The Antioch community was named after the Antioch First Baptist Church, established in 1810. In the past, the main hub of life in Antioch was located on the banks of Mill Creek, a minor tributary of the Cumberland River that rises near Nolensville. Yet since the area has become considered a floodplain, zoning restrictions have limited the construction of more businesses in this area, which had started to become quite congested. Just 50 years ago Antioch was still a small community built around the needs of local farmers. Yet as the Nashville sewer system expanded into the area in the 1970s and large amounts of former farmland became available for residential construction, Antioch began to grow rapidly. Throughout its growth, Antioch maintained a “blue-collar” image and continued to provide affordable housing.
Nashville itself is referred to as the "Athens of the South" due to the many colleges and universities in the city and metropolitan area. Some of the most reputable of these institutions include The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, Nashville Law School, and Vanderbilt University. Within 30 miles of Nashville in Murfreesboro is Middle Tennessee State University, a public university with Tennessee's largest undergraduate population.
Also known as “Music City,” Nashville has a huge reputation for its rich musical culture. Popular sites include The Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium (which was formerly known as the Grand Ole Opry) and Belcourt Theater. The annual CMA Music Festival (formerly known as Fan Fair), is one of the city’s biggest events, drawing thousands of country fans from all over the country. Nashville also has a rich history in jazz and gospel bands.