About Davidson County

Nashville Skyline

Nashville is the capital and second largest city in Tennessee. Known worldwide as the center of country music, it has long been a destination for music-related tourism. The city has been working for some time to renovate its downtown area and attract first-class amenities. Areas of downtown, notably the District, have stylish older buildings repurposed into shopping and nightlife areas. Nashville is a big sports town: The Tennessee Titans are the state’s first NFL team and there are minor-league or secondary league teams in just about every sport. Vanderbilt University, Fisk University and an assortment of smaller colleges add a higher education dimension with the expected amenities.

Beyond tourism and music, the economic base encompasses government, banking, finance, and insurance. More recently, it has become a center for the modern automotive industry. In the early 1990’s, General Motors located Saturn in Spring Hill, about 30 miles to the southwest. Then Nissan set up its U.S. assembly plant in Smyrna, and later moved their North American headquarters to the area in 2006. The Nashville area is also a center for the national healthcare industry and is headquarters for Caremark Rx and HCA, a hospital administrator.

For a big city, Nashville has an attractive cost of living profile. There are growth and sprawl issues, and related problems with traffic and air quality. Some of the better neighborhoods lie east and south, like the historic town of Franklin. Murfreesboro is a college town southeast, home to the large Middle Tennessee State University. It is close enough for residents to commute to the city’s prosperous southeastern suburbs, but it has its own identity and economy.

Nashville is in a river valley along the edge of the Highland Rim, which rises 300 feet to 400 feet above the basin and forms an amphitheater about the city. The climate is typical for the region with warm, humid summers and alternating periods of cool and cold in the winter. Topography generally does not affect the weather. Great extremes seldom occur, but the location near major storm tracks brings frequent weather changes. Summer thunderstorms are sometimes severe. Periods of winter precipitation are common with an occasional stronger winter storm.

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Schools in the Davidson County Area

Top Rated Public Elementary Schools:

Glendale Elementary School

800 Thompson Ave Nashville, TN 37204

Harpeth Valley Elementary School

7840 Learning La Nashville, TN 37221

Percy Priest Elementary School

1700 Otter Creek Rd Nashville, TN 37215

Crieve Hall Elementary School

498 Hogan Rd Nashville, TN 37220

Granbery Elementary School

5501 Hill Rd Brentwood, TN 37027

Julia Green Elementary School

3500 Hobbs Rd Nashville, TN 37215

Eakin Elementary School

2500 Fairfax Ave Nashville, TN 37212

Andrew Jackson Elementary School

110 Shute Ln Nashville, TN 37138

Gower Elementary School

650 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville, TN 37209

Joelton Elementary School

7141 Whites Creek Pike Nashville, TN 37080

(info pulled from greatschools.org)

Top Rated Public Middle Schools:

John T. Moore Middle School

4425 Granny White Pk Nashville, TN 37204

Bellevue Middle School

655 Colice Jeanne Rd Nashville, TN 37221

West End Middle School

3529 West End Ave Nashville, TN 37205

H G Hill Middle School

150 Davidson Rd Nashville, TN 37205

William Henry Oliver Middle School

6211 Nolensville Rd Nashville, TN 37211

Dupont Hadley Middle School

1901 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville, TN 37138

(info pulled from greatschools.org)

Top Rated Public High Schools:

Hillsboro High School

3812 Hillsboro Pike Nashville, TN 37215

Hillwood Comp High School

400 Davidson Rd Nashville, TN 37205

Antioch High School

1900 Hobson Pk Antioch, TN 37013

John Overton Comp High School

4820 Franklin Rd Nashville, TN 37220

(info pulled from greatschools.org)

Private Schools:

Top Rated Private Elementary Schools

Lockeland Elementary Design Center

105 South 17th St  Nashville, TN 37206

Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center

2417 Maplecrest Dr Nashville, TN 37214

Metro Nashville Virtual School

2400 Fairfax Ave Nashville, TN 37212

Sylvan Park Paideia Design Center

4801 Utah Ave Nashville, TN 37209

East Nashville Magnet School

110 Gallatin Rd  Nashville, TN 37206

(info pulled from greatschools.org)

Top Rated Private Middle Schools

Meigs Middle Magnet School

713 Ramsey St Nashville, TN 37206

Martin Luther King Junior Magnet- Pearl High School

613 17th Ave N  Nashville, TN 37203

Head Middle Mathematics / Science Magnet

1830 Jo Johnston Ave Nashville, TN 37203

Rosa Park Math / Science Middle Magnet

1025 9th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203

Metro Nashville Virtual School

2400 Fairfax Ave Nashville, TN 37212

East Nashville Magnet School

110 Gallatin Rd Nashville, TN 37206

Croft Middle Design Center

482 Elysian Fields Rd Nashville, TN 37211

I.T. Creswell Arts Magnet Middle School

3500 John Mallette Dr Nashville, TN 37218

(info pulled from greatschools.org)

Top Rated Private High Schools

Hume – Fogg High Academic Magnet

700 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Martin Luther King Junior Magnet- Pearl High School

613 17th Ave N Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville School Of The Arts

1250 Foster Ave Nashville, TN 37210

Metro Nashville Virtual School

2400 Fairfax Ave Nashville, TN 37212

East Nashville Magnet School

110 Gallatin Rd Nashville, TN 37206

Nashville Big Picture High School

160 Rural Ave Nashville, TN 37209

Cora Howe School

1928 West Greenwood Ave Nashville, TN 37206

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