"Out of Town Close to Town"
Berry's Chapel is a long and winding road that runs between Hillsboro and Franklin Roads in Williamson County. Having taken it the first time as a means to avoid traffic caused by an accident on Hillsboro, what greeted me was - especially given the beauty of that particular day - a breath of fresh air. Literally. Though the first neighborhood on the corner of Berry's Chapel and Hillsboro boasts enormous mansions of 7 figure costs, the road then rises into the hills and gives way to farms, farmhouses and a few very discreetly gated drives that make one wonder exactly whom is hiding behind them. At the very top of the hill rests yet another gated community with what one assumes must be some of the very best views over Franklin and the greater Nashville Area. In the Spring and Fall it is not uncommon to see hot air balloons resting over this exact spot, and one can only envy what sights they can behold from such a vantage. It is almost impossible to believe, as the road climbs and the houses grow less frequent, that you are in an area only perhaps two or three miles removed from all of the very finest in modern conveniences. The shops of Cool Springs are less than 3 miles, and the historic downtown Franklin district is less than 5, both offering unique experiences for every day or specialty shopping and dining. In addition, the public school catchment for this area falls into one of the premier public school districts in the entire country, though there are also an abundance of good private schools only moments away. If you need to be near town, but refuse to give up the peace and solitude of a countryside existence, this would be a good place to start your search.