White House is a suburb of Nashville. It is approximately twenty-two miles north of downtown Nashville. Located in both Sumner and Robertson counties and is approximately a 30-minute drive north of Nashville at Exit 108 on I-65. Living in White House offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.
Although White House has formally been recognized as a city for a little more than thirty years, this town has a rich, 200-year history. In 1796, Richard Wilks took advantage of a pre-emption law that offered 360 acres of land to those who would establish permanent settlements in Middle Tennessee. He constructed a large, white, two-story house on a portion of this land, through which happened to run a part of the old buffalo and Indian trail. The stagecoach drivers and passengers would refer to it as “The White House”—thus giving the city its name. Today, this route is known as Hwy 31W.
The city has benefited greatly from the suburban expansion of Nashville during the 1990s. Currently, the young town is experiencing population growth, economic progress, and community development, with many apartment projects and subdivisions planned for the area. There are over 800 homes planned for the area, and at least 5 apartment subdivisions are planned for the city. As a landmark community positioned on the borders of 2 counties, and close to Interstate 65 between Nashville and the Kentucky border, White House holds even greater potential for future growth and prosperity.
Overall, White House is a great town to live in if you have children or if you need to commute to Nashville. The schools are good, and there are bike paths all around town. There is a beautiful walking path that goes across town. It crosses streams, and it is a wonderful place to go for a run or walk.
Main Street of old Downtown White House speaks to once what was and what could be once again. Microbreweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of locals or travelers who are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. Downtown White House offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.
Gallatin is located north of Nashville on Old Hickory Lake. Gallatin is 23 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, a city filled with young professionals and big-name businesses. The city was established on the Cumberland River and made the county seat of Sumner County in 1802.
Even before you enter the city limits, you’re aware of the natural grace — the abundant trees and rolling hills, sweeping green pastures, and the curves of long driveways leading to historic estates – that are reminders of the city’s gracious horse-breeding past. You’ll see it on mornings when the fog rises off the Cumberland River, and in the relaxed beauty of Old Hickory Lake. You’ll hear it in the peals of church bells that ring out every Sunday. You’ll find it in neighborhoods with some of Middle Tennessee’s finest homes, where kids still ride bikes and you can still borrow a cup of sugar. It seems that grace is the gentle glue that elevates neighbors to friends and friends to family.
An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life. Living in Gallatin offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes.
Gallatin has experienced a big increase in population over the last five years, and yet it’s retained a small community feel. Gallatin’s schools, infrastructure, and natural amenities make it one of the best places to live in the Nashville Metro area. It is one of the few affordable suburbs that’s convenient to Nashville. Public schools in the area rank high.
Historic Downtown Gallatin hosts a number of events that bring thousands of people to the downtown area. Square Fest, held on the last Saturday in April and the Main St. Festival, held on the first Saturday in October are arts and crafts events that bring craftsmen, entertainers, and food vendors from throughout the Middle Tennessee area to Gallatin.
Gallatin has six parks that allow for various sports and activities, including baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, disc golf, fishing, American football, horseshoes, skateboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, walking, and volleyball.
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