Nashville, TN

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Nashville, TN

How Happy Are Nashville's Homeowners?

Long known as Music City, Nashville is the songwriting capital of the world — and also home to famous performing artists like Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Sheryl Crow. So, it’s no surprise that the city is home to some pretty happy homeowners too. Music City homeowners enjoy a reasonable cost of living, as well as central air conditioning, hardwood flooring and lots of natural light. But they’d be even happier, they say, with updated kitchens and bathrooms, organized closets and professional landscaping. Good news for Nashville: Rising property values will give many homeowners the home equity they need to complete their desired home improvements.

Nashville's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Planted a garden/landscaping
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Remodeled a bathroom

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room
  • Replace/add windows

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Happiest Home Features

Nashville's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Up-to-date bathrooms

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Organized closet/storage space
  • New windows
  • Marble or quartz countertops

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • Front porch
  • Space for animals

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • A fire pit
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Fence
  • Freshly painted exterior

It's not just projects and features that make Nashville's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Lots of green space
  • Can live & work in close proximity

Overall Home
Happiness

87%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

55%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Nashville home:

  • Homeowners have:3.2 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.4 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:10 years

  • Average square footage:2,300

  • Age of home:28 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):270,030Powered by Redfin

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