Two Cities with Drees neighborhoods make list of “Best Places to Live” in 2020

Money.com highlighted the United States’ 50 Best Places to Live in 2020 and two cities home to Drees communities made the list. Franklin, Tennessee (8) and Mt. Juliet, Tennessee (22) respectively made the cut. Compiled from a list of 1,890 locations, the top 50 were derived from cities with populations of at least 25,000. Other considerations for Money’s Best Places to Live included the local economy, housing market, cost of living, education, weather, and many more factors before shrinking the list down to the final 50.

Let’s take a closer look on what these high-demand areas bring to the table and what Drees has to offer in both cities.

Franklin, TN

Chosen as the eighth best city to live in 2020, Franklin has seen impressive population growth over the past 10 years for many reasons. Home to large healthcare and manufacturing companies such as Optum and Mars Petcare, as well as the continued expansion of Nissan North America, residents are flocking to this Nashville suburb.

Some reasons why these residents have picked up and replanted their roots in Franklin are impressive neighborhoods like Cardel Village, which boast luxurious Drees designs conveniently within the highly-rated Williamson County School District. Look no further than the Everly model to see what living in Franklin truly has to offer, featuring an impressive brick exterior and an open floor plan highlighted by a large kitchen with a versatile island.

Cardel Village is only five minutes from historic downtown Franklin and only a 10-minute drive to The Pilgrimage Festival, held annually The Park in Harlinsdale.

More Info about Cardel Village in Franklin, TN

Cardel Village
1026 Carlisle Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 794-9352


Mt. Juliet, TN

Design Gallery Homes By Drees

Located conveniently between two lakes, Mt. Juliet is known for the ample opportunities for all things water-related. Similar to Franklin, the job market continues to be fruitful, seeing a 12% rise in employment since 2015 and recently welcoming the addition to an Amazon distribution center that will add another 1,000 jobs in 2021. Additional recreational avenues such as golfing, horseback riding and camping can be found throughout this impressive city.

As Mt. Juliet has seen the housing market get more and more competitive, Drees has seen a large increase in this highly sought-after suburb of Nashville as well. Two communities (Baird Farms and Beckwith Crossing) have recently just sold out, proving that residents are falling in love with Mt. Juliet’s rolling countryside and 20 minute proximity to all the action of downtown Nashville.

Think you’ve missed out on building your dream home in Mt. Juliet? Not so fast. Design Gallery Homes offers that same great custom building expertise of a Drees community except we do it on your own lot! A variety of customizable floor plans are available to choose from. You just provide the land and we’ll work with you on the rest. Learn more in the video above.


Convinced that either one of these highly-rated cities are a great fit for you and your family? Contact Julie Schall, your New Home Specialist, for information on your options in Franklin and Mt. Juliet. For more information on Drees’ new home communities located throughout the Nashville area, visit us at dreeshomes.com. Additional details on our build-on-your-lot product can be found here.


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