2nd in state

Town of Farragut ‘livability’ rank vs. TN municipalities

An online news website has determined what more than 22,000 Town residents already know — Farragut is one of the best places to live in Tennessee.

Stacker, which uses data analysis to create online editorial content, created a list of the Top 10 places to live in Tennessee and ranked Farragut second among all cities and towns in the state, based on information provided by the website Niche, which provides comprehensive data assessments of overall area livability.

With 25 miles of walking trails, a park in all four geographical sections, a collection of highly-ranked schools and no Town property tax, Farragut ranked only behind the Nashville suburb of Brentwood.

“It’s the people that make Farragut a great place to live,” Town Mayor Ron Williams said. “We’ve got the best staff we’ve ever had.

“When you surround yourself with good people, good staff, good volunteers, good things happen.”

“We have an amazing community,” Vice Mayor Louise Povlin said Monday, Nov. 22. “Tonight (Countdown to Light the Park) is just one example of what we can do when we all come together.

“We have great parks, wonderful people and tremendous volunteers,”

Niche offers Best Places to Live rankings nationwide, taking into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

According to the data, Farragut has 22,631 residents with a median household income of $108,511; 89 percent of residents own their own homes with a median home value of $370,400; median rent is $1,120 per month; renters make up 11 percent of the population.

Top public schools and their Niche rankings are: Farragut High School (A+) and Farragut Middle School (A).

Top private schools listed were Knoxville Christian School (A-), Concord Christian School/ Preschool & KidzConnect (B) and St. John Neumann Catholic School also grading high.

Other cities and towns rounding out the Top 10, in order, were Franklin, Nolensville, Germantown, Thompson’s Station, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Collierville and Oak Hill.