Nashville Neighborhoods

12 South

The 12 South neighborhood is located just a couple miles south of downtown Nashville along 12 th Ave between Wedgewood Ave. and Gale Lane. In an effort to improve walkability and curb traffic this neighborhood became part of a Metro Public Works street improvement project that helped create what it has become today. With this revitalization along with an increase in residential and commercial improvements this area has grown into a vibrant community that continues to appeal to homeowners for its easy access to local universities and downtown Nashville.

Residential neighborhoods boast a mix of historic architecture with a renewed modern Craftsman flare. Recent construction projects have included condominium developments and townhomes which have added to the diverse housing options in this hip and happening area. With its walkability you can take a stroll along 12th Avenue to a variety of local boutiques, coffee shops, and eateries or walk on over to the new community center and local farmers market at the historic Sevier park which is a great place to enjoy any day at the park.


You’ll find this historic neighborhood just north of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville, Germantown got its name from an influx of German immigrants back in the mid nineteenth century, making it Nashville’s first suburb. It’s been on the National Register of Historic places since 1979. Many homes reflect grand Victorian architecture while this area has gone through rejuvenation in recent years to honor its historic past.

There is a bountiful food scene here with an eclectic mix of local flavor, you’ll find the year round Farmers Market, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and First Tennessee Park, the new home of the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team, all within walking distance. If you need a little touch of nature with your city living, there are over 100 species of trees in this area which has been designated as a city arboretum so you can enjoy nature while living the city life.

East Nashville

It doesn’t get any hotter than this neighborhood across the Cumberland River, just east of downtown Nashville. East Nashville has garnered the attention of hipsters from all over who want to have that urban landscape and access to trendy eateries, cool shops and hip festivals. The annual Tomato Art Fest brings out the funkiest to celebrate art and everything tomato, fruit or vegetable.

This area has seen tremendous rejuvenation in recent years with new condo developments and new home construction that has replaced homes that grew tired of their old age. If you call yourself a Hipster or Urbanite East Nashville is calling you home.


This bedroom community further east is called Inglewood, which is experiencing similar rejuvenation but at a lower price tag. The Urban Green Lab is the first community center focused on sustainable living located right here, along with local establishments such as coffee shops, eateries and even a chocolate factory.

Still convenient to downtown Nashville and all the hipness of East Nashville this area has a range of choices. Many homes are situated on nice sized lots that are just right for outdoor fun for the kids or your four-legged friends. While the Cumberland River meanders along there are some homes special enough to enjoy a view overlooking the river. Whether you are looking for a starter home or a place to put your finishing touches on, you’re sure to love this neighborhood so head out east toward Inglewood.

Hillsboro Village/Belmont

Tucked between Vanderbilt University and Belmont University this area is known for its proximity to well just about anything. Within three miles of downtown Nashville, nearby major medical facilities, easy access to major interstate connections can get you anywhere you need to be.

Whether you are looking for a contemporary condo or a single family home there are a variety of housing options to suit your taste. Speaking of taste you can find a wide menu of local eateries, boutique shops, and the infamous Belcourt Theater which features local events while supporting the indie film industry. Whether you are looking for an older home to update, a newly renovated home or a condo located in the middle of convenience, you’ll find your place to call home in the Village.

The Gulch

Located adjacent to downtown Nashville, this hot spot has transformed its industrial look of the past into a hip and vibrant community filled with high rise condo developments, refurbished office spaces, cool shops and entertainment venues. The Gulch has come a long way baby, from the turn of the century to the 1950’s where it was the original train terminal to downtown Nashville to becoming the urban hotspot it is today.

The Gulch became the first LEED certified neighborhood in the South, with condo living in its prime you’ll find fantastic city views from condo units in the Icon, Twelve Twelve, Velocity or the Terrazzo. This is city living at its best no matter what level you aspire to you’ll feel on top of the world in the Gulch.

Historic West Town

It’s been said that history is in the making, which is evident in this neighborhood. Where once clapboard cottage and Victorian style homes lined the streets, newly constructed Craftsman style homes have breathed new life to this neighborhood just north of Charlotte Ave and minutes to downtown Nashville.

If you are looking for a home that boasts a piece of the past with progress of the future this is the place to call home today. You’ll enjoy the conveniences of the nearby shopping district, Nashville West which features major retailers and restaurants, and with its easy access to the interstate you can have it all.

Sylvan Park

Sylvan Park is located about five miles west of downtown Nashville with easy access to Vanderbilt University and the West End business district. This neighborhood is where dream homes come true, with a mix of the old and the new, from mid-century cottage style homes to newer construction in recent years. This is the place where white picket fences and front porch swings become a reality.

A state of the art fitness center at nearby McCabe Community Center is a great place to get in your workout or if you prefer the outdoors, take a walk on the Richland Creek Greenway that meanders its way around the golf course. There are many nearby boutiques, local eateries and coffee shops to enjoy and the local vibe continues with its Saturday morning Farmers Market. Your heart is sure to feel at home in this charming neighborhood in the heart of Nashville.

West Meade

A couple miles to the west of Sylvan Park, is the place for space called West Meade. Here you’ll find typical mid-century ranch style homes, many situated on acre plus lots. You’re still close to the city life while enjoying the lush landscape of green grass, mature trees and nearby creeks. On a slightly smaller scale, if you want a little less grass to cut then neighboring Brook Meade has similar style ranch homes on smaller lots with a great neighborhood feel.

Located on nearby Charlotte Pike is the thriving shopping district, Nashville West which features major retailers and restaurants. With its easy access from either of these neighborhoods you feel right at home in your little piece of country right in the city.

Belle Meade

This prestigious community located southwest of downtown Nashville dates back to the mid 1800’s, it is home of the historic Belle Meade Plantation and Cheekwood Botanical gardens. Today you can still find that old world charm with a variety of architectural styles, from plantation estates homes, Tudor style to classical or neo-classical.

Nearby Percy Warner Park has an abundance of hiking and biking trails surrounded by two golf courses to enjoy. The annual Iroquois Steeplechase which dates back to 1941 is held at the park on the second Saturday of May and continues to be a real crowd pleaser and chance to don your stylish steeplechase hat and attire. Belle Meade continues to be the belle of the ball when it comes to living large in one of the premier zip codes in the city.

Green Hills

Next door to Belle Meade is the Green Hills area known for its upscale lifestyle as well. Shopping at the Green Hills Mall you’ll find fine retailers like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade and Jimmy Choo, to name a few. Of course the infamous Bluebird Café is located just down the street, where you can listen to up and coming songwriters get their shot at stardom and some famous hit makers check in from time to time too. There are plenty of restaurants in the area whether your taste is fine dining or an afternoon at your favorite corner pub.

The surrounding neighborhoods boast mature trees and large lots showcasing a variety of home styles from Colonial, Tudor, ranch style to newer contemporary construction or maybe a condominium is more your style. There’s a lot to love about this part of town for its prestige and possibilities to find your dream home here.