East Nashville is the largest of Nashville’s communities, made up of several smaller neighborhoods that cover three different zip codes. As more move to the area, the perimeter of East Nashville grows ever wider, charming historic homes find new life, and local business finds plenty of success.
Understanding the various neighborhoods that make up East Nashville could help you decide where you want to live. Before you start your home tour, take a look at the various areas and what each offers.
Cleveland Park is one of the fastest evolving neighborhoods in East Nashville for both commercial and residential real estate development. Recent zoning changes allow homes in this area to support a detached accessory dwelling unit (DADU), ideal for homeowners and investors interested in short-term rentals.
Five Points is undoubtedly the epicenter of East Nashville, where the resurgence of the historic neighborhood began. Unbeatable walkability to eclectic shops, creative businesses, and many of the most popular bars and restaurants in the city create arguably the best urban living Nashville has to offer. Home prices in this area have soared as residents and businesses flock to grow roots in this neighborhood where local is definitely king.
Known for its historic, cottage-style homes and larger lots, Inglewood is a neighborhood on the north side of East Nashville. Seemingly quiet at first glance, Inglewood is home to plenty of eclectic local businesses and foodie favorites. From authentic Mexican to dive bars where you can still smoke inside, it's obvious that local is king in Inglewood. Riverside Village, a collection of locally-owned businesses just off Gallatin Pike, is a goldmine for the vintage inclined, and you might get the sense that everyone in town owns a record player. Less trendy than East Nashville, Inglewood is a vibrant mix of the new and old.
Bordered by Shelby Park and Five Points, Lockeland Springs has easy access to some of East Nashville’s favorite restaurants and shops and the largest park in Nashville’s urban core. Historic homes, walkable streets and good schools have made this area highly desirable, and dramatic rises in home prices reflect Lockeland Spring’s popularity.
The south side of Five Points, East End is a mix of historical homes and new residential development, as well as thriving local businesses. In fact much of East Nashville's resurgence in the early 2000’s began here. Residents can walk to their favorite coffee shop, get a workout in at a local yoga or cycling studio, and go boutique shopping all in the same stroll.
Bordering Gallatin Avenue in the heart of East Nashville, East Hill has experienced explosive growth. Perhaps the most centralized neighborhood in all of East Nashville, residents can be in Five Points or Inglewood in minutes. Primarily residential, the area features a mix of new construction and renovated Tudor-style homes.
Bordered by Porter Road and Gallatin Avenue, Eastwood Neighbors sits along Eastland Avenue, one of the most well-known streets in all of East Nashville. From historic homes to unparalleled convenience to restaurants and shops, this neighborhood is expectedly highly sought after.
Historic Edgefield is as close to downtown as it gets before crossing the bridge out of East Nashville, and technically includes the Western half of Five Points. Famous for its Victorian homes, the area has maintained a historic vibe as much as any other part of East. Predominantly residential, residents enjoy easy access to Shelby Avenue, Woodland Street and Main Street, three of East Nashville’s most developed roads.
Named after the park it surrounds, McFerrin Park is situated on the southwest side of East Nashville and is experiencing rapid change. Home to newly acclaimed restaurants, McFerrin Park is quickly becoming one of East Nashville’s hot spots. Affordable home prices make this area attractive for new residents, but this may not last long as plans for the highly-anticipated development of Nashville’s next major city center, River North,take shape right next door.