Lebanon, TN

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What is Lebanon known for?

Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County. For a sleepy southern town thirty miles east of Nashville, Lebanon carries some surprising clout. Thanks to its status as the home and headquarters of Cracker Barrell, the 36,000-person town has long enjoyed an outsized business presence. Recent years have only strengthened that reputation, as Lebanon is now home to a branch of PFG and America’s only plant for Wonderful Group, a Chinese tile manufacturer. These developments have helped forge Lebanon into an economic entity not beholden to Nashville, and its housing market reflects that independent value. For those willing to do a little digging, there’s an ideal home for everyone in this secluded suburb punching way above its economic weight class.

Who is Lebanon a good fit for?

The family-friendly town of Lebanon hosts many professionals that commute into Nashville and other surrounding areas for work. This quaint town offers its residents a quiet setting to raise a family or retire, but it’s close enough to Nashville for parents to commute. Lebanon offers families more space to spread out, explore nature, and live in a close community. This small city is also a wonderful place for grandparents to host their grandkids.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Lebanon is a small city with an eclectic array of restaurants. But if you’re looking for the bright lights, late nights, and party energy of Nashville’s downtown Broadway, you may be disappointed by Lebanon’s nightlife.

When it comes to good eats, locals flock to Demo’s Restaurant. This family-friendly Italian restaurant has daily specials and ample portion sizes. They offer unparalleled hospitality and a great place to meet friends and relatives.

For a nice night out with your spouse or a date, Town Square Social is one of the best places for a cocktail, glass of wine, and scrumptious food that isn’t too fussy.

Voodoo Smokehouse is sure to please those with a palate for spice and international delights. Al-Basha Lounge is also a great way to experience a unique menu with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flair. For pure American-pleasure Lebanon locals highly recommend New Moon Barbeque.

For a night out and a cold drink, Cahoots offers an authentic Honky Tonk experience with live music and a lively atmosphere.

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Sammy B's Restaurant and Catering

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Snow White Drive in

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Town Square Social

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J. Clayborn Bakery

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Belle's Little Country Kitchen

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Frankie's Cafe

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Pros & Cons of living in Lebanon

Pros

  • Many people are drawn to Lebanon for its historic depth, large yards, and unending outdoor activities. Lebanon is a slice of the South with a conservative culture and historic charm.
  • This quiet town is considered a safe place to raise a family, while being close enough to commute to and from downtown, daily.
  • Many residents move to Lebanon for its great schools. Year after year, this small city grows and expands to keep up with the demand for families wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Nashville.

Cons

  • Lebanon can be considered slower-paced and sleepier than larger metropolitan areas. While this can be great for those wanting a large garden, young single professionals find the city lacking excitement.
  • While Lebanon has quite a few wonderful restaurants, there is only a fraction of the variety of larger cities.
  • While the city continues to grow, some long-time residents don’t love the new development.

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How to get around in Lebanon

A vehicle is a must-have for comfortable living in Lebanon. The city doesn’t have a public transit system and an Uber or Lyft would cost a small fortune to get downtown if you can find one. As far as getting around on foot or on by bike, you may want to think twice. Most roads have narrow shoulders and fast-moving traffic.

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Things to do around Lebanon

Just because Lebanon is about 25 miles east of Nashville doesn’t mean it’s short on things to do. The Don Fox Community Park for example includes four pavilions as well as a 2.5-mile track that surrounds the park’s perimeter. Adjacent to the Don Fox Community Park is the Lebanon Golf & Country Club, a private golf course. Fiddlers Grove Historic Village on the east side of Lebanon is a time capsule where residents can experience early life in Middle Tennessee and the Wilson County Fairgrounds is not far away. Located in the heart of the city, the Lebanon-Wilson County Library is located just off Cumberland Street near Cumberland University.

Lebanon Farmers Market

Farmers Market

143 S Maple St, Lebanon, TN 37087

Lester Farms

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2822 Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, TN 37087

Smith Family Farm

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957 Gwynn Ln, Lebanon, TN 37087

Parks and Recreation in Lebanon

Lebanon is surrounded by green space and ample opportunities for outdoor activities. One of the best-known parks is Cedar of Lebanon State Park, which draws visitors from all over Tennessee and beyond. Fox Den Community Park is a great park for parents looking for a playground for their little ones. If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, Lebanon has more parks than most can explore in a year’s time.

Don Fox Community Park

955 W Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087

The Don Fox Community Park offers the community a host of amenities. Another recreational opportunity offered by the Don Fox Community Park is the track that goes around the park and extends up to Hill Street. The track is 2.5 miles long, and it can be used for walking, bicycling, and skateboarding. There is also a smaller quarter-mile cinder track in the middle of the park for walking. The park also has a nine-station fitness center for those wanting a good workout or to stretch out before and after walking or jogging.

Cedar City Trail

S Hartmann Dr, Lebanon, TN 37087

Cedar Run Trail is a 3.4 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Norene, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Lebanon School Info

The Wilson County School District has an excellent reputation. Lebanon schools are a huge draw for many families looking to move further out from Nashville. Southside Elementary and Castle Heights are top-ranked schools with wonderful teams of dedicated teachers. Lebanon High School also earns high marks for student achievement.

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Crime in Lebanon

In the past year in Lebanon there were 6% less assaults, 13% less burglaries, 4% less robberies, 29% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

When it comes to crime, Lebanon is quite safe and uneventful. This area is suburban and quite placid with a family-friendly attitude. Compared to the city of Nashville, Lebanon is a wonderful place to raise a family.

Cost of Living in Lebanon

The cost of living in Lebanon is on-par with the rest of the U.S. and considered 5% less expensive by Areavibes. Overall, Lebanon is less expensive than other cities surrounding Nashville-proper. Although, housing prices in Lebanon continue to rise and more development comes to this small city.

  • Education costs 3.60% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 1.90% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 0.60% more than the national average.
  • In Lebanon utilities costs 0.90% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 3% less than the national average.

Overall, Lebanon’s cost of living is 1.60% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Lebanon

56,191 Total Popultation

The median household income in Lebanon is $58,627 and the average household income in Lebanon is $70,691. 13.69% of the population people works in Healthcare, 13.51% works in Manufacturing, and 11.01% works in Retail.

Real Estate Trends of Lebanon

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Despite being a considerable distance from Downtown Nashville, Lebanon’s home prices average in the low $300,000s at about $155 per square foot. This relatively high average value is partially due to the Laguardo area, where million-dollar homes along Old Hickory Lake aren’t necessarily representative of the rest of the residential market. Lebanon’s status as something of an economic hub also lends it a diverse population that enjoys a more varied housing market than many other Nashville suburbs. Forty percent of residents rent their homes, and Lebanon is not short on options to meet their needs. There are multiple well-situated large apartment complexes, like Hamilton Station, that have rental options for under $1,000/month. Unlike most other suburbs, though, the possibilities don’t stop there. Townhome complexes and smaller apartment buildings are widely available, and the market even boasts a fair amount of single-family homes that rent reasonably at under $2,000/month.

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What is life in Lebanon like?

Life in Lebanon is pleasant and full of outdoor recreational activities, including the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The town also has a booming job market, making it an attractive location for those starting off their professional careers.

Why are homes in Lebanon a good investment?

Closer to town, new construction has flowed in to meet the elevated employment needs of the expanding corporations. Since 2015, Lebanon has seen a considerable spike in population growth, and builders have responded with a menu of modern single-family construction, affordably-priced in the $200s-$300s. Many of these new construction homes enjoy affordable luxury options such as an open floorplan, granite countertops, stainless appliances, walk-in closets, and hardwood floors.

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

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

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