is Gallatin known for?

If Old Hickory Lake is the Wild West, then Gallatin, the county seat of Sumner County, is its boomtown. It might be a few miles further down the road than the neighboring suburb of Hendersonville, but that doesn’t seem to be much of an issue for home buyers. Once you’ve dabbled in Gallatin’s system of lakefront parks and trails, you’ll realize that this sense of inclusivity is more than just a trait of the housing market, it’s a foundational part of the town itself.

Who is Gallatin a good fit for?

The scenic city of Gallatin attracts retirees that like to hit the links, some college students that attend Volunteer State Community College, and a lot of young families looking for lush lawns for their little ones to run around. Gallatin is a moderate-sized city with an easy commute to Nashville for working parents and ample places for families to explore. It also has a thriving community of retirees that enjoy the local country clubs and gated communities.


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Pros & Cons of living in Gallatin


  • This city has kept its southern charm and feels like an authentic small town, but with plenty to keep outdoor enthusiasts and the little ones busy.
  • If you’re looking to raise a family or retire where you can swing a golf club daily, Gallatin has your name all over it. Boaters, anglers, and mountain bikers also feel right at home with all the water access and green spaces available in Gallatin.
  • This city even offers a bit of a college feel with cultural events like plays, performances, and art shows at Volunteer State Community College. Many residents also love that Gallatin has an established annual music festival.


  • While Gallatin is a quaint and lowkey city, it may not be a great fit for foodies, young professionals, and residents without vehicles.
  • Gallatin does have great food, but very few upscale dining spots and little to no nightlife. Even the country clubs are more laid back than most.
  • For those needing to commute downtown, Gallatin may not be the best choice as it can take over 40 minutes depending on traffic.

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How to get around in Gallatin

Having a car in Gallatin is a must. This city is built for drivers with all grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses being spread out (mostly along Nashville Pike). While Gallatin is slightly more bike-able than other nearby towns, you will definitely feel the burn in your thighs. As for public transit, residents of Gallatin are out of luck.

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Things to do around Gallatin

Part of Gallatin’s appeal is its proximity to Old Hickory Lake. Nat Caldwell Park for example sits on the lakeshore and features amenities such as a boat ramp and picnic area with built-in grills. Lock Four Mountain Bike Trail is another local favorite on the lake that offers mountain bike enthusiasts a place to ride with lake views. A bit further inland, the Gallatin Miracle Park has a public soccer field, softball field, disc-golf course, and a dog park for our four-legged friends. The Sumner County Museum located off Main Street promises to offer visitors a sense of what life was like in Sumner County dating back to the Civil War. Downtown Gallatin has a lot to offer from the many local shops and eateries on Main Street to the Gallatin Public Library. Just south of Main Street, Rose Mont is a historic landmark built by Judge Josephus Conn Guild in the 1840s.

Gallatin Farmers Market

Farmers Market

160 W Franklin St, Gallatin, TN 37066

The Palace Theatre

Silent Movie Theater

146 N Water Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066

Holder Family Fun Center

Bowling, go-karts, bungee jumping, roller skating

683 S Water Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066

Parks and Recreation in Gallatin

If you love fresh air, nature, and green spaces, Gallatin has plenty to choose from. Because Gallatin is on the Cumberland River, most parks are waterfront. Martha Gallatin Access Area is a wonderful place to launch your kayak or boat or have a picnic. Locals love Lock 4 Park, where they take in scenic views of the water and tear up the trails on their mountain bikes. Miracle Park and Municipal Park have wonderful playgrounds for the little ones.

Gallatin Miracle Park

240 Champion Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066

Public recreation area with fields for soccer & softball, plus a disc-golf course & fenced dog run.

Lock 4 Park - The Point

1598 Lock 4 Rd, Gallatin, TN 37066

Lock 4 Park has one of the most popular mountain-biking courses in Middle Tennessee and one of the more popular trails in the Nashville area. The trail course is approximately nine miles of well-maintained single track that uses natural features with a provided terrain to make this outdoor adventure really fun and exciting.

Municipal Park

160 Municipal Park Dr, Gallatin, TN 37066

Lighted athletic fields & courts, picnic areas with grills & a playground are offered at this park.


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Crime in Gallatin

In the past year in Gallatin there were 23% less assaults, 31% less burglaries, 18% less robberies, 50% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Gallatin is a safe, quiet, and friendly place to live. Its crime rates are under half of the Tennessee average. Gallatin has many extremely safe neighborhoods such as the Kansas Bledsoe area and Cottontown. Any crime that does occur is often concentrated in the city center.

Cost of Living in Gallatin

When it comes to affordability, Gallatin helps keep you on budget. This beautiful city is right on par with the average cost of living throughout the U.S. You can find new construction, small historic homes, townhouses, gated community living, and more for a fraction of the price of other Nashville suburbs. This often means substantially more home for the same price as cities like Brentwood, Hendersonville, and Mount Juliet.

  • Education costs 0.60% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 0.80% less than the national average.
  • Food costs 0.5% less than the national average.
  • In Gallatin utilities costs 0.5% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 4.90% less than the national average.

Overall, Gallatin’s cost of living is 0% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Gallatin

43,861 Total Popultation

The median household income in Gallatin is $56,803 and the average household income in Gallatin is $68,829. 14.54% of the population people works in Manufacturing, 14.51% works in Retail, and 9.13% works in Healthcare.

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The housing market has frantically tried to keep up with the surge of new residents, resulting in a community dotted with move-in-ready new construction. Over a dozen new developments, mostly clustered on the Nashville side of town along Highway 31E and Highway 386 corridors, are turning out hundreds of single-family homes to meet the diverse needs of their increasing population.

Single-family homes, townhomes, and apartments — all are readily available to buy; and even more, like the elegant townhomes at Newman Crossing, are coming soon. Despite the motivated buyers, this high inventory is helping to keep housing competition and prices somewhat affordable. Sure, some of the more upscale developments can run into the $600,000s, but 3-bedroom new construction homes in the same area are often found in the mid $400,000s.

This housing diversity even extends to the rental market. 4 in 10 Gallatin residents are renters — a fairly high percentage for Nashville suburbs — and contemporary complexes, like The Edison, offer affordable living in the same neighborhoods as the single-family developments.

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What is life in Gallatin like?

Gallatin is a city famous for its impeccable infrastructure and investment in itself. The area has gone to great lengths to improve and ease its roadways. Gallatin has also not seen an increase in property taxes in 12 years. Many families and young professionals live within the area and the public schools are highly rated.

Why are homes in Gallatin a good investment?

Since 2010, Gallatin’s population has exploded by almost 50%. Much of this can be attributed to the area’s recent business development. Gap’s Gallatin warehouse has added hundreds of jobs in the last few years, and Barretta, the revered Italian gunmaker, relocated it’s U.S. production facility to the town in 2015. When you combine desirable jobs with low cost of living and proximity to the water, you get a town on the rise. New construction homes in Gallatin feature luxurious design elements such as an open floorplan, granite countertops, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, and stainless appliances. What’s more, new developments often include prized amenities such as a community pool, clubhouse, and walking trails.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Gallatin?

Commuting from Gallatin to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 34 minutes.

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