Nestled between 2500+ acres of present and future Warner Parks, the Harpeth Trace neighborhood is a perfect blend of country and city living. Looking out over the forests and field surrounding our homes, a visitor might never know she was mere minutes from the heart of downtown Nashville, with easy access to Green Hills, Nashville West, St. Thomas Hospital, Vanderbilt University and more! We’re also only a short drive from the historic center of Franklin or shopping at Cool Springs Galleria. Many of our neighbors – and many area realtors – consider Harpeth Trace to be Nashville’s best kept secret, attracting professional creatives of all kinds.
Founded as a non-profit organization in 1977, the Harpeth Trace Services Association (HTSA) exists to carry out the operations and maintenance of our neighborhood, consisting of more than 300 homes. The HTSA is governed by a board of directors which meets at least quarterly. The property is managed by Ghertner & Company. Our property manager is Rick Eatherly. Residents can contact Rick with problems or concerns via the ghertner site or by email.
Our neighborhood consists of houses with unique modern architecture, as well as 5 condominium associations (Wood Valley, Harpeth Ridge, Harpeth Knoll, and Treetops, and the Harpeth Trace Highrise, a 39-unit condominium building). In addition to the association members and their pets, we are also home to an amazing variety of wildlife and native trees and other plants.
Just across highway 100 from our entrance lies the vast Warner Park system, the jewel of the Nashville Metro parks, which boasts an incredible nature center, miles of hiking and bridle trails, an equestrian center, picnic and shelter areas, scenic drives, cross country running courses, a model airplane field, athletic fields, and two golf courses! Percy Warner Park is also home to a brand new, world-class mountain bike trail.
The Hill tract, a 324-acre property formerly owned by the H.G. Hill family, and bordering virtually the entire western edge of our neighborhood (click for map), is home to an old-growth (never cut) forest of trees which are more than 200 years old. It is the second and much larger part of a land purchase begun by Friends of Warner Parks in 2004. Many experts believe it will be the largest old-growth forest in any urban park in the United States. A truly priceless treasure that will forever set our neighborhood apart.
In the near future, new trails will be built in the North Reserve and parts of the Hill Tract and guided tours will be available through the old-growth forest.