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What it’s like to live in Medina, TN

June 17, 2020

Medina, TN is a small town a short 20 minute drive away from Jackson.  Though small, Medina has a huge heart, conveniently located restaurants and businesses, and absolutely fantastic schools.   I am thrilled to be able to call Medina my home, as well as to be able to help others find their dream home in this amazing community.

What’s it like to live in Medina?

Medina is the epitome of an American small town with a huge heart. Community members are constantly reaching out, supporting those who experience tragedy, and lending a helping hand to those in need. Fundraisers are a part of who we are, and I don’t just mean cookie dough sales for the PTO. Each subdivision has it’s own page where people can express their needs, offer services, or of course report the dog in the neighborhood who got out again. If you want to be BFFs with your neighbors, you can. If you like to keep to yourself, you can. Just remember, this is the south, and we like to know who our neighbors are! You might even get the typical tray of fresh baked cookies when you move in. If you don’t, call me!

If I had to pick, my favorite thing about living in Medina is…

Hands down it’s the schools. South Gibson County Schools are filled with teachers that truly care for their students. They helped my children through a tough time when my husband was deployed by helping with their studies, keeping them in their classes after school if I was running late through multiple carpools, and showing compassion when they were having bad days. When Covid-19 hit and the schools were forced to shut down, the teachers put together a parade and went from neighborhood to neighborhood to make sure their students knew that they were loved and missed in the classroom. They are always available if there are questions about projects and are just as excited about our children’s successes as we are. 

Is living in Medina convenient?

It’s a perfect balance between quick pickups in Milan and “in-town” shopping in Jackson without all the traffic! The local Food Giant is always clean and stocked for quick grocery runs, and there are just enough restaurants to appease everyone when there’s not time left in the day to cook supper. I honestly can’t think of a time that I thought “I wish I were closer” except getting my daughter to dance four days a week (but that was a family decision that we don’t regret.) Medina has a hair salon, nail salon, doctors offices, pharmacies, a veterinarians office, skating rink, automotive store and more. So if you go outside the town it’s usually by choice, not necessity.  Plus, Milan is only about a 10 minute drive away and offers a Walmart, Lowes, and several additional restaurants, boutiques, and businesses.  

Is living in Medina good for my kids?

Is it ever!  My kids absolutely adore this town. They are able to ride their bikes around the neighborhood with their friends, visit the splash pad at the local park when it’s open, and play ball in teams with their classmates. Friday night late skate is a Middle School Favorite when it’s not football season. The city hosts parades for Christmas and the 4th of July and the streets of downtown are lined with community members showing support for the local businesses, teams, and groups like my son’s Cubscout’s. I know that a town can’t be perfect, but they feel safe and enjoy the community and we are excited to grow the relationships we have developed over the last four years of living here.

Tell me more!

Do you have any other questions about living in Medina?  Shoot me a text or e-mail – I’d love to share more of my experience with you and help you determine if Medina might be a good fit for your family.  

Are you thinking about listing your house in Medina?  I’d love to help!  Living local to Medina means that I’m only a couple minutes away from being able to run over to answer questions or offer last minute showings, and I’m usually up-to-date with current Medina events and activities. Having a local Realtor® means that I keep up very closely with market trends in the area, and always have an eye on what’s being listed around me or what may be coming available.  To get some more details on what listing your home with me is like, visit my “In the market” page.   

Are you ready to buy in Medina?  Give me a call – I’d love to talk about what you’re looking for and what your must haves are.  Currently the inventory in Medina is low, so buyers need to be pre-approved and ready to act quickly.  For more tips for buyers, visit my purchasing page.

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