Economy continues to improve in Maury Co. - WKRN News 2, Nashville

 

Posted: Sep 20, 2011 5:22 PM CDT

Reported By Karen Higbee, Reporter

 

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Dozens of major retailers and small businesses are opening up in Maury County, bringing a large number of new jobs to the area.

 

A new Target Supercenter recently opened on Crossings Boulevard and a new Kroger marketplace in the northern part of Spring Hill.

 

Realtor Kristin Pendergraft of Crye Leike Realty told Nashville's News 2 the housing market in the area is also booming.

 

"In our office alone, our market is up 26.6% from last year at this time," she said, adding, "Honestly, there's so much happening in the market here with new jobs that I think a lot of it is people moving into the area."

 

According to Pendergraft, those looking to move to the area can find affordable housing.

 

"We are still very affordable, comparatively speaking for Middle Tennessee [and] Williamson County area, you get more bang for your buck," she said.

 

The growth to the area is expected to continue to grow as a Walmart Supercenter is scheduled to open in 2013 and with the announcement of General Motors reopening and bringing 1,700 jobs to the area.