Although Nolensville, TN is just a small little town about 35 to 40 minutes south of Nashville, it’s a place that is seeing tremendous growth that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Back in 1996 when Nolensville first incorporated, just 1,854 people called this sleepy Middle Tennessee town home. Since then, however, between 180 and 220 homes have been built each and every year, and now around 6,213 people live here according to the 2013 census.
Back in 2014, former Brentwood City Manager Mike Walker, now a consultant with Table Rock Resources, LLC, which specifically provides consulting services to local municipalities that relate to strategic planning and economic development, was tasked with creating a 10-year growth study for Nolensville that focuses on a projected population increase, and what the city might need to do in order to accommodate it’s rapid and on-going growth.
From the start, it was clear the city of Nolensville needed to make a serious investment in basic services and infrastructure in order to take on such a dramatic spike in population, which is expected to double by the year 2025.
As of now three local schools are currently under construction, and according to recent reports, a massive new mixed-use project could also be on the way that will include $48 million worth of additional residential development, and another $9 million of retail space.
Combined, developers from nearby Brentwood, Nashville, and even Atlanta will be bringing about 200 housing units to market, which will mostly be townhouses and condos, as well as 36,000 square feet of retail space.
So while the surge in Nolenville’s population presents many unique challenges, Middle Tennessee is seeing a net gain of roughly 100 more people every day on average, ensuring that growth even in towns like Nolenville is coming, like it or not.