Located 20 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, this charming, upscale city ranks as one of the wealthiest cities in the entire country when compared to the region’s overall cost of living. It’s distinguished for being one of Nashville’s most desirable and sought after suburbs. Of course, Brentwood is so much more than just another “bedroom” community. While many residents commute to Nashville for work each day, Brentwood has made serious moves in recent years to provide business and office space opportunities within its own city limits — like the 5-million-square-foot Maryland Farms office complex.
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Because of its location, families in Brentwood have easy access to both the urban excitement of downtown Nashville and the tranquility and outdoor recreational opportunities that come with living outside the city. There are multiple greenways and park spaces in Brentwood, including Crockett Park, River Park, Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area, Marcella Vivrette Smith Park among many others. And that’s just within the city limits! Brentwood is also just a stone’s throw away from Percy and Edwin Warner Parks, Radnor Lake State Nature Area and the Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
Brentwood is also a prime destination for shopping, which ranges from popular national retailers like R.E.I., T.J. Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, to independent boutiques and shops, like Pear Tree Avenue Gifts, Hot Pink and Mignon’s. Located just south of Brentwood is Cool Springs Galleria, a massive shopping mall that was recently upgraded after a year-long renovation project. All that shopping is bound to work up an appetite. Don’t miss Brentwood’s collection of highly rated restaurants, including Southern-style steakhouse Meres Bulle, relaxed pizza joint Bricks Cafe and favorite neighborhood restaurant, Wild Iris. The recently opened CityPark complex houses many great dining options such as BurgerFi, Blaze Pizza, Just Love Coffee and Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe.
Homes in Brentwood are stately and polished, and typically range anywhere from $400,000 to more than $1 million. Within the city, there are several gated subdivisions to consider, including Annandale, Windstone and the Governors Club, which is part of a members-only country club perched upon some of the highest elevations in the entire county.
Despite its close proximity to Nashville, Brentwood is actually part of Williamson County, making it home to some of the most accomplished and highest scoring schools in the states. A few of the public schools you’ll find in Brentwood include Lipscomb Elementary School, Scales Elementary School, Crockett Elementary School, Brentwood Middle School, Woodland Middle School, Brentwood High School and Ravenwood High School. Private schools include Brentwood Academy, an independent, coeducational Christian school that serves grades 6-12 and Currey-Ingram Academy, an independent college preparatory school serving grades K-12, which provides an environment rich in opportunities for students who have unique learning styles.
Life in Brentwood
Brentwood offers a perfect formula for affluent families who want to have it all — upscale lifestyle and amenities, gorgeous green spaces, easy access to downtown Nashville and an excellent school system.
Local Hot Spots
Best Bakery/Cafe – Puffy Muffin
Best Workout – Maryland Farms YMCA
Best Children’s Library – The Brentwood Library