Top Retirement Communities in the Nashville Area

Nashville is growing in popularity when it comes to top places in the U.S. to retire. If you're thinking about retiring in Nashville, check out these top active adult communities.

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Top Retirement Communities in the Nashville Area

Posted by Gary Ashton: Blog on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 8:21pm.

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Nashville's population is certainly on the rise and among those moving here in droves are retirees. A mild climate, excellent health care facilities, and more than enough culture and entertainment to keep people of all ages busy, it’s easy to see why anyone would want to call Nashville home, retirees included. But along with all Nashville has to offer, many seniors are also choosing Nashville for retirement to be closer to their children and grandchildren as more and more people migrate to Middle Tennessee for its expanding job market.

If you’re thinking about retiring in the Nashville area, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a great community that fits all your individual needs and wants. But among some of best are a few of our recommendations, which include the following:

The Heritage at Brentwood - Brentwood, TN

Offering active adults a sprawling 48-acre campus with everything you could want in an active adult community, The Heritage at Brentwood is arguably the most desirable retirement community you’ll find here in the Nashville area. Along with great homes, there’s also a clubhouse, day spa, and a dining and lounge area for residents to enjoy as well.

in an inviting neighborhood setting and represents “the new beat of senior living.”  This Active Adult Community is a neighborhood with lovely villas and apartment residences, winding streets, walking paths and picturesque views of the wooded hills. The Heritage at Brentwood features a Clubhouse that houses the Grand Hall and the Market. You can also get a manicure in the day spa, pursue a favorite hobby in the woodworking shop and savor a flavorful meal. There is also the Steeplechase Lounge that is ideal for meeting friends for a pre-dinner cocktail, a well-stocked library and an activities parlor.

Water’s Edge - Franklin, TN

Although the Water’s Edge subdivision in Franklin isn’t age restricted, about one-third of its 377 homes are specifically designed for 55 and over home buyers. A quiet community that provide ample living space, a convenient location, and homes that are sure to retain their value, you can’t go wrong with a home here in Water’s Edge.

Lake Providence - Mt. Juliet, TN

Developed by national home builder Del Webb, Lake Providence features a resort-like atmosphere that’s about much more than just attractive living spaces. Successfully putting the word “active” in active adult, amenities here include a 24,000 square foot clubhouse, a fully stocked 15-acre fishing lake, an aquatic center and exercise facility, an outdoor swimming pool, and a sports complex with tennis courts, bocce ball courts, and pickle ball. And believe it or not, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Stephens Valley

Although construction hasn’t even begun on Stephens Valley, it won’t be long before this is one of the top destination for retirees moving to Nashville. In all Stephens Valley will include up to 1,400 custom built homes, as well as a commercial section to the neighborhood that will include restaurants, shopping, office space, and even a boutique hotel with between 85 and 100 rooms. For now, developers are planning to build around 50 to 75 homes a year, with the entire build-out last around 20 years. Construction for the community infrastructure and utilities is expected to begin later this summer and homes will likely start somewhere in the low $400s. 

Looking for a retirement home in the Nashville area? Take a closer look at the active MLS listings featured below!

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29 Properties Found.
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  • Price: $1,300,000
  • 2307 Hampton Ave
  • MLS #: 1795095
  • City: Nashville
  • Subdivision: Hampton/Golf Club/Green Hi
  • County: Davidson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Julia Green Elementary
  • Middle School: John T. Moore Middle School
  • High School: Hillsboro Comp High School

Adorable cottage on beloved street w/ 2016 kitchen, 2001 master addition, 2 yr roof & h2o heater. Well established landscaping with irrigation around foundation.

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  • Price: $525,000
  • 421 Battle Flag Ln
  • MLS #: 1786511
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 5
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Rare Chestnut Garden Plan with Finished Basement. Crystal clean 5 bed room, 3 full bath w/office and Florida room. All of the upgrades imaginable. See pictures with detail...

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  • Price: $514,000
  • 550 Calibre Ln
  • MLS #: 1794014
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Lake Providence Ph T1
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Immaculate Home, Rare find-1st ever resale of Morningside /w Sunroom on top of "The Mountain". Gorgeous rear view off hillside overlooking woods & Clubhouse. 4 foot garage ...

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  • Price: $494,900
  • 204 Antebellum Ln
  • MLS #: 1804046
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Totally renovated by builder 2 years ago-Builder Warranty still active. Pristine home with all of the upgrades imaginable. Granite, hardwood floors, Kitch w/pullouts, Walk-...

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  • Price: $464,900
  • 224 Battalion Way
  • MLS #: 1787803
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb/Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Mt Juliet High School

Exclusive 55+ Resort Community! 3/2 on main level. 1br/1ba plus huge family room plus media/exercise room! 2 enclosed porches + deck! Park w/walking trails in front of h...

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  • Price: $459,900
  • 271 Antebellum Ln
  • MLS #: 1792207
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

1 LEVEL HOME! HARDWD FLOORS, 3 BEDRM, 3.5 BATH,2 MASTER SUITES,4 SEASONS/FLORIDA ROOM,EXTENDED PATIO,SPACIOUS KITCHEN W/GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, GREAT ROOM W/INTERIOR EXPANSION...

