Homespun Tennessee Living
Thirty-five miles south of Nashville along I-65, amongst blue skies and rolling green hills, rests the City of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Often thought of as a suburb of Nashville, Spring Hill's 28.7 square miles are home to 50,711 residents. The 15th largest city in Tennessee, Spring Hill, has a population density of 1,893 people per square mile. With an annual population growth of 4.78%, Spring Hill is rapidly growing. Between 2000 and 2020, Spring Hill saw its population expand 549%. With the rapid population expansion has come retail development. Spring Hill has so much to offer; many residents rarely venture outside of Spring Hill.
Before settlers came to the area in 1808, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee tribes hunted on Spring Hill's fertile land. Three land grants given in the early 1800s to Revolutionary War soldiers intersected at U.S. highway 31 south, Duplex Road, and Old Military Road; this would later become Spring Hill. In 1808 settlers began arriving in the Spring Hill area. Albert Russell was the first settler to clear his land and construct a log cabin on a hill above the local spring.
Many of the original settlers of Spring Hill had social ties to the eastern states; as a result, they prioritized schools and churches in the area. In 1816 William Williford opened a co-ed school, and in 1819 a Methodist church was constructed. Tennessee residents traveled far and wide to attend church; Spring Hill grew commercially and residentially.
Albert Russell's land, which overlooked the local spring, was purchased by Henry Wade in 1824 with the intention of creating a town. Henry Wade began selling lots along what would eventually become Main Street. Since residents were accustomed to carrying water over the hill from the spring when Henry petitioned for a name, the town became Spring Hill.
According to Alarm.org, Spring Hill is the 3rd safest city in Tennessee, and in 2021 Niche.com ranked Spring Hill the #8 best place to raise a family in the Nashville area. Spring Hill is located in Maury County and Williamson County, and both districts service the public schools. Of the 14 public schools in Spring Hill, 11 are rated well above average on GreatSchools.org.
An elected mayor and eight aldermen run the City Of Spring Hill, and the city offers its residents many amenities. Spring Hill residents can spend their leisure time at Fischer park at the Splash Pad, at the Fischer Park Arboretum, or at the Walnut Street Skate Park, which is run by the city. Parents can enroll their kids in Little League or youth basketball and soccer. Longview Recreation Center offers youth basketball clinics, youth soccer clinics, group fitness, a gym, a game room, a dance studio, racquetball, outdoor tennis, and an indoor/ outdoor pool. Parents can also enroll their youngsters in Shining Light Gymnastics, a faith-based gymnastics facility that offers gymnastics, cheer, tumbling, and ninja warrior courses.
Residents can take advantage of the Duck River during the summer months, which meanders through Maury county. Higher Pursuits Rafting and Kayaking offers paddling lessons, guided trips, group programs, and rentals to enjoy the local scenery. For residents who want to stay on dry land and take in the local landscape, just over the town line is Creekside Riding Stables, where guests can take a horseback trail ride along the beautiful countryside. Creekside also offers summer programs where they teach youngsters horseback riding, and they also learn the discipline of caring for a horse.
In addition to the beautiful rolling green spaces, Spring Hill has developed enough retail where residents rarely need to leave. The Crossing shops house most of the box stores in Spring Hill. With 94 storefronts, the crossings include; Home Depot, Target, Kohls, PetSmart, and more. The crossings shops also house various restaurants, including Buffalo Wild Wings, Olive Garden, and more. The Crossings shops are also home to an AMC movie theater.
Along Main Street, Spring Hill houses some unique boutiques. Housed in an antique building is the Fireflies Boutique. This collection of local artists and boutiques offers something for everyone in every price range. Shoppers can find unique gifts, home décor, and artisan-crafted items. Around the corner, Vintage 615 Boutique and Décor carries gifts, clothing, and home decor with homespun middle Tennessee southern charm that is the essence of Spring Hill living. Down the road from Main St is Faith & Nate, another local southern boutique that captures the volunteer state's heart. Faith & Nate sells apparel, jewelry, and gifts with country charm and a volunteer state twist. Faith & Nate donates %10 of their profits to the Nathan Sawyer Tucker Fetal Anomaly Fund, which benefits the Cincinnati Children's Research Center, and the Faith Leigh Tucker Childhood Apraxia of Speech Fund, which helps Childhood Apraxia research.
Spring Hill is also home to several coffee shops. One of the most unique is The Fainting Goat. Housed in a century-old antique building along Main Street, The Fainting Goat delivers exceptional coffee while surrounded by unique, creative, and artistic décor. The Fainting Goat is a great place to sip on a chai and be inspired to chat with a friend, work, or take a moment to breathe. Down the street from The Fainting Goat is Just Love Coffee. Just Love Coffee sheds the stuffy coffee shop atmosphere and pretense and opens its doors to everyone. This child-friendly coffee shop offers arcade games to its patrons.
In addition to a variety of retail, Spring Hill is home to various restaurants. Pizza lovers can enjoy Frankie’s Pizza, Viking Pizza, craft beer and Pizza at Boom Bozz Pizza. Those who love Mexican food can dine at Titos Mexican Grill, Pancho's, or Costa Vida. If BBQ is your preference, perhaps you would enjoy Martin's BBQ, Pig& Pit, or JJ's BBQ. Sushi fanatics can eat at Sushi Thai, Asuka, or Fulin's. Pub diners and happy hour experts will enjoy Jonathan's Bar and Grill, Fozzy's, and Froggy + Jeffro's. Spring Hill residents looking for a romantic date night restaurant with a scratch kitchen and an 1850s farmhouse will enjoy The Mocking Bird Restaurant. There is little need to leave Spring Hill with so many restaurants available for dining out.
Spring Hill residents over twenty-one looking for a little local fun will enjoy Froggy + Jeffro's after 9 pm. This local pub offers Billiards, Poker, and Darts. Over at Fozzy's, guests can listen to live music, participate in trivia, or sing karaoke.
According to realtor.com, the median home price in Spring Hill is $479,500. While Spring Hill is home to some antique homes due to the population boom, most homes in Spring Hill are new or newer construction homes. Contact Erin Gillespie today for help finding your perfect Spring Hill home or your perfect music city nest in your perfect Nashville neighborhood.