Williamson County has been fortunate to have thoughtful leadership guiding the conversation around future residential and commercial development. Careful attention has been taken to keep density near our highway corridors, preventing commercial sprawl across the county. Residents have benefited through strong and steady growth in real estate values, and our business districts are adding millions of square feet of office space in the next 5 years. Only 10 minutes from our business districts in Maryland Farms and Cool Springs, residents and visitors can find themselves in pristine rolling hills and farmland.
Williamson County, as part of the Nashville MSA, maintains a low cost of housing relative to peer regions across the United States. While Williamson County does have higher average home prices than the surrounding counties, the cost of housing in the Nashville region remains 2.6% lower than the national average. Williamson County residents enjoy some of the best public schools in the country, a variety of cultural and historical assets, and nearby business and retail districts like Cool Springs and Maryland Farms.
Quality and availability of commercial real estate plays a significant role in the ability for Williamson County to retain growing businesses in addition to recruiting new businesses. The majority of commercial development is taking place in the Brentwood and Franklin (Cool Springs) sub-markets. With the influx of new office projects, the vacancy rate for Class A office space in both business districts provides plenty of options for new and existing businesses looking to grow in Williamson County.
Williamson County’s population doubled in the last 20 years and is on pace to double again by 2040. With continued economic success, it is important to preserve Williamson County’s landscape and the quality of life that attracts residents to the area. Leadership at both the county and city levels have done a great amount of planning to ensure that the county grows sustainable and with respect for the beautiful topography. This map shows in orange the heavy concentration of commercial zoning along the interstate, and the vast amount of preserved green-space that remains in the cities and unincorporated areas.