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➺ Featured Listing: Fully Renovated Lockeland Springs Victorian

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We have a little house envy for this 1900 built, fully renovated Victorian home in the heart of Lockeland Springs! Just two houses down from the former Mad Donnas and steps from East Nashville’s Five Points, the 2,900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom house has ev-er-y-thing. A fenced-in front yard, a huge front porch, original restored 116 year old brick galore, a huge eat-in island in the beauifully renovated kitchen, tons of windows and natural light, an original restored claw foot tub in the massive renovated master bathroom, additional flex space, large back deck and fenced-in backyard. This is the quintessential East Nashville dream home!

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East Nashville is not only one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city but in the country as well. Full of creatives, young professionals, and young families, there’s plenty to do no matter how you like to spend your time. Across from East Park is Turnip Truck’s newly renovated organic grocery market, the perfect place to pick up what you need to stock your kitchen, or grab lunch from the hot food bar or smoothie/juice counter. Just blocks from Five Points, the Shoppes on Fatherland is a charming row of shops like Whiskey Water Boutique and Project 615 and eats like A Matter of Taste (AMOT) and  Local Taco.

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Fitness is finding its way to East Nashville as well, including options like Verticity indoor cycling studio, Well Body Pilates, Hot Yoga East Nashville, and Title Boxing’s newest location. Five Points serves as the epicenter of East Nashville’s social scene and is home to some of the city’s favorite neighborhood bars as well as family friendly restaurants like Five Points Pizza. Bordering East Nashville is Shelby Park, 336 acres of running and biking paths, a dog park, a golf course, and more.

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Schools in East Nashville in both the public and private sector are sought after, including Lockeland Elementary, Explore! Community School, and East Nashville Magnet School, among others.

At the heart of East Nashville, it’s not unusual to see couples walking dogs, families pushing strollers, runners, and groups of friends out and about in Lockeland Springs at any given time. Neighbors here are proud to call East Nashville home.

View more images of 1309 Woodland here, or connect with us for more info!

➺ Living In Inglewood

It’s funny how much can change in just a few years. In roughly a decade, East Nashville has gone from a mecca for artists on a budget, to a deal on a first home, to a sought after community. The northern part of East Nashville, with its own zip code, is charming Inglewood. Quieter than East Nashville but with easy access to the same growing list of hot spots, Inglewood is known for its historic cottage style homes, recently peppered with new builds as well, and for several of its own shops and eateries that Nashvillians come from all over the city to enjoy. These are our favorites!

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FOOD
You have not experienced all that Nashville has to offer if you haven’t eaten at Mitchell Deli. You absolutely cannot go wrong with any of their fresh vegetables, local meats, and amazing bread. These are sandwiches you must have in your life. A favorite stop in Inglewood! We also love Village Pub & Beer Garden. They have the most delicious soft pretzels (that you can have made into a sandwich!) plus a patio for this perfect fall weather.

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COFFEE
The original Dose Coffee is in West End, but they recently opened a new location in Inglewood! Stop by this quaint coffee shop for breakfast or come by with friends in the afternoon for a little pick-me-up.

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SHOPPING
Old Made Good has made its mark in the homes of Nashville residents! With refurnished finds and whimsical décor and gifts, this is always a fun shop to browse through. If you live in Inglewood chances are you have a record player at home! Add some new vinyl finds to your collection from Fond Object Records. The Riverside Village Pharmacy has all the soaps, supplements, and sundries you could possibly need!

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THINGS TO SEE
With a Nature Center, a Greenway, a golf course, urban community gardening, a B-Cycle station and more, Shelby Bottoms Park could keep you busy for days! Go for a walk or run, take the dog, play 18 holes, bike for miles, and so much more. Being close to the park is a major perk of living in Inglewood!

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WHERE TO LIVE
Though the competition for homes in Inglewood has been on the rise, there are numerous homes on the market that may perfectly suit your needs! A brand new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house (1,890 square feet) is listed at $369,900. A quintessential Inglewood cottage built in 1938 (updated) has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (2,228 square feet) and is listed at $419,900. Thinking a little smaller? There’s a newly renovated cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1018 square feet) listed at $249,000!

Curious about what else Inglewood has to offer? Connect with us for your own personal tour!

➺ Family Style: Where to Dine in Nashville with a Group

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Coming into the holiday season, sharing and celebrating are definitely on the menu! Choosing a place to do so, however, isn’t always so easy. Luckily for us, some of Nashville’s best restaurants are set up for ideal bites sharing, drinks toasting, and special occasion celebrating.

Here’s our guide to go-to places for dinner with friends, including what we like to order.

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Arnold’s Country Kitchen
When you want some southern home cooked comfort food, look no further. From fried chicken to meatloaf to all the fixings you can share, you can’t go wrong.

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Martin’s BBQ
Try the new 13,000 sq ft location on Belmont Blvd for all your BBQ needs. Each friend can get a different meat and sides, and then pass around to share.

