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So…you are moving to Williamson County? Here are FOUR tips to ease your transition into one of the top ranked places to live in the country.

1. Familiarize Yourself With Williamson County.

Drive around and enjoy the beauty of the area and enjoy some of our local food and listen to some good music. There is never a shortage of good music here! There are many great towns in Williamson County…Brentwood, Franklin, Arrington, Nolensville, Fairview, Thompsons Station, and Spring Hill. Cool Springs which is right off of I-65 is centrally located and offers shopping, restaurants, medical services and many corporate offices. Each town has its own personality. Find a town that is a good match for you and your family.

2. Decide what is most important to you and your family.

Is it commute time? schools? lifestyle? Interstate 65 cuts right through the middle of our county and provides easy access to many corporations and businesses. Because lots of people love living here you may want to consider traffic patterns and commute times when finding a place to live.

If schools are the most important thing to you, please know that our Williamson County Schools are ranked among the best in the state and country. The schools are known for high test scores, excellent teachers and a nurturing environment for students.

When it comes to your lifestyle, maybe community amenities or access to sports fields may mean a lot. Maybe you are a nature lover and you want to be near trails and parks. Maybe you really like solitude and life in the country is what you find appealing. Williamson County has all of that and more!

Just remember, there are many “experts” who say “THIS is the BEST school” or “THAT is the BEST neighborhood” but only you know the unique personality and needs of your family and what fits best for your situation.

3. Find a Good Realtor.

If you are buying a home, find a realtor who can give you the ins and outs of your new hometown. Find an agent who is honest, open and available for questions and will patiently walk you through the process of finding a home here.

A realtor who knows the area well can help you find a local lender, inform you about the different areas of the county, and even drive you around to explore so that you can experience the personality of each town. A good realtor will listen carefully to your wants and needs but will also be honest about what is realistic in the brisk and crazy Williamson County real estate market.

4. Once you get here…connect!

You will find that for the most part the people who live here are very friendly. They welcome new friends and neighbors and they will be an excellent resource for you as you search for new doctors, sports teams, hair stylists and even lawn care.

The people here are a diverse group that comes from all over the world. Meeting someone who was born and raised here is rare but very special. Those people remind us of why this area is to be cherished …beautiful rollings hills, a love of preserving what is good from the past and a determination to embrace a future that is even better.

One of the best ways to get connected with others in the area is through a church. If you don’t have one in mind yet, we’d love to have you at ClearView Baptist – just a few miles north of Historic Downtown Franklin.

Welcome to Williamson County…join in and make yourself at home!