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7 Reasons to Move to Williamson County, TN

Located just south of Nashville, this fast-growing county has so much to offer, including a city that ranked high on Livability's Top 100 Best Places to Live.

By Livability on December 5, 2022

People enjoy an evening on the lawn at McEwen Northside in Franklin. Franklin is located in Williamson County.
Nathan Lambrecht

One of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee, as well as the entire United States, Williamson County boasts a median family income of more than $111,000. As a result, this fast-growing community offers a standout quality of life and plenty of reasons to make it your home. Here are just a few.

1. Low Tax Rates

Williamson County lets you take advantage of Tennessee’s low costs. The state has one of the nation’s lowest tax burdens and no personal income tax, and Williamson County has the lowest property tax rate in the Nashville MSA region at $2.22 per $100 of assessed value.

Girls stand with their inventions at Girls Tech Camp, which is put on by the Williamson County Schools system and is located in Williamson County, TN.
Williamson County Schools

2. Excellent Education

Consistently among the best-performing school districts in Tennessee is Williamson County Schools, which outpaces national rankings in a number of measures. For example, three of the 10 high schools are listed on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in Tennessee. The district serves nearly 45,000 students, and WCS anticipates the number will increase to 57,000 by the 2026-27 school year.

3. It’s on the Grow

Located in the heart of the dynamic Nashville region, Williamson County continues to grow significantly. Now home to nearly 256,000 residents, Williamson County has experienced a nearly 40% increase in population since 2010. As a result, you’ll find a good mix of home options throughout the county, including luxury apartments, condos, planned subdivisions, historic houses and farm properties.

People gathered on the lawn at Arrington Vineyards located in Franklin TN
Nathan Lambrecht

4. Plenty to See and Do

Tourism and hospitality are big business in Williamson County, where a number of attractions welcome visitors. Some of the interesting sites include Carnton, Carter House, Arrington Vineyards, Leiper’s Fork and Franklin’s historic downtown district.

5. Location, Location, Location

Williamson County’s central location puts 80% of the U.S. population within 600 miles of the region. Nashville International Airport is just 20 miles northeast of Williamson County.

6. Excellent Economy 

The county’s diverse economy includes entertainment, finance, health care, hospitality, insurance, research and development, retail, science and technology sectors. Global companies — including Nissan, Mitsubishi, Tractor Supply and Mars Petcare — have headquarters operations here, as do four Fortune 1000 companies and 12 of the 25 largest public companies in the Nashville region. In addition, the county’s civilian workforce grew by more than 35,000 employees between 2012 and 2021.

Dogs are welcome guests at Mill Creek Brewing Company in Nolensville, Tennessee. Nolensville is in Williamson County.
Jeff Adkins

7. Pets Love it Here, Too

In Williamson County, you’ll find plenty of pet-friendly communities where dogs are welcome to dine with you at restaurants. For instance, Franklin boasts 65 restaurants that allow four-legged friends to enjoy an evening on the outdoor patio with you.

Want to know more?

To learn more about the Williamson County area, check out the latest edition of Livability Williamson County, TN.

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