Thompsons Station, Tennessee Real Estate and Community Information

About Thompson's Station

Conveniently located only 25 miles south of Nashville, the small picturesque community of Thompson's Station is a great place to live. The small size of the middle-Tennessee community is perfect for those who enjoy the quietude of open spaces with a rural charm. The scenic appeal of Thompson's Station has endured through a long and colorful history. From the town's earliest settlers in 1780 to its great railroading history, Thompson's Station has retained the livability that first brought settlers to the region.

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 historic area of Thompson's Station is thought to have been settled as early as 1778. Many of the area's earliest settlers arrived between the years 1778 and 1812 as a great wave of immigration swept over the region. In 1780, the first recorded settler staked a claim in the area that was to become Thompson's Station. By 1800, more than 24 homesteads were scattered throughout the area.

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

Located only 25 miles from Nashville, the town of Thompson's Station exists as an oasis from the nearby streets of downtown Nashville. The town's quiet character and small-town charm dwell in a world apart from the frenzied culture of the surrounding areas. The town serves, for many, as a great place to settle down and retire, raise a family, or just enjoy a peaceful life.

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.

Considering Relocation To Thompson's Station?

Home buyers considering relocation to Thompson's Station should contact a real estate professional whom has experience with small-town of Thompson's Station. The charming community in Middle Tennessee is known for its beautiful pastoral setting and friendly small-town community. A local real estate professional will be able to assist home buyer who are relocating to the area with pin-pointing a property that will work for their individual needs. The area of Thompson's Station offers home buyers a wide array of property options, including open land, new home builds, rustic farm homes, and large estates. For more information about homes for sale in Thompson's Station, contact Kim Day Shacklock. Kim Day Shacklock is intimately familiar with the Thompson's Station area and will be able to answer any questions one may have about moving to Thompson's Station. Contact Kim Day Shacklock today!
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Kim Shacklock
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8119 Isabella Lane Ste 105 Brentwood TN 37027