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  • Price: $449,900
  • 279 Antebellum Ln
  • MLS #: 1763352
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Immaculate Cumberland Hall. Spacious Layout,.With all the Upgrades:Trey Ceilings, Hardwood, Crown Molding, Plantation Shutters, Whirlpool Tub.Gourmet Kitchen: Granite, Stai...

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  • Price: $444,900
  • 305 Infantry Run
  • MLS #: 1795852
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb/Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Cumberland Hall floor plan, screened porch, hardwood flrs, stainless appliances, granite, center island, gas cooktop, laundry with built ins all kitchen aid appl. a real sh...

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  • Price: $399,900
  • 245 Antebellum Ln
  • MLS #: 1800394
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb / Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: West Wilson Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Beautiful Bluffton plan-Large lot with irrigation & backs to common area-Living areas have hardwood and are all open -Kitchen has granite, pullout shelves, upgraded backspl...

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  • Price: $399,000
  • 119 Southern Way Blvd
  • MLS #: 1793872
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt Juliet Elementary
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Practically new! Vernon Hills Plan w/upgrades galore!* 3 bed rm* 2 bath* office* Florida Rm* Extended 19x25 garage* Hardwd flrs* Central Vac* Kitch w/granite counter-tops-p...

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  • Price: $389,900
  • 6049 Sunrise Cir
  • MLS #: 1801659
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Morningside Sec 2
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Johnson Elementary
  • Middle School: Freedom Middle School
  • High School: Centennial High School

Very special unit, Owner remodeled entire unit in Dec. 2010, opened wall up between kit,& den, installed new hardwood floors, removed wallpaper and painted, gave kit a fac...

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  • Price: $379,900
  • 8020 Sunrise Cir
  • MLS #: 1791622
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Morningside Sec 3
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Johnson Elementary
  • Middle School: Freedom Middle School
  • High School: Centennial High School

WONDERFUL COTTAGE IN 55 + COMMUNITY IN HEART OF COOL SPRINGS * BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS * 3 BEDROOMS ON MAIN LEVEL * MASTER BATH W/ HIS & HERS SEPARATE VANITIES * 4TH BEDROOM IS S...

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  • Price: $363,500
  • 165 Salient Ln
  • MLS #: 1796792
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Lake Providence Del Webb
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

"Surrey Crest" w/Tiled Sunroom,Granite Kit,Gas Cooking&Fireplace,55+,Active-Adult,Gated,24K sq.ft. Clubhouse,80 Clubs & Activities,In/Out Pools,PickleBall,Tennis,Bocce,5mil...

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  • Price: $356,000
  • 115 Clapham St
  • MLS #: 1803515
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Reid Hill Commons
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Pearre Creek Elementary School
  • Middle School: Freedom Middle School
  • High School: Franklin High School

Designer upgrades throughout*Extensive HDWD*Custom Plantation Shutters*Granite Back splash*Stainless Appliances*Utility Sink*Closet Org. System* Covered Screened Porch w/ C...

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  • Price: $309,000
  • 136 Prince William Ln
  • MLS #: 1794658
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Reid Hill Commons Sec 2
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Pearre Creek Elementary School
  • Middle School: Hillsboro Elementary/ Middle School
  • High School: Independence High School

Fabulous end unit located in premier 55+ Senior Community less than 50 yards to doctors, dentists and Walgreens. Very private large courtyard backing to beautiful trees!!...

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Photo for MLS 1792346 in 6060 Sunrise Cir Franklin, TN - 37067
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  • Price: $305,000
  • 6060 Sunrise Cir
  • MLS #: 1792346
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Morningside Sec 1
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Johnson Elementary
  • Middle School: Freedom Middle School
  • High School: Centennial High School

Senior living community with master down, in the heart of Cool Springs. New HVAC & appliances! And kitchen has granite! Guest parking on street in front and covered parking...

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  • Price: $299,900
  • 6038 Sunrise Cir
  • MLS #: 1784926
  • City: Franklin
  • Subdivision: Morningside Sec 2
  • County: Williamson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Johnson Elementary
  • Middle School: Freedom Middle School
  • High School: Centennial High School

2BR/3 FULL BA*Loft currently serving as 3rd BR*Convenient & enjoyable lifestyle living in Senior Community/great location near shopping and I65*Lg storage area*2 car carpor...

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Photo for MLS 1772261 in 609 Brigadier St Mount Juliet, TN - 37122
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  • Price: $288,900
  • 609 Brigadier St
  • MLS #: 1772261
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Amazing one owner home! Community garden is right out your back door! Sit on your fenced in patio and watch your vegetables grow this Spring! Upgraded one level home featur...

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Photo for MLS 1782603 in 388 Blockade Ln Mount Juliet, TN - 37122
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  • Price: $270,000
  • 388 Blockade Ln
  • MLS #: 1782603
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Lake Providence, Del Webb
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

Pine Spring Model- One owner, Beautiful hardwood floors,Spacious liv rm, Kitchen with lots of counter space & cabinets. Master w/LARGE walk'n closet. Mster bath w/step-in s...

