Read the top business and community news from the Franklin and Brentwood areas from the past week.

Williamson County

Out-of-state buyers, low inventory brings housing market to 'fever pitch' in Williamson County

When Brandon Sanslow and his wife, Kristin, learned they were expecting a baby, he said they began looking to move from Nashville to Williamson County to be closer to Brandon’s job and for the coveted Williamson County Schools district.

But even with a budget of more than $600,000, they were consistently being outbid by buyers ready to spend thousands over asking prices, often with all-cash offers.



Williamson County Schools to send back-to-school information July 27

Although the start of the school year is still a few weeks away, many parents are wondering how the 2021-22 school year will look for Williamson County Schools students.

Franklin

Attractions, parking and more: What to know before heading to Franklin's Main Street Festival July 17-18


The Main Street Festival returns to downtown July 17-18 for in-person events

The event, expected to attract more than 85,000 attendees, will feature more than 200 vendors as well as food, shopping and entertainment.

Cool Springs

Tamale Joe's now open in Cool Springs


The fast-casual eatery offers Mexican fare, including its signature 100-year-old tamale recipe and house salsa.

4 business to relocate to McEwen Northside in Cool Springs

Four new businesses are slated to move into mixed-use center McEwen Northside later this year, according to a July 15 announcement from the development.

Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.