Thompsons Station, TN

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What is Thompsons Station known for?

We’ll pardon you for thinking that this land of arching back roads and rolling pastures couldn’t possibly exist only a half-hour drive from downtown Nashville. As areas like Spring Hill to the south, and Franklin to the north have emerged as real estate hot spots, Thompson’s Station—at least until recently— has managed to stay out of the spotlight. The result is a pastoral wonder that feels a little out of place right off of I-840. Let’s just say, at the end of the day, this well-kept secret is a special place to call home.

Who is Thompsons Station a good fit for?

Despite being just 30 minutes from Nashville, Thompson’s Station feels like another world. For those that want to escape the city and raise their family in a more semi-rural setting, this makes Thompson's Station a great fit. In fact, Thompson’s Station is ranked as the fifth-best place to raise a family in Tennessee according to Niche.

This lovely city is also a top choice for grandparents wanting to be close to their kids and grandchildren in Nashville while enjoying a slower pace. This historic town has excellent schools for growing families and is a 30-minute drive from downtown Nashville.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

While Thompson's Station is anything but a destination for nightlife, there are many great places to enjoy a beer or have a delicious meal with family and friends.

There have been some excellent, eclectic restaurants that have opened in Thompson’s Station alongside mainstay mom-and-pops that have been operating for decades. One of the newest restaurants that's stirring up a lot of attention is W'lin’s Asian Cuisine & Spirits.

Frankie’s Pizza & Grill makes unbeatable stone-fired pizza and many other family favorites. If you’re looking for a relaxed dining experience that will please the whole family, head to Frankie’s. Some other restaurants locals recommend include 55 South, Acapulco Mexican Grill, and Hwy 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries.

The Wild Hare Beer Co. offers a great selection of draft beers with a fun and hip atmosphere. You’ll find a regular and lively crowd of enthusiastic trivia aficionados there every Wednesday.

For a bit more variety, many residents head over to Franklin’s historic Main Street.

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Circa Grill



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Grecian Family Restaurant and Bakery



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55 South



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Acapulco Mexican Grill



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Don Arturo's Mexican Grill



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Pros & Cons of living in Thompsons Station


  • This town offers some of the best schools in Tennessee.
  • For families and outdoors enthusiasts, there are plenty of parks to visit and explore.
  • Thompson’s Station is a safe place to live, has some excellent restaurants, and is just a stone’s throw away from Nashville.


  • This town may not be right for everyone. Young professionals may find neighborhoods closer to downtown Nashville a better fit since they have more restaurants, nightlife, and other young people.
  • The cost of living in Thompson’s Station can be quite prohibitive for those on a limited or fixed income.
  • Many of the new homes in Thompson’s Station are in HOAs with high monthly fees.

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How to get around in Thompsons Station

You won’t find public transportation in Thompson’s Station and the small roadways are not the safest for commuting by bike. This quaint but spread-out town is most easily traversed by car.

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Things to do around Thompsons Station

The town itself may not have much of a restaurant district, but Franklin’s alluring downtown is only fifteen minutes away, and the up-and-coming communities of Spring Hill and Columbia are just to the south. For those looking to make the most of their escape from the big city, Thompson’s Station also offers an astounding lineup of parks to serve its community of just under 8,000. Three gorgeous parks rest along Highway 31, and locals claim there’s no better spot to watch the sunset in Nashville than the Battlefield Trail Hilltop right in the township’s heart.

Thompson's Station Farmers Market

Farmers Market

4683 Columbia Pike, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Creek Rise Farm

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1723 Dean Rd, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Parks and Recreation in Thompsons Station

Thompson’s Station has a great collection of parks and green spaces. For playgrounds that will please the kids, Port Royal Park is a great choice. It even has a splash pad for hot summer days. Heritage Park is also an excellent place for a hike or to do some bird watching.

Sarah Benson Park

1513 Thompson's Station Rd W, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Well-maintained park with jogging trails, sports fields, picnic areas & a garden designed for pets.

Preservation Park

1600 Thompson's Station Rd W, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

Preservation Park is roughly 200 acres and situated in the middle of Thompson’s Station. Preserving the natural state of the park also provides a refuge for local wildlife. Please be aware that the Park could contain: Deer, Coyotes, Snakes, Skunks, Rabbits and other wild animals. Hike at your own risk.

