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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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Let’s be real. One of the best things to do in Nashville is eat. We love when friends and family come to town because we get to take them to all our favorite restaurants, and the list of favorites just keeps growing. This season, a new crop of restaurants will open in the city and we can’t wait to see what this next evolution of the food scene here in Nashville will bring to our city. The freshest seafood, craft beers and vinyl records, and tons of patio fun are all on the menu.
The West Nashville/Sylvan Park area is exploding right now. We are always on the hunt for authentic Italian food, so we are excited to try out their organic pastas and bocce ball courts. Pastaria is set to open in September. We recently profiled Sylvan Park in all its neighborhood glory! Find out what it’s like to live near Pastaria and what else is happening in this beautiful borough.
Fin & Pearl
Seafood seems to be a delicacy that’s hard to come by in this town, so kudos to Fin & Pearl for diving into unchartered territory. Coming to The Gulch courtesy of Nashville legend Tom Morales, Fin & Pearl boasts having an extremely fresh sea to fork menu, complete with a full raw bar. We can only hope that the ambiance makes us feel like we are sitting seaside. Minus the sticky sand and humidity, of course. Another new Gulch favorite, we’ve been enjoying summer sunset views on the rooftop lounge at Up. Learn more about The Gulch and why Nashvillians love to live in this high-rise heavy neighborhood.
Kung Fu Saloon
We didn’t just pick this restaurant because Nashville is known for its Honky Tonks. It actually looks legit! It is set to open late 2016 in Midtown and will have vintage arcade games, karaoke rooms, an awesome & spacious patio/deck area and a full bar and kitchen menu. If you’ve never done karaoke in a private room with some of your closest friends, then just trust us – you are going to love this! Midtown is practically food central, with many of the city’s best spots within walking distance of each other. Tavern is an all-day favorite, with a dream brunch menu, great apps and meals for dinnertime, and TVs for the upcoming football season. Learn more about living in Midtown!
If you love Etch, you’ll want to check out Etc.! Set to open later this Summer in Green Hills, this restaurant will feature food from Deb Paquette, the brains behind downtown gem Etch. With a name like Etc., we are thinking it will be an eclectic menu with a wide variety of options. A beautiful neighborhood with major convenience to key markets like Whole Foods and Trader Joes, plus the YMCA, shopping at the Hill Center, and much more, Green Hills continues to evolve while remaining one of the city’s favorite residential neighborhoods.
Did you think of Spinal Tap when you read that? Vinyl Tap will be a hipster’s favorite watering hole. Set to open later this Summer in East Nashville, Vinyl Tap will be a craft beer bar AND record store combo. Isn’t it surprising that Nashville doesn’t already have this combo? And East Nashville is the perfect home for such a place. One of our most creative and community oriented neighborhoods, transplants and longtime Nashvillians alike are finding their homes in East Nashville. Learn more about life in this trendy borough!
Suffice to say, we’re looking forward to fall! If you try one of these new spots out, let us know what you think!
Connect with us to chat about any of these neighborhoods, or to join us on a new restaurant tour around the city.
Summer’s arrival in Nashville brings outdoor concerts and food trucks, movies in the park and vineyard picnics, hot dogs and 7th inning stretches, and so much more. We’ve picked our top events for a full and fun calendar this summer:
This is a must attend event every year for Nashville natives. Starting on May 14th, every weekend you can go to Centennial Park on West End to hear live music from amazing artists, shop local vendors, and eat at some of the best food trucks (we aren’t biased or anything). Oh, did we mention it’s free to attend? Saturdays are noon to 5PM and Acoustic Fridays are 5-9PM. See the schedule for more info!
Taking place the last Friday of June, July, and August, Frist Fridays are a fun way to enjoy snacks and drinks, live music, and the fantastic exhibits currently on display at the Frist Center near The Gulch. June 24th will feature local Beatles cover band SixtyFour, July 29th will be The Revelers and Halfbrass, plus is the opening night of Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, and August 26th features Rhett Miller. Members get in free and non-members can purchase tickets for $12.
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4
Nashville is constantly in the top 10 for the best fireworks display, and has recently been called one of the best in the country! Downtown Nashville will be flooded with people from town and out of town to take part in celebrating America’s freedom. This year the shows will take place at at Ascend Amphitheater and The Green at Riverfront Park with performances by Sheryl Crow, Maddie and Tae, Andrew Combs, and many more.
Live on The Green
Since you are in Nashville, music is a pretty big thing here. Live on the Green is a yearly FREE concert series featuring some of the best new artists as well as established acts, plus a plethora of food truck goodies all centered around Downtown Nashville‘s beautiful Public Square Park. The lineup for this year will be announced June 23rd, but last year some of the artists included Passion Pit, Ben Folds, Elle King, Lennon & Maisy, Colony House, Anderson East, and many more.
