WHY “BACK TO THE LAND?”
It’s not just celebrities who are putting down roots here (though we’ve got plenty). Our new neighbors are digital entrepreneurs from Los Angeles, touring musicians from Nashville, small business dreamers from Indianapolis, curious families from Chicago, financial traders from Boston, and corporate employees from all over the U.S. feeling the freedom of remote work and a pull back to the land. Here’s why they’re landing in Nashville’s Big Back Yard:
One Giant Photo Opp
The Natchez Trace Parkway itself is a National Scenic Trail, once part of the 500-mile footpath connecting Mississippi to Tennessee. Today, it’s a gorgeous two-lane drive known for hiking trails, picnic stops, and uninterrupted views—not a billboard in sight.
The Right Economy
With no state income tax (TN), low national interest rates, and extremely affordable property, the Nashville's Big Back Yard communities are an especially smart buy right now.
Broadband internet service is rapidly expanding into these 12 communities. Online shopping, streaming services, and remote work now fill the access gaps that once kept people tethered to cities. Life in Nashville's Big Back Yard gives you the unique opportunity to be a part of local, small-town commerce without sacrificing the services and conveniences you rely on.
Thriving Local Culture
This isn’t your average middle-of-nowhere. We’re anchored by two world-famous music cities: Nashville to the north and Muscle Shoals, Alabama to the south. In between, our communities are infused with music history and nationally significant stories to tell. The arts are alive out here, with local makers and talent everywhere you look. And with Nashville nearby, high-energy urban life is just a stone’s throw away (though honestly, we don’t miss it much).
These are the kind of places where the coffee shop lady knows you by name and the hardware store clerk keeps cookies behind the counter for your kids. One-of-a-kind businesses make our towns special, and there’s plenty of room and support for transplanted entrepreneurs to join in.
Nashville's Big Back Yard has the best seats in the house when it comes to natural splendor. We’ve got easy access to the Duck, Tennessee, and Buffalo Rivers; nearby state parks and national monuments; incredible hiking, camping, and equestrian options; a four-season climate; and breath-taking views of the rolling Tennessee countryside, if we do say so ourselves.