Davidson County is the oldest county in Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina general who was killed opposing General Cornwallis and the British Army’s crossing of the Catawba River on February 1, 1781. The county seat, Nashville, is also the oldest permanent settlement in Middle Tennessee.
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee as well as the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the music, health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities. Reflecting the city’s position in state government, Nashville is home to the Tennessee Supreme Court’s courthouse for Middle Tennessee. It is known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname “Music City”.
Nashville has a vibrant arts and entertainment industry, as well as a music scene spanning a variety of genres. It is the home of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, the Nashville Opera, the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and Nashville Ballet. Each year, the CMA Music Festival brings thousands of country fans to the city. Numerous music clubs and honky-tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area often referred to as the District.
Nashville and the surrounding communities are consistently receiving high praise. Forbes has recently ranked the metropolitan Nashville area (including surrounding communities of Williamson County):
# 2 Best big cities for jobs in 2013
# 3 The next biggest boom-towns in the US
# 4 Best US cities to invest in housing
#10 Best cities for tech jobs
#19 US cities with the most new construction
Nashville is often labeled the “Athens of the South” due to the many colleges and universities in the city and the metropolitan area. There are over 15 universities within the Davidson County boundaries, including Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Trevecca, Nashville State and Nashville State Community College.
When it comes to choosing which school their child will attend, many Davidson County families are realizing they have several options. Most families choose to send their child to the Metropolitan Nashville Public School they are assigned to according to where they live. In addition, many families are considering other schools available to their child that offer a variety of specialized programs. These include magnet, design center, enhanced option, charter, and other optional schools. There are also innovative new high school programs to choose from.
In addition to the multiple options in public education, Davidson County is home to 63 private schools.
Parks and Recreation
Davidson County is home to multiple parks and recreation facilities, including public golf courses, nature trails, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, skate parks, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, community centers, a sailboat marina and the Centennial Sportsplex.
Davidson County homes have something for every lifestyle including single-family homes, condos, starter homes, and luxury homes. Buyers can choose an urban community, including the 12 South area, West End, East Nashville, and the Vandy-Belmont area or suburban neighborhoods including Bellevue, Belle Meade, Forest Hills, Green Hills, Antioch, Cane Ridge and many others.
Contact Laura or Cindy and let them help you find your next home in one of the outstanding communities of Davidson County.
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