Just 17 miles east of Nashville lies the cozy but growing community of Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Bordered on the north by the Old Hickory Lake section of the Cumberland River and on the south by the J. Percy Priest Reservoir and its many parks and recreation areas, this city boasts many natural opportunities for recreation as well as a bustling housing market. Charming single-family homes of all sizes can be found within each of the municipality's eight main areas, most of which were built after the year 2000.
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From Rural Hill in the south to the Green Hill and Saundersville area in the north, Mount Juliet offers many great neighborhoods. Though each has unique characteristics, all sections of the town share the city's overall cleanliness, prosperity and access to myriad recreational and consumer options. New construction projects abound, and growth attracts many upper-middle class families with college educations. Consequently, the schools in Mount Juliet are exceptional. According to Great Schools website rankings, all the public schools in the area rank either a nine or a 10. Additionally, there are many private and parochial schools for residents to choose from. All public schools are part of the Wilson County School District, and some of the area is zoned for a high school in the nearby community of Lebanon. Additionally, Neighborhood Scout reports that the crime in Mount Juliet is significantly lower than the norm for cities of equivalent size.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation are plentiful in the Mount Juliet area. City parks abound, including the popular Charlie Daniels Park, complete with splash pad, pavilion and other amenities. Long Hunter State Park, Cedar Creek Recreation area and other waterfront access points provide ample opportunities for those who want to enjoy boating, paddleboarding, fishing and more. The city boasts two golf courses and a local stable offering trail rides on horses, which is part of an equine rescue project. There is a wine festival at the Nashville Shores Resort, which also offers a waterpark and waterfront access. Employment opportunities abound, as Nashville city center is only 17 miles away. Close proximity to the big city allows for plentiful shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. With four major highways bordering Mount Juliet, day trips to other nearby attractions and historical sites are diverse and easily accessible. The population of the city boasts its own kind of diversity, ranging from retirees to young families. Ancestral descent within the populace is also varied, which adds to the charm and variety of the town. There is something for everyone in Mount Juliet; whether the priority is a close proximity to work, opportunities to play or a nice, safe neighborhood, Mount Juliet, Tennessee, delivers.