Located 35-40 minutes southwest of downtown Nashville, Fairview offers charming small town vibes, excellent schools and access to the great outdoors at an attractive price point. It may be small, but it’s certainly not in the middle of nowhere! The population of the city has doubled in the past 30 years, and an increase in commercial development has followed suit.
Things to Do
Many locals would agree that the pride and joy of Fairview is the 722-acre Bowie Park. As one of Tennessee’s largest city managed parks, this gorgeous green space boasts three beautiful lakes and countless opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. For more breathtaking outdoor experiences, Montgomery Bell State Park and Cheatham Wildlife Management Area are located only a half hour away. And that’s not all! As one of metro Nashville’s outlying western suburbs, Fairview is also just an hour’s drive from the historic grandeur of Natchez Trace State Park, which served as an important wilderness road in the 18th and 19th centuries.
A few local favorite restaurants and cafes in the Fairview area include Dos Margaritas Mexican Grill, Isshin Japanese Steakhouse and Snappy’s Pizza. Need a fried dough fix? Fairview Fresh Deli Donuts has got you covered. For all your grocery needs, Fairview is served by a Publix Super Market and a newly opened Walmart Supercenter.
Additionally, Fairview is less than half hour away from the charming city of Franklin, which boasts hip, foodie-approved restaurants, bars and shops.
With a median sale price of $230,000, Fairview offers some of the most affordable, newly constructed housing in all of Williamson county, which is great news for middle class families with school-age children. The city’s elevation and geographic positioning is another asset. For anyone who remembers the devastating river floods that hit the metro area in 2010, it should come as a comfort to learn that because Fairview is situated about 150 feet higher above sea level than Nashville, houses in this small city are significantly less flood-prone.
As a city in Williamson County, Fairview is part of the highest scoring school system in the state. There are four public schools in the city: Fairview Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Fairview Middle and Fairview High School.
Life in Fairview
Fairview is an ideal option for families looking to put down roots in an affordable, small town atmosphere, all while taking advantage of the county’s top notch schools. Whether you’re working in Fairview or commuting to Nashville or Franklin, this lovely area of about 11,000 residents is the perfect home base.
Local Hot Spots
Best Local Restaurant – Country Cafe
Best Local Park – Bowie Nature Park
Best Coffee Shop – First District Coffee Company