La Vergne is the gateway to Rutherford County and the neighbor to Nashville, the Country Music Capitol of the World. La Vergne is nestled next to the 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake offering outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, and more.
The city is ranked 6th in the state for being business-friendly. We are ranked as the 4th best place in the state of Tennessee for job seekers. In addition, La Vergne was named as the most affordable suburb of a major metropolitan area in the state (and 21st in the nation) by Movoto, as well as emerging as 4th in the nation for low utilities and 17th for low property tax rates.
There is a lot going for La Vergne, including high marks for schools, numerous top-quality colleges and universities nearby, great shopping throughout the area, and easy access to 3 major interstates.
Incorporation & Early Days
La Vergne was incorporated February 29, 1972. The city, however, was named La Vergne on August 23, 1852 as the postmaster honored his friend Francois Lenard Gregoire de Roulhac de La Vergne who died on that day.
La Vergne has a rich history of early pioneers, Civil War battles, devastating tornadoes, train wrecks, major industrial growth, and huge population shifts. Through it all, we have been friends, neighbors, and a strong community that cares.