Brentwood, TN

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What is Brentwood known for?

Those seeking the epitome of stately southern charm just barely removed from the downtown Nashville bustle need look no further than Brentwood, one of Nashville's preeminent neighborhoods. Brentwood’s appeal is as much about convenience as it is about luxury. Located in Williamson County, Brentwood is also home to an impressive network of small local parks just south of Radnor Lake State Park and Percy Warner Park, two of Nashville's best urban recreational areas. Throw in that fifteen-minute drive to Downtown Nashville, and it’s not hard to understand why finding your dream home in Brentwood can afford to demand such a steep barrier to entry. Brentwood is not the most walkable community so most errands will require a car.

Who is Brentwood a good fit for?

Brentwood is a tranquil, peaceful suburb and features an easy commute to downtown Nashville. Although Brentwood is one of Tennessee’s most popular suburbs due to its appealing atmosphere and beautiful houses, its high cost of living makes this area most suitable for couples, retirees, and families of a middle-to-high income. Ranked #20 on’s 100 Best Places to Live in 2017, Brentwood’s charm and beautiful setting are strong pulls for potential residents.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Brentwood offers an array of delicious restaurants for a variety of tastes. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill offers mouthwatering turf-and-surf dishes, while Mere Bulles serves upscale, yet homey Southern cooking. Enjoy authentic Tennessee barbeque at Corky’s BBQ, savor bibimbap at Soy Bistro, and devour a delicious burrito at Cinco De Mayo.

While Brentwood has a quieter suburban atmosphere with less nightlife bustle, there are still plenty of activities to enjoy. Get your friends together for a throwback skate party at Brentwood Skate Center, then head over to Drake’s to play a game of darts, giant jenga, or Connect 4.

Brentwood residents love that their neighborhood features activities for all interests. If you’re a bookworm, Brentwood has one of the best public libraries in the state. Nature-lovers can explore the great outdoors at the Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Center. Budding astronomers can visit Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory and listen to a concert under the stars, while viewing the wonders of the universe through a high-powered telescope.

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Pros & Cons of living in Brentwood


  • Brentwood is considered to be one of the most beautiful and safe suburbs in Tennessee.
  • Despite its popularity, it does not feel heavily congested and is an easy commute to downtown Nashville.
  • Brentwood’s top-tier school system and safe environment make this area a perfect choice for families.


  • Because of the numerous benefits of living in Brentwood, the cost of living in this area is high, particularly for housing. While Brentwood homes are beautifully designed, they do come with an extra price tag.
  • For those interested in exciting nightlife, Brentwood may be too quiet for their taste.
  • While the commute to downtown is simple, some potential residents may want to be totally immersed in an urban atmosphere, a facet Brentwood does not strongly offer.

How to get around in Brentwood

Owning a car is essential for traveling around Brentwood. Although a taxi cab service and the typical Uber and Lyft services are available, residents should be prepared to utilize their own vehicle for commuting

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Things to do around Brentwood

Brentwood has over 14 parks many of which include amenities such as tennis courts, frisbee golf, biking trails, and picnic areas. Maryland Way Park for example located just off Old Hickory Blvd has outdoor exercise equipment and a large field. If you're looking to check out a golf course in Brentwood, there are three conveniently located within the city although they do require a private membership. The John P. Holt Brentwood Library is also a must-see and features beautiful artwork, a lecture hall, stained glass windows, and over 170,000 books and publications.

Brentwood Farmers Market

Farmers Market

7100 Executive Center Dr, Brentwood, TN 37027

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Trampoline center

1647 Mallory Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027

Brentwood Skate Center

Skate rink

402 Wilson Pike Cir, Brentwood, TN 37027

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Performing Arts Theater

136 Frierson St, Brentwood, TN 37027

Parks and Recreation in Brentwood

Brentwood is home to several of Nashville’s most appealing parks.

Crockett Park is a very popular spot for outdoor gatherings. The Eddy Arnold Amphitheater offers live music and special events throughout the year. History buffs will be fascinated by Crockett’s historic log cabin and Cool Springs House, the latter of which has become a multipurpose center for weddings and corporate events. Also featuring a large playground, nature trails, indoor soccer facility, lighted fields, and multiple tennis courts, Crockett Park offers fun activities for all ages and interests.

There is plenty to explore on Granny White Park’s 32 acres. This peaceful park offers plenty of jogging and biking paths, as well as a covered picnic area.

Dog-owners will appreciate Tower Park’s spacious dog park for their furry friends. This large park is perfect for biking, walking, or simply relaxing in the open, natural areas. Additionally, the Williamson County Sports Complex is located directly next to this park.

