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Gallatin, TN At A Glance

A quick look at things to do, cool companies, activities and restaurants in Gallatin.

By Livability.com on October 27, 2015

A white ski boat rests in the water as a girl climbs on the back from a tube.
Gallatin / Richard Suter/Richard Suter Photography


Old Hickory Lake is Gallatin’s major outdoor attraction with several access points within the city.  It’s a magnet for boaters and fishermen.  Bledsoe Creek State Park is also located in Gallatin.

Attractions and Festivals

The Historic Palace Theater is the oldest standing silent movie theater in Tennessee,  circa 1913, the Historic Downtown Gallatin proudly presents the completely restored Palace Theatre. This theater is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts a variety of shows, events, and movies every Friday and Saturday night.

The Main Street Festival is held the first Saturday in October.  Squarefest is held in April each year.

Historic Downtown Gallatin features quaint shops and trendy boutiques. Several major retailers are available within a 15 minute drive.

Cool Companies

Future Vision Energy is an entrepreneurial success story born in Gallatin.  The company provides energy saving consulting services to businesses nationwide and makes it’s money based on the amount it saves its customers.

Health and Wellness

Nearby Sumner Regional Medical Center serves Gallatin residents and the services of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital as well as other Nashville health care centers are within 30 minutes driving distance.

Great Schools

The Great Schools national ratings services gives Union Elementary, a STEM school, a perfect 10.  Gallatin residents may also qualify for Merrol Hyde Magnet School, a K–12 school in Hendersonville, Tennessee adhering to the Paideia philosophy. It is the only magnet school in Sumner County and ranked third in Tennessee and 92nd in the nation.  Visit the Schools Section for more information on Gallatin schools.

Housing and Real Estate

Housing is available for diverse income levels in a variety of settings ranging from apartments to country settings, lakefront property, older homes near the historic district and newer neighborhoods with lifestyle centers. See the Trulia listings on each of Gallatin’s pages.

The Gallatin Restaurant Scene

Campione’s Taste of Chicago serves up authentic Italian beef, sausage, hot dogs and pasta dishes and gets high marks on Yelp, TripAdvisor and Zomato

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