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Ole South - Shelbyville, TN Feature

April 7, 2022

Situated in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, just 50 miles southeast of Nashville, you’ll find Shelbyville. A peaceful community of just over 23,000 people, Shelbyville is quickly becoming a prime location for those looking to escape the city while remaining close to convenience. Discover more about what makes Shelbyville the perfect place for you to call home.


Location and Geography 

Shelbyville is the county seat of Bedford County. Nearby communities include Wartrace, Bell Buckle, Unionville, and Normandy. Shelbyville sits on the Highland Rim limestone bluff on the banks of Duck River, which runs around the eastern and southern sides of town. Weather in Shelbyville is like the moderate temperatures found throughout Middle Tennessee, with average temperatures in the 80s during the summer and 50s during the winter.  

Population and Demographics 

The population of Shelbyville has grown by nearly 40% in the last 20 years, according to U.S. Census data. The city is currently home to 23,557 people with a relatively young population. The median age of a Shelbyville resident is 33 years old compared to the average of 39 years old for Tennessee as a whole. English is the predominant language spoken by households in Shelbyville, with 77.2% of the population speaking only English at home while 19.4% speak Spanish. Shelbyville is also home to a higher foreign-born population than the Tennessee average, with 11.1% of Shelbyville citizens having been born in another country ⁠— compared to 5.5% for Tennessee overall.  

Homeownership and Real Estate 

At the last census count, Shelbyville had 8,896 total housing units. This number is expected to increase rapidly as the housing industry strives to meet demand. The homeownership rate in Shelbyville is 46.6% with most homes (80.7%) offering two or three bedrooms. According to, the median listing price for a home in Shelbyville is $259,900; however, there are properties ranging from $25,000 to $5 million available for sale.  


Ole South is one premier home builder creating new communities in Shelbyville, with Wheatfield, a master-planned community, located on the northwest side of town. With a variety of smartly designed homes to choose from, it’s no wonder why Ole South is known as Tennessee’s Favorite Home Builder. Find out more regarding available homes for sale in Shelbyville by contacting Ole South today!

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"We are empty nesters who decided to downsize, and we chose Ole South because the value and amenities for the price are unmatched in our current market. We love the location, the warm and friendly spirit of the neighborhood, and everyone at Ole South went above and beyond during the entire process to be sure our expectations were met and that we were truly happy with the outcome."

Karen R.