Marcella Vivrette Smith Park

1825 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

With forested wildlife habitats in their natural state and hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts

Crockett Park

1500 Volunteer Pkwy, Brentwood, TN 37027

Home of the historic Cool Springs House and the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater, Crockett Park is the site of many Brentwood events and activities including the Brentwood Summer Concert Series and the annual 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks.

Concord Park

8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

Concord Park is a 40 acre park surrounding the Brentwood Library.Situated at one side of River Park and across from the WSM tower on Concord Road, the location is a good spot for beginning a walk or jog. Connected to the Brentwood Bikeway system, the park is also a great destination for family activities.

Granny White Park

610 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

Granny White Park is a 32 acre park that includes: walking and exercise trails, the Rotary Pavilion, multipurpose athletic field, four lighted tennis courts, lighted baseball/softball fields with dugout covers, children’s playground. Granny White Park is adjacent to Brentwood Middle and High Schools.

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Brentwood School Info

Brentwood is located in Williamson County, considered to be the top school county in Tennessee, with several schools making national lists. Brentwood Middle, Woodland Middle, and Brentwood High are all ranked within the Top 5 public schools in the state. For younger students, Kenrose Elementary is the most popular school. For families interested in private schooling, Brentwood Academy is a highly respected and reputable option.


Crime in Brentwood

In the past year in Brentwood there were 78% less assaults, 81% less burglaries, 61% less robberies, 79% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

With a crime rate 62% below the nation’s average and 74% below the state average, Brentwood is one of the safest communities to reside in Tennessee. Despite the steadily increasing population, Brentwood’s crime rate continues to decrease. Families can feel confident their children will be safe in this secure suburb.

Cost of Living in Brentwood

Because of all of its perks, Brentwood has become one of the most expensive places to live in the state, coming in at 61.3 points above the national average cost and 73.7 points above the state average cost. The average home price is approximately $832,000 and the average rent is $1,500 . More affordable renting options do exist, but are difficult to find and are quickly snapped up

  • Education costs 53.70% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 24.30% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 15.40% more than the national average.
  • In Brentwood utilities costs 3.40% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 2.10% more than the national average.

Overall, Brentwood’s cost of living is 21.5% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Brentwood

50,596 Total Popultation

The median household income in Brentwood is $128,662 and the average household income in Brentwood is $152,505. 20.82% of the population people works in Healthcare, 11.5% works in Professional, and 10.32% works in Education.

Real Estate Trends of Brentwood

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Lately the Brentwood real estate market has been scorching, with average home prices soaring over 20% in the past year to around $832,000. Even this feels low, however, because it’s not uncommon for homes to fall in the $1-3 million dollar range. With homeowners like Taylor Swift and Ben Folds taking advantage of Brentwood’s spacious suburban living, don’t expect this appreciation to stop anytime soon. If you lack access to this kind of cash, there are still avenues to getting established in the neighborhood. While Brentwood single family homes available for rent are limited, and usually cost around $5,000/month, trendy apartments and townhouses along the I-65 corridor offer access to the city for just over $1,000/month. Tapestry at Brentwood and Estates at Brentwood, two modern apartment complexes, are particularly attractive for their location right next to the quaint downtown strip.

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“Brentwood is a great place to live, but also very expensive.”

Brentwood is a great place to live, but also very expensive. I think the most obvious reason to pay a premium for a Brentwood address is that you want good schools and great accessibility to Nashville. There are some downsides to Brentwood. I think there isn’t a great variety of houses here. They are all large and lacking in charm. So it can be hard if you don’t want a McMansion. I also think the schools and sports can be a little intense. It’s great environment to challenge your children, but it can also be a little overwhelming for kids too.

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What is life in Brentwood like?

When living in Brentwood, you can expect a rural environment with a variety of green spaces and parks available. The area supports an affluent lifestyle and is home to many musicians and former sports icons. It is another location in Tennessee that offers top-performing schools, making Brentwood a favorite by many for raising a family.

Why are homes in Brentwood a good investment?

Unlike the neighborhoods nestled around downtown Nashville, Brentwood offers the space for residents to spread out. Single family homes tend to feature big lots typically on a couple of acres with even bigger houses, for that sprawling suburban feel only a fifteen-minute drive from downtown. A little extra room also allows for a few upscale amenities, like an equestrian center and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Many of Brentwood's new homes feature modern design elements expected of a luxurious home such as an open floor plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, and a large bonus room for recreational activities.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Brentwood?

Commuting from Brentwood to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 16 minutes.

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