If you want to live near thriving downtown Nashville, but not necessarily in the middle of the hustle and bustle, East Nashville is the place for you. A culinary hot spot from the beginning, East Nashville locals enjoy bars, coffee shops, delicious restaurants, and vintage stores. 


If you are considering a move to the Nashville area, check out East Nashville. We've provided some background info, along with our top 5 neighborhood picks for you below. 


Brief History 

With charming 1900s homes and a unique culture that attracts artists and musicians, East Nashville stands on its own. They are located across from the Cumberland River and have a buzzing nightlife. 

East Nashville is the perfect place to establish yourself in an up and coming area of Nashville, as they continue to establish their own culture and history. 

Community Amenities 

Having I-24 along its western border gives residents easy access to all manner of services, businesses, and recreation. It's also surrounded by attractive communities including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, and Belle Meade.

With downtown Nashville just a 10-minute drive away, restaurant and entertainment opportunities are aplenty. There is no shortage of activities to participate in once you cross the river. 

Top 5 Neighborhoods

More than anything else, East Nashville is popular for its unique combination of an eclectic food scene and rich sense of history. 

If you’re a fan of street art and trendy restaurants, the Five Points area is the place to be. However, Shelby Park is another area of East Nashville that has plenty of trees and home to the Greenway, a path winding along the Cumberland River. 

Here are five of the more well-known communities to check out: 

1. McFerrin Park

McFerrin Park is a rapidly growing neighborhood in the heart of Nashville. Many homes are affordable in the residential areas of this community, making it an up-and-coming place to live. 

You can also enjoy some of Nashville’s most eclectic dining spots, like Fold, Bokbox, and Redheaded Stranger. 

The median home price in this area is around $480,000. There is a strong sense of community in this area, so consider McFerrin Park if you want the benefit of knowing your neighbors while being close to the urban core.  

2. Greenwood 

Greenwood is among the more walkable districts in East Nashville. Its proximity to Ellington Parkway also makes it a quick trip to downtown!

This neighborhood is well known as being home to one of Nashville’s hidden gems — Mas Tacos. They are also home to Peninsula, one of the best dinner spots in town. You can also grab a beer at The Pharmacy! 

There is a large range of home prices in this area. You can find a home as low as $250,000, all the way up to find a home as high as $5 million!

3. Lockeland Springs

Lockeland Springs is another one of East Nashville’s most walkable neighborhoods. Conveniently in between Five Points and Shelby Golf Course, you can enjoy many parks and lovely streets.

The homes in this area are some of the most historic homes around, one of the reasons that people move to this family-friendly community with high walkability. The oldest fire hall is also located in Lockeland Springs on Holly Street. You can also enjoy some world-famous restaurants in this area, like Urban Cowboy, Dino’s, and Lockeland Table.

There is a wide range of home prices in this area, from the $200,000 to $800,000 range.

4. Cleveland Park

The neighborhood of Cleveland Park has been developing at a quick pace in recent years. As one of the most up-and-coming communities in East Nashville, it is extremely walkable.

Some of the more affordable homes can be found in this area of Nashville, starting in the mid $200,000 range and going upwards of $400,000.  

If you want to be a part of the growth in this area, now is a great time to buy a home.

5. Eastwood

Eastwood is a historical neighborhood and bordered by Porter Road and Gallatin Avenue.

As a center for local music, craft beer, award-winning food, arts, and lovely homes, this is one of the best candidates for a place to call home in Nashville.

Some notable features of this area include local shops like Rosepepper Cantina, Southern Grist Brewing, and The Nashville Biscuit House. This area is also pedestrian-friendly, with just a short walk to many shops and activities. 

Eastwood is one of the most convenient communities in East Nashville, so give us a call if you’d like to discuss housing options in this area. 

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