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DeSano Pizza Bakery
If you are looking for authentic Italian pizza, this is the spot for you. Order up a couple pizzas and pass them around the table. What better way to enjoy carbs than to have numerous options of toppings on said carbs?

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Here’s a fun idea. Everyone orders a different level of heat on their chicken. Then mix it up and everyone has a piece to represent the different spice levels. Just make sure you note which was in the clucking hot piece!

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Bartaco
Confession…we could eat tacos every day of the week. We also love the atmosphere bartaco offers. We always make sure to ask about the special taco of the day. But you can’t go wrong with the tortilla soup, plantains, or the chicken tacos! Order some appetizers, and try at least one of every taco on the menu to pass around your group.

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Monell’s
Nashville’s best spot for sharing, Monell’s is a Nashville tradition that’s perfect for a big group celebration or even a holiday when no one wants to do the cooking. Serving soul foods family style, you’ll feel right at home passing the potatoes. Prepare to eat seconds, and maybe even thirds.

Want to live near the best places to eat? Let us show you which neighborhood is right for you… and your appetite!

➺ Nashville’s Best Halloween Events

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Pumpkins, costumes, and candy corn, oh my! With all things Halloween in full force, we wanted to give you a quick list of festive events all around town. Here are some of our favorites:

Salemtown Halloween Block Party
This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm-9pm on the 1600 block of 5th Avenue North. There will be food trucks, games, live entertainment, trick or treating, prizes and more.

Nashville Ghost Tours
Ready to hear some ghost stories? Take the Nashville Ghost tour through November 15th. There are three options: Haunted Nashville Downtown tour, Haunted Tavern tour, and Nashville Hearse tour. Tickets range from $15-$25.

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Day of the Dead Tequila Festival
Tequila, music, and food…what more could you ask for? The Day of the Dead Tequila Festival will take place Friday, October 28th from 6pm-9pm at the Pavilion East. Tickets are $29 in advance.

Battle for the Bones
What’s a better way to spend the holiday than listening to music while raising money for a good cause? The Big 98 is raising money for cancer research while throwing the biggest costume party in Nashville. The event takes place at Cannery Row on October 28th and the lineup features Chase Rice, Locash, Luke Combs, Craig Campbell, DJ Sinister, Brett Young and Michael Tyler. Tickets start at $40.

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Something Wicked-Nashville Ballet
The Nashville Ballet is performing Something Wicked at TPAC from October 20-22. Tickets as low as $28.

Want to know what’s happening in your neighborhood this season, or looking for a new neighborhood to call home? Connect with us to chat!

➺ Living in Downtown Nashville

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Downtown Nashville is home to much of the character that defines our city: live music, festive energy, and tons of history! Living downtown has its perks! Walkability, an incredible food scene, and there’s always something to do.

Here’s our take on the best of living the downtown life!

Food
Man, we sure do love our food in this town. Downtown is home to some of our best local food and drinks, including Merchant’s and Acme Feed and Seed. You absolutely can’t beat the views from the top of Acme! Merchant’s is an American style restaurant that won’t be too overrun with bar-hopping tourists. For tacos and margaritas, we love Bakersfield in the Encore building, and for something more upscale we recommend Etch just next door. For brunch, nothing beats The Southern for oysters or Puckett’s for a classic breakfast! Downtown is also home to Mike’s Ice Cream Shop and the Goo Goo Clusters Factory to cure your sugar cravings.

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Coffee
Frothy Monkey has a downtown location and it doesn’t get more local than Frothy brew! You can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner too, as well as wine at their Wine Down Wednesday events. Bongo Java is also downtown and they have some of the most unique drinks out of all the coffee shops in town. Finally, there is The Perch, and if you want a crepe to go with your coffee, this place does not disappoint.

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Bars
We cannot talk about downtown without mentioning the honky tonks and bars. Downtown is home to Tootsie’s, Tin Roof, Robert’s and Margaritaville right on Broadway, and other favorites like Pub 5 and Piranhas Sports Bar & Grille.

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Earnest Tubb Record Shop, Photo by Kimberly Novosel

Shopping
You may not think of Downtown Nashville when you think of shopping, but there are actually a ton of options for gifts and other wares. Check out the Johnny Cash Museum, Opry Originals, Honey Girl, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Big Machine Store, American Apparel, Hatch Show Print, and of course, dozens of boot shops.

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Things to See
Downtown is home to the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, Bicentennial Capitol Mall, Ascend Amphitheater, and the Pedestrian Bridge. You can take a trolley around town, have someone pull you around on a bike, participate in a pedal tavern, or just walk around and explore.

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Where to Live

The Encore is a beautiful high-rise located in sought after SoBro, a location that accommodates any lifestyle. A one bedroom/one bathroom condo here would make every day feel like resort life. Thinking more space for your downtown lifestyle? There are several 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condos on the market starting at $499,999.

Life downtown is nothing short of exciting! Connect with us if you’d like to explore the options for homes in downtown Nashville, or if you’d like a guide for a night on the town!