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Williamson County – Intro

It’s no secret that I think Middle Tennessee is the very best place in the world to make your home. Summer is glorious with lush lawns and gardens buzzing with gorgeous blooms. Fall is pretty perfect with brightly colored trees and crisp nights… even into late November. Even winter is sweet and tender with random snowfalls that blanket our hills with soft, white drifts, then quickly melt under bright, blue skies.

And then there’s spring. As lovely as all the other seasons are in our pretty part of the country, you cannot beat spring in Middle Tennessee. With cool nights and warm days, the trees, flowering shrubs, lawns and rolling hills blossom with the softest greens and golds and yellows and pinks. It’s magical. And capturing that magic is why so many homeowners choose to sell their homes during this season. Spring sells homes because they look so good!

I’ve written extensively about the spring selling market. Peruse the blog for a bit and you’ll find post after post, so I’m not going to repeat myself too much. Instead, I’d like to spend the next few weeks sharing specifics about Williamson County, this unique and picturesque county that is a huge draw to Tennessee transplants. Over 200,000 people call Williamson County home, but don’t worry that you’ll feel crowded. With almost 600 square miles of real estate, there’s plenty of room for everyone. The county is growing by leaps and bounds, especially in communities like Thompson Station, Spring Hill, Nolensville and Fairview. The county’s more established towns of Franklin and Brentwood boast award winning schools, excellent shopping and dining and rich business districts.

One of the reasons that Williamson County is so desirable to families is that it enjoys one of the country’s best public school systems. It’s also one of the country’s wealthiest counties, but don’t let that statistic worry you. You can absolutely buy an affordable home here and the cost of living is quite low. Taxes are also lower than you’d expect to find, even though public services and offerings are top notch. In the past seven years, many large international companies have made Williamson County their headquarters including Nissan North America and Mars Petcare National Headquarters. Many Williamson County residents work in Metropolitan Nashville, but with a quick commute via the 1-65 corridor, it’s easy to work the urban beat, then retreat to a more rural lifestyle at the end of a busy day.

Over the next month or so, I’ll introduce you to specific areas that make this vibrant county so livable. Franklin, the county seat, has a rich and storied history. Brentwood offers a diverse range of homes and is an established and affluent community with some of the county’s most desirable parks and green spaces. Cool Springs, an unincorporated community, offers nearly limitless shopping and dining options and continues to grow by leaps and bounds. And, as I mentioned earlier, Thompson Station, Spring Hill, Nolensville and Fairview are all up and comers with unique flavors and lots of land for new building and development. Whether you’re looking to move to Middle Tennessee from another part of the country or simply want to upgrade or downsize within our area, Williamson County truly offers something for everyone. Join me as we take this tour together…

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