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Brentwood, Tennessee

Recognized for its greenery and rolling hills, this affluent suburb of Nashville has been home to country music stars and athletes. Median income here is almost three times the state median. And although home prices are relatively high, compared with many of our other winning towns, Brentwood delivers plenty of bang for your buck.

Brentwood High School was named the fifth-best in the state by U.S. News & World Report this year. Overall, the town’s high school graduation rate is 96%. Crime rates are quite low, and the thriving Brentwood Library welcomes about 1,000 daily visitors.

Best Places 2017

The town’s 13 parks include Smith Park, which has over 400 acres of open fields, as well as walking trails and the historic Ravenswood Mansion. Frequent fliers may like one more of the town’s amenities: It’s located just minutes away from the Nashville International Airport. —Gabriela Fernandez

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