Nashville Areas and Neighborhoods
If you like Downtown living there are many residential options spanning from rustic loft to brand new high-rise. Parking in the city can be a little bit of an issue so make sure your unit has an option for parking.
Downtown Nashville Lofts and High-Rise Developments – 505, Encore, Art Avenue Lofts, The Quarters, Kress Lofts, Viridian, Church Street Lofts, Bennie Dillon, Cumberland Penthouse
If you are looking at a map, Germantown is slightly north west of the capital building. My grandmother calls it North Nashville….granted all my grandparents grew up here so I should respect my elders…but I think it’s more north west than north 🙂 Germantown is a historic district with walk-able brick paved sidewalks to restaurants, coffee shops and historic homes. There are a couple condo buildings but no high-rise living in Germantown.
East Nashville is across the Cumberland River to the north east of the capital. This is a large area that begins on the other side of the river and goes all the way back to Madison.
The Gulch is newer construction with a good amount of high rise buildings, notably 12 12 (Twelve Twelve), Icon, Terrazzo.
Midtown is pretty much one street (Division Street) and runs between the naked statues of Music Row and Broadway. Midtown is lined with bars, so if you are a fan of the night life, you might like Midtown. At the end of Midtown towards Vanderbilt you will find The Adelicia which is a luxury high rise development.
At one end of Vanderbilt you will find Hillsboro Village, and at the other there is West End…which is on West End Ave. This is a very nice area where you can dine at incredible steak houses and visit Centennial Park.
From West End travel south and take a right on Murphy Rd. Drive down a couple miles and you will run into an area called Sylvan Park. Now that we are headed away from the city there are not as many restaurants but ones Sylvan Park does have are great! This area is more residential with a mix of everything….historic, newer and everything in between.
12 South is named for being on 12th Avenue, South of Nashville. I’m a bit biased because this is where I currently live. But I love the historic charm blended with some of the newer amenities like Jeni’s Ice cream, Five Daughters Bakery, (I have a sweet tooth) Edley’s bbq, Frothy Monkey, and so much more.
If you were to drive west from 12 South until you get to 21st Avenue you would hit Hillsboro Village which also has the small town charm but a ton of great entertainment options. Both 12 South and Hillsboro Village do not have any highrise condos but they do have some townhomes.
Head South on 21st Avenue and you will run right into Green Hills. This is when you start to hit a more suburban lifestyle with more neighborhoods.
Keep cruising on 21st and you will come to Brentwood which is now in Williamson County. A great area with award winning schools and lower property taxes.
The last stop on our little tour is about 21 miles south of Nashville in the area I was raised, Franklin TN. This is another city in Williamson County so it boasts lower property taxes, award winning public schools, rich history and the best key lime pie courtesy of Merridees Breadbasket 🙂
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