Where in Williamson 

(Should I Live?) 


It can be confusing to know where to move if you are re-locating to one of the best counties in America! And after describing each city and town dozens of times, I thought an article explaining the cities and communities, price points and highlights would be perfect for anyone considering a move to this area. Please keep in mind school zones are changing often, and price points move up and down with each month. If you would like up to the minute information on any particular neighborhood or community please give me a call: 615-707-0597 or send me an email.  


1. Brentwood: Southern living at it’s best. Closest in proximity to Nashville, Brentwood is filled with jaw-dropping mansions, luxury communities, elegance, private backyard pools, mature trees and fantastic schools. And of course an added bonus is that most homes originally built in Brentwood offer acreage and privacy of some kind. A lot of remodeled bungalow classics sit amongst the hills, only a short distance from the busy shopping centers. Public parks, mega Churches and a few Historic plantations (that have held onto their acreage), also call this beautiful place home. The most exclusively sought after neighborhood in Brentwood is the gated community, the Governors Club.


Average House Cost: $813,980 (Aug 2018)

Population: 42,517

High Schools: Brentwood High and Ravenwood High 

Middle Schools: Brentwood Middle School, Montessori Academy and Brentwood Academy, Woodland Middle


2. Franklin: A city rich with culture and Civil War History. Featured in numerous media articles (TIME magazine’s ‘Best Places to Live 2017, NY Times and more) ’ highlighting the qualities of what make this place so special, unique and inviting, and why you’ll never want to leave. From it’s vibrant, historic, downtown main street offering thriving local fashion, boutiques, speciality shops, restaurants, Churches that were built hundreds of years ago, the original Theater (with live shows and classic movie showings) and local business. Enjoy street festivals (throughout the year), art and cultural events and live music. Historic plaques can be seen in front of many of the well preserved, picturesque homes surrounding downtown’s Main St. stating their year of origin and historical relevance. Only a stones throw away from the downtown circle you will find Harlinsdale Park, a 200 acre public park with nature trails, a dog park, access to the Harpeth River and special events, such as Polo matches and charity events throughout the year. Across the street is The Factory (which once was an original Factory) with delicious eateries, art galleries, artisan doughnuts and ice-cream, pop-up stores and so much more! 


Average House Cost: $671,018 (Aug 2018)

Population: 74,794 

High Schools: Franklin High, Centennial High, Renaissance High, Page High, Independence High

Middle Schools: Battle Ground Academy, Freedom Middle School, Franklin Christian Academy, Poplar Grove Middle, Grassland Middle, Page Middle


3. Nolensville: A town located 22 miles Southeast of Nashville, with a country feel but growing fast. Antique shops abound, but new neighborhood developments (with all the amenities) and commercial areas are popping up quickly. Still, the best spot to visit over the weekend is the long standing Amish market located at the center of town. Where you can find fried pie, ‘homemade’ jams, and good old fashioned candy along with locally grown produce and local music. 


Average House Cost: $538,463 (Aug 2018)

Population: 7,580 

High Schools: Nolensville High

Middle Schools: Mill Creek Middle, Sunset Middle, 


4. College Grove: Once farm country and fields, College Grove is now home to the prestiges luxury community The Grove, where horse back-riding, golf and clubhouse living are just part of every day life.  Private custom built homes with residents who want privacy and land to play with also reside in this small unincorporated community. 


Average House Cost: $839,251 (Aug 2018)


High Schools: Page High

Middle Schools: Page Middle 


5. Arrington: Beautiful country estates, rolling hills, and the home of Arrington Vineyards, where you can enjoy a sunset picnic, wine and live local music over the summer months. If you haven’t been, this is a must-stop visit. The latest community to arrive in Arrington is gaining a lot of attention, hand picked by luxury community developer Discovery Cove, it is destined to be one of the stand-out’s in the region. 


Average House Cost: $541,791 (Aug 2018)

Population: TBD

High Schools: Page High

Middle Schools: Page Middle


6. Thompson’s Station: It’s name is true to it’s origin, when a train station and town grew on land donated by a Dr. Thompson. Today a train car stands in memory, next to the town hall, a popular Distillery, ‘reservations advised’ Restaurants and a hair Salon. The sleepy, mostly rural, community has recently added a new park, in addition to their existing one, and you can find groceries, Medical offices, the Mars Inc. facility and more along the main street that will lead you into Spring Hill, which lies directly South of Thompson’s Station.  


Average House Cost: $423,180 (Aug 2018)

Population: 4,726

High Schools: Independence High, Summit High 

Middle Schools: Heritage Middle


7. Spring Hill: Once the fastest growing city in America. This city has mainly developed along one, main street heading North and South. Best known for it’s General Motors factory on the south end. Box stores abound, restaurants by the dozen and more commercial and residential developments are popping up each month. Business and growth are booming once again in this suburban community. Half of which is located in Williamson County, the other half in Maury County. 


Average House Cost: $361,833 (Aug  2018)

Population: 40,436

High Schools: Summit High School

Middle Schools: Heritage Middle


8. Fairview: Is home to Bowie Nature Park, which is 722 acres of walking trails and lakes. Although Fairview has seen a lot of neighborhood development and growth in recent years, it maintains it’s country feel. A Wal-Mart Supercenter opened in 2014 and Publix grocery store in 2011. There are a few local eateries and fast-food restaurants, auto shops, and a Ball park. It is 25 miles from downtown Nashville. 


Average House Cost: $358,819 (Aug 2018)

Population: 8,529

High Schools: Fairview High

Middle Schools: Fairview Middle, Westwood 


9. Leipers Fork (Franklin): One of Williamson Counties rural communities, made up of only a few blocks and 1,100 acres, but it’s bursting with culture, antiques, local art, charming restaurants (including the original Pucketts! Where rumor has it, Elvis played his first show. EVER) it’s a secret Celebrity hideaway and if you blink you might miss it.         


Average House Cost: $671,018 (Aug 2018. Franklin, TN statistics) 

Population: 650

High Schools: Franklin High, Independence High

Middle Schools: Hillsboro School, Freedom Middle


10. Cool Springs (Franklin): This is where Franklin residents shop and many work. It is a combination of name brand stores, the Mall, chain and local restaurants, businesses, hotels, the large movie theater, car dealerships and everything else you can imagine needing. Situated on both east and west sides of Highway 65, Cool Springs has the easiest and most direct route into Nashville.  


Average House Cost: $$671,018 (Aug 2018. Franklin, TN statistics)

Population: 74,794 

High Schools: Franklin High, Centennial High, Renaissance High, Page High, Independence High

Middle Schools: Battle Ground Academy, Freedom Middle School, Franklin Christian Academy, Poplar Grove Middle, Grassland Middle, Page Middle




Berry Farms: Not yet fully developed and still in it’s infant stages, Berry Farms is poised to become another Cool Springs type area with shopping, businesses, restaurants, grocery and more, combined with neighborhoods surrounding it and next door to the Williamson County Agricultural Expo center.


   I encourage you to to contact me with any questions or if you need more information on any area in Williamson County or Middle Tennessee. I can be reached at 615-707-0597 or by email: NaomiBannister@kw.com

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Naomi Bannister

A Top Real Estate Agent at the #1 Agency’s in Tennessee

Keller Williams Realty