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Photo for MLS 1786411 in 198 Old Towne Dr Mount Juliet, TN - 37122
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  • Price: $269,900
  • 198 Old Towne Dr
  • MLS #: 1786411
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb, Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

One level living with upgrades galore. Granite counters, upgraded cabinets and stainless appliances. Hardwood flooring throughout the living areas. Cozy office. Del Webb...

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Photo for MLS 1803853 in 396 Bruce Dr Spring Hill, TN - 37174
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  • Price: $269,900
  • 396 Bruce Dr
  • MLS #: 1803853
  • City: Spring Hill
  • Subdivision: Westview Townhomes Ph One
  • County: Maury County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Spring Hill Elementary
  • Middle School: Spring Hill Middle School
  • High School: Spring Hill High School

Beautiful all brick home with so much to offer! Open floor plan with oversized rooms. 3 full baths with extra large closets and gorgeous hardwood flooring. Open Kitchen wit...

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  • Price: $269,500
  • 4594 Boxcroft Circle
  • MLS #: 1753860
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Cottages of Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: West Wilson Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

One of the last homes to be built in this very desirable 55+ Community. Two bedrooms. two baths and a two car garage. Granite in the kitchen and hardwood in kitchen/break...

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Photo for MLS 1785580 in 137 Old Towne Dr Mount Juliet, TN - 37122
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  • Price: $259,900
  • 137 Old Towne Dr
  • MLS #: 1785580
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Del Webb Lake Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: Mt. Juliet Middle School
  • High School: Mt Juliet High School

Large villa features hardwood flooring, 3 season sunroom, updated carpeting in bedrooms, plus patio with retractable awning. Enjoy all the amenities at the clubhouse in th...

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Photo for MLS 1793142 in 266 Cana Cir Nashville, TN - 37205
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  • Price: $245,000
  • 266 Cana Cir
  • MLS #: 1793142
  • City: Nashville
  • Subdivision: The Cloister At St Henry
  • County: Davidson County
  • Beds: 3
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Westmeade Elementary
  • Middle School: H G Hill Middle School
  • High School: Hillwood Comp High School

. Renovated and move in ready. Mostly all real hardwoods throughout the home. New appliances to be furnished before closing. 55 plus community with pool and planned acti...

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  • Price: $239,500
  • 4592 Boxcroft Circle
  • MLS #: 1762837
  • City: Mount Juliet
  • Subdivision: Cottages of Providence
  • County: Wilson County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Rutland Elementary
  • Middle School: West Wilson Middle School
  • High School: Wilson Central High School

One of the last homes to be built in this very desirable 55+ Community. Two bedrooms. two baths and a two car garage. Granite in the kitchen and hardwood in kitchen/break...

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  • Price: $220,000
  • 395 Devon Chase Hl Unit 4704
  • MLS #: 1799230
  • City: Gallatin
  • Subdivision: Lenox Place Ph 4
  • County: Sumner County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Guild Elementary
  • Middle School: Rucker Stewart Mid
  • High School: Gallatin Sr Hi

Newly Released Model Home features include 5" Hardwoods, SS Appl., Kitchen Island, Double Vanities, Sun Room, Gated front entry, 2 car garage and much more.

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  • Price: $219,900
  • 335 Forest Glen Cir
  • MLS #: 1778957
  • City: Murfreesboro
  • Subdivision: The Cottages at Innsbrooke
  • County: Rutherford County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Barfield Elementary
  • Middle School: Christiana Elementary
  • High School: Riverdale High School

Super Clean 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an office on 1 level. 55+ community w/ neighborhood pool. Quiet & private subdivision convenient to shopping, reastaurants, gold, hos...

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Photo for MLS 1773280 in 395 Devon Chase Hl Unit 1003 Gallatin, TN - 37066
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  • Price: $216,000
  • 395 Devon Chase Hl Unit 1003
  • MLS #: 1773280
  • City: Gallatin
  • Subdivision: Lenox Place Ph 3
  • County: Sumner County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Guild Elementary
  • Middle School: Rucker Stewart Mid
  • High School: Gallatin Sr Hi

One Level Living!Fittleworth floor plan.Lg. kit,,Nice cabinets, Granite counter tops.Nice courtyard. Beautiful flooring.Covered and screened backporch. Duraceramic tile in ...

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Photo for MLS 1797846 in 395 Devon Chase Hill #6002 Gallatin, TN - 37066
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  • Price: $189,985
  • 395 Devon Chase Hill #6002
  • MLS #: 1797846
  • City: Gallatin
  • Subdivision: Lenox Place
  • County: Sumner County
  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 2
  • Type: Condominium
  • Elementary School: Guild Elementary
  • Middle School: Rucker Stewart Mid
  • High School: Gallatin Sr Hi

FINAL PHASE! Oxford open 1 level w/ 2 beds,2 baths.Includes 2 car garage,double bowl raised vanity,5' Shower in master,hardwoods,granite,tile backsplash & more.Amenities in...

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