Find the 'Good Life' in Robertson County, TN

This stunning setting has it all: Proximity to Nashville, rural charm, friendly neighbors, diverse economy and affordability.

Emily Lansdell
On Friday, May 14, 2021 - 09:25
Robertson County, TN

When residents of Robertson County are out and about running errands or on their way to work, it’s not uncommon for someone to honk their horn, throw up a friendly wave or call out, “Hey!”

To go one step further, the person taking your order at the local café might even know what you want on your sandwich before the words come out of your mouth.

For Donnie Eden, a local mortgage planner and 47-year resident of White House, TN, these moments are reminders of why he loves living and working in the county he calls home.

That personal connection combined with affordable housing and proximity to Nashville is a recipe for the “good life” that so many people are looking for, he says.

As the former chair of the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Eden has witnessed the county’s population and value expand among its 11 unique communities over the years.

“Robertson County is the final spoke of the Nashville area that’s not super developed,” Eden says. “I live in the middle of Robertson County, and I can be in downtown Nashville in 22 minutes. It’s still a small-town feel, but it’s so easy to get to where we want to go.”

Robertson County, Tennessee
Jeff Adkins

The Place to Be

Bordered by Interstate 24 on the west and I-65 on the east, Robertson County is perfectly positioned for growth.

The word is out, and families are flocking to the thousands of affordable and diverse housing options. From rentals to single-family dwellings to acreage, multiple price points make the county an attractive draw for newcomers, first-time homebuyers and move-ups.

“The demand over the last five years has really increased,” says Johnna Finch of Finch Real Estate Co. in White House. “In Robertson County, buyers can get more square footage, more land and finishes for the dollar. There’s a big variety of what’s available. You can be in a neighborhood or you can be on a county road with a couple of acres.”

Starting at an entry point price of around $250,000, homes sell for up to $1.2 million for more custom features. Many buyers also want to own land and can still find reasonably priced lots around five acres or more, if they’re looking, Eden adds.

And while ample and attractive rental properties are now available, the combination of low property taxes and current low-interest rates make it more feasible for young renters who want to break into homeownership.

“We used to not have many options, but housing options are going up at the rate that we’re able to meet the needs,” Eden says. “The conscious effort the county and its leaders have made to get more doors available is the single biggest reason we are growing as a county.”

Robertson County, Tennessee
Robertson Chamber

Hometown Hospitality

While housing impacts the cost of living, other factors make it possible for families to stretch their living dollars further.

From shopping to dining to weekend recreation, residents of Robertson County find that their communities are self-sufficient and thriving. Residents of all ages have something free or budget-friendly to enjoy.

According to Eden, passionate local business owners invest in the community and, in return, the community takes care of its own.

Cities like Greenbrier, TN and the county seat of Springfield, TN are hubs where people enjoy the charm of a traditional town square, complete with boutiques, bakeries and coffee shops, Finch says.

Public parks like Ridgetop Station Park and White House Municipal Park offer walking trails, sports fields and playgrounds, one of which is handicapped accessible.

Across the county, cities have invested heavily in public park facilities. Community events include Christmas parades, fall festivals, farmers markets, 5K runs and outdoor movie nights.

Residents also enjoy the “country life” at the Barrel Festival in Coopertown, TN, the 1st Friday Night Market in Springfield, and Shuckle’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Greenbrier.

From young talent coming to the Nashville area with a dream to families with school-age children to retirees who are ready for a slower pace of life, Robertson County offers people of all ages such a variety of endearing and economical options that they are sure to find their perfect home within the county’s lines.

Want to learn more about living in Robertson County? Check out the new edition of Experience Robertson County, Tennessee.