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5 Reasons to Move to Maury County

This fast-growing county just south of Nashville offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities.

By Kevin Litwin on May 19, 2023

Downtown Columbia, TN
Jeff Adkins

The natural beauty of Maury County is obvious, and the region is graced with interesting assets for newcomers and residents. Here are five reasons why you should consider making the move to Maury County:

1. You Can Afford to Live in Maury County

Maury County is one of the more affordable options in the Nashville MSA. Residential growth along with commercial strength has been especially noticeable throughout the county, whose population of 104,760 has grown by more than 29% since 2010.

The growth surge began in Spring Hill and then spread to Columbia and is now working its way to Mount Pleasant in the southern portion of the county. Maury County residents have numerous housing options, including new subdivisions, historic neighborhoods, new apartments and downtown lofts.

2. Choose From Three Robust Cities

The county seat of Columbia has a population of more than 43,000. The typical home value is $336,000 (Zillow, March 2023). The Duck River provides numerous recreational opportunities, and the city houses the main campus of Columbia State Community College.

Spring Hill, located in Maury and Williamson counties, is one of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee, with a population approaching 55,000. The typical house price is $493,000 (Zillow, March 2023). Rippavilla is one of the most visited antebellum tourism homes in the South.

Mount Pleasant is a friendly community of nearly 5,000 residents and is home to Maury County Regional Airport. The typical home value is $235,000 (Zillow, March 2023). Mount Pleasant earned Tennessee Main Street certification in 2020.

3. Manufacturers Are Investing in Maury County

Maury County’s pro-business attitude has made it a haven for companies. For example, Fiberon, a manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and cladding, made a $300 million investment in 2022 to manufacture products in the newly developed Columbia Tennessee Rail Site.

Meanwhile, General Motors has invested $1.8 billion in its Spring Hill Manufacturing plant to prepare for its 2023 Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV, while Ultium Cells has invested $2.6 billion to build an adjacent assembly facility to produce battery cells to power the vehicles.

Chickasaw Trace Park in Maury County, TN
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4. You’ll Love the Outdoor Activities

Parks and trails add to the quality of life for all Maury County residents. For instance, Chickasaw Trace Park in Columbia has 8.5 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails along with access to the Duck River.

The 23-acre Williams Spring Park in Mount Pleasant features a paved walking/biking trail and playground, and Jerry Erwin Park in Spring Hill has a nearly 1-mile paved walking trial with slight elevation changes throughout. Other popular green-space destinations include walking trails at picturesque Yanahli Park and a wide variety of activities at the spacious Maury County Park.

5. Have Tons of Fun Here

Festivals and events are a staple here. A signature event is the annual Mule Day Celebration, which draws 150,000 visitors to Columbia each spring. Also in Columbia are annual get-togethers like The Homestead Festival and Holiday Lights in Riverwalk Park. Mount Pleasant is home to Music on the Porch, staged on Saturdays from April to October.

Spring Hill hosts the John Maher Builders Whole Hog Festival every October, benefiting The Well Outreach food pantry in Spring Hill.

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