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Brentwood is a city in Williamson Countymarker, Tennesseemarker, United Statesmarker. It is an affluent suburb of Nashvillemarker. The population was 23,445 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Brentwood is located at (35.998194, -86.792619).

As of the 2000 Census, Brentwood had a land area of , but an annexation in 2001 increased the area to .

Parks & Recreation

Concord Park

Concord Park is a park at Concord Road and Knox Valley Drive. It is home to the Brentwood Library and near Lipscomb Elementary School. Concord Park features paved walking and biking trails. A trailhead for a portion of the Concord Park walking trail is located adjacent to the Brentwood Family YMCA.

Crockett Park

Crockett Park is Brentwood's largest park, at more than . It features seven lit tennis courts, restroom/concessions buildings, eight lit ball fields, 11 multi-purpose fields, bikeway/jogging trails, two historic homes, a community playground, picnic shelters, and the Eddy Arnold amphitheater. Recently, Crockett Park has added an indoor arena used for soccer, lacrosse, and flag football. It also serves as the home for Brentwood's yearly Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area

The Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area is and has a full observation deck, outdoor covered classrooms, and an amphitheater, the Arboretum. It contains man-made lakes, nature trails, and indigenous wildlife, and the Little Harpeth River flows through it.

Granny White Park

Granny White Park is a park with several sporting facilities including four lighted tennis courts, softball/baseball fields, jogging/biking trails, a multi-purpose field, sand volleyball court, playground, and picnic pavilion and is located near Brentwood Middle School.

Maryland Way Park

Maryland Way Park is located in the Maryland Farms area and includes a paved walking and biking path with 20 exercise stations on . Maryland Way park is adjacent to the Maryland Farms YMCA.

Primm Park

Primm Park is a park off Moores Lane. Located on the site is Boiling Springs Academy, a historic schoolhouse built in 1832 and restored in 2003. The park is also home to the Fewkes Native American mounds site, a Mississippian mound complex consisting of five mounds arrayed around a central plaza. The Fewkes site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Owl Creek Park

Owl Creek Park is Brentwood's newest park, completed in the summer of 2007. It is and includes a playgroud, picnic shelters, walking paths, and basketball courts.

River Park

River Park is a park adjacent to Crockett Park. It features a restroom facility, playground, outdoor basketball court, and borders the YMCA soccer fields. Adjacent to River Park is the Brentwood Family YMCA, now complete with a skate park.

Tower Park

Tower Park is a park north of the WSMmarker Tower off Concord Road. It includes multi-purpose fields, natural open spaces, and jogging and biking trails. The new Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex is located here. At , it consists of a fifty meter indoor pool, five indoor tennis courts, a fitness center, full-service locker rooms, a childcare room, and a multi-purpose room.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 23,445 people, 7,693 households, and 6,808 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 7,889 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 94.63% White, 1.89% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.50% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

Brentwood is Tennessee's best educated city, proportionately, with 69.4% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 64.7% of adults possessing a bachelor's degree or higher (2000 Census).

There were 7,693 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.5% were non-families. 10.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median home price in Brentwood is $679,000. The median household income in Brentwood is $133,668 as of 2007. The per capita income for the city is $56,701. About 1.5% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line. About 95.4% of residents own their homes.

In addition, Williamson Countymarker is ranked among the wealthiest counties in the country. In 2006 it was the 11th wealthiest county in the country according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but the Council for Community and Economic Research ranked Williamson County as America's wealthiest county (1st) when the local cost of living was factored into the equation with median household income.

A special census conducted in 2007 counted 35,262 residents.

Maryland Farms Business Park

Located in Brentwood, Maryland Farms is an upscale suburban office park of almost of prime office space and home to several national headquarters.

Education

Brentwood is served by Williamson County Schools.

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References

  1. Brentwood Highlights Timeline, City of Brentwood website, accessed November 22, 2009. The United States Census Bureau gives the area as approximately .
  2. Cost of Living Can Significantly Affect “Real” Median Household Income, Council for Community and Economic Research website (accessed December 9, 2007)
  3. Conducting a Special Census, by Margaret Norris, University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service, November 2007, page 7.


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