With perhaps one of the fastest-growing populations in the country, Spring Hill, Tennessee, is a community to watch. The city lies between Maury and Williamson counties, and the population of the city itself was approximately 43,769 in 2019, a remarkable growth from the 2010 population of 29,036. Only about 30 miles south of the world-famous Nashville community, Spring Hill is generally considered part of the metropolitan region. Therefore, it can be an excellent option for people who want quick access to the culture and food in Nashville without living within the city's borders.
Despite the city's tremendous growth, living in Spring Hill may not be for everyone, which is why it's essential to research each city before deciding to relocate. Something as simple as choosing the right neighborhood can drastically improve one's living experience. Here's what people can expect when moving to Spring Hill, TN.
Table of Contents
- Cost of Living in Spring Hill
- Job Market in Spring Hill
- Things to Do in Spring Hill
- Spring Hill Climate
- Traffic in Spring Hill
- Public Transportation in Spring Hill
- Spring Hill Schools
- Discover Spring Hill
Cost of Living in Spring Hill
The overall cost of living in Spring Hill is slightly higher than the U.S. average, with an index score of 112.3, meaning that living in Spring Hill is generally 12.3 percent more expensive than the average U.S. city. That cost involves several more specific expenses, and new residents will save money in some areas.
For example, general grocery costs are only 2.6 percent more expensive than the national average. Healthcare costs, on the other hand, are less expensive on average than the national numbers. Spring Hill residents will pay only about $96.20 for the same amount of care residents in other communities receive for $100.
New residents to the community will find general utility costs about the same as the nationwide average. However, people coming from northern climates may spend more to keep cool in the summer. Transportation is another area where new residents might expect greater costs, with prices 13.6 percent above the national average.
Like many thriving cities, housing costs are a bit higher than the countrywide numbers at 121.7 percent. The community's median home cost is $281,000, versus $164,000 for the state of Tennessee and $231,000 for the entire nation. Based on the difference between home prices in this community versus the state, it is likely that home buyers looking for affordable housing could save money by looking outside the city proper.
Renters may also find similar savings outside the community itself, although those savings may not include extra costs for the longer commute. A one-bedroom apartment within Spring Hill will average about $1,235, while similar apartments in other areas of the metro community average $911. A two-bedroom apartment will cost about $200 more at $1,490. Similarly, two-bedrooms in other nearby locations may cost around $1,103. Maximizing the rental space with a four-bedroom will cost about $2,345 a month.
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Job Market in Spring Hill
The general economic picture for Spring Hill looks promising for new residents. The per capita income is $31,000 a year, which is only a few hundred dollars short of the U.S. average. However, the city's average household income is $87,000, more than the U.S. equivalent of about $58,000.
The unemployment rate is slightly lower than the U.S. average at 3.1 percent versus 3.7 percent.
Perhaps most promising for future relocations, the community's recent job growth is around 2.39 percent, with future job growth estimates around 56.58 percent. Both figures are much higher than the U.S. growth rates of 1.59 percent and 33.51 percent for recent and future, respectively.
As a suburb of a major city, Spring Hill has its share of well-known companies and relatively large employers. Car company General Motors has the Spring Hill Manufacturing plant with around 3,200 employees. They assemble Cadillac, GMC Acadia, and Holden Acadia vehicles. Nissan North America also employs approximately 1,800 in nearby Franklin, TN.
Located in Columbia, Maury Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital that employs around 2,600 people. They are part of the Maury Regional Health group with locations all around the area. Community Health Systems, HCA Healthcare Inc, and United Healthcare all combine to provide more than 8,000 jobs in research and medicine in Williamson County.
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Popular Industries in the Area
Overall, Maury and Williamson counties have a few key industries that drive local economic development. Both General Motors and Nissan have major plant operations in the area, feeding several secondary supply companies. Manufacturing company Magna also has a plant in Spring Hill that employs about 500 people assembling automotive seats. As mentioned above, the healthcare industry has multiple hospitals and clinics within the region.
Large manufacturing plants employing thousands of people generally have large-scale challenges related to customer service, recruitment, and staffing. At least two major companies operating in the area provide these services to production and other industries. Ibex Global employs about 450 people in Maury County, providing intelligent customer engagement solutions for small and large companies. Staffing and recruitment company Randstad employs more than 4,500 people from several local locations.
Things to Do in Spring Hill
Despite living outside of nearby tourist haven Nashville, Spring Hill has plenty of activities to keep residents busy. Because it can get hot during the summer months, early morning activities may be best for strenuous outside fun.
For those who love the outdoors, Fischer Park will be a favorite destination. The facilities and grounds are equipped for nearly every kind of fresh-air fun, containing a walking track and bike trail for casual types and tennis, basketball courts, and football fields for competitors. Group outings can make use of the pavilion and picnic areas. Smaller parks like Evans, McLemore, and Harvey also provide similar amenities.
Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars
One advantage of high tourism and proximity to Nashville is a better variety of eateries and watering holes than similarly sized cities. For southern food with a classy twist, try the Country Fried Steak or Liver and Onion dinner meals for about $14 each at The Mockingbird. Bring food and sample a wide variety of craft beers at Wild Hare Beer Co., or hang out with friends at Froggy & Jeffro's Bar and Grille and show them who's boss with billiard and poker contests.
