For a less densely populated suburb of Nashville take a look at Gallatin. Located 20 minutes northeast and near the Cumberland River, Gallatin is an affordable place to buy a home and to enjoy a peaceful setting in which to raise a family. The median home price is just under $200,000 and the median household income is $56,000. The schools earn an “A” rating. Be sure to visit the historic Rose Mont mansion and Bledsoe Creek State Park. If you are looking for a quiet place to raise a family, check out Gallatin.