Nashville Sound’s Baseball
If sports are more your thing, then you’ll definitely watch to catch a Sound’s game in Germantown! The Sounds are a minor league team that feeds into the Oakland Athletics. If you don’t like baseball too much, spend your evening with great food and drinks at The Band Box. Check out this season’s schedule!
Tomato Arts Festival, August 12th-13th
This will be the 23th annual tomato art fest, returning to Five Points in East Nashville. Thousands of people come out to music, art, games, food, and of course tomatoes! It’s also free, and the people watching is prime! Run the 5K, shop local vendors, or just sip bloody mary’s.
Summer’s festivities take place all over the city in some of Nashville’s best neighborhoods. Curious about homes near these events? Connect with us for more info!
Nashville’s neighborhoods have become buzzwords across the city and with recent national press, even some across the country. With increasing home values and constantly developing culture in many areas of town, it’s hard to know in which community you belong. Aside from each’s growing food scene, walkability, and cache of trendy neighbors, how is a Nashvillian to choose where to plant roots?
Are you a foodie? An artist? A travel maven? Do you prefer a big yard or a short walk to a coffee shop?
Here’s our guide to choosing the right neighborhood in Nashville for you:
These are Nashville’s most walkable neighborhoods. With urban backdrops and high walk scores, if city life is what you’re looking for, here’s where you belong.
Downtown & SoBro
Nashville’s Downtown has come into its own over the last decade. With high-rise residences full of amenities, plus some of the city’s best restaurants and entertainment all within blocks, Downtown and SoBro are where you’re most likely to feel like you live in a big city. All with a Nashville flair!
Hillsboro Village satisfies a homebuyer’s need for urban culture, all surrounded by beautiful University campuses. Home to some of Nashville’s best boutique shopping, a variety of restaurants including famed Pancake Pantry and social hot spot Cabana, and cultural gem The Belcourt Theatre, the Village is a walk score dream!
An emerging community of trendsetters and artists, Wedgewood-Houston is a formerly empty shell of industrial buildings that is now home to redeveloped condos, atmospheric restaurants, a dozen art galleries, and sought-after offices. We love the culture and the urban-artsy vibe, not to mention the prices, in this coming-into-its-own neighborhood.
These neighborhoods are at the top of the list when it comes to a highly developed culture. If you’re looking for historic character, eclectic vibes, and a variety of food, art, and local events, these are for you!
Home of the new Sounds baseball stadium and a constant barrage of restaurant openings, Germantown is one of Nashville’s top neighborhoods on the rise. Despite the peppering of new developments on each block, Germantown has maintained its historic charm. We love happy hours on the patio, weekend walks through Bicentennial Mall to the Farmer’s Market, and annual the Oktoberfest celebrations.
Seeking something quieter without heading to the suburbs? Sylvan Park may be your spot! Beautiful streets of historic homes are nestled among great bars and eateries. We love Neighbors Bar for an “everybody knows your name” feel, and Local Taco for guac and margaritas!
Unofficially known as the city’s best sidewalk, Belmont Boulevard is lined with historic homes and grand trees, with universities at each end and a handful of delicious restaurants and cool shops and gyms. We’re fans of longtime Nashville favorite PM and newcomer Proper Bagel.
A cultural epicenter, 12th South has it all! Shops, cafés, bars and restaurants full of patios and happy hour specials, a beautiful neighborhood park, and a calendar full of social activities. If you get bored easily, this may be the neighborhood for you! We love evenings at Bartaco, chatting over beers at 12th South Taproom, and shopping at Moda Boutique with our Frothy Monkey coffee in hand.
Just off of Music Row, Edgehill Village seems to be constantly reinventing itself. Described as “mixed-use urban renewal,” Edgehill is home to businesses like hip eyewear retailer Warby Parker, drool-worthy sangria at Taco Mamacity, and the newly renovated Edgehill Café, plus much enticipated openings like Boiler Room restaurant and a J. Crew store just for men.
If you want an active nightlife, these are Nashville’s top social neighborhoods.
Demonbreun and Midtown
Nashville’s Midtown, including popular Demonbreun Street, could be described as urban dwelling among the city’s hottest nightlife. Residences are mostly of the luxury condo variety, and the restaurants often top the city’s best cocktail and late night lists. For live music, Winners, Losers, and Tin Roof are all options; for casual bar drinks, Red Door; and for good eats with friends, South Street or Patterson House. We love Tavern and newcomer Le Sel for brunch, and getting pampered at Troubadour Salon.
We remember the days when Melrose had just one bar! Now buzzing with great food and entertainment, this neighborhood is home to the Sutler Saloon, Sinema, Craft Brewed, and anticipated spot The Hook, among many others. Here, your homebuyer options are many, with condos, townhomes, and houses all options.
Encompassing all of the best of life in Nashville, East Nashville is highly walkable, full of culture via nightlife, food and drink, shopping and entertainment, and all topped off with historic character. If you want it all, and we usually do, you’ll find it here.
ALL OF THE ABOVE
Still can’t decide? We don’t blame you!
We would love to help you find the right neighborhood…give us a shout!