In a time of competitive real estate markets and burgeoning cities, it can be tough to find the right neighborhood for your family. While a majority of Nashville residents are over the age of 25, there are still a few nearby communities with a family-first feel. La Vergne, Tennessee – just 30 minutes from downtown – is one such place. With 31% of residents under the age of 17, this pocket of Middle Tennessee is the perfect home base for those with school-age children.
The researchers at Alberta’s Premier Council have provided a checklist for assessing whether a community is truly family friendly. When applying this measure to La Vergne, it’s easy to see that this beautiful corner of Rutherford County is the perfect place for young families to settle down.
Opportunities for Health and Wellness
All parents understand the importance of physical activity and good health. If your kids need to run off some energy or climb all over creation, they should have a safe place to do so. Does this sound familiar? Look no further than La Vergne.
This city is home to beautiful public parks, complete with state-of-the-art playgrounds and wide-open spaces – be sure to check out the new skate park, zip line, and play place at Veterans Memorial Park. There are countless gyms sprinkled throughout the area, along with recreational opportunities at Long Hunter State Park and Percy Priest Lake.
Finally, parents can rest assured that La Vergne is situated for easy access to health services like family physicians, hospitals, and emergency medical care.
La Vergne: A Neighborly Community
Connection is the most important thing to look for in any community. Familiarity with your neighbors improves your chances of receiving support for emergencies and childcare. It’s also a great way to create deep bonds without ever leaving your backyard. According to the Premier Council, your ideal neighborhood should have the following attributes.
- People who live in the area know one another
- Neighbors welcome families into the community
- Appropriate events and celebrations occur throughout the year
- Said events are sensitive to cultural differences
- Families can easily access community resources and activities
- Houses are safe and designed to meet family needs
- Neighbors are willing to help in the event of an emergency
- Sidewalks and adequate lighting can be found throughout the community
- Easy access to food stores, public amenities, and playgrounds
- There is a sense of pride in the community
Fun That’s Family-Friendly
When searching for your forever home, consider whether there will be regular revelries for the whole family. La Vergne’s residents are pros at community events. Annual celebrations include Goblins and Goodies at the Park, Christmas parades, Easter egg hunts, movies in the park, and even a festival celebrating “Old-Timer’s Day” (we had to look it up, too). There are also 5k runs, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and a yearly Block Party to look forward to.
Want something a bit more low-key? The La Vergne Public Library is the perfect place to take your kiddos on a rainy day. Homeschooled children are invited to participate in a special story time complete with music, dancing, reading, crafting, and socializing with other homeschoolers. Other events include Books & Babies (puppets, stories, and songs for toddlers and infants), Jammies and Stories (a bedtime story scheduled for 6:30PM), and Once Upon a Story Time (establishing early literacy through rhymes, crafts, and fantastic tales).
Finally, there are plenty of places to spend the day with kids of all ages. Popular local spots include Game Galaxy, Lucky Ladd Farms, the Amish market, and Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Center.
A New Community in La Vergne, TN
If you’re looking for your family’s forever home, look no further than what Legacy South has to offer in Hamlet at Carothers Crossing: a community in the heart of La Vergne, TN. With 3 to 4 bedrooms and the opportunity for bonus rooms and unfinished future living space, these Artisan Collection homes set the perfect foundation for your family’s happiest years.
To learn more about our homes at Hamlet at Carothers Crossing, feel free to reach out to a Legacy South Sales Counselor at 615.431.3739.