La Vergne Real Estate Information

One of the most rapidly developing communities in the state, La Vergne, Tennessee, is home to a population of nearly 27,000 people. The community is a business and industry-heavy one, which incorporated in 1972. La Vergne is located in a place such that it offers direct access to Percy Priest Lake, and it has more than 21 miles of coastline bordering the lake, popular for residents' homes located on the waterfront properties. The community shares a city limit with Nashville, and is just seven miles from the Nashville International Airport.

La Vergne is notable in the region as being home to the largest industrial park in the state. It is the northernmost city in Rutherford County and is intersected by Interstate 24, with Interstates 65 and 40 both easily within 15 miles. The city is home to such companies as Bridgestone, Ingram Books, Ingram Entertainment, Nokian Tires, United Stationers, Quality Industries, Thompson Machinery, Square D and Whirlpool Corporation. It makes up an area of just over 25 square miles, nearly all of which is inhabited.

Two islands within Percy Priest Lake are considered part of La Vergne as well. The city was mostly burned after a Civil War battle nearby in 1862, and it remained a small agricultural community up until the 1960s, when it began to grow. It is conveniently located between Nashville and Murfreesboro, and is within a day's drive of about three-quarters of nation's people.

Schools here are operated as part of the Rutherford County School System, and include three elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Middle Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University, Motlow State, Lipscomb University and Belmont are the major colleges and universities nearby, but there are many more smaller schools as well, including several community colleges and several private, religious institutions. Parks in the city include Veteran’s Memorial Park, Bicentennial Park, Mankin Park, Lake Forest Park and Heritage Valley Park.