Williamson County is one of the fastest growing counties in America.   Why?

1.  A strong business environment.  Nissan, Mars Pets Corporation, Comdata Corporation, MedSolutions Inc, Jackson Life Insurance Co, and Viacom are among the 6,000 businesses that call Williamson County home.  The low cost of doing business, coupled with no state income tax, has produced a 14% job growth between 2008 and 2013.   This has resulted in a mere 4.7% unemployment rate in February 2014.  In 2010, Bloomberg Business week ranked Franklin, TN one of the top 10 cities for start ups.

2.  Quality education.   52% of the residents of Williamson County have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to the national average of 36%.  Williamson County public schools are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, with a 93.8% high school graduation rate.  The 2012 American’s Best High Schools and 2013 US News Best High Schools included four Williamson County High Schools.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!

3.  The wonderful quality of life.  Williamson County recently earned the distinction as the healthiest county in Tennessee.  With multiple parks and recreation facilities, as well as miles of biking/jogging trails, Williamson county is full of choices to keep you active!  The weather in Middle Tennessee is mild, with gorgeous springs and falls, and relatively short winters, so you actually are able to enjoy all those trails!

4.  A huge variety of entertainment!  From huge arena events, to smaller intimate venues, there is something for every music lover.  Nashville IS Music City, after all.  Williamson County has it’s share of music as well.  Enjoy  the outdoor music venues of Crockett Park or Arrington Vineyards.   Step indoors to the stage of the Franklin Theater, Puckett’s Grocery or many of the other establishments that feature live music.

5.  The people, of course!  Davidson and Williamson counties combined have the largest number of charitable organizations in the nation.  That generosity, kindness, friendliness and desire to serve can be felt in a walk through the streets of downtown Franklin and in the local grocery stores.   Folks will look strangers in the eyes and greet them.  People will open doors for each other.  “Please” and “thank you” are common phrases.  Williamson County offers a kinder, gentler way of life!

Need more?  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth…?  But watch out, this might just make you want to move here!

The Liveability of Williamson County

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