20 apartments for rent in The Highlands, Nashville, TN
Mention Nashville, TN and most people immediately think of country music and the Grand Ole Opry. While it’s true that Nashville has been dubbed the “Music City,” the area is much more than just a venue for musicians who are eager to be discovered. Indeed, the city has one of the most interesting histories and cultural traditions of any metropolitan area in the nation, as residents of The Highlands area of the city can certainly attest to.
To fully appreciate Nashville’s legacy one must go back to the year 1779, the year the city was founded along the Cumberland. Soon thereafter, the city began to prosper as word spread that it provided an easily accessible river port.
Fast forward to 1862, the year Union forces gained control of the city – the first capital city the Army of the Potomac successfully occupied. A historical reminder of those Civil War years, the Traveler’s Plantation Museum lies than six miles from the Highlands. The plantation was formerly an antebellum estate that served as the headquarters of the Confederacy during the Battle of Nashville, which took place in 1864.
Highlands residents are afforded easy access not only to historical sites, but to other cultural and educational amenities as well. This is primarily because the area is located in close proximity to two major corridors, Old Hickory Boulevard, which runs east to west, and Edmondson Pike, which runs north to south.
A perfect example: after a short twenty minute commute, Highlanders can visit the Nashville symphony, the Grand Ole Opry, or the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Highlands also provides easy access to alternative schools; the Montessori Academy is just under a mile away. Grace Christian Academy is even closer.
Undoubtedly, residents of the Highlands enjoy a neighborhood that provides urban panache without sacrificing the charm that has historically defined the Old South.