Brentwood, TN Area Guide

 

Brentwood is a wondrous city located in Williamson County, Tennessee. Often considered one of Nashville’s and Tennessee’s most affluent and respected suburb areas, Brentwood is called the place “where Nashville lives”. In 2005, Brentwood was listed in Money Magazine as one of “The Best Places to Live”. The city of Brentwood is located a mere 8 miles from downtown Nashville and is located in one of the most sought after locations in the county. Brentwood has been the recipient of many awards including “Tennessee's Most Progressive City” by the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA), as well as several national awards for the Brentwood 2020 Plan. In addition to being an award-winning community, Brentwood offers residents a high standard of living, excellent quality of life, and a scenic quality that goes unmatched. Discover this and more about Brentwood by visiting their official website. https://brentwood-tn.org/index.aspx 

History

Brentwood’s first settlers arrived in the late 1700’s, when much of the land was granted to Revolutionary War soldiers by the State of North Carolina. Brentwood grew around the Cottonport on Old Smyrna Road where a general store, a grist mill and post office were located. The town center shifted with the arrival of the railroad and the highway to its present position.

Brentwood grew and prospered and became one of the richest areas in the state by the time of the Civil War. With fertile soil, plantations flourished and during the war many of these homes were used for providing food and treatment for the wounded Confederate and Union soldiers. However, by the end of the Civil War, there were very few farm animals or growing crops left, leaving a scar on the economy and causing many of the once great plantations to fall into ruin.

As time passed, Brentwood slowly recovered from the damage caused by the Civil War and by the 1920’s many of the plantation homes were bought and restored. With the construction of the Interstate in the 1960’s, Brentwood grew and prospered once again and by the 1990’s the area had once again been restored to its former status of being one of the richest in the state.

To learn more about Brentwood’s rich history, please visit:
https://brentwood-tn.org/index.aspx?page=37


Parks and Recreation


Brentwood Parks & Recreation

BrentwoodBrentwood is home to one of the finest Parks and Recreation Departments in the state of Tennessee. Enjoy one of Brentwood’s eight city parks, including the expansive 161 acre Crockett Park, or one of Brentwood’s quality facilities. These facilities include the Tower Park with lit practice fields for night time use, The Martin Center of Senior Citizens Inc. which is dedicated to keeping Brentwood’s senior population active and enjoying life, and 18 holes of top notch golfing at the Old Natchez Country Club with its challenging signature hole.

To learn more about what Brentwood’s Parks and Recreation Department has to offer, please visit the sites listed below.


The Martin Center of Senior Citizens


The Martin Center of Senior Citizens is committed to serving Brentwood’s 55+ population through quality programs, top-notch facilities, and caring staff. The Center’s goal is to encourage all seniors to remain active through quilting, writing, painting, sculpting, sports and more! Please visit their official website for this and much more information. https://themartincentertn.org/

 

Old Natchez Country Club

Founded in 1975, the Old Natchez Country Club offers members exclusive access to a challenging 18-hole private course. Challenges include elevated greens and a variety of hazards. Old Natchez County Club also includes 6 clay tennis courts, private dining, a junior Olympic swimming pool, a state of the art fitness room, pro shop, and much more. Please click here to find out more about what the Old Natchez Country Club can do for you. https://www.oldnatchezcc.com/


Crockett Park

Crockett Park is Brentwood’s largest park with over 164 acres of open fields, facilities and top athletic fields. Crockett Park is home to the historic Cool Springs House, the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater, and numerous events and activities annually. Take advantage of the park’s eight fields, eight baseball/softball diamonds, seven lighted tennis courts, open meadows, playground and much more. Whether you’re looking to play on a 9-hole disc golf course built by the Leadership Brentwood program or enjoy a variety of trails dedicated to hiking, biking, and running, Crockett Park has got you covered.
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For a more complete list of parks and facilities found in Brentwood, please click here: https://brentwood-tn.org/index.aspx?page=144


Attractions and Activities

 

BrentwoodBrentwood is home to a variety of fun events throughout the year, always offering you and your family something new and exciting to experience! From charity and holiday events to upscale dining and community gatherings, there’s something for people of all ages and interests. Whether you want to take in a show at Brentwood’s Towne Centre Theatre or taste award winning wine at the nearby Arrington Vineyards, Brentwood has something to suit every interest.

Please visit click here to discover just a few of these family-friendly activities that await you in stunning Brentwood. https://livability.com/brentwood/tn


Events


Taste of Williamson
BrentwoodThis benefit for the United Way of Williamson County is brought to you by the Brentwood Cool Springs Chamber of Commerce. Taste of Williamson tempts visitors and residents alike with some of the best food the area has to offer and good times for all. Enjoy live entertainment and the opportunity to win a variety of prizes while benefitting the United Way of Williamson County. Discover more about Taste of Williams at: https://www.tasteofcoolsprings.com


Brentwood Bluegrass Festival
Brentwood Bluegrass Festival is an annual event that reveals the true spirit of the area. Held by the Brentwood High School, Brentwood Bluegrass Festival has something for all ages and interests.


Brentwood’s Fourth of July Celebration
Brentwood offers one of the best Fourth of July Celebrations around. Come and celebrate America’s birthday at Crockett Park with all of your favorite people! Remember your sparklers.


Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is an 11 day event in June that is dedicated to the Tennessee Walking Horse. The event showcases the Tennessee Walking Horse, which is a unique blend of the Narragansett Pacer and the Canadian Pacer lines of horses. Come and see why the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration sells over a quarter of a million tickets annually.

To learn more about the event or the Tennessee Walking Horse, please visit: https://www.twhnc.com/index.htm

To see the official City of Brentwood Event Schedule and to learn more about upcoming events, please click here: https://members.brentwoodcoolsprings.org/events