Goodlettsville, TN

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What is Goodlettsville known for?

For an accessible, established town well within the Nashville sphere, look no further than this vibrant community just a 20-minute drive up I-65 from Downtown Nashville. Goodlettsville’s popularity is due to a number of factors. First, Goodlettsville is an under-the-radar economic hub. Both Dollar General’s corporate headquarters and Tyson’s largest meat-packing plant call this suburb home. This business landscape attracts a diverse array of workers that make the area much more than just another Nashville bedroom community. Ultimately, this community’s deep roots have cultivated a wealth of housing possibilities that make it one of the most varied and accessible Nashville suburbs.

Who is Goodlettsville a good fit for?

The small town of Goodlettsville has a big-city appeal. It’s the perfect mix of convenience, while still maintaining its history and charm. The area is home to just over 17,000 residents, and the median age is just over 40 years old. Goodlettsville, Tennessee is an excellent place to work, live, and even visit.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Goodlettsville is home to many renowned local eateries. Liz’s Kitchen is famous for its classic American comfort food. Or, stop by Ruby’s Kitchen for southern-style home cooking. For an after-dinner treat, we recommend checking out Healthy Body Bakery. This mother-daughter bakery takes a healthy spin on delicious desserts.

The main attraction for nightlife is Silverados. It’s a dance hall and saloon, featuring country line dancing. You’ll also find other taverns and pubs throughout the town. However, the most popular activity for entertainment in Goodlettsville actually occurs during the day. The town features a number of antique shops, and many locals find great joy in shopping for unexpected treasures.

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Pueblo Viejo Mexican Grill



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Pros & Cons of living in Goodlettsville


  • An abundance of outdoor parks and recreational areas.
  • Its prominent historic charm and antique shops.
  • The location is home to many business headquarters, including Dollar General and Tyson Foods.


  • Goodlettsville has an overall high crime rate compared to other Nashville suburbs.
  • As with most areas of Tennessee, the summer humidity can become extreme.
  • It is also not a huge hub for nightlife entertainment.

How to get around in Goodlettsville

The average commute time for those living in Goodlettsville is approximately 25 minutes. You won’t find many options for public transportation, therefore, most residents have their own car. Interstate 65 runs through the city’s center, easing travel throughout the region. Other major roadways, such as Dickerson Pike and Long Hollow Pike, also assist with the area’s accessibility.

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Things to do around Goodlettsville

Moss-Wright Park, with its sprawling fields and play area, is right outside the town center. The park is nearly 150 acres and includes baseball fields, a playground, and walking trails. And the town’s main drag, full of highly-rated traditional and ethnic options, mirrors the housing market, where there’s a home for every taste. Goodlettsville is also home to Long Hollow Winery which was founded in 2000 by Stu Phillips. For folks interested in shopping, the RiverGate Mall includes nearly 80 stores and an old-fashioned carousel.

Delmas Long Community Center

Fitness, pool, sports, parks

200 Memorial Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Historic Mansker's Station

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705 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Yoga House Goodlettsville

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106 East Ave, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Parks and Recreation in Goodlettsville

Goodlettsville is home to several parks and recreational centers. Moss-Wright Park is the largest park in the town. Stretching over 147 acres, you’ll find sports fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking trails. Pleasant Green Park is slightly smaller, spanning 22 acres in size. It features a pool, sheltered picnic tables, a playground, and a variety of trails. An honorable mention also goes to Goodlettsville’s first park, Peay Park, which offers tennis courts and a playground with a splash pad.

Moss-Wright Park

745 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Comprising 147 acres & including several ballfields plus a large playground, trails & picnic tables.

Goodlettsville Park

105 S Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Moss-Wright Park is the largest park in Goodlettsville at 147 acres. It was dedicated into the park system on September 3, 1979 and named for H.S. Moss and Charles Wright.

