Quality of Life

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MARKET RESEARCH: QUALITY OF LIFE

As the home of Americana Music, Williamson County offers residents quality of life assets ranging from Franklin’s award-winning main street to our historic Battlefield Park. Our rich cultural history is preserved through thoughtful and intentional development, and prioritizing green-space as a top priority for our municipalities. Whether you live and work in Williamson County, or are one of our daily work commuters, you’ll benefit from our mix of entertainment and retail opportunities.

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PARKS AND RECREATION

Parks are vital to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of the area. A recent report from Tennessee’s Department of Economic and Community Development found there to be a strong correlation between health and economic vitality. As the healthiest county in the state of Tennessee, it should come as no surprise that Williamson County offers a variety of parks and recreational opportunities for its residents and visitors to enjoy.

COMMUTING PATTERNS

As Williamson County’s population and labor force continue to grow, so does the number of commuters driving in and out of the county to their place of work. Currently, over 28,000 Williamson County residents commute to Davidson County for work, and nearly 27,000 Davidson County residents drive into Williamson County for their jobs. The numbers below represent the percentage of workforce that lives in one county and commutes to another for work. On average, commute time is 30.1 minutes. As jobs and population continue to grow, it will be important for the community and business leaders to address funding and other issues to further transit options.

TRAFFIC COUNTS

With an ever-growing population and job market, Williamson County continues to see an increase in traffic counts on both the interstate and arterial roadways. This map of Williamson County’s roadways shows the number of cars that daily pass various segments of our roads. I-65 continues to see the greatest increase in daily traffic counts, with workers commuting into Williamson County business districts like Cool Springs and Maryland Farms, as well as out of the county into Nashville.

TRANSPORTATION STATS

Since most of our region drives to work alone in a car, which is the least efficient commuting mode, it is important to identify transportation alternatives that would reduce road congestion. The below table shows that while we rank highly with carpooling, there are areas of improvement for the region, such as reducing our miles driven and utilizing other commuting modes. Comparing ourselves to metro areas of similar size, we find that Nashville drives more, is underfunded, and has fewer transit options.