I grew up in a very walkable suburb of Chicago. It is a small commuter town with a downtown area that centers around the train station that takes you into Chicago. Free time as a kid meant biking with friends to the local Dairy Queen, renting movies from the video store, abusing the slushy machine at the local convenience store or staying out past nightfall at one of the many parks. There were always different events going on throughout the summer such as movie nights in the park, summer festivals and even a dog parade!
When picking our new neighborhood in Nashville, a centralized community was a huge priority for Jordan and I. In my opinion, if you live in a neighborhood and have to drive everywhere to get/do anything, you are seriously missing out! Nashville is ever-expanding and a lot of the areas are still in the beginning stages of defining themselves. New businesses and housing are constantly popping up; it’s fun to constantly be discovering new gems.
We live in a one of the more walkable parts of town and I feel really lucky. We’re about a mile away from several coffee shops/restaurants, we live across the street from a grocery store and a beautiful public park is less than a mile from us!
Sevier Park is the home of a Civil War battle and the original house built in the 1850s still stands. Just last year a new community center was built, which offers affordable fitness classes. I’ve attended a few yoga classes, but am interested in trying Barre! I love the mix of extremely old and modern this park offers. You’re literally walking through a battle field!
Every Tuesday beginning in May and running through October, Sevier Park hosts a farmers market with free yoga classes, a kids activity tent AND food trucks! My mom grew up on a dairy farm and most of the produce we ate came from my dad’s garden, so being able to purchase produce directly from the source is important to me.
Taken during the farmer’s market! The Peach Truck peaches are delicious! I thought about making a cobbler, but I can’t stop eating them whole.
Jordan and I love to meander through the park on our afternoon walks, possibly eating a popsicle from Las Paletas. You’ll always find people laying in hammocks spread between trees, enjoying picnic dinners from one of the local restaurants and of course so many dog walkers!
If you happen to be visiting Nashville, Sevier Park is a great place to spend an afternoon.
I recently discovered Eventbrite and decided to join their project called Hometown Hunt. Bloggers around the country are sharing some of their favorite hometown spots worth visiting! If you haven’t used Eventbrite yet, it’s a great web app that helps you find local events (we all know asking a local gives you the best spots when visiting a new city) and even plan and run your own. Please check it out.