The BEST Kept Secret In The Upper Cumberland
The Upper Cumberland is a great location to consider in your property search. Cookeville is known as the region's best-kept secret. It is centrally located between Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga Tennessee. You are just an hour away from the streets of Nashville, Neyland Stadium, and the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, and only seconds away from several of Tennessee’s famous waterfalls. It’s a great area with both city-like amenities and breathtaking outdoor settings.
Cookeville is one of the few cities where you can take a step out of a big city and land in the country. There are fourteen state parks in The Upper Cumberland, five of which are located in Cookeville. There’s always something to do in your free time with Burgess Falls, Cummins Falls, Pickett State Park, Rock Island, and Standing Stone minutes away from your doorstep.
There are three great lakes in the region. Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and Cordell Hull Lake are known for their clean water, marinas, and fishing. Dale Hollow lake is famous for its fishing and holds the world record for Smallmouth Bass, and Tennessee state record for Lake Trout. These 3 lakes were also named the cleanest in the state of Tennessee.
The cuisine in Cookeville is like no other. There are over a hundred restaurants ranging from small local diners to gourmet eateries. Stop by Ralph’s to try “Tennessee’s Best Donut” and then head to Seven Senses to try one of World Chef Challenge Winner Chad Combs' savory dishes.
Of all the many things Cookeville is known for, its sense of community remains one of its best treasures. It is the perfect spot to raise a family with its safe community, affordable homes, and wonderful schools. There is a reason why it’s known as the gem of The Upper Cumberland.