Brentwood, TN

  Brentwood has a population of 23,825. Brentwood was incorporated in 1969 though the first settlers actually came to Brentwood in the late 18th century. The land was granted to Revolutionary War Soldiers, by the Veterans of War Association of the State of North Carolina.

When Brentwood was first founded the original place to go in the area was at the Frost Place. The Frost Place was located on Old Smyrna road and had a general store and post office. The grist mill, which provided jobs for the settlers was located at the Frost Place as well. However, with the advent of the railroad and paved roads (highways) the town center moved to revolve around these busier areas, as it was easier to transport goods from a central location to the railway and roads.

Brentwood was a growing flourishing community by the time of the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, Brentwood was one of the richest cities in Tennessee. The soil was fertile and the plantations were all doing very well. People could afford lavish furnature and designs for the plantation homes that were built on the plantations, and off the main streets of Brentwood. The huge plantation mansions were used as hospitals or bases for soldiers, both Confederate and Federal Armies staying in the city at different times. There was so much activity, and so few men working as most of them had been called off to serve their country during the war that by the end of it there were very few crops or farm animals left, having all been used to feed the hungry men who moved through Brentwood between battles.

With the capture of Nashville, and Union occupation in the region for a few years during and after the war, the economy in the South dropped. Productivity was down and Brentwood saw the results of this as the city fell into ruin. Brentwood may have been down but it was not out. The area recovered from the effects of war and by the roaring 20's it was rediscovered

Gradually many of the plantation homes were bought and restored. One such home is The Cool Springs House. The Cool Springs House is a Victorian styled mansion that is located in Brentwood. It now is rented out for weddings, tours and conferences amongst other things.

With the construction of the Interstate in the 1960’s, and Brentwood being central to the area, Brentwood again grew and prospered. Today it is again one of the richest areas in the state.

Real estate in Williamson County has exploded over the past decade. Middle Tennessee real estate including Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, and Nashville sales combine to total almost one-third of the state's total annual home sales.

Brentwood is the home to several parks and and nature centers. Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area encourages schools and nature groups to use their facilities. With a full observation deck, outdoor covered classrooms, and an amphitheatre the Arboretum is sure to please the most enthusiastic nature fan. Explore the man made lakes, and indigenous wildlife that come to the Arboretum. You might just see something that impresses you, and you're sure to learn more about nature. Granny White Park is a 32 acre park with several sporting facilities including tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, and basketball courts, and picnic pavilions, and is located near Brentwood Middle School.

There are several new and future plans for parks including the Future Park which will include walking trails, wide open spaces to view nature and a plethora of other exciting activities. It is located next to the new Sports Center. The Crockett Park is set on an 159 acre lot. Crockett Park has playgrounds, walking trails, 8 tennis courts (including 1 professional court), baseball/softball fields and so much more. There is so much to do in Brentwood how can you resist taking a closer look?

 

 

Demographics

 

  Brentwood, TN 37027 National Average
Population of Brentwood 41078 11535
Median Age 37.1 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $103623 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 28.8% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 71.2% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 37.8% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.73 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 63.4% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 83.4% 47.14%

Cost of Living

  Brentwood, TN 37027 National Average
Cost of Living Index 123.8 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 5470 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $76364 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $874 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $4106 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $3006 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $35472 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $40892 per year $22474.81 per year

Quality of Life

  Brentwood, TN 37027 National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 45.5 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 26.7 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 89.3 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 63.7 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 51.5 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 52 44.59
Total Crime Index 3 3.60
Personal Crime Index 3 3.43
Culture Index 114 93.65