Nashville’s Suburbs to the South Rapidly Expanding
Nashville’s neighbors to the south, the residents of Williamson County, are already experiencing tremendous growth and opportunities, and the numbers are expected to rise exponentially over the next thirty years. Previous population assessment placed 183,182 residents in the county as of 2010, but projections show well over half a million calling Williamson County home by 2040.
The Changing Trends
As these new residents filter into Williamson County, we begin to see a new trend. The area was previously popular because of rolling hills, large houses, and proximity to Nashville. Homes were perfect for buyers between the ages of 35 and 64, because they catered to families. The new residents moving into Franklin and the surrounding areas are looking for smaller, more convenient living spaces because they fall outside the previously popular age range. These younger and older homebuyers are looking for starter homes for two people or are ready to downsize after retirement. They’re willing to sacrifice all the space for homes that provide the latest technology and all the modern conveniences.
What This Means
As you travel through Williamson County, you’ll see the changes already in effect. Where once rolling hills and large farms stood, now you’ll find subdivisions with smaller homes and condos. The number of homes built in the area will continue to rise. Also, jobs in the area will continue to increase. The county is already home to some huge corporations, but more are certain to move to the area with the promise of plenty of room to grow and a wide selection of potential employees.
Obviously this kind of growth is exciting for several reasons. Residents already living in Franklin and the surrounding areas will enjoy new businesses and rising property prices. Those moving into the area will be a part of shaping its growth. What a great time to live in Middle Tennessee.