Where the jobs are

Especially now, plentiful job opportunities are key to making a great place to live. These 25 counties have experienced the most job growth over the last nine years.

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20. Williamson County, TN
Williamson County, TN
Towns include: Franklin
Job growth (2000-2009): 29.8%

Williamson County may be home to three historic Civil War sites, but the county's economy isn't living in the past.

Located just outside of Nashville, Williamson has commuter routes to major cities and easy access to Nashville International Airport, both of which make it an attractive location for corporations to set up shop. Nissan North American recently brought 1,300 jobs to the area, while Cool Springs Galleria, the local retail center, is still Williamson's largest employer, providing 3,500 jobs.

Williamson also has low tax rates and one of the strongest school districts in the state. -- B.D.

NEXT: Houston County, GA

Last updated July 13 2010: 5:14 PM ET

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