5 Reasons People Are Moving to Westhaven
Williamson County has become a prime destination for those moving to the Middle Tennessee area. Williamson Inc, the county’s Chamber of Commerce, reports that from 2011 to 2015, many of Williamson County’s new residents hailed from large metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, Wichita, Lewisburg, West Virginia and Montgomery, Alabama.
If you are relocating to the area, choosing where to live can be a stressful decision. Location, quality of schools and the community’s culture are just a few of the concerns you might have. The Westhaven community located on New Hwy 96 in West Franklin is one of the most sought after neighborhoods. Here are 5 reasons why locals and those moving to the area choose Westhaven.
1. Life Simplified
Living in Westhaven is “life simplified,” because it is a place where you can work, play and live in one, cohesive,family-friendly space.
We all probably wish we had a little more time each week to get everything done. Westhaven helps you tackle errands, appointments, shopping and more without ever leaving the neighborhood. Westhaven’s Town Center offers everything residents could need – even a centrally located elementary school which many students walk or bike to. Perhaps you need to get your glasses repaired, your annual check-up or your teeth cleaned, you can do that, too. The Westhaven Town Center medical professionals are as close as everything else in Westhaven. Plus, Franklin Fire Station #8 is located in Westhaven, helping keep residents safe.
When your life is simplified, your quality of life rises and we can all agree quality of life is everything.
2. Quality of Life
Do you ever watch movies that depict a neighborhood where kids are playing together outside, neighbors are friendly, people see their neighbors and friends at the grocery store and think about what it would be like to live in a place like that?
Well, that’s the Westhaven mission. Westhaven’s community offers a feeling of small-town life from a bygone era.
Life at Westhaven is friendly and social, with resort-like amenities and a full calendar of activities. Westhaven residents enjoy a fitness center, resort style pools (Westhaven boasts three pools in two different areas), a lake, playgrounds and golfers can join the Westhaven Golf Club. Learn more about the amenities here. In addition to the amenities, Westhaven hosts a variety of events. Each summer, Westhaven hosts Porchfest, where dozens of musicians play on the porches of Westhaven and each spring, Whiskey Warmer invites you to sample whiskeys from around the world. A weekly farmers market, live music at the Residents Club and Westhaven University (a series of community classes), means there is always something for Westhaven residents to enjoy.
3. Intentional Design
In a world where many of us, unfortunately, don’t know our neighbors, Westhaven was designed with community in mind. First, by placing homes close to the street and building parking lots behind buildings, the streets are more narrow, which dramatically slows traffic, making Westhaven a wonderful place to walk with friends and family. Families will enjoy taking evening strolls together throughout the tree-lined sidewalks.
Plus, with over half of Westhaven’s 1,500 acres kept as green space, there is a park or open area within a few minutes walk of any home.
4. Accessibility to Franklin & Nashville
You’ve heard the real estate motto: Location, location, location! Westhaven is all about making things accessible to residents. Westhaven’s mixed-use Town Center incorporates condos, live/work townhomes and businesses together. It boasts restaurants, boutiques, medical offices, a fitness studio, salon, bookstore, grocery store and more. With all of these businesses located in a central area, Town Center saves residents time and energy.
In addition, residents are a short 15 minute drive into downtown Franklin, where one can enjoy more great restaurants and shops, live music venues, a stroll through Downtown Franklin’s monthly art scene and peruse the many festivals and events in Downtown and so much more.
Plus, downtown Nashville is only about about a half hour drive north, making it easy to enjoy a Titans or Preds game, visit the many downtown Nashville attractions like The Ryman or Country Music Hall of Fame or catch one of the many live music shows.
One of the most pressing issues for many parents is education. The Williamson County Schools (WCS) district is the highest achieving public school district in the U.S. serving 20,000 plus students, according to Williamson, Inc.
Most recently, the Tennessee Department of Education released their State Report Card and noted that WCS has a 95.6 percent graduation rate and high school students’ average ACT composite is 25.2, outscoring the state average of 20.1 and the national average of 21.
Several high schools were ranked as some of the best in the U.S. by US News & World Report.
Within the Westhaven community, you’ll find Pearre Creek Elementary, one of the many great WCS elementary schools that help set a foundation of excellence and a love for education in local students.