Why Brentwood, Tennessee and the Nashville Area?

Music, Football, Golf, Luxury and More!

Brentwood is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States, and an affluent suburb of Nashville. The population was 23,445 as of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 census, and as of 2007, a special census counted 35,262 residents.

Brentwood is home to over 60 scenic subdivisions filled with open green spaces and a variety of real estate options. Prices can range from under $1 million to $4.5 million and more for roomy estate properties and luxury executive homes, some of which offer substantial acreage. Condominiums and townhouses are priced from the lower-$200,000s to the mid-$400,000s. Units in many developments offer access to community swimming pools and clubhouses as well as freeways.

With close proximity to the lively city of Nashville, excellent schools, several recreational activities, beautiful Brentwood, TN homes for sale, and community organizations, life in Brentwood is a truly rich experience. As noted by the Brentwood City Mayor Joe Reagan, each and every citizen of Brentwood is important to the continued improvement of the city’s quality of life. The city is wholeheartedly committed to provide both assistance and quality services to make the city an ideal place to live and work.

The median home price in Brentwood is $679,000. The median household income in Brentwood is $133,668 as of 2007. The per capita income, which includes all adults and children, for the city is $56,701. About 1.5% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line. About 95.4% of residents own their homes.

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The Governors Club, located in Brentwood, Tennessee is a community of tradition and a community where the finer things in life are still celebrated. Nestled in the rolling hills on 618 unspoiled acres, lies one of the most prestigious addresses in the entire Southeastern United States…The Governors Club.

The Governors Club is the premier gated golf community in Middle Tennessee.

Land and lots are abundantly available for custom-built homes, and some farm or ranch properties are also available. The Brentwood area offers many of the premier luxury homes and estates in the middle Tennessee area. If you would like to view the available properties, please visit Brentwood Luxury Subdivisions page or the Nashville area “Subdivision Directory” page.

You can also search for Luxury Homes, Condo’s, and Townhouses in the Nashville area by visiting the “Luxury Real Estate” by town page.

People who live in Brentwood, TN homes have excellent access to recreation programs, facilities, and parks run by the Williamson County Parks & Recreation Department. Brentwood residents can participate in the many sports programs offered including adult basketball, adult softball, adult volleyball, tennis, youth basketball, youth softball, youth volleyball, racquetball, adult soccer, flag football, lacrosse, sports fields, trails for walking or biking, playgrounds, and more…

In 1998, the city opened an $8 million state-of-the-art public library located in the 40-acre Concord Park. This part also features beautiful landscape with paved walking and biking paths.Just 5 miles south of Brentwood off I-65 is the Cool Springs area, which is the largest retail area in middle Tennessee. Brentwood residents also enjoy close proximity to two large shopping malls and several factory outlet stores. When it comes to dining out, Brentwood offers over 60 restaurants to please a wide variety of palettes. And travelers can benefit from the proximity to the Nashville International Airport at only 16 miles away.

Geography

Brentwood is located at 35°59′53″N, 86°47′33″W (35.998194, -86.792619).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.7 square miles (89.8 km²), of which 34.7 square miles (89.7 km²) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km²) is water.

Parks & Recreation

Concord Park

Concord Park is a 40 acre park at Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive. It is home to the Brentwood Library and near Lipscomb Elementary School. Concord Park features paved walking and biking trails. A trailhead for a portion of the Concord Park walking trail is located adjacent to the Brentwood Family YMCA.

Crockett Park

Crockett Park is Brentwood’s largest park, at more than 170 acres (0.7 km²). It features an 18 hole disc golf course, seven lit tennis courts, restroom/concessions buildings, eight lit ball fields, 11 multi-purpose fields, bikeway/jogging trails, two historic homes, a community playground, picnic shelters, and the Eddy Arnold amphitheater. It also serves as the home for Brentwood’s yearly 4th of July fireworks celebration.

Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area

The Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area is 27 acres and has a full observation deck, outdoor covered classrooms, and an amphitheater, the Arboretum. It contains man-made lakes, nature trails, and indigenous wildlife, and the Little Harpeth River flows through it.

