Head west on Interstate 40 outside of Nashville, Tenn., and you will run into one of the best places in the state to live: Dickson. With a small-town atmosphere, a short drive from both Clarksville and Nashville and a young population - the average age is around 35, according to Dickson's website, there are plenty of reasons why many people are giving Dickson apartments for rent a second look. The area is also surrounded by beautiful, lauded green spaces, giving nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts a great place to call home. According to 2010 data from the U.S. Census, the city is home to more than 14,500 residents, and more than one-fourth of the population are children, making this the perfect place for Tennessee residents to raise a family in good company.
The city and county are named after William Dickson, a physician and statesman from Nashville who served in Congress during the early 19th century. Although he never actually lived in the area, his predecessors were instrumental in shaping the city. The iron industry was one of the biggest reasons why the area grew so much, so quickly, since the railroads were the main source of commerce and transportation during the time. Many people have already found out that Dickson is a great place to live, as the city has grown more than 18 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. One of the many reasons why people like to live here is the cost of living. According to 2012 information, the index was more than 11 points below the national average, making it a very affordable place to raise a family.
The biggest attraction near Dickson is Montgomery Bell State Park, nestled in the rolling hills that make Middle Tennessee famous. This green space boasts more than 3,700 acres where residents enjoy boating on Lake Acorn, fishing on Lake Woodhaven, golfing on the Frank G. Clement Golf Course, seven hiking trails and 20 miles of mountain biking trails.
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