Lebanon is located 23mi just east of Nashville. Many have said, it is one of the last remaining areas near Nashville with larger areas of property at a reasonable value. If the urban lifestyle really isn’t your thing, keep in mind that new development is popping up every day, such as the incoming River Oaks single family homesites on the south side of Highway 70. Some of our favorite communities are Spence Creek and StoneBridge. Amenities include, but are not limited to playgrounds, clubhouses, and pools.
Lebanon is also a college town with a small town feel, Just 3.5 miles away from the USCCU Lebanon branch is Cumberland University, a private college that was founded in 1842. The average student population is 1,550 with enrollment growing each year. Enrollment has increased by 27% since 2017. Cumberland University boasts an active student life with 55 student organizations and 21 men’s and women’s athletic team.
If you have kids or are thinking about having some a big draw to Wilson County is their schools. There are 17 schools located throughout Lebanon. According to Zillow, the top-rated school is Sam Houston Elementary School, with 3 other elementary schools and 2 middle schools located in the city. Of Nashville Metro Area high schools, Lebanon High School ranks #33 in U.S. News reports and is among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee.
Commuting is also relatively easy with the Music City Star. Local residents can commute to Nashville by train for as low as $2.00 for a single ride to locations including the Nashville riverfront, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Donelson, and more. Monthly passes and tickets good for 10 rides are also available.
Like Nature? It has that too! Cedars of Lebanon State Park is nestled right inside of Wilson County, and offers 1,139-acres of cedar forests and glades. The park is only expanding too. In July 2019, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture relinquished an amount of state forest land that will double the size of Cedars of Lebanon State Park. As a resident, you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city within minutes. Choose from 117 campsites or 30 tent sites and go on an expedition through the 8 miles of hiking trails that meander through the park. For a more suburban escape, check out Don Fox Community Park. It has a 2.5-mile walking and jogging track, 60-foot wading pool, playgrounds, and pavilions that can be reserved for parties and gatherings.
Every small town has their favorite soda fountain spot, and snow white diner has been around through the ages. The Snow White Drive-In (conveniently located just across the street from our USCCU branch) has served hand-pulled barbeque and thick milkshakes in Wilson County since 1953. Enjoy a Friday Night Cruise-In with friends and family, or stop by for a traditional, Southern meat-and-three meal for lunch or dinner any day of the week except Sunday.
We also highly recommend their burgers, fries, onion rings and shakes! Stepping in is like going back in time, even Barney Fife would be impressed!
August is a special time in Wilson County Fairgrounds, because every year thousands of residents flock to see the sites and sounds of live music, livestock, outdoor vendors, rides, and funnel cake.
The Wilson County Fair occurs annually in mid to late August. Earlier this year, the fair won the Premier Fair Award at the Tennessee Association of Fairs. Carnival Warehouse placed the event at #30 on its list of the Top 50 Fairs across the nation and midway ride-producer, Reithoffer Shows, ranked it #5 nationally. Fair goers are able to catch music at 9 different stages across the fairgrounds, participate in and watch animal shows, food competitions like the cornbread challenge and ice cream freeze off, and explore a variety of other activities.
It truly is a site to be hold! be sure to mark your calendars and come down to the Wilson County Fair.
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