Granny White Park

Granny White Park is a 32 acre park with several sporting facilities including four lighted tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, jogging/biking trails, a multi-purpose field, sand volleyball court, playground, and picnic pavilion and is located near Brentwood Middle School.

Maryland Way Park

Maryland Way Park is located in the Maryland Farms area and includes a paved walking and biking path with 20 exercise stations on 7 acres. Maryland Way park is adjacent to the Maryland Farms YMCA.

Primm Park

Primm Park is a 31 acre park off Moores Lane. Located on the site is Boiling Springs Academy, a historic schoolhouse built in 1832 and restored in 2003, and a pre-historic Native American mound.

Owl Creek Park

Owl Creek Park is Brentwood’s newest park, completed in the summer of 2007. It is 21 acres and includes a playgroud, picnic shelters, walking paths, and basketball courts.

River Park

River Park is a 43 acre park adjacent to Crockett Park. It features a restroom facility, playground, outdoor basketball court, and borders the YMCA soccer fields. Adjacent to River Park is the Brentwood Family YMCA, now complete with a skate park.

Tower Park

Tower Park is a 47 acre park north of the WSM Tower off Concord Road. It includes multi-purpose fields, natural open spaces, and jogging and biking trails. The new Williamson County Indoor Sports Complexis located here. At 76,000 square feet (7,100 m²), it consists of a fifty meter indoor pool with spectator seating, five indoor tennis courts, a fitness center, full-service locker rooms, a childcare room, and a multi-purpose room.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,445 people, 7,693 households, and 6,808 families residing in the city. The population density was 676.7 people per square mile (261.2/km²). There were 7,889 housing units at an average density of 227.7/sq mi (87.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.63% White, 1.89% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

Brentwood is Tennessee’s best educated city, proportionately, with 69.4% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 64.7% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher (2000 Census).

There were 7,693 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

A prosperous region of Williamson County, adjacent to the southern boundary of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, Brentwood has a long history as an affluent community. Its fertile soils gave rise to an opulence that saw the construction of big, stately homes, many of which were host to civil war action.

After the war, many of the estates in Brentwood fell to ruin, owing largely to the costs of the war effort. But Brentwood TN real estate was rediscovered in the early twentieth century and, especially with the construction of the Interstate in the 1960’s, has regained its position as one of the state of Tennessee’s richest areas.

Shopping

CoolSprings Galleria is middle Tennessee’s largest mall located only minutes from the heart of Brentwood or downtown Franklin and has over 165 specialty stores including American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch, Coldwater Creek, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor, and over 20 eateries at the 500-seat Oasis Food Court.

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Major department stores located within the Galleria include Macy’s, Belks, formerly Hecht’s, Sears, JCPenney, Dillard’s, and Parisians.

This shopping complex includes the Galleria Crossing adjacent to the mall with Target, Service Merchandise, and Toys-R-Us, as well as additional small shops and many great restaurants.

Located on I-65 south at exit 69 in Franklin and is located only 15-minutes from downtown Nashville. Click here to visit the “Galleria’s” website for additional information.

Maryland Farms Business Park

Located in Brentwood, Maryland Farms is an upscale suburban office park of almost 5,000,000 square feet (500,000 m²) of prime office space and home to several national headquarters.

Local Information

To learn more about the Nashville area, please visit the Area Information links page that will take you to the local governments of the surrounding towns and counties of middle Tennessee, along with links to area shopping, entertainment, culture, sports, accommodation’s, recreation, K-12 schools, college’s, universities, and many other points of interest.

Athletics

  • Casey Atwood (NASCAR)
  • Vince Young (NFL)
  • Kerry Collins (NFL)
  • Scott Wells (NFL)
  • Brandan Wright (NBA)
  • John Vaughn (NCAA Football)
  • Barry Trotz (NHL Coach)
  • Josh Bone (NCAA Basketball player for the SIU Salukis)

Musicians

  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Dolly Parton
  • George Jones
  • BeBe Winans
  • CeCe Winans
  • Little Jimmy Dickens
  • Alan Jackson
  • Trace Adkins
  • Melinda Doolittle
  • Kid Rock
  • Tim McGraw
  • Wayne Nelson
  • John Schlitt
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Joe Don Rooney
  • Kix Brooks
  • Ronnie Dunn

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