5 reasons to live in Brentwood
Drawn to the Nashville area but don’t want to commit to full-time city living? Brentwood is your best bet for peaceful, family-friendly suburban living just south of Music City. Here’s why:
- The accessibilityWith the I-65 cutting right through the heart of town, you’re never too far from the action. Directly south of Radnor Lake, Brentwood is just 10 miles (less than a half-hour’s drive away) from bustling Nashville. The highway also connects Brentwood to other major metropolitan areas in the South and Midwest.
- The quality of lifeHundreds of acres of parks, exceptional infrastructure and city services, thriving businesses – Brentwood has all the ingredients for a comfortable, fulfilling life. The city also has a dynamic shopping and dining scene and its closest hospitals,including Williamson Medical Center in Franklin and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, are among the best in the state.Relatively affordable homes and a low overall cost of living help make the living here even sweeter.
- The accommodating vibeThere’s something for everyone in Brentwood. Properties range from family friendly houses in classic craftsman and Colonial styles, to convenient and affordable townhomes ideal for young couples. Its ten neighborhoods include sought-after gated communities. Local schools are noted for their quality, having earned a 9.8 (out of 10) rating from GreatSchools.org.
- The funBrentwood may be a small, mostly residential city, but you’ll never run out of fun things to do here. Here are just a few examples of the many ways you can enjoy life in Brentwood:
- Delight in the city’s 900 acres of parks and greenways, where picnic groves and hike and bike trails abound.
- Enjoy leisurely strolls around Brentwood’s many shopping centers, hometo well-known retail shops and restaurants.
- Visit the Brentwood Library and check out its vast selection of books that’s sure to keep visitors young and old entertained and informed.
- Tickle your curiosity for astronomy at the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
- Support the local arts community and catch a performance or gallery exhibit at the Towne Centre Theatre.
- Sign up for a class at the Fred Astaire Nashville Dance Studio
And don’t forget: Nashville is so near, you can always go for a quick drive up north to see Music City’s hotspots and big events!
- The historic landmarksBrentwood is home to many places of historical significance, including those from the pre-Revolution and pre-Civil War eras, to more contemporary times. The following are noteworthy examples:
- Andrew Crockett House: A landmark from the earliest days of settlement in Tennessee, the Andrew Crockett House is one of five log buildings built during the turn of the 19th century that survive to this day.
- James Johnston House: Featuring Greek Revival and Georgian architecture, the “Isola Bella” is known to be one of the finest examples of antebellum construction.
- WSM Tower: WSM is an AM radio station known as the home of Nashville’s “The Grand Ole Opry,” the world’s longest running radio program. In addition to its significance to this area’s cultural identity, the
Brentwood-based WSM radio tower is also renowned for its unique diamond shape.