There are a few things that make Davidson County a special destination in Middle Tennessee.
Not only is it the oldest county in the area (dating back to 1783), it offers a variety of geographical features and cultural influences.
The Cumberland River flows east to west through the county’s middle, with several creeks ebbing out into the surrounding counties and cities. There are rolling hills, forests and rich natural beauty, including a number of state parks and natural areas. Davidson County is even home to a portion of the Natchez Trace National Parkway.
Davidson County encompasses a number of neighborhoods and municipalities, as well, some incorporated and some not. There is farmland, tight-knit communities, historical buildings and architecture, and bustling city life, all in just over 500 square miles of land. The area has also come to be known as ‘The Athens of the South” for its large number of universities and institutions of higher education.
Davidson County’s unique array of towns and neighborhoods has contributed to an unprecedented boom in industry and population over the last years, attracting new residents from all corners of the US.
Here’s a snapshot of some of Davidson County’s outstanding neighborhoods:
Green Hills/West Nashville
West Nashville is also home to several schools, including elementary, magnet and high schools.
Green Hills is perhaps best known for its shopping and its history.
The Mall at Green Hills is the premiere spot in Nashville for high-end retail and dining, attracting shoppers from Nashville and beyond. The Mall is only a stones’ throw from Hillsboro Village, which boasts an array of local boutiques, eateries and nightlife, including the historic Be