Gallatin: “Power Suburb”
“Whether you love them for their quiet neighborhoods and low taxes or hate them for their strip malls and conformity, suburbs are a fixture of American life. Some of them are booming economically and attracting new residents as a result. Twelve of those suburbs topped SelfStorage.com’s list of America’s Power Suburbs.”
“To rank these ’burbs, we looked at changes in five metrics: population, per-capita income, percentage of families bringing in $75,000 or more a year, unemployment rate and percentage of people living below the poverty line. Jumps in population, per-capita income and $75,000-and-over income boosted a suburb’s ranking, while rises in the unemployment rate and the percentage of people living in poverty reduced it. We compared 2010 data with 2013 data, the latest numbers available from the U.S. Census Bureau, and we excluded places that were more than 40 miles from a major city.”
Here is SelfStorage.com’s list of America’s Top 12 Power Suburbs:
Mayor Graves will light the City Christmas Tree on the downtown square Friday, December 5, rain or shine. The event begins at 5 p.m. with singing by children’s choirs from local churches. Once they are done, Mayor Graves will flip the switch and light the tree. Greater Gallatin will open the Santa House. It’s a good time for pictures with the family. The Gallatin Library hosts the “Magic on Main Street-Trees of Christmas” that night after the tree lighting. The library event is open to the public, as well. It features a special music experience for children, refreshments and a visit from Santa. For more information about the City tree lighting, contact the Mayor’s Office. For more information about “Magic on Main Street”, contact the library at 615-452-1722.
Please join the City of Gallatin for its first Wreaths Across America Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the City Cemetery, 250 S. Cemetery Ave. There will be a short ceremony and then anyone who attends is welcome to help lay live wreaths on veterans’ graves. There are more than 600 veterans buried in the City Cemetery – dating back to the Civil War. Wreaths Across America is a nationwide event on the same day honoring soldiers who have given their lives for this country. This is the second year the City of Gallatin is participating in the event, which is open to the public. The City is accepting donations for the wreaths through Nov. 21 – $15 for one wreath or $30 for three.
For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 615-451-5961.
Gallatin’s 6th Annual Tuba Christmas is set for 7p.m. Tuesday, December 2, in the First United Methodist Church downtown. The concert is free and open to the public. The world-renowned Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble will perform again this year and be joined by community tuba players from across middle Tennessee. This unique holiday concert has become a fan favorite event in Gallatin. It is sponsored by the City of Gallatin, the church, and the Gallatin Arts Council. Come early, enjoy refreshments, and experience the fun of Tuba Christmas. For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office at 615-451-5961.