Specifically, a new set of data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station have “exploded with incoming residents,” to the tune of almost 6,200 new folks between them, since the last set of data was released in 2012.
Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station were far from the only Middle Tennessee communities showing growth — East Brentwood and South Brentwood, Nolensville and Franklin all scored near the top of a top-20 list of fast-growing communities in the state of Tennessee. (And Nashville, as we all know, continues to attract new residents by the day.)
What’s the appeal of these fast-growing cities?
Those spots at the top of the growth curve might make you wonder, “Why Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station?”
Totally unscientific survey: Lots of local residents think those areas offer the best of both worlds — access to the busy-city stuff in Nashville alongside access to comparable country calm.
In a Tennessean feature from a few years ago, Thompson’s Station Mayor Corey Napier said, “We want town and country. What we don’t want is to be just another subdivision around Nashville.”
That led to an intent toward “smart growth,” with a focus on embracing green space and pursuing new development that fit with that desire to stay a little more on the calm side.
Meanwhile, Spring Hill has embraced its rapid expansion, with new homes and businesses popping up at a rapid clip, and new residents following suit. By this summer, population trends were indicating that Spring Hill could surpass Brentwood by the 2020 U.S. Census.
Just this year, both communities shot toward the top of Niche’s “2018 Best Places to Live in Tennessee” list, at 12th and 15th place, respectively.
Curious about what the housing options in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station look like? Check out some homes for sale in both cities below.
Homes for sale in Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station, Tennessee:
A good example of why so many families are finding themselves drawn to Spring Hill: Around this price point in a popular Nashville neighborhood, you might find something like this Inglewood home, with 3 bedrooms and about 1900 square feet. Meanwhile, in Spring Hill, this new-construction property has 5 beds, 3 1/2 baths, just shy of 2,900 square feet and all the high-end details, like hardwoods and stone countertops and stainless appliances.
This 1844 beauty falls in the high-home-budget realm, but what you’re getting for that $1.75 million is a lot — just shy of four acres, and a nearly 5,000-square-foot Greek Revival home on the National Register of Historic Places, with time-capsule details galore. You’ll need an appetite for restoration, but if your heart is with historic architecture, this is something special.
New construction in Thompson’s Station
3347 Vinemont Drive, #1537
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
Tollgate Village is a popular Thompson’s Station community that’ll often appeals to homebuyers who like the classic-throwback style that’s popping up in new builds in a lot of Nashville neighborhoods. This new 4-bed, 3-bath home there has lots of other pluses too: It backs up to green space and the river, and has a three-car garage.
Historic home in Thompson’s Station
2690 Thompson Station Rd. E.
Thompsons Station, TN 37179
Owning 9 acres of property right in the heart of Thompson’s Station is the biggest win with this one, but the home itself — a cute 1914 cottage on a pond — is nothing to dismiss. Although it’s been updated, plenty of historic touches remain… and fall nights on that huge back deck seem like they’d be a little bit of Thompson’s Station magic.
Thinking that buying a home in Thompson’s Station or Spring Hill, Tennessee, might be the next step for you and your family? Looking elsewhere in Williamson County? Please let us know if we can help! Check out some homes for sale in Thompson’s Station and Spring Hill here, and reach ACRE here.
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