If you’re moving to Fayette County, you may be looking to live a little farther from the hustle and bustle of city life while investing in a developing area. There are so many benefits to living in the more rural areas surrounding a major city, not the least of which are:
Lower cost of living
A relaxed lifestyle
Easy access to outdoor activities
Great opportunities to customize homes and have more land
Overall, Fayette County offers a lower cost of living than neighboring Shelby County. Specifically, housing costs and taxes are significantly lower in Fayette County. In fact, Fayette County has an average property tax rate of .42%, making it the third-lowest county in Tennessee for property taxes. Fayette County residents will also very likely see lower tax rates for vehicles and car insurance, not to mention gas!
Since Fayette County is one county east of the very active Shelby County, it offers a peaceful lifestyle with easy access to all of the big city amenities. A few of the popular areas in Fayette County include Piperton, Rossville, Hickory Withe, and Oakland. These towns exist on or near the border of Fayette and Shelby County, allowing residents to enjoy peace and quiet while having the option to commute to the city for work, entertainment, and other special activities. Homeowners can come into the city or suburbs for shopping and entertainment while still enjoying the relaxed lifestyle of living in a slow-paced town.
Fayette County offers an endless amount of outdoor activities and is a great landing spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re into horses, fishing, boating, or hiking, living in Fayette County provides easy access to a wide array of lakes, parks, and trails. Enjoy a summer day on the Wolf River, walk along one of the many trails in the area, play a round of golf, or grab lunch to-go from a local eatery for a picnic in the park. Whatever your pleasure, Fayette County offers all the amenities an outdoor enthusiast needs to feel right at home.
If you are looking to build a forever home, Fayette County is a great place to do so, particularly if you’ve always wanted more acreage than may be available (or affordable) in the big city. Since Fayette County is a growing area, there is plenty of space available for fully custom new builds.
In addition to a relaxed lifestyle and custom home, you will also be investing in a growing area, which will fare well if you find yourself selling your home in the future. As Fayette County grows, so will the home and land prices there. If moving to Fayette County is on your list of possibilities, it’s good to get a jump on it now while prices are still relatively low.
If you’re looking to make the move to Fayette County, agents at Marx-Bensdorf REALTORS® have years of experience helping our clients find their dream homes and selling current homes when the time comes. We will help make the process seamless. We have 40 licensed agents ready to help! Contact us or fill out our online form to get started. We look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs!