Chase Headley is only 27 years old, really just entering the prime of a major-league baseball player's career, but veteran enough to understand the transitory and fleeting nature of a life where every day is another game.

Still, Headley values permanence. Over the past offseason, he and wife Casey found their dream home on six acres outside Nashville. And though they're still brand new to parenthood — son Colt was born just six months ago — one of the property's major selling points was the quality of the local schools.

"This is the last house we ever wanted to buy for … forever," said Headley. "This'll be our house until we're too old to get up and down the stairs."