La Vergne, Tennessee

La Vergne, Tennessee is one of the fastest growing communities in Tennessee (and probably in the Southeastern United States). A few short years ago, the population was approximately 9,000. Today, there are more than 25,000 residents who call La Vergne "home" and it continues to grow. This blog is dedicated to keeping our community updated on current events, and serves as a guide for restaurants, entertainment, schools, and more. Welcome to La Vergne!

Monday, February 27, 2006

I read something the other day...

I saw a new listing for a home in the "desirable" Lake Forest subdivision. I never really thought that Lake Forest was that desirable until I ran some numbers. There are currently 292 homes on the market in LaVergne (and another 163 pending). There have been 254 homes that closed in LaVergne since January 1, 2006. That means that there is a 2.23 months supply of homes in LaVergne.

This strongly indicates that we are in a heavy sellers market (if inventories show a 6+ month supply, it's a buyer's market). Smyrna has a 6.72 month supply. Murfreesboro has a 2.12 month supply, and Nashville has a 7.29 month supply. That means that LaVergne's home sales are WAY ahead of Smyrna and Nashville, but Murfreesboro is doing better (for the seller).

Not that I'm going anywhere with this... I just thought it was interesting. Are you ready to list your home? If you price it correctly in LaVergne, you'll have it sold in less than 3 months! :::wink:::

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Good News

I attended the spaghetti dinner tonight at Roy Waldron Elementary School and was privileged to sit next to Doug Shafer, one of our county commissioners. He told me the effort to change the zoning at the corner of Hollandale and Fergus roads failed, so at this point there will not be ANOTHER massive housing project put in. For now.

Time for the pool!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Swimming Pool Anyone?

Although it IS only 13 degrees outside right now, I have a burning question. The population of LaVergne is what - 25,000? Aren't we big enough to have a community swimming pool for those hot summer months? I want to see one complete with water slide, diving board, and maybe some sprinkler play areas. I'll bet whoever runs for office with that as part of their election platform would have a good chance of winning!

I have the PERFECT place where the new LaVergne Community Pool could be built - build it on Hollandale and Fergus. You know the place. It's where a certain developer is trying to build 800 more homes so our streets can enjoy more traffic, our schools can be more crowded, and our green space disappears in favor of ugly homes sitting on top of each other. You can be a hero to this town, Mr. Developer! Give a little back! Give us our community pool, Mayor Green. Give us our community pool, Mr. Erwin, Mr. Gann, Ms. Mosely, and Mr. Waldron. Oh, and while you're at it, let's name the pool "LaVergne Lake".....

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Finally a True Winter

This is the most winter we've had in Tennessee since moving here 3 years ago in June! Currently it's 13 degrees outside. BRRRRR.... I hope everyone is inside and warm. The snow we had early this morning is still on the ground, complete with a snow angel made by my 10-year old!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

A Toast!

I want to take a moment to acknowledge Michelle's "This is Smyrna" blog as the inspiration for this one. She does such a great job keeping us up-to-date on our sister community. Imitation IS the highest form of flattery and I am completely dedicated to making our LaVergne blog just as interesting, informative, and pleasing as hers.

So here's a TOAST to Michelle! Keep up the good work, be the inspiration to others, live long and with joy! KLINK!

Tee Gee's in La Vergne (review)

One day I was wanting some down home comfort food, and the Pea Pod Cafe was closed, so the family and I went on over to Tee Gee's Restaurant on Murfreesboro Road close to Sonic.

I'm always a little nervous when I walk into this sort of restaurant, because a lot of times, small little restaurants like this are populated by regulars who look at you funny when you come in. Like, "What are YOU doing here? You're not a reg." I was especially nervous when I drove up and saw the restrooms were on the outside of the building.

But I shouldn't have worried, the greeting I received was warm, and if there were any regs in there wondering why we were in there, they at least didn't stare. The decor is, well...acceptable. The tables were all spotlessly clean, and the menus were on the table when I got in there.

The food ranges from catfish to frog legs to hamburgers to breakfast food. Both times I've been there, the food was very good. The service was perfect, and the price was right. Both times I've gotten out of there with 4 of us, for less than $20.

Pros: Great food, great service, great prices

Cons: Restrooms on the outside, decor is not that great.

The Bottom Line: This is a great little restaurant. The staff is welcoming, they really make you feel at home. I'm not a fan of the decor, but that is very, very minor. The restrooms being on the outside of the building might be an issue, but I just make sure the kids all go before we go there.

Grade: A

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Public Meeting/City Infrastructure

Are you concerned about the growth in La Vergne? Are you concerned that maybe our roads and infrastructure may or may not be able to handle new traffic? Does the thought of higher taxes appeal to you? How about overcrowding schools?

I'm very concerned! The growth in La Vergne is fanominal. There has been so much growth since the normal census, La Verge is now in the process of it's Second special census. That's three census's in 6 years. If you do math well it boils down to one census every two years. That's how big La Vergne is!

Did you feel that? You guessed it, that's a pot hole you just hit. How many pot holes do you go over trying to get out to murfreesboro Road, Old Nashville Hwy or Stones River Road? Me, Myself, and I hit at least a dozen. Multiply that by how many times you come and go. Yeah, that's way more tire repair and front end alignments than I want to pay for.

Have you visited our schools here in La Vergne? If you haven't, you should! They are crammed into classrooms and portables like sardines!

