Sumner County

Although Sumner County stretches up to the Kentucky border, it's located just northeast of Nashville. So homebuyers looking in this area may live only a short drive outside of downtown Nashville and still be within county lines. Alternatively, homebuyers may choose the peaceful, quiet area of Westmoreland, an hour away from the big city.

Sure, Sumner County is close to the action of downtown Nashville, but it has a lot more to offer than that. Outdoor enthusiasts, for example, will find this area a dream. Avid hikers, campers, boaters and fishermen frequent Bledsoe Creek State Park near Gallatin. In addition, the Old Hickory Wildlife Management Area provides a welcoming site for bird watching. And at the Wynnewood State Historic Site in Castalian Springs, you can visit the biggest log structure in all of Tennessee. Let's not forget the Historic Rock Castle, where visitors can tour an 18th century home, walk along the lake and enjoy outdoor concerts.

Sumner County has a very wide range of home styles, and prospective buyers shouldn't have any trouble finding a style they're comfortable settling down in. This area offers older homes, newer homes and even brand new construction at all price levels.