Portland is found just south of the Kentucky border and provides a home for about 11,000 residents. This is a hot destination found just off Interstate 65 and has been growing over the past few years. This middle Tennessee city hosts one of the best Strawberry Festivals in the country every May, along with plenty of other events.
Those looking to move to the middle Tennessee area with a preference to live outside of Nashville, may find Portland as a good home. However, this is also a great place to visit throughout the year if you decide to live in Nashville.
Other than just the week-long Strawberry Festival, which attracts a few thousands extra residents every year, residents can enjoy a number of attractions near the area. The 65-mile Highway 52 Yard Sale is another huge event held here and usually is found between Portland and Celina.
Portland is found within Sumner County, along with many other towns. This county was created back in 1786 and was named for Jethro Sumner, an officer from the Revolutionary War. It covers nearly 530 square miles of space and includes:
- White House
These towns provide homes to many residents and they all provide something unique. Along with great towns found throughout the county, Volunteer State Community College serves the area making it easier for students to receive an education. The area also includes the Bledsoe Creek State Park.
Located about 40 minutes north of Nashville, Sumner County provides the potential for commuting or regular visits for events. Whether you're looking for a popular small town, such as Portland or you just want to visit a very popular county found near Nashville, Sumner County and Portland are great choices for your needs.
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