Goodlettsville has two attractive city parks. Moss-Wright Park is located on Caldwell Road and offers 147 acres of green space for people of all ages to enjoy. The park features a large playground, two football fields, 15 soccer fields, and six baseball and softball fields. Moss-Wright Park also has a two-mile walking and hiking trail, as well as a smaller beginner's trail that winds through the many trees and foliage that populate the area. Moss Wright is not only family friendly, but also pet friendly. Recently, the park added a 10,000 square foot fenced in area for local residents and their pets to enjoy.
Pleasant Green Park is a 22-acre facility located on Pleasant Green Drive. The park features over 8,000 square feet of banquet space to rent for private parties. There is also a swimming pool on site that has a concessions building and deck, making this an ideal summer spot for a day at the pool. Peay Park covers 11 acres and is situated at the end of Memorial Drive. The park features three tennis courts, a playground area, picnic space with barbeque frills and a baseball diamond.
Goodlettsville has a very active youth and adult league sports calendar. From little league baseball, flag football, soccer and basketball to lob pitch softball and even adult kickball, the community has a variety of ways for residents to come together through recreational competition. Additionally, the city offers many lighted tennis facilities and five golf courses designed to challenge all skill levels.
Economy and Job Market
Goodlettsville's economy is strong and has been emboldened by the emergence of Nashville as a thriving metropolis. Among the most common occupations in Goodlettsville are management, professional, and related occupations, sales and office occupations, production, transportation, and material moving occupations. Approximately 77%of the workers in Goodlettsville are employed by companies. Another 14% work for the government and six percent are self-employed. The leading industries in Goodlettsville are educational, health and social services, retail trade and manufacturing.
Goodlettsville offers a diverse selection of schools including public and private institutions, as well as magnet and optional schools with specialized programs for advanced learning or developmental instruction. Since Goodlettsville is co-located in both Davidson and Sumner Counties residents have a variety of public and private schools to choose from that are located in either county.
Students seeking to pursue a college education can attend any one of many reputable colleges and universities all located within a 20-mile radius. Vanderbilt University is located in metropolitan Nashville, approximately 12 miles from Goodlettsville's city center. Belmont University, David Lipscomb University, Tennessee State University and Nashville State Technical Institute are all also located in the metropolitan area. Volunteer State Community College is located about 20 miles away in nearby Gallatin and Middle Tennessee State University is approximately 38 miles from Goodlettsville in the city of Murfreesboro.
Attractions and Points of Interest
The local parks and recreations center throughout the city are popular destinations for area residents seven days a week. Many area lakes are also popular places to visit year round for those who enjoy fishing, boating and a variety of water sports. Throughout the metro Nashville area, cultural amenities and attractions abound in the form of museums, theatres, professional and collegiate sports stadiums and arenas and much more. Popular sites include the Nashville Zoo, Adventure Science Center, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, and the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Known for its musical heritage, the entire region offers a vast array of entertainment by local, national and international musicians on every stage imaginable and offers the best of the music industry.