I was having a conversation with a friend who lives in Nashville recently about the benefits of being out here in Nolensville, and I thought it worth recording many of those same points here, considering the number of folks who hit this site by searching Google or other search engines for information about our town.
Let’s just consider a few of the major selling points of the small yet bustling town of Nolensville, Tennessee:
In addition to Nolensville Elementary School and Sunset Elementary/Middle, we have Nolensville High School being built soon, along with a new Mill Creek Elementary/Middle school complex coming in the next couple years. While Williamson County has undergone tremendous growth in recent years, which has required rezoning in many areas, having schools within our town greatly increases the chances that Nolensville kids can attend Nolensville schools, strengthening our community culture and of course making life easier on parents who don’t have to drive as far.
While some people dismiss public education, I can’t say enough good things about the staff at Nolensville Elementary School. We’ve had three children go through there from kindergarten all the way through 5th grade and have been consistently impressed with the teachers, administrators, support staff and PTO, all of which contribute something special to the NES community. So far our experience at Sunset Middle School has lived up to that standard as well.
A Lively Real Estate Market
Our town boasts a variety of residential settings, with subdivisions at all levels of maturity from brand-new to well-established, ranging from luxury homes down to starter houses along with plenty of more secluded, rural settings for those who want more space. There are even townhouses on the way, adding yet another dimension to the Nolensville real estate market.
On my first drive through Nolensville back in 2005, going up and down Nolensville Road, I didn’t think the town had much to offer – a few shops, the old historic district, etc. It was only once a local realtor took me to visit homes in the subdivisions (in our case, Bent Creek) that I saw what Nolensville was really like. It’s a town with a number of thriving, family-oriented neighborhoods stitched together through community activities such as recreational sports leagues & clubs, or annual town events like the Buttercup Festival, the 4th of July fireworks, lighting of the Christmas Tree, or Veterans Day Parade.
Trust me, if you’re looking to buy a home in Nolensville, there are options out there for all sorts of families. The only trick is that this area is in so much demand, we often hear that the houses which do come available get sold very quickly.
A Dynamic Local Economy
We’ve got everything from award-winning independent startups like Mamas Java & Martin’s BBQ Joint, or the cluster of shops located in the Historic Downtown district, to some of the chain stores like Dollar General and of course that southern staple, Sonic. While most folks love the unique personality that the homegrown businesses (like Polka Dots & Happy Thoughts, or The Bekhary) bring, we can’t ignore the convenience and value provided by franchise businesses, too.
Let’s face it, as a husband and father of three it helps that I can order Pizza Hut online and pick up a decent dinner in no time at all on occasion. It takes a variety of businesses to meet the needs of our community, and as commercial activity grows in Nolensville that diversity of offerings plays a larger and larger role.
With downtown Nashville just 20-25 minutes to the north, Cool Springs 15 minutes to the west, and Smyrna/LaVergne 20 minutes to the east, Nolensville is ideally situated for those who want the flexibility to get anywhere quickly, but don’t feel the need to be in the middle of everything.
The Best is Yet to Come
Having lived here for 8.5 years I’ve seen a great deal of change come to our town (not as much as those who grew up here, certainly), and it amazes me to see what’s coming up in the years ahead. New schools, new neighborhoods, new businesses all add to the size and diversity of Nolensville, but that’s all built upon a foundation of longstanding traditions and history which bring it all together.
Certainly, along with all change comes a healthy dose of growing pains, especially for those who remember a smaller, quieter Nolensville and wish it to remain that way. But having seen how things have come along since 2005, I like what’s happening here, and look forward to how the Nolensville of 2020 will turn out.