Nashville, "The Athens of the South", is filled with public institutions of higher education including Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, and nationally renowned private schools like Vanderbilt, Belmont, Fisk, Cumberland and David Lipscomb Universities.
Donelson / Hermitage
The twin communities of Donelson and Hermitage are located approximately 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. Bordered by the gracious Cumberland River to the west and by beautiful Old Hickory and Percy Priest Lakes to the north and south, this area is home to 75,000 friendly folks who enjoy celebrating life at its best. The dynamic, growing communities are home to some of the best that Davidson County has to offer such as Nashville International Airport, Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Grand Ole Opry, Opry Mills, and The Hermitage.
Bellevue is a neighborhood of Nashville, located roughly 13 miles southwest of the downtown area off Interstate-40. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Oak Hill’s Radnor Lake traces its beginnings to 1913, when the L&N Railroad bought a thousand-acre tract in the Overton Hills to build an earthen reservoir to supply water for steam engines and livestock in Radnor Yards, as well as private hunting and fishing grounds for company officials and guest. L&N took the first step toward preserving Radnor Lake as a nature area in 1923, when an executive stopped all hunting and fishing on the site and declared it a wildlife sanctuary. When the land was purchased by a developer in 1962 who intended to develop the site for housing, a grassroots preservation movement began trying to save it, and in 1974, nearly 750 acres were named Tennessee’s first natural area and protected ecosystem. Today the park encompasses 1,200 acres.