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Marty Stuart narrates the above video about why he loves his home in Sumner County, Tennessee

Experience the variety of old and new as they blend in this beautiful area of Middle Tennessee called Sumner County, just minutes away from Nashville. Explore our country music heritage, as country stars like Johnny and June Carter Cash have called Sumner County home. Listen to our legends and stories. Soak in the simplicity of Old Hickory Lake, as well as our parks and farms. Discover our history. Participate in outdoor and indoor sporting competitions and games.

Make your retirement dreams a reality in Sumner County, Tennessee.


Tennessee has no state property or state income tax.

Sumner County is the perfect blend of suburban and rural, and is only minutes away from thriving Nashville, Tennessee, and the Nashville International Airport. Find your perfect retirement home from a range of price points.

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Examples of Average Priced Households in Sumner County

  • Gallatin

    1736 Square Feet
    County Taxes – $1,681.25
    City Taxes – $665.78
    Total Taxes – $2,347.03

  • Hendersonville

    1600 Square Feet
    County Taxes – $1,656.25
    City Taxes – $502.18
    Special Assessment (City of Hendersonville, Trash Collection) – $284.00
    Total Taxes – $2,442.43

  • Portland

    1710 Square Feet
    County Taxes – $1,624.38
    City Taxes – $786.20
    Total Taxes – $2,410.58

Life in Sumner County

Retiring in Sumner County is the perfect mix of everything you need for a blissful retirement.


Sumner County experiences all four seasons. Winters are typically mild with the lowest average temperature being 46F in the month of January. The months of July and August come in as the warmest with an average temperature of 88F. Temperatures do range beyond the averages; winters can bring some snow and ice, while summers do bring days of high humidity. Spring is characterized by many blooming flowers and budding trees, and fall often brings beautiful, colorful foliage to the trees of Sumner County.





Healthcare in Sumner County

  • TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center

    TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is a 148-bed community hospital about 15 minutes outside of Nashville. The facility is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Sumner County, a Certified Primary Stroke Center and the only community hospital in the region with an Accredited Joint Center. TriStar Hendersonville was recently recognized by the Joint Commission as a top performer in four key quality metrics.

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  • TriStar Portland

    In addition to the TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center main hospital campus, other affiliates include TriStar Women’s Imaging Hendersonville, TriStar Portland Diagnostic Center and the Outpatient Imaging Center at Hendersonville. In January 2014, TriStar Hendersonville opened TriStar Portland, a freestanding emergency department in Portland.

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  • Sumner Regional Medical Center

    Sumner Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Sumner Regional Health Systems, is a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin. The hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s and rehabilitative services. SRMC has served Sumner County for 50 years.

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Living Your Best Retirement Life in Sumner County

Retirement in Sumner County offers a variety of activities throughout the year.

Old Hickory Lake

Often referred to as “Nashville’s North Shore,” Sumner County is home to the scenic 22,000 acres of water in Old Hickory Lake. One of Tennessee’s best fishing spots, Old Hickory Lake has produced state, national and world-record catches. Some of the world’s top professional anglers have tested their skills here in tournaments. The lake draws recreational anglers who catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, catfish and rockfish, and striped freshwater sea bass.

Sumner County is a beautiful place to live. In our community, we enjoy well-maintained open spaces, the ability to walk or ride our bikes safely early in the mornings or late evenings with wonderful views of the golf course and Old Hickory Lake. Our quiet neighborhood is a couple of minutes to shopping, a movie theater, groceries and restaurants. And, less than a thirty-minute drive from our house to downtown Nashville.

Mr. and Mrs. Lebkuecher


Sumner County, founded in 1786, is proud of its heritage as the second county formed in Middle Tennessee! Boasting 11 historic houses and 2 museums, Sumner County is a delight for history buffs! Many retirees are active participants in sharing the history of Sumner County through volunteer work at historic sites. Many of the sites are open for tours in the spring through fall seasons.


Sumner County is a great place to stay active outdoors! With bike trails, greenways, golf courses, parks, and pools, there’s always an option to be outside! Sports leagues are also popular and varying kinds of sport races happen throughout the year!


Festivals, live music, and dancing are part of the Sumner County spirit! With lots of events throughout the year, there’s always great entertainment happening! From fun spring festivals, fantastic summer fun festivals, and perfect autumn celebrations, there’s always something to do in Sumner County!

Dining Out

Sumner County is home to delicious eats! Southern soul food is a staple of the county, but that’s not all: other awesome eateries make Sumner County a dining delight! Two restaurants have even been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives: Cafe Rakka and Center Point Pit Barbecue!


Sumner County is filled with “shopportunities” from favorite chains to adorable boutiques that are unique to the area. Stay stylish and trendy with the many fashion stores and boutiques that call our county home. Decorating your home has never been easier with many fantastic home stores available throughout Sumner County. Sports stores also make it easy to find what you need when planning a day on the lake or a day on the courts. Music stores influenced by the Nashville scene connects the musically-inclined to everything they need for their next jam session. Whatever you might need, Sumner County has it!

Higher Education

Sumner County is home to 3 institutions of higher learning. Click the logos below to learn more.

After returning to the U.S. from living abroad in Italy and western Australia, we began our search for our new retired life in the heartland of America. A daughter and two grandsons in nearby Hendersonville drew us to the area, and we settled in a beautiful home. We have the best of all worlds: the lake, a golf course, new friends and nearby family. We can water ski or jet ski in the morning, golf in the afternoon & entertain in the evening. How perfect is that? We have even jet skied through the lock and down the Cumberland River! We are blessed to live here.

Mr. and Mrs. Read

Visit Sumner County, Tennessee

We invite you to visit Sumner County to explore all it has to offer! Two hotels have partnered with Retire Tennessee to offer a special discount to those who are looking to possibly retire in Sumner County!

  • Hampton Inn | Gallatin

    980 Village Green Crossing
    Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
    (615) 206-9595

    Call and ask for Dianne to request the Retire Sumner rate. Retire Sumner Rate is a 15% discount on weekdays
    (Sun.-Thurs.) and 10% off on weekends (Fri. and Sat.).

  • Holiday Inn Express | Hendersonville

    615 E. Main Street
    Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
    (615) 824-0022

    Ask for rate code: ILCORRET
    Retire Sumner Rate is a 15% discount on weekdays
    (Sun.-Thurs.) and 10% off on weekends (Fri. and Sat.).

Additional Information About Sumner County

The area chambers of commerce provide helpful insight into six cities located inside Sumner County.

Gallatin Area Chamber of Commerce

Portland Chamber of Commerce

Goodlettsville Area Chamber of Commerce

Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce

Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce

White House Area Chamber of Commerce

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