If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in moving to Nashville and all that’s left is to find your perfect neighborhood! Nashville’s neighborhoods are unique in their own ways and suit many different personalities . The question now is how do you choose your perfect neighborhood? Start by making a list of what’s important for you to be surrounded by. The city is rich in diverse food, buzzing with night life, has a brightly colored art scene, and is brimming with work opportunities. So, what’s important to you? Being close to your favorite sandwich shop, a convenient work commute or a chance at a lively social life may all be reasons for your neighborhood choice. No matter what your reasoning is, here’s a scoop into just a few of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods and what they have to offer:
East Nashville has everything you’ll need for the full Nashville local experience. Buzzing with artists and musicians alike, this is Nashville’s most liberal and eccentric area. The neighborly, close knit personality of this area makes it a perfect place to live while still being close to downtown. Budget Travel Magazine called this area “Nashville’s version of New York City’s East Village”. You’re bound to meet some talented artists and musicians while walking around this area, but many different types of people call East Nashville home, so expect to encounter younger adults and families. This neighborhood is full of restaurants, bars and shops, all locally owned – no chain restaurants here! Happy hours run all day, art shows are hosted on a weekly basis, and not to mention it’s 10-15 minutes outside of downtown Nashville lest ever get bored on the East side of the river!
Extending up from Broadway and Division, Midtown is overflowing with hotels, restaurants and more bars than you can safely visit in one night. This neighborhood is located near Vanderbilt university, making school commute practically non-existent and it’s humming with young adults as well as musicians, industry types and post-work happy hour crews.
A breezy and laid back environment, the area has a locals-only vibe, even when overrun with brides-to-be and business travelers. Midtown offers over 30 bars and restaurants, with most bars staying open until 3:00 am for the late night drinkers! For living options, this area offers mostly apartment complexes and condos, attracting younger crowds as opposed to families.
Downtown “The District”
Infamous Downtown Nashville – you’ve seen it in flyers, television shows, movies and more. The flashing lights and never ending music makes this the hub of entertainment that defines Music City. Downtown features live events happening at the Nissan Stadium, The Ryman, Riverfront and the Bridgestone arena. In addition you’ll have no shortage of choices and restaurants to visit, as Downtown offers over 60 to pick from! You can expect to encounter your fair share of tourists in this area, Downtown attracts thousands of new faces every month.
This area is less tailored to growing families and more to younger individuals. Here you’ll mainly find high rises and apartment buildings for living options. In addition, you’ll be minutes away from other buzzing areas such as Midtown, The Gulch and East Nashville.
Aching to be explored, the West End houses Centennial Park, the biggest park in Nashville. Active runners, park goers and pet owners can be found year round in this area. Through spring and fall this park hosts Musicians Corner every weekend with free live music! This area is popular with individuals visiting Nashville, as it is surrounded by hospitals, hotels, and Vanderbilt University. Like other neighborhoods this area features many local bars and restaurants you can sink your teeth into. You’ll find more diversity in living options, accommodating younger adults, families and more with several apartment, condo and home options.
Moving to your new Nashville neighborhood
Nashville has plenty to offer, much more that we can fit in this blog. Consider if your move will be temporary, or if you plan on being at your new home for a longer period. This will help you filter out specific neighborhoods and their housing options. Commute is also important as many of these places vary in traffic and public density. If you’ve got kids, educate yourself about Nashville’s schooling options. This can have a large influence on your move. Pay these places a visit! Take some time to follow your checklist and compare neighborhoods, You never know unless you experience!
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