Birmingham, May 7, 2024 – Birmingham-based Daniel Communities has been selected by West Harpeth Partners as co-developer and club operator for an exclusive 600-acre conservation-conscious community nestled along the idyllic West Harpeth River in historic Franklin, Tennessee.

The community, named Wyelea, stands as a beacon against the sprawling uniformity of typical developments, embracing a vision of conservation-conscious community design. Beginning with the dedication of 200 acres placed into conversation with the Land Trust for Tennessee, the remaining land will be meticulously crafted into just 68 large-acreage homesteads, complemented by an exclusive European-style club for owners and select non-resident members, resulting in nearly half the property being preserved as open space and honoring the agrarian and equestrian heritage of Middle Tennessee.

“We are excited to join West Harpeth Partners in the pioneering vision for Wyelea. There is nothing that will compare in the Nashville market,” explains Eric Johnson, President of Daniel Communities. “Today’s discerning buyers are increasingly drawn to the ethos of conservation-minded community planning. This is a trend that we have experienced in our coastal and mountain market areas, and we are excited to play our part in bringing this concept to life.”

Residents of Wyelea will enjoy a host of world-class amenities and services, including state-of-the-art equestrian facilities, lawn and racquet sports, European spa and wellness facilities, and farm-to-table culinary options showcasing locally sourced seasonal fare.

Additional offerings are planned to include community gardens, family activity barn, nature trail systems, and serene swimming and recreational opportunities along the river and lake.

“We are fortunate to have this very special property to create Wyelea,” remarked Trevor Cross, President of West Harpeth Partners and Franklin native.  “All of our partners grew up in this area and raised our families here.  We have methodically studied architecture and experiences from around the world to cultivate a timeless and refined vision for Wyelea and demonstrate our commitment to developing the highest quality community possible.”  Cross is joined by partners Jamie Pfeffer, founding partner of the renowned firm Pfeffer Torode Architects, and Nashville-based investor and developer Ryan Moses.

West Harpeth Partners selected Daniel Communities for their expertise in master planning and unique ability to craft and operate recreational and culinary amenities. “At the heart of every great community is the ongoing attention to hospitality and service that brings families together long after the homes are constructed,” shared Johnson.  “It is that component that makes a place truly generational. Wyelea will undoubtedly become one of those very special places.”

We are pleased to announce the groundbreaking of Wyelea. Prices for homesites start at $1.5M. To learn more and secure your homesite selection, visit


About Daniel Communities

Daniel Communities is a leading real estate developer and operator specializing in crafting exceptional communities with world-class recreational and culinary amenities. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Daniel Communities takes pride in creating visionary living experiences by overseeing every aspect of each community’s story with a steadfast commitment to excellence and a passion for innovation. They are dedicated to being responsible stewards of real estate, transforming regions and preserving legacies for generations to come. This commitment is reflected in their impressive portfolio, which includes notable projects such as Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, and High Hampton in Cashiers, NC.