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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
Sewanee is a town in Tennessee with a population of 2,352. Sewanee is in Franklin County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Sewanee offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Sewanee and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$833
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    125.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    419.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,096.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    1%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    67%
  • 25-34 years
    2%
  • 35-44 years
    3%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    63%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    4%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Sewanee

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$86,750
National
$55,322
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Sewanee Reviews

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I love living in Sewanee, TN! I moved here for graduate school with my family of 5. The outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, etc. are fantastic. This is a beautiful place to live, although a bit remote.
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I love Sewanee! Been visiting for many years and send our kids to the local private school, St. Andrews. We finally bought a house here oh the mountain and it's been the best decision and wish we'd done it sooner ! Great community who cares for each other!
I love the local dining options and the small town feel! The addition of Mountain Goat Market made the experience even better. There is also a pilates school opening up which should make the experience even better.