Peay Park

200 Memorial Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Peay Park is a public tennis establishment. There are 3 public tennis courts at this tennis facility. The tennis courts are not lighted. We have 14 active tennis friends presently listed at Peay Park.


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Goodlettsville School Info

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is the area’s leading public school. Education classes are available for grades K-12. Madison Creek Elementary is another area favorite, however, classes only range from K-5. Since parts of Goodlettsville falls under Davidson county, some locals prefer to feed into Nashville’s other surrounding public schools.


Crime in Goodlettsville

In the past year in Goodlettsville there were 9% less assaults, 3% less burglaries, 0% more robberies, 12% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Goodlettsville has some improvements to make in terms of its overall safety. Crime rates are the highest for property crimes, which include burglary, theft, or other actionable offenses without the use of force on another person. Goodlettsville continues to address these issues, noting a 7% yearly decrease in total crime rates.

Cost of Living in Goodlettsville

The cost of living in Goodlettsville fairs evenly with the U.S. national average. Housing costs are slightly higher, at just 6% more than the nation's average. According to Sperling’s Best Places, the majority of residents are homeowners, and renters account for only 37.8% of the population.

  • Education costs 7.20% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 4.60% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 5.40% more than the national average.
  • In Goodlettsville utilities costs 4.80% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 1.5% less than the national average.

Overall, Goodlettsville’s cost of living is 6.30% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Goodlettsville

31,356 Total Popultation

The median household income in Goodlettsville is $62,185 and the average household income in Goodlettsville is $70,600. 14.16% of the population people works in Retail, 12.44% works in Healthcare, and 9.48% works in Manufacturing.

Real Estate Trends of Goodlettsville

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Decades of established economic infrastructure have fostered the development of a mature, varied housing market that meets just about everyone’s domestic needs. Sure, there’s the occasional multi-million dollar mansion (this is Nashville after all), but the majority of homes are accessible, single-family dwellings constructed between 1970 and 1999. While these may not seem like the most seductive properties, they’re modest, serviceable, and keep home prices from ballooning even as the area draws more residents.

Part of Goodlettsville’s home price appreciation can be attributed to burgeoning new construction offering similar square footage with updated touches. Especially on the Davidson County side of town, communities like Parkview Preserve provide affordable new construction ranging from townhomes to detached single-family properties.

Budding communities like Copper Creek and Cottage Grove offer the kind of updated homes on smaller, easy-to-maintain lots that current buyers covet. These housing options aren’t cheap, with four-bedroom homes in this area often running from $450,000 - $700,000, but prices should stay relatively stable as builders add quality inventory to the market.

Since Goodlettsville functions as more than just a commuter town, it also provides far more housing options than the conventional suburb. Over 40% of the population are renters, and the area offers plenty of apartments and even a few houses to meet their needs. Complexes like Piccadilly Apartments and Centennial Crossing offer one-to-three-bedroom units, some for just over $1,000 — an uncommon deal for something this close to Nashville. These homes also tend to be centrally located around Goodlettsville’s underrated restaurant and park scene.

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What is life in Goodlettsville like?

Goodlettsville offers an ideal mix of urban convenience and small-town charm. It is home to a number of business headquarters, and the town’s occupancy almost doubles in size with its daytime population. Local residents often enjoy outdoor recreational activities at the many available parks.

Why are homes in Goodlettsville a good investment?

Goodlettsville features one of the most competitive residential real estate markets in the entire Nashville area, with homes often coming off the market in as little as a week. Such market stability makes Goodlettsville homes some of the most affordable investments in the Nashville area. The last 12 months have seen a definite uptick in the Goodlettsville market. While homes are selling for an average of $300,000, a nearly 8% bump from last year, their $162 per square foot represents an impressive 15% price increase. Those looking for something a little larger and more upscale will find the highest appreciating properties to the north, where historically larger houses now face competition from attractive new developments.

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

Commuting from Goodlettsville to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 17 minutes.

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