Mount Juliet is a city located in western Wilson County, in the U.S. state of Tennessee. A suburb of Nashville, it is approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of downtown Nashville. Mount Juliet is located roughly between two major national east-west routes, Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 23,777, which represented a 91 percent increase over 2000. The city's official colors are the same as the town's high school: black and gold.
Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70 (Lebanon Road) run east/west through Mt. Juliet, and State Route 171 (Mt Juliet Road) runs north-to-south connecting US-70 to I-40, before continuing toward Interstate 24 in the Antioch area. Mt. Juliet serves as a stop on the Music City Star commuter rail service into Nashville, operating over freight carrier Nashville and Eastern Railroad. For commercial air traffic, Mt. Juliet is served by Nashville International Airport, located 9 miles (14 km) west of the city via Interstate 40.
A new, large-scale commercial and residential development called "Providence Marketplace" is located on the city's southern side near Interstate 40. Tenants include Target, Belk, JCPenney, Best Buy, PetSmart, Old Navy, Kroger, and a 14-screen multiplex operated by Regal Entertainment. Providence Commons is a 200,000 square foot shopping center on a 30.8-acre site on South Mount Juliet Road and Providence Parkway. It is anchored by a 54,000 square foot Publix Supermarket, with three to four anchor and junior anchor tenants, small shop retail, and six outparcels.
Mt. Juliet Crossing is a 37+ acre development of office and retail located in Mt. Juliet at Central Pike and South Mount Juliet Road, with tenants including Hampton Inn & Suites, restaurants, Walgreens, retail stores, and medical offices. Adams Lane Plaza is a 35,000 square foot retail center located in Mt. Juliet at Interstate 40 and South Mount Juliet Road. Paddock Place offers one million square feet of retail and office space located in on North Mt. Juliet Road just off Interstate 40. Its anchor tenants include Lowe's and Wal-Mart, plus restaurants and retail outlets.
Mt. Juliet High School (Golden Bears), is located just outside the city limits, although many students residing within the city are also zoned to Wilson Central High School (Wildcats), located in nearby Lebanon. Mt. Juliet High School moved into a brand new building which opened August 11, 2008 for the 2008-2009 school year. The old Mt. Juliet High School became Mt. Juliet Middle School and the old Mt. Juliet Middle School became Elzie D. Patton Elementary.
- Mt. Juliet Middle (feeds to MJHS) (Golden Bears)
- West Wilson Middle (feeds to either WCHS or MJHS)(Wildcats, previously known as the Wolves)
- Mt. Juliet Elementary (Bears)
- W.A. Wright Elementary (Knights)
- Lakeview Elementary (Golden Eagles)
- Elzie D. Patton Elementary (Patriots)
- Stoner Creek Elementary (Bobcats)
- West Elementary (Bulldogs)
- Rutland Elementary (Rockets)
- Gladeville Elementary (Gators)
- Rutland Elementary PK-2
- Rutland Elementary 3-5 (Old Rutland PK-5 School)
- Rutland/Gladeville Middle (6th-8th)
- North Central Elementary (PK-5)
- North Central Middle (6-8)
- North Central High (9-12)
Mt. Juliet has three public parks:
- Charlie Daniels Park (named in honor of the musician who makes his home in Mt. Juliet) is home to tennis courts, a large children's playground, the city's youth football fields, and the Mt. Juliet Community Center (a public meeting place and gymnasium). The city also recently constructed a bandshell at the park for the purpose of hosting musical festivals.
- Sgt. Jerry Mundy Memorial Park (named in honor of a city police officer killed in the line of duty on July 9, 2003) features four softball fields, a soccer field, a frisbee golf course, and a smaller playground. Prior to 2003, this park was called "Millennium Sportsplex."
- South Mt. Juliet City Park has a pavilion, sand volleyball court, children's play area, and nature trail in addition to Mt. Juliet's very own "Bark Park," a 3/4 acre fenced-in area allowing people and their dog playspace.