Mt. Juliet is a city located in the western portion of Wilson County, Tennessee, U.S.A. It is a suburb of Nashville, and is approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of downtown. It is located roughly between two major national east-west routes, Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,366. The city completed a special census in May 2006, certified by the State of Tennessee, which revealed a population of 20,392. Another special census was taken in 2008 which revealed a population of 25,234, surpassing the population of Lebanon by 422, and making Mt. Juliet the largest city in Wilson County for the first time in its history. The city’s official colors are the same as the town’s high school: black and gold.
A new, large-scale commercial and residential development called “Providence Marketplace” is located on the city’s southern side near Interstate 40. The first retail phase opened in March 2006. Hundreds of homes remain under construction, however. When completed, Providence is expected to create hundreds of new retail jobs and almost double the city’s population. The retail development is called Providence Market Place, and is an open-air shopping plaza. Tenants include Target, Belk, JCPenney, Best Buy, PetSmart, Old Navy, and Kroger, among many others. Another large-scale retail project named The Paddocks is underway less than a mile north. The new development features Wal-Mart and Lowe’s, among other large retail stores.
Mt. Juliet has one new-car dealer, Two Rivers Ford, and three dealers will be located within the City in the near future.
In 1999, citizens voted to allow Liquor-By-The-Drink sales inside the city limits, in the hope of attracting major chain restaurants. Without this regulation in place, it is likely that Providence Marketplace would have never been developed.
Several malls are located within a 30-minute drive, including RiverGate Mall in Madison/Goodlettsville, Hickory Hollow Mall in Antioch, Prime Outlets in Lebanon, Opry Mills in Donelson, and CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin.
Several professional sports teams make their homes in nearby Nashville, including the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, and the Pacific Coast League‘s Nashville Sounds baseball team. (wiki)