Weakley County’s cost of living is 10% below the national average and average home price is 32% under the national average. It’s serene neighborhoods still feature plantation homes, private lakes and majestic oaks. Low crime rates and no state income tax has retirees moving to West Tennessee from all over the nation. For help locating your future home, contact one of our local realtors or visit for a complete listing.

Average rental rates for a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath apartment or home in Martin (the largest of our cities) are $350 - $375 per month. These rental rates decline in Weakley County out of the Martin area.

Rental rates for deluxe townhomes or larger homes range up to approximately $850 per month.

Average 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath homes for sale in Weakley County range from $75,000 to $125,000 depending on location and condition.

Local Realtors:

Alexander Auctions and Real Estate Sales
Wendell Alexander Realty
Century 21 Overton Real Estate
Fuller Partners Real Estate
Larry Jolley Realty
Martin Realty Company
Re-Max United


Religion plays an important part in the lives of many people in West Tennessee. More than 63% of residents are affiliated with a religious congregation, compared to the national average of 50%. The majority of people identify themselves as Southern Baptists followed by United Methodist Church, Church of Christ and other. For a church directory visit

Medical Facilities, Nursing Homes and Retirement Villages-

Healthsouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Center
Greenbrier Meadows - Assisted Living by Americare
Hillview Community Living Center
Martin Health Care & Rehab
Martin Retirement Center Share-A-Home
Sun Bridge Care & Rehabilitation for Dresden
Vanayer Manor & Rehab
Weakley County Rehab & Nursing Center
Volunteer Community Hospital

Low Crime Rates-

Weakley County is a safe place to live.  The City of Martin, compared to other college communities in Tennessee, has a low crime rate.  

2009 City of Martin Crime Stats:
•    Murder and nonnegligent manslaughter – 0
•    Forcible Rape – 3
•    Robbery – 5
•    Aggravated Assault – 34
•    Property Crime Rate per 100,000 – 3863.5
•    Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 – 412.9

In 2009, the City of Martin reported NO murders, compared to Clarksville’s 16. Clarksville, Cookeville, Lebanon and Murfreesboro all had higher violent crime rates, and all but Clarksvillle (3,740.7 per 100,000) had higher property crime rates.

Sources: FBI, Uniform Crime Reports, prepared by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data


Weakley County Chamber

To find out more about Weakley County and its services visit the Weekly County Tn online.