Drive through Robertson County and you’ll sense that the preservation of open spaces and agricultural heritage are high priorities for our communities.
Along with rich history and southern charm, Robertson County residents enjoy the charm and quality of “small-town” living only a short drive from the all the amenities of a world-class city. Nashville offers Broadway shows, the symphony, professional and college sports, high-end shopping and dining, as well as Tennessee’s legendary music heritage.
With an estimated population of 67,000, Robertson County is just 30 minutes north of Nashville and is home to eleven distinct communities. Bordered by Interstates 24 & 65, we sit within a day’s drive of Charlotte, Dallas, Chicago and Orlando, just up the road from an international airport that serves as a Southwest Airlines hub. Robertson County can match almost any lifestyle need: rural homesites and hobby farms, historic districts, golf course communities and a revitalized downtown square in the heart of Springfield.
Entertainment in the region includes community theater, where you can enjoy four to six quality shows each year, ranging from full scale musicals like Big River and Ragtime to dramas like To Kill a Mockingbird and Harvey, put on by the Robertson County Players. From April to November there are monthly community festivals, including food festivals, bluegrass and country music festivals, and farm fun.
Relish seasonal fun at A Taste of Country in June, The Bell Witch Fall Festival in October, The Threshermen's Show in July, The Christmas Sampler in November. Stroll through monthly art walks in downtown Springfield, and plan to savor the Art in the Park annual arts and crafts show in October. For history buffs, Robertson County has a variety of history museums, historical sites and reenactments.
Beautiful countryside, four distinct seasons, a sense of history and place, and an easy commute into Nashville are all reasons to call Robertson County home. More importantly, the charm and comfort of living in communities where folks hold on to their traditions and genuinely care for each other is a Tennessee way of life that we treasure.
Robertson County is located in northern Middle Tennessee, within 30 miles of Nashville. The county sits in between Cheatham, Davidson and Sumner counties, bordering Kentucky along the northern section of the area. Cities located within Robertson County include, Adam, Cedar Hill, Coopertown, Cross Plains, Greenbrier, Orlinda, Ridgetop and Springfield, with Millersville and White House located in portions of Sumner and Robertson counties.
Examples of 200k Homes
NorthCrest Medical Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, has been providing compassionate, quality healthcare since 1956 with the mission of enhancing community and patient wellness. NorthCrest Medical Center offers a full-range of healthcare services including cardiac care, critical care, emergency service, hospice, laboratory, medical imaging, medical/surgical units, physical therapy, respiratory, sleep diagnostic, surgery, women’s services and wound care to northern Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
The hospital is situated on a 43-acre campus with a 109-bed facility representing multiple specialties, supported by state-of-the-art equipment, including a cardiovascular lab. More than 100 active and consulting physicians are on the medical center staff.
Robertson County has plenty of open spaces and scenic roadways which appeal to runners, hikers, bicyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts. Greenway systems in Springfield and White House connect city parks. League sports are extremely popular and offered throughout the county by city recreation departments. Hunting, fishing, kayaking/canoeing and horseback riding are also popular in the area. The Robertson County YMCA in Springfield offers indoor and outdoor pools, a walking track and full exercise facilities, as well as a wide variety of fitness classes and programs. Four 18-hole golf courses are available, including the Legacy, a Raymond Floyd-designed course, owned by the city of Springfield and managed by Cornerstone Golf.
Robertson County is home to eleven municipalities, most of which have a downtown district or village with specialty shops and dining. Springfield is the primary retail hub, with several national chains including Belk, Walmart, Burkes and Goody’s. White House is a rapidly growing community with its own area of national and regional retail establishments.
Extensive shopping opportunities including high end retail are available within a 30-minute drive at Opry Mills and Green Hills Mall in Nashville and the Villages of Indian Lake in Hendersonville.
Tax & Living Expenses
Recently, Tennessee earned a number-one spot among states considered prime retirement locations in a Bankrate.com study. Ranked by data such as climate, tax rates, cost of living and access to health care, Tennessee has a cost of living 9.6% below the national average.
Our state and local tax burden is the third lowest in the nation, with residents enjoying no income tax except on interest and dividends. State sales tax is 7%; 5% for food.
Tennessee has no state property tax. Property taxes are locally determined and collected.
According to Zillow, the median home value index in Robertson County is $134,100, with the median list price at $159,900 and the median sale price at $136,485.
Retirees can advance their education in Robertson County through the following institutions:
- Highland Crest College Campus is a 30,000-square-foot higher education facility which houses classes from Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University, including some noncredit adult learning offerings.
- Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning, in Springfield, offers a wide range of classes in the performing, visual, folk and expressive arts.
- Gorham-MacBane Public Library, in Springfield, is in the midst of an expansion and renovation project that will triple the size of the library space. White House is also in the process of building a new library for its community.
Experience Living in Robertson County
I retired from teaching in Florida and relocated to Robertson County because I had family here. I have come to love living in a small town, enjoying the community festivals, arts-related activities and the sense of community. There is always something to do here, and all the attractions of Nashville are just 30 minutes away.- Judith Burton
Along with much lower tax burdens and great values on land and home prices, Robertson County has been a great choice for a new hometown.- Michael and Toni James
Robertson County can take some of the hassle out of your lifestyle visit. We have arranged discounts with select hotels and have coordinated VIP treatment for our visitors with participating development partners (subject to availability).
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