Wilson County

Wilson County offers the best of both worlds - easy access to the bustling city and the beautiful Tennessee countryside. It's located directly east of Nashville, and it's home to three major cities -- Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, and Watertown.

This county is no stranger to shopping opportunities. Boutique and antique shops abound. And as a big plus, the schools are well-respected in the state. The well-known liberal arts college, Cumberland University, is only a short trip from Wilson County.

Wilson County has plenty of outdoor activities, too. At Cedars of Lebanon State Park, you can hike, picnic and see a variety of wildlife. It even offers horseback riding.

In Mt. Juliet, you'll find Charlie Daniels Park, which boasts an amphitheater with music, a playground, a park for toddlers, a skate park and a walking track.

You'll have your choice of home styles in Wilson County, and many homes come with the added benefit of a few acres of land. Prospective homebuyers will find plenty of smaller homes, brick ranch-style homes and even million-dollar estates. No doubt, rehab opportunities abound in this area, making it an affordable option for those who enjoy suburban living near a bigger city.