Recreation in Fairview is topped with the Bowie Nature Park, which contains a magnificent 722 acres of forest, lakes and trails for nature lovers. Bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, running, walking and playing aboard the Treehouse Playground can be enjoyed year round. Fairview also boasts the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway. While the northern starting point is just miles from the city center, the "Trace" commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in today's central Tennessee. Today, residents can experience the natural beauty of this All-American Road through driving, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping.
Additionally, nearby Nashville provides several options for family recreation with over 70 parks and playgrounds, including Warner Parks, one of the country's largest city parks, totaling over 2,600 acres. It offers hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as nature gazing, picnic shelters, playing fields, and a steeplechase race course. J. Percy Priest Reservoir and Old Hickory Lake provide hundreds of miles of shoreline and thousands of acres of water for boating, fishing, and canoeing. Public golf courses are scattered throughout the Nashville area, and you can swim and play tennis free at many Metro Parks and Recreation areas.
Cultural and community opportunities are readily available to the residents of Fairview. In nearby Nashville, music is a huge part of Nashville's history and entertainment. One of the most popular attractions is Music Row on the West End of downtown, where many of the record companies have their offices. Some of the other music-related attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird. There are also many museums and art galleries, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Parthenon, and the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery. In addition, Nashville's many performing arts facilities host concert, theater, ballet, opera, and symphony performances.
Fair Oaks communities and nearby Nashville metro offers plenty of great attractions planned year-round. Popular destinations include Fort Nashborough, a reconstruction of the original settlement; the Parthenon, the Hermitage and the Nashville Zoo.
Whether it's the diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the historic benefits, Fairview and the surrounding communities afford a quality of life second to none. The southern hospitality atmosphere comes from a community that is proud of its history, continuing development and beautiful surroundings that are making Fairview an increasingly desirable place to live, work and raise a family.