Heritage Park

4803 Columbia Pike, Thompson's Station, TN 37179

The 96 acres behind Heritage Schools was leased to Williamson County Parks and Recreation soon after the schools were built. It holds 5 baseball fields of varying size with miles of walking trails through the woods in the hills above the ball-fields. The trails are Stephen's Way and Alexander Trail which connects over the northern hill to Sarah Benson Park.


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Thompsons Station School Info

One of the biggest draws of Thompson’s Station is its top-ranking schools. This town is in the Williamson County School District, which ranks as #5 in the state and #1 in the greater Nashville area for best school districts. Some of the best schools include Thompson’s Station Middle School, Thompson’s Station Elementary School, Heritage Middle School, and Independence High School.


Crime in Thompsons Station

In the past year in Thompsons Station there were 71% less assaults, 78% less burglaries, 78% less robberies, 90% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

This family-oriented town is one of the safest you will find with low crime rates. The tight-knit community is welcoming, friendly, and active in making the city the best it can be.

Cost of Living in Thompsons Station

The cost of living in the rural and historic city of Thompson’s Station is steep. Much of this cost is reflected in the price of real estate. A detached single-family home with four bedrooms and three bathrooms costs about $750,000.

  • Education costs 16.60% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 8.30% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 1.5% more than the national average.
  • In Thompsons Station utilities costs 5.90% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 9.5% less than the national average.

Overall, Thompsons Station’s cost of living is 5.10% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Thompsons Station

10,333 Total Popultation

The median household income in Thompsons Station is $89,208 and the average household income in Thompsons Station is $98,035. 17.22% of the population people works in Healthcare, 9.2% works in Finance, and 8.68% works in Manufacturing.

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Historically, this place is home to large houses on sprawling lots where you might barely see your neighbors. It’s not unusual to find four-to-five-bedroom homes set on 5+ acres. Lately, though, new construction—especially around the interstate and toward Spring Hill—has nudged Thompson’s Station into the modern real estate market. Neighborhoods like Tollgate Village, a recent Lennar Homes development, are pairing the rustic surroundings with updated touches to offer buyers the best of both worlds. Generally, these developments are skewing toward the upscale, with most newly constructed single-family homes commanding anywhere from $600,000-$1,000,000.

For those not quite ready to make an investment in a house, apartments are just starting to appear on Thompson’s Station’s real estate menu. Condos at Tollgate Village and apartments at the swanky Vintage Tollgate offer more affordable living options just south of Franklin. While these properties often rent for around $1,500-$2,500 per month, those looking to buy into the area at a more affordable price can often find condos and townhomes selling in the low-$400,000s.

If none of the dwelling options suit your fancy, however, Thompson’s Station offers a rare opportunity that makes it something of a unicorn in the Nashville market: land. Take a quick glance at the real estate options, and you’ll find yourself beguiled by unspoiled tracts of Tennessee countryside—the only thing missing from the property is your house. While some of the properties are geared toward developers, those wanting to craft their own Nashville retreat have plenty of options; and while the cost can be a little steep, with many of the lots going for at least $300,000, there might not be a better spot in the metro area to make your own.

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“Often people confuse Thompson’s Station with Spring Hill, but they are different”

Often people confuse Thompson’s Station with Spring Hill, but they are different. Thompson’s Station is a little less built up and has less access to interstates. If you lived here you would have to go south to Spring Hill or north to Franklin for shopping and restaurants. I think that’s ok for the trade-off of it being a nice place to live. Preservation Park is a beautiful park to visit.

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What is life in Thompson’s Station like?

Thompson’s Station provides its residents with a small-town, rural environment. You can expect a tight-knit community and it is very family-friendly. Living in Thompson’s Station is perfect for those who enjoy a laid-back, country lifestyle.

Why are homes in Thompson’s Station a good investment?

Thompson’s Station may feel rural, but it offers the kinds of amenities that most countryside towns could only dream of. This influx of countryside luxury has kept average housing prices on the rise, with homes selling for around $486,000 in the past year. These are usually stand-alone single family houses with three to four bedrooms.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Thompson’s Station?

Commuting from Thompson’s Station to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 35 minutes.

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