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Living a Boating Lifestyle in Gallatin, Tennessee

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Where to Retire in Gallatin and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value was $449,323 in late 2022. There are retirement communities in Gallatin-See Active Communities link on top left.

What Is Special about Gallatin

Gallatin has a beautiful, walkable downtown with a historic district that features antique shops and art galleries; Old Hickory Lake is known for great fishing and water recreation; Sumnter Medical Center is a large established hospital that offers many types of health care and has also been recognized as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the country.

What Is Not Special about Gallatin

Winters are cool; the cost of living is higher than the national average; tornados have gone through Middle Tennessee.

Climate and Physical Environment

The area has a variety of natural landscapes including forests, hills and lakes.  The average January temperature is 36 degrees with July's average at 79.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The town features several parks and sits near a lake which provides for many activities along with fishing and water sports. The Sumner Country Museum in Gallatin houses a number of artifacts of historical significance to the city and the county. There are also several annual events including Square Fest, a popular event held in the downtown square which includes music, craftsmen and entertainment.  But for more culture, major league sports, and of course music, you can easily visit Nashville, just 30 miles away.


Gallatin's crime rate is lower than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Sumner Regional Medical Center is a large hospital that offers many types of medical services, including a nationally recognized cancer-treatment program.


The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority provides daily bus service from Gallatin to downtown Nashville;  there is also a four-lane highway that connects Gallatin to Nashville; The Sumner County Municipal Airport provides air transportation in and out of the town; Nashville International Airport is just 35 miles away;  The Regional Transportation Authority has future plans to expand the current Music City Star commuter railway to include a line running between Gallatin and Nashville.

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