Located 25 miles northeast of downtown Nashville is a small, but growing town of Gallatin which serves as the county seat of Sumner County. The city has its own airport, regional hospital, and community college. Gallatin is close to Old Hickory Lake offering many outdoor activities including fishing and water sports.
Bledsoe State Park is a great place for a day or overnight outing with hiking trails, access to the lake, and camping facilities. Mountain bikers, fishermen, and hunters will find the Gallatin area a wonderful place to practice their sport.
Residents and visitors to Gallatin can enjoy some low-cost classes at the Gallatin Civic Center. Class topics and activities include CPR, aerobics, yoga, swimming, track, gym, sports courts, and day camps.
Gallatin is home to a picturesque and historic downtown with a central courthouse in the middle of the town square. The town is rich is history and charm with many older homes, 19th century buildings, and churches. It’s worth a visit to some of the historic attractions such as The Palace Theatre, Sumner County Museum, Trousdale Place Museum, and the civil war era Bledsoe Fort.
There are many affordable housing options both around town and in some recent developments. The Baywood Point subdivision is a quiet suburb with convenient access to town and prices in the mid $200,000’s. Albion Downs home prices begin in the $130,000’s with easy access to I-40 and Hwy 109. The community offers one and two story homes, ornamental mailboxes, nice landscaping, and community sidewalks. The development sits on the historic 1800’s Albion Downs horse track.
For exceptional living in an upscale community, Fairvue Plantation is the Nashville area’s only lakefront golf community. The original 11,000 square foot mansion built in 1832 is on site and is now listed on the National Historic Register. Lot prices range from $82,000 to $750,000 and custom homes typically sell in the $400,000 to over $1 million range. The community has a private clubhouse with many amenities, an Olympic-sized pool, a fitness center, 2 signature lakefront golf courses, and more. If tree-lined streets, spectacular golf views, lake views, and densely wooded landscape are to your liking, don’t miss an opportunity to find your dream home at Fairvue Plantation.
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