Sounds like I'm against growth doesn't it? In a way, I am. However, we need to step back and take a look at these things. For example, I know of two areas up for rezoning. One area off of Sand Hill road and the other off Hollandale Rd. Both of these areas are currently zoned agriculture. A request has been made to change these areas to residential. I'm not all that thrilled about having these beautiful sanctuaries trampled over. I'm not thrilled about the deer the raccoons, squirrels and yes even the skunks being run out of there natural habitat. I really don't think our roads and schools can support more residents at this time. Maybe sometime in the future it can.

If you feel the same way or you want more information on the rezoning issues, you can contact La Vergne codes dept @ 615-213-8702 ext 29. Also tuesday, March 7th 2006@6:45pm there will be a public meeting at city hall. All you have to do is show up.

Whoops! Look out for Pink Water

It appears the state is hoppin' mad at the LaVergne Water Treatment plant employees. Here's the article from the Tennessean. I love my water filtration system I have at home.

Friday, February 03, 2006

LaVergne Dining Guide

515 Waldron Rd., 793-7800
Roast beef sandwich menu.

Bamboo Oriental Cuisine
331 Waldron Rd., 287-3021
Thai/Chinese food near industrial park.

Big Apple Buffet
5179 Murfreesboro Road, 213-2507
Buffet features Chinese and American food, including dessert and ice cream bar.

Burger King
5099 Murfreesboro Rd., 287-2130
Fire-Grilled Burgers, Fries, Chicken, Fish, Salads and more.

El Rodeo
5129 Murfreesboro Rd., 287-0012
Popular stop for Mexican food.

Fortune Express
5197 Murfreesboro Road, 287-9222
Located next to Style America in Food Lion shopping center, food is affordable and drive-up window available.

Hardee’s of LaVergne
508 Waldron Rd., 793-5399
Conveniently located in industrial park area.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
5001 Murfreesboro Rd.
Finger lickin’ good.

522 Waldron Rd., 793-7700
Perfect little burgers smothered with grilled onions.

5121 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-2032
505 Waldron Rd., 793-4310
McGolden arches at your service.

Pizza Hut
5088 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-8898
Pizza, breadsticks, soft-drinks – and they deliver!

Pizza 101
5174 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-7500
Sponsors Waldron School pizza parties!

Rice Bowl
574 Waldron Rd., 793-8805
Located in shopping mall across bridge from I-24.

Roma’s Pizza & Pasta
5227 Murfreesboro Rd., #104, 287-5777
Located in shopping center behind LaVergne Primary.

Sir Pizza
562 Waldron Rd., 287-1220
Convenient to I24 corridor (next to Rice Bowl).

Eady’s Barbeque
5234 Murfreesboro Rd., 287-1211
Great BBQ.

Smoker’s Café
400B Old Nashville Highway, 287-2145
Perfect lunch stop.

Sonic Drive-In
5210 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-7993
Drive-in for burgers, shakes, and more!

Pea Pod
5227 Murfreesboro Rd., 213-2000
Formerly Southern Belle, the Pea Pod features home-style cooking.

5191 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-7827
535 Waldron Rd., 793-0030
Located by I-24 and in Food Lion shopping center.

Tee Gee’s Family Restaurant
5238 Murfreesboro Rd., 793-9133
Family restaurant.

Waffle House
I-24 & Waldron Rd., 793-6972
Open 24-hours!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Census

There is a new census in the works for LaVergne. If anyone knows how to STAND UP AND BE COUNTED, please post here!

UPDATE: I received the census form in the mail on Friday, February 3rd. The letter from Mayor Sherry Green stated that if you don't get one in the mail, you can pick up a census form at City Hall and complete. If a form is not returned from a registered address (from water company records, maybe?), then a census worker will come knocking on your door to get the info in person.

Citizens - Volunteer for Boards

From the cit of LaVergne, "There is a need for residents of the City of La Vergne to serve on city boards. Six vacancies currently exist on the new Stormwater Advisory Board while two exist on the Board of Construction and Appeals, said Bruce Richardson, La Vergne City Recorder. In addition, there are openings on the Employee Review Board, the Greenway Committee, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and the Rutherford County Solid Waste Ad Hoc Committee. It’s preferred that board members be citizens of La Verge, Richardson said. “The Employee Review Board requires that the members of the board be citizens of La Vergne, but the others just prefer that the member be a citizens of La Vergne.” That allows the boards to be filled in a timely manner, he added. In order to apply for an open board, applicants can pick up an application at Richardson’s office inside La Vergne City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by going on-line at and clicking on the City Recorder link under Departments. The applicants are then reviewed and are chosen by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at the next month’s council meeting. Board terms vary from board to board and position to position. For more information, please contact Richardson at 793-6295."

Welcome to LaVergne, TN

LaVergne, Tennessee. According to the city website, "The history of the City goes back to the 1700’s when the ancestors of some of La Vergne’s current residents settled in the area to begin their new life. The man the city was named after, Francois Leonard Gregorie de Roulhac de lavergne, eventually moved to Tennessee from France. He lived on the land, often turning his cattle onto what he reportedly termed as “la vergne.” Many historians have translated that to mean “the green” -- as in green pasture -- and say that’s how the town got its name.Others however, say that the town was named La Vergne because of Roulhac’s family name. However the name came to be, the United States Post Office officially gave the city its name the same day that Roulhac died in 1852." Read more about LaVergne's history by clicking HERE.

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