Thompsons Station, Tennessee Real Estate and Community Information
About Thompson's Station
The town, known for a laid-back lifestyle, is only a short drive from the frenzied streets of the great "Music City." Residents of Thompson's Station enjoy being close to all that Nashville and the surrounding communities have to offer, all the while, benefiting from the peaceful life awaiting them in Thompson's Station.
The development of the railroad had a large impact on the area. In August of 1855, the first trains arrived in Thompson's Station. The arrival of the rail cars ignited the village's growth and transformed the area into a regional shipping center. The name of Thompson's Station was adopted by the town in 1856. The designation of the town's name came on the heels of a large donation of public lands that were to later become the village. Dr. Elijah Thompson, responsible for the donation of the lands, lives on in memoriam as the town's namesake. The area's influx of growth in combination with its residents' commitment to success were instrumental in creating the conditions which precipitated the population boom of the following decades. By 1866, the number of homesteads in the Thompson's Station area had dramatically increased and now numbered as many as 200 in total.
During the decades following the arrival of the railroad the population increased steadily, and led to the eventual incorporation of the town in 1900. Today the small town of Thompson's Station is home to over 2,000 residents. The prosperous historic community owes its longevity to its proximity to Nashville, its charming character and the commitment of its wonderful residents.
The Thompson's Station Lifestyle
Residents of Thompson's Station enjoy access to several parks and community centers. The recreational needs of the town's residents are met through access to facilities, such as Thompson's Station's Heritage Park, the Bethesda Park and recreation center, the Burwood Community Center, or the YMCA Soccer Fields.
The town of Thompson's Station fosters the preservation of its wildlife, streams, open spaces, and agriculture, while offering access to the nearby communities of Nashville, Franklin and Spring Hill. Nearby attractions in neighboring communities offer Thompson's Station residents further opportunities for recreation. Attractions, such as the Rippavilla Plantation, the Kings Creek Golf Course, and the Spring Hill House add value and depth to the quality of life of Thompson's Station residents.
Thompson's Station is a town committed to the education of its younger generations. The small town offers several excellent schools dedication to teaching children grades K-12. As a part of the Williamson County School District, Thompson's Station includes the schools of: Bethesda Elementary School, Heritage Elementary School, Oak View Elementary School, Heritage Middle School, and Independence High School.