Escape to Beautiful Forest Hills
This week, we highlighted a classic Forest Hills home on our social channels. In addition to being tucked among the trees at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this home has been thoughtfully remodeled to preserve much of the its original character. The post receive a considerable amount of interest, which has prompted us to offer a closer look at the popular neighborhood in southwest Davidson County.
Forest Hills was developed as a suburb of Nashville during the post-World War II population and economic boom. When Nashville consolidated with Davidson County in 1963, Forest Hills was one of six (now five) existing cities that maintained its identity. Today, the City of Forest Hills is almost exclusively residential with no commercial development, and high-density housing is prohibited. This is due to the citizens of Forest Hills wanting stricter planning and zoning regulations in the 1980s. Residents do not receive access to all city-county combined services; however, the City of Forest Hills provides many services such as chipper service, road maintenance, and stormwater management.
Forest Hills has a lot to offer potential home buyers beyond its rolling hills and abundance of lush trees. More about the City’s history can be discovered HERE.
Bummed about Bonnaroo?
At this point, are we even surprised when a long anticipated plan gets canceled and we are moved to pivot? No. But as one of Tennessee’s most popular music festivals calls the entire thing off due to heavy rains produced by Hurricane Ida, most find themselves staring down a long holiday weekend both disappointed and with no plan in sight…well, kinda.
If you keep your ear to the ground, you will probably hear rumblings of pop up shows by those artists who were scheduled to play at Bonnaroo but have, instead, been taken in by the stages of a few Nashville venues. Additionally, Musician’s Corner – a free concert series that provides public access to live music at Centennial Park – kicks off their September Sundown series tomorrow, September 2, and is always a great option for your music fix. Another, more meaningful, music offering to put on the calendar is Waverly Strong: A Concert for Disaster Relief at City Winery Tuesday, September 7, which will include Billy Ray Cyrus.
All that to be said, when it rains it most definitely seems to pour. However, we still have our sights on the sunshine and will continue to search for the rainbows. After all, this is still Music City and it is as important now, more than ever, that the music continues to play on!