Mt. Juliet offers Nashville area residents lower taxes, lower crime rates, a vast selection of new construction homes, great schools, and plenty of beautiful countryside. With this in mind, it is no wonder the city is one of the fastest-growing in Tennessee. Over the last two decades, it has seen an influx of new residents, along with a booming real estate market, new shops and restaurants, and even a rise in requests for business permits.
But do not let that growth fool you. Take a ride around town, and you still see a picture of that small, rural area the city was once known for. Parks, green spaces, and woods are all around, and head a few minutes north or south to Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes to see some of the most gorgeous scenery in all of Tennessee, as well as to take advantage of endless recreational opportunities. From young families to retirees to professionals who live and work in nearby Nashville but want a quieter place to call home, there is something for everyone in Mt. Juliet.
History of Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet’s roots date back to 1835, but the city did not actually incorporate until 1972. For a long time, it was mostly rural country and farmland, but today it is a thriving suburb of Nashville with a 98 percent rate of growth between 2000 and 2010. No one knows for sure how the area earned its unique name — there is no other Mt. Juliet in the United States — but there are some theories. Some say it was named for the Mount Juliet Estate house in County Kilkenny Ireland. Others claim it came from a woman named Julia Gleaves, a woman who once lived in the area and spent her time taking care of the community and its residents.
Mt. Juliet may be just 20 miles from the attractions in Downtown Nashville, but there are plenty of things for residents to do right in their own community. Parks, golf courses, movie theaters, and both chain and locally-owned restaurants are plentiful, as are shopping opportunities. A couple of malls are located within a 15 minute-drive, and the farmers’ market is a great way to support the local economy. Of course, there are two lakes located just minutes from Mt. Juliet, providing residents with ample opportunities for outdoor fun.
Providence Marketplace is one of Mt. Juliet’s newest and largest shopping centers. Stores there include Best Buy, PetSmart, Kroger, Old Navy, Target, and Belk. It also has a movie theater. Another popular shopping area is Paddock Place. It is home to Walmart, Lowe’s, Academy Sports & Outdoors, and several restaurants and smaller stores and businesses.
People in Mt. Juliet love to shop locally and attend family-friendly events, and the local farmers’ market is the perfect place to do that. Located on Charlie Daniels Parkway, the market is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning and afternoon. Fresh produce, local honey, jams, plants, and many other locally-grown and handmade products are available.
Parks and Playgrounds
With lakes to the north and south of Mt. Juliet, you can bet that fishing, boating, swimming, and other water activities are a favorite way to spend a weekend here. At Long Hunter State Park, which is just south in Hermitage, you can do all of that and more. Activities include geocaching, biking, horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, and much more. There are several other state parks within a few minutes of Mt. Juliet.
For golf, Mt. Juliet residents turn to Windtree Golf Course, which was voted the “#1 Best Value in the Nashville Golf Community” by Golf Digest. You can purchase a membership, as well as take part in special events held here throughout the year.
Of course, you do not have to leave the city to have a good time enjoying the great outdoors. Charlie Daniels Park is a popular destination for people of all ages with its tennis courts, a 9,000 square-foot playground, volleyball courts, basketball courts, pickle ball courts, a walking track, skate park, splash pad, a park just for toddlers, multipurpose fields, and an amphitheater.
Real Estate Information
Mt. Juliet is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after places to live in Tennessee, so new construction is on the rise to keep up with this trend. You will find a nice mix of neighborhoods with starter homes that fall in the $100,000s all the way up to some neighborhoods with estate homes that cost $1,000,000. Many of the communities here offer amenities like a pool, fitness center, walking trails, or tennis courts. There is truly something for every taste and budget here.
Schools in Midtown Nashville, TN
- Mt. Juliet Elementary School
- W.A. Wright Elementary School
- Lakeview Elementary School
- Elzie D. Patton Elementary School
- Stoner Creek Elementary School
- West Elementary School
- Rutland Elementary School
- Gladeville Elementary School