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My family is moving to the Nashville area by June lst. We are flying most of the time however, we want

Asked by Monti, Flordia Mon Feb 25, 2008

something that is convenient to the airport (including rush hour..on call/standby) , great schools, and modern conveniences for shopping. Our children are elementary, middle, and high school (8, 13, 16). We are looking in Murfreesboro(Northside), Mt. Juliet, and Nolensville areas. We are very concerned about the school situation. Currently, there is a rumor that purchasing in Nolensville, William Co side is subject to rezoning very shortly due to growth in the area(new hs for Nolensville) and that the current Ravenswood HS (Nat'l ranked) is an up and coming school soon to be better than the Brentwood HS (Nat'l ranked higher). We are considering the Ballenger Farms/Silver Stream area. Would this assure us that the Ravenswood HS is a permanent situation or should we chose Mt. Juliet HS, Mt. Juliet Middle, Mt. Juliet Elementary or Rutherford Co. Schools? I would like very specific insight as to what you guys know currently and the trend. What area would you buy in for the appre$?

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I would have to lean towards the Mt Juliet area of Wilson County. Good Schools and great access to the airport via I-40.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
If schools are your major concern, then living in Williamson county is your best choice. When Ravenwood high school was built, students previously zoned for Brentwood High scholl didn't want to go to Ravenwood. As we all know Ravenwood is a great school, as is Brentwood. As some point, another high school will be added to the area, and people will be concerned about it, until it proves itself. Williamson county is know for it's schools. Not just in Brentwood, but Franklin and Spring Hill all have schools rated above the national and state average.I added the state report card as a link for Ravenwood high school. You can see for yourself..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
Monti,
Having just moved to Murfreesboro myself less than two years ago, with a daughter about to enter high school, that was a big issue for me, too! We came from a world-class school system, and I wanted to make sure that the schools that I brought her to could keep her momentum to graduate with honors and transition into college with no problem. We could have lived anywhere in the Nashville area, and intentionally chose Murfreesboro for its quality schools, conveniences, easy access to the airport and points north and south. What made Murfreesboro a winner for us was the "hometown" feel, and the affordability of housing. Having MTSU here also provides a great energy. We chose to be in the Blackman schools, but there are many other great schools, depending on what you are looking for - Oakland High School will be starting its International Baccalaureate program next year.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 29, 2008
Welcome to high growth! Anyone, (including the Wm. Co. school system) that tells you what may happen with schools in one of the fastest growth counties in the country will be guessing. If schools are that important to you.....and why shouldn't they be?....then check into the private schools....there are 80 of them.
Good luck, and welcome to Americas Biggest Little City....thats still friendly.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 28, 2008
Monti- Ballenger Farms is a great subdivision but may end up rezoned. Too be sure you are in Ravenwood and staying I would purchase on the far east side of Brentwood. You would still be just as close to the airport if not closer. Williamson County schools are some of the best in the country. For appreciation, Brentwood can't be beat. I would be happy to answer any other questions you might have.
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