Brentwood is an affluent suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. There were just over 30,000 people living in Brentwood in 2011. The population has grown 28.3% since the year 2000. The unemployment rate is 6.40%, which is significantly lower than the average unemployment rate across the rest of the United States (9.10%). The cost of living in this high socio-economic area is 48.5% higher than the average cost of living in the United States. The median price of a home is approximately $500,000.00. But this truly is a case of “you get what you pay for.”
Brentwood itself is a beautiful, clean, safe environment in which to raise a family. The houses are well-constructed, loaded with amenities and have a great deal of “curb appeal.” Simply put, the homes cost more because they are better quality homes. Also, because so many people who live in Brentwood are at a higher socio-economic level, the amenities the community offers are in line with what such affluent residents have come to expect.
Brentwood boasts over 800 acres of parkland scattered through out the community. The parks are the finest of their kind and offer such features as walking and bike trails, picnic shelters, tennis courts, restrooms, concession buildings, softball/baseball fields, soccer fields with goals, volleyball areas and exercise stations. As might be imagined, community members make frequent use of these facilities.
The public schools in Brentwood are also above average. The Williamson County School District provides educational services for the children of Brentwood. Davidson County also provides schools for the residents of Brentwood in Davidson County. There are in total seven elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. The Williamson County school district spends about $5,315.00 per student. The average per student expenditure in the United States is $5, 678.00. In spite of the fact that the average student expenditure in the school district is lover than the average expenditure in the United States, the student teacher ratio is only fifteen students per teacher. This ratio is typically much higher across the rest of the United States. Educators point out that there is a strong correlation between smaller class size and student learning.
Another benefit of living in Brentwood is that it is so close to the to the city of Nashville. Nashville’s restaurants, malls and cultural attractions are only thirty minutes away. Residents of Brentwood have all the benefits of city life, while living in a quiet and safe suburb!
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