Located 25 minutes south of Franklin and 40 minutes south of Nashville, this quaint suburb offers a taste of country living in a bustling metro area. Due to the longtime presence of a General Motors manufacturing facility, and announcements of plans by Ryder, Goodwill, and Mars, Inc. to move facilities into the area, the city of Spring Hill and the nearby town of Thompson’s Station have recently attracted many new families into their communities. This sharp uptick in population and economic growth has prompted a boom in residential development, as well as a proliferation of well-ranked schools.
Things to Do
As well as being a short 35 minute drive to downtown Nashville, the area holds its own in terms of dining establishments and cultural attractions. Restaurants in the area run the gamut from fine dining such as Delta Bound’s Cajun and Creole menu, Circa’s take on various traditional Southern cuisines, and Homestead Manor’s sweeping 50-acre grounds and farm-to-fork experience. There’s plenty of great casual fare, too — from the 30 awesome burger varieties at Mac’s Grub Shak to the finger-licking good BBQ from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint and Jack of Hearts.
Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station are also rich with historical interest, having both been sites of Civil War battles that eventually became their namesakes. To experience this history, you can visit monuments like Thompson’s Station’s Jacob and Thomas L. Critz houses (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) and Spring Hill’s Rippavilla Plantation, which hosts an annual corn maze and paranormal tours.
The average sale price of homes in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station range in the 200’s and 300’s, making it remarkably affordable when compared to the hefty price tags found in the neighboring city of Franklin. And you get a significant bang for your buck! The typical property in this area is a single-family home with multiple bedrooms and plenty of yard space, making it ideal for families.
Schools in Thompson’s Station include Independence High School, Summit High School, and Heritage Elementary and Middle School, which serves grades K-8. Spring Hill, which boasts a ‘Great Schools’ city rating of 9 out 10, is served by Longview Elementary School, Spring Station Middle School, and Summit High School.
Life in Thompson’s Station/Spring Hill
The charming yet affordable communities of Thompson’s Station and Spring Hill may be located farther away from Nashville than other metro municipalities, but they are a smart choice for people who work in nearby Franklin, which is significantly more expensive despite being just a short distance away. Additionally, residents can sleep easy knowing that Spring Hill has been ranked by the FBI as one of the safest cities in Tennessee.
Local Hot Spots
Best Local Restaurant – Homestead Manor
Best Local Distillery – H Clark Distillery
Best Park – Evans Park featuring an off leash dog park