Mount Juliet, Tennessee, is a thriving city with a population of about 28,000 that is 17-miles east of Nashville. As recently as 1990, only about 5,000 people lived here. Recreational opportunities abound in and around a community that has become known as the "city between the lakes."
The community was first established in the mid-1830s. Mount Juliet was incorporated as a city in 1972. Origins of the community's name are not completely clear, although most believe that it is named after a manor house in Ireland's County Kilkenny. It is also possible that it was named after Julia Gleaves, well-known for her work with the needy in town long ago.
Parks and Recreation
Charlie Daniels Park
is named after the iconic musician who lives in Mount Juliet. Facilities include a large playground and youth football fields. A bandshell has recently been added to the park. The Mount Juliet Community Center here includes a gymnasium. South Mount Juliet City Park offers residents a sand volleyball court, a nature trail and a "bark park." The fenced-in dog park covers about three-fourths of an acre. Sgt. Jerry Mundy Memorial Park includes four ballfields, a soccer field and a palygorund. There's also a popular disc golf layout maintained here.
Outdoorsmen that invest in homes for sale in Mount Juliet have numerous options, including Piercy Priest Lake and Old Hickory Lake. Just seven miles to the south of Mount Juliet is Long Hunter State Park.
Attractions and Activities
Mount Juliet's Wind Tree Golf Club
has been named the best value in Nashville area golf by Golf Digest magazine. Avid golfers of all skill levels enjoy lush fairways and smooth greens. Panoramic views are a bonus to be savored by those that take on this excellent test of golf.
Just to the west of Mount Juliet is The Hermitage
, the former plantation and home of the seventh President of the U.S., Andrew Jackson. The mansion is now fully restored, and visitors can enjoy the expansive grounds of this one-time thousand-acre estate.
A variety of annual events can be attended at The Hermitage. In additon to special celebrations around the holidays, there is a unique baseball event in early May. Members of the Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball take to "field" on the southwest lawn of the estate to recreate baseball as it was played in 1864. Visitors can cheer on their team while enjoying traditional favorites like hot dogs and popcorn.
The prospective Mount Juliet home buyer will be excited to know that any real estate in Mount Juliet offers excellent proximity to downtown Nashville and Piercy Priest Lake. A young family working with a Mount Juliet realtor will find affordable single family Mount Juliet TN homes and condominiums. Mount Juliet TN real estate also offers opportunity to those in search of spacious Mount Juliet homes for sale on large lots or acreage. A professional Mount Juliet real estate agent can assist you in identifying the Mount Juliet properties that will meet your Mount Juliet real estate requirements.