The Spring Hill party doesn't have to end when the sun sets. There are many places to dance and listen to music or other entertainment during the twilight hours. Find live bands or Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights at the Embers Tavern & Grille, which serves everything from soup and salad to pizza and flame-broiled burgers, all with a great selection of beer. Gary's Place is another hot spot to watch the game or listen to live music until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Spring Hill Climate
As part of the U.S. South, Tennessee gets generally warmer weather than the nation's northern portions. The community averages 206 days of sunshine per year and spends about half the year with temperatures potentially considered extremes. Average high temperatures for June through August of each year are generally between 85 and 90 ºF. August is the hottest month of the year, with an average temperature of 89.7 ºF.
On the other hand, January of each year is considered the coldest month with overnight lows around 26.4 ºF. December, January, and February all experience consistent average lows below freezing.
Considering all temperatures and forms of precipitation, September and October are generally the best time to visit the community. Temperatures will be in the low 80s and 70s, with just over eight days each month receiving rain. On the other hand, temperatures in April and May are also mild 70s, but the chances of rainy days are much higher. People planning mostly indoor activities may still enjoy traveling during these spring months.
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Traffic in Spring Hill
For the most part, Spring Hill is a car community, with more than 84 percent of residents driving to work alone. Only 6.1 percent carpool, while another seven percent work from home. As a result, commute times are a little longer than the national average of about 26.4 minutes. Spring Hill commuters can expect to spend about 32.3 minutes in the car for each trip.
Like any community, rush hour is the worst time for traffic. Weekday mornings from 7–9 a.m. and evenings from 4–6 p.m. experience the most drivers on the road. However, the concentration of cars is likely only a concern for those commuting from Spring Hill to the Nashville immediate area. Standard drive times between Spring Hill and Nashville are around 35 minutes, but the usual rush hour can add 10 minutes more.
More information about traffic in Spring Hill:
Spring Hill Commuting Times - BestPlaces.net
- Spring Hill Drive Time Map - ViaMichelin.com
- Spring Hill Road Construction News - SpringHillTN.org
Because Spring Hill is a smaller community, there are not many options to avoid bad traffic in a given area. The main east-to-west roads are State Route 396, or Saturn Parkway, and State Route 247, known as Duplex Road. Local drivers may benefit by focusing on Duplex Road to avoid highway commuters. The major north-to-south highway is the I-65, which leads straight into Nashville. If traffic heading into Nashville is heavy, local travelers may prefer using U.S. 31 for north-to-south travel.
Public Transportation in Spring Hill
With Nashville being a tourist area, there are lots of options for public transportation. Rates for taxis, ride-share apps, and limousine rides may vary widely depending on travel destination and time. Bus transportation in the Nashville area is the WeGo public transit system. Local and express service rides are only $2, with an all-day pass available for $4. Special rates are available for seniors, people with disabilities, and youth.
Commuters looking for options may enjoy WeGo's Park and Ride service, which provides free parking at select locations for carpools or catching a bus. The Spring Hill route offers nonstop service from Spring Hill to downtown Nashville.
Muletown Trolley is another option for regional transportation. The service operates from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday. Provided by the South Central Area Transit Service, it connects several communities around Maury County. Columbia, Mount Pleasant, Spring Hill, and Northridge are among the cities accessible through these vehicles. Fares for adults are only $1, with a single-day pass available for $3.
Spring Hill Schools
There are two public school districts in the Spring Hill area. Williamson County School District has about 42 public schools covering all age groups. Maury County School District is nearly half the size, covering about 20 schools.
Options for elementary schools include Allendale, Bethesda, Heritage, Longview, Marvin Wright, Spring Hill, and Chapman's Retreat Elementary schools. Middle school children in the community have public school choices such as Heritage, Spring Station, and Spring Hill middle schools. The area has two public high schools called Northfield Academy and Summit High School.
There are also several private schools in the area. Elementary students can attend Columbia Academy and Spring Hill Academy, while Cornerstone School is the only middle and high school option for private attendance.
Several colleges and universities are in the area, although none are directly in Spring Hill. Columbia State Community College is about 13 miles away in Columbia. The college hosts just over 6,000 students in a public, entirely undergraduate format. In-state tuition is just over $4,000 annually.
World-famous Vanderbilt University is about 35 miles away in Nashville. This private school has about 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and in-state tuition costs about $50,000 a year.
Middle Tennessee State University is the other large institution in the area. Located in Murfreesboro, TN, the school is approximately 40 minutes away from Spring Hill. This public school has around 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and in-state tuition is about $7,000 annually.
Discover Spring Hill
Spring Hill can be a great place to call home, whether that ends up being in a Spring Hill condo or a historic property. The economy, industries, and opportunities in the area can be welcoming for residents.
If Spring Hill puts a spring in your step, contact The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage with Nashville's MLS at (615) 603-3602 to talk to a Spring Hill real estate agent and find the Spring Hill home that's perfect for you today.
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