Antioch is a neighborhood in Davidson County and is overseen by the Nashville metropolitan government. An affordable town only 12 miles from Nashville, the country music capital of the world, Antioch’s population has been growing faster than anywhere else in Nashville-Davidson County.
Antioch is named after the Antioch First Baptist Church, which was established in 1810. Up until the 1970s, it was simply a small community of area farmers, but the expansion of the Nashville sewer system caused a population explosion and the construction of subdivisions and low-rise apartment complexes.
The climate in Antioch is only a little warmer and dryer than the United States average. The average high temperature in July is 89 degrees, and the average low temperature in January is 26 degrees. There are about 208 sunny days per year in Antioch.
The average commute time in Antioch is 21 minutes. The major highway serving Antioch is Interstate 24. Antioch is also served by the Antioch Express route of the Nashville MTA bus service, but the primary mode of transportation is by car.
Cost of Living in Antioch
According to Sperling’s Best Places, the cost of living in Antioch is lower than the United States average. The biggest factors in low living expenses are affordable healthcare, housing, and utilities. Want to know how far your current salary will go? Use the resources below to compare your current city to Nashville, the nearest major city to Antioch.
There are seven schools in Antioch, including three elementary schools, three middle schools, and one high school. There are 15 colleges and universities within 40 miles, the largest of which is the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Established in 1794, UTK was the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide.
The nearest hospital to Antioch is LifePoint Health, about seven miles west via Old Hickory Boulevard in nearby Brentwood, TN. One of the largest hospitals nearby is Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, 13 miles via I-24 W.
Antioch Real Estate
Antioch has 32,773 housing units with an owner-occupied rate of 93 percent. Sperling’s best places reports that the median home value in Antioch is $164,900, over $20,000 less expensive than the United States average. The typical monthly rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is only $880, nearly $200 cheaper than the national average.
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is an affordable 3-star hotel conveniently located off of I-24. Closer to Nashville are a number of quaint bed and breakfasts, including the highly rated 12 South Inn Suites, located only 10 miles north via I-24. Built in 1929, the 12 South Inn Suites house is peaceful and private, with separate entrances, porches, and en-suite baths for each room.
This region of Tennessee is one of the best locations in the world for soul food and BBQ. Sally’s Famous Kitchen offers the best in southern comfort, from fried chicken and macaroni and cheese to turnip greens and chitterlings. Antioch is also home to the King Market Café, an Asian restaurant serving delicious Korean, Thai, and Laotian dishes like papaya salad, pad thai, and fish maw soup.
Things to Do in Antioch
One of the best attractions in Antioch proper is the Game Galaxy Arcade. There are no quarters or tokens at this kind of arcade – visitors pay only $10 to have unlimited access to classic games and pinball machines for the entire day. Only a 15 minute drive away in nearby Nashville are enough entertainment options to occupy a lifetime. The NashTrash Tour is a comedic musical journey on wheels, taking visitors on the Big Pink Bus past the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Music Row. Not interested in country music? The Adventure Science Center is a fun and spectacular not-for-profit museum with demonstrations and hands-on activities that are equally fun for children and adults.