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Sumner County TN is a rapidly growing Middle Tennessee draw, and new construction is following


The draw of the Nashville real estate market is well-documented at this point, and Williamson County’s housing market has well-established strength, too.

So it’s not a big surprise that Sumner County, bordering Davidson County on the northeast corner, would be catching a good growth spurt too.

“Good schools, a strong economy, a solid record of job creation and a location close, but not too close, to Nashville are making Sumner County a destination of choice for individuals and families moving for their careers as well as for retirees who want to be near their families,” a new piece in The Tennessean says.

Sumner County’s shown steady population growth — 2.5 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to Census data released in 2018. That’s significantly more than Nashville proper, at less than half a percent. And although Sumner trails behind Williamson County in growth (Williamson was at 3.4 percent for that time period), it’s clearly picking up steam. Williamson boosted about .4 percent from its 2011-2016 growth rate, while Sumner jumped up almost a full point over the same time.


What the Sumner County data says

If data points don’t really do it for you, the headline: Sumner County is becoming a big Middle Tennessee draw for homebuyers, and, as The Tennessean pointed out, home builders are noticing that fact, and responding in a big way.

Along with a cache of local home builders, major national home builders have been focusing attention on Sumner County cities including Gallatin and Goodlettsville, delivering a mix of home options, from no-maintenance townhomes to luxury single-family properties.

In early 2019, prospective homebuyers have a healthy home inventory to look over in Sumner County, with prices that still generally sit under what similar properties in Davidson County and Williamson County might command.

Curious about what new construction in Sumner County looks like in 2019? Below, a few homes on the market now that illustrate what home builders are seeing a market for, and what Sumner County homebuyers have to choose from:


1144 Lock 4 Rd , F-2
Gallatin, TN 37066

Locals looking for lakefront living at a modest price point have a great option in the new Mariners Cove in Gallatin — new townhomes sit walking distance from the docks at Gallatin Marina, and steps from the water, with asking prices in the mid-$300Ks.



1062 Ambling Way Lot 161
Gallatin, TN 37066

A spacious, new-construction home in that low- to mid-$300Ks price point is doable in Sumner County too — Kennesaw Farms in Gallatin offers homes like this new brick build, with just shy of 2,500 square feet of living space and all the expected finishes (stainless, granite, etc.), listed for under $340K.



111 Circle Dr.
Hendersonville, TN 37075

A large, modern Craftsman-style new build in Hendersonville with lots of trend-forward details, from shiplap walls to gleaming marble tile. Among the big benefits that can come with Hendersonville locations, and that does come with this property: lake views.



1188 Potter Ln
Gallatin, TN 37066

Luxury homebuyers are looking toward Sumner County too, and custom builders like Arthur Rutenberg Homes are taking notice. This 5,503-square-foot Bordeaux plan can give homeowners all the high-end accoutrements, from a club room and media room to a massive outdoor entertaining area, along with access to the highly praised golf/country club amenities in Gallatin’s Fairvue Plantation community.


Thinking Sumner County might be the right fit for your next home? We’d love to help guide you toward a community and property that perfectly suits your needs. Check out some Sumner County homes for sale here, and reach out if you’d like to get started househunting — you can contact ACRE here.


Listings via MLS, not under agreement with ACRE and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC, except where noted.

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