Introduction to Brentwood, Tennessee

Brentwood, Tennessee, in Williamson county, is 9 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is located in the Nashville metropolitan area. Brentwood has a population of 23,445.

Brentwood History

Brentwood was named after an English Estate. The first settlers of the area arrived in the late 1700s. A large portion of the land was given to Revolutionary War soldiers by the state of North Carolina. The area prospered gradually but was almost totally ruined during the Civil War. In the 1920’s, the area was rebuilt and began to prosper again.

Brentwood and nearby Attractions

  • Owl Creek Park
  • Maryland Way Park
  • River Park
  • Adventure Science Museum
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Things To Do In Brentwood

The city of Brentwood offers easy access to the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club. Popular parks in the area include Granny White Park, Tower Park, Crockett Park and Primm Park. Shopping facilities are available at the Liberty Place Shopping Center and the Brentwood Place Shopping Center. Local churches include the Holt Chapel, Concord Road Church and Owens Chapel.

Brentwood Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Brentwood Higher Education

Nearby institutions offering higher education are David Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University and Columbia State Community College.


Total Population 39,059
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 18,188
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 70.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.9%
Median Earnings25+ $72,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,782


Median Family Income $149,101
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 9.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,964
Median House Value $487,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 16.6%
Irish 13%

Brentwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Williamson
Metro Area Nashville
Standard Zip Codes 37027
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37024
Phone Area Codes 615
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.033
Longitude -86.782

Brentwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 54.3 inches
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 66,596 $102,946
La Vergne 33,637 $55,833
Nolensville 6,131 $105,589
Pegram 2,225 $63,158
Smyrna 42,235 $62,964

Brentwood Public Libraries

Brentwood Public Library
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