Brentwood, Tennessee is a medium sized city in Williamson County and a suburb of Nashville. It has about ten neighborhoods and is the 17th largest community in the state. It is a wealthy community compared to both state and federal economic standards, in fact, it is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. The city motto is “Ardens Fide” which means burning faith and it’s sister city is Essex, England. The city is known for its good school district, low crime rates and high rates of home-ownership and owner occupancy. Nearly 67% of all adults in Brentwood have 4-year degrees or higher, which is about 3x the national average. It is somewhat diverse both ethnically and racially. European and Asian ancestries are the most common and English is the primary language.
The first known inhabitants of the area were prehistoric indigenous tribes known as Mound Indians. European settlers did not arrive until the late 1700s. Among the first families to settle in the area were the Sneeds, Crocketts, Hunts and Moores. Many of the early settlers were given land grants for their service during the Revolutionary War. In its early history plantations were scattered throughout the area and cotton was the cash crop. After the Civil War, smaller farms cropped up and tobacco became the main crop. In the 1930s, most of the plantation homes were bought and restored as horse farms and fox hunting became popular. It was not until April of 1969 that Brentwood was incorporated as a city and the interstate came through spurring both commercial and residential growth and making the city what it is today.
The city spanned 35.4 square miles in 2000, but in 2001 it was expanded to span 40.8 square miles. It is predominantly a white-collar community and over 94% of the workforce hold/work white-collar jobs/positions. Brentwood is unique in the fact that about 9% of its workforce works from home through telecommuting or home-based businesses. In 2010, the population was 37,060 and the population density was 676.7 people per square mile. Also, in 2010 the per capita income in the community was $58,745. By 2013, the estimated median household income was $132,916 and the per capita income was $57,515. Further, in 2013 it was reported that the estimated median house or condo value was $481,137, the mean housing price on all units was estimated at $383, 036 and the median gross rent was $2,083. According to the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for 2015, the top four employers in Brentwood were The Hospital Corporation of America, Comdata, Tractor Supply Company, and Brookdale Senior Living.
Brentwood is part of the Williamson County School District. There are public schools and private schools – Brentwood Academy is a private school – in the city . Ravenwood High School, Brentwood High School, Woodland Middle School, Kenrose Elementary are some of the public schools. The city has about ten public parks with amenities like walking paths, playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, sports courts and fields, nature areas and more. Homes for sale in Brentwood come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of potential buyers. Other real estate options include townhouses and condominiums for sale or lease. To find your dream home in Brentwood, call local real estate agent Pauline Charlton at 615 482 2257 today.