Housing market at 'fever pitch' in Williamson County; Tamale Joe's opens in Cool Springs and more top area news

Home prices in Williamson County have increased by more than 25% in some areas. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Home prices in Williamson County have increased by more than 25% in some areas. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Home prices in Williamson County have increased by more than 25% in some areas. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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.






MOST RECENT

The Five Points Franklin Market is open Tuesdays in downtown Franklin. (Courtesy Five Points Franklin Market)
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Several school supplies will be tax exempt from July 30-Aug. 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Prep for tax-free weekend; Kaiser Aluminum to relocate HQ to Franklin and more top Nashville-area news

Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Franklin and Brentwood areas, including Williamson County mayors discussing the tax rate.

Kaiser Aluminum will relocate its corporate headquarters to Franklin. (Courtesy Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development)
Kaiser Aluminum to relocate HQ from California to Franklin

The company is the second in three days to announce it will move its headquarters to Franklin.

The CDC reversed its masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals in response to the transmissibility of the delta variant of COVID-19 in a press conference July 27. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
NEW CDC GUIDANCE: All individuals should wear masks in K-12 schools, including those who are fully vaccinated

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new masking recommendations during a July 27 press conference.

Integrated Biometric Technology LLC announced in late July is will relocate its corporate headquarters to Franklin. (Courtesy Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development)
Fingerprinting company Integrated Biometric Technology to relocate to Franklin

The company is expected to bring more than 140 new jobs to the area.

Williamson County mayors met July 27 for Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors event. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County mayors discuss new property tax rate, COVID-19 concern during Franklin Tomorrow event

In its first summit since 2020, all seven Williamson County mayors met July 27 during Franklin Tomorrow's Breakfast with the Mayors to discuss top county concerns.

The school is slated to open in January. (Courtesy Galileo Preparatory Academy)
Galileo Preparatory Academy to open Franklin school in 2022

The campus will offer a family-friendly scheduling model as well as a blend of virtual and in-person learning with personalized curriculum. 

Brentwood City Hall is located at 5211 Maryland Way. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Brentwood to host inaugural History Buff Bowl

The event will feature adults from five groups putting their knowledge of American history to the test.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools go mask-optional; blood needed in Middle Tennessee and more top Franklin and Brentwood news

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

Students in the district will not be required to wear masks at the start of the 2021-22 school year. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Franklin Special School District to make face masks optional for 2021-22 school year

While the district will continue implementing social distancing and sanitizing protocols, masks will be optional.

Masks will be optional but encouraged for students and staff at WCS. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Schools to be mask-optional at start of 2021-22 school year

While masks will be optional but still encouraged, quarantine policies will still be in place in accordance with local health department guidelines.