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Beacon Square isn’t exactly shaped like a square, as the name implies; its borders make this Nashville community appear to be more rectangular in shape with one side curved inward. The “curved side” of Beacon Square is actually the shore of Bell Bend on the Cumberland River. This part of the river forms the northwest border.
The river itself is a feature well known throughout Nashville and North-Central Tennessee. This wild river has been tamed within the city limits, thanks in part to several dam and canal lock systems up river. This means that large barges are commonly seen from the shores of Beacon Squares, hauling agricultural goods from farmlands on the opposite shore to this community.
While the river serves as a natural border, Interstate 40 on the southeastern side, Annex Avenue to the east, and Davidson Drive to the west form the other man-made borders of this community. Within these boundaries are wooded areas, a creek and a partially hidden cove on the Cumberland.
The residential areas within this community are buffered on two sides by heavily wooded groves. Upton Lane and Cabot Drive form a rectangle route within it. Beacon Lane runs through its center. Cabot Drive is the main street and runs parallel to Interstate 40. Also, it connects with Annex Avenue in the East and Charlotte Pike to the West.
Cabot Drive’s importance to this community is apparent. At each end of this street are major shopping centers. Also, it connects to a major highway (Charlotte Pike) and Interstate 40. These routes lead toward downtown Nashville to the east, or to the major state parks – such as Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area – in the rustic rural areas of western Nashville.