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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Brentwood is a suburb of Nashville with a population of 41,524. Brentwood is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Brentwood offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brentwood there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Brentwood and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Brentwood are highly rated.
About Brentwood...
Population
41,524

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$582,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,018
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%
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Brentwood Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    36.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    23
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    773
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    44%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Brentwood

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$151,722
National
$55,322
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Cost of living is very high, and not the most diverse suburb of Nashville. Schools are leading in education but are crowded and over capacity due to the influx of people moving here. There are a ton of neighborhoods to choose from and they are pretty much all located close to shopping centers, etc. But the entertainment options in the area are limited. Safety and crime is relatively low here, but minor break ins occur (lock your cars and take your belongings). About 15 miles from Downtown Nashville. I haven't had the best experience here as the people can be quite snobby (teens especially) but thankfully we have met some very nice and thoughtful families as well!
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I lived here for almost 10 years and I've always enjoyed the quiet environment. The town itself is a mix of suburbia and chic. I made some really close friends here, but I've never considered it home even after all these years. People around here more often than not are making six figures or their parents do, and it shows. I've probably run into about 4 or 5 people in Destin, Florida that live in or around Brentwood. You can't even go into a school bus without finding some sixth or seventh grader wielding the latest Apple product or expensive clothes. If I could sum up Brentwood High in three words, I'd say, "God, ganja, and grades."
Brentwood is an all-around nice area; the main reason my family lives here is because of the school opportunities (Brentwood High School in particular). There's a decent variety of stores in the area, and as of present it is easy to find part-time work. One particular thing though is the infamous "Brentwood bubble." Brentwood isn't exactly the most diverse area, and the steep costs of living and real estate tend to keep it that way.