Downtown Nashville

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!

Avg Rent

$1,539
$1,945
$2,349

Walkability

8.6

Public Transportation

6.8
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What Its Known For

The Gulch: Upscale shopping, dining and hotels
Broadway: The mecca of honky-tonks, elaborate bars, and live music
SoBro (South Broadway): Home of the Music City Center, Bridgestone Area, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Nashville Symphony/Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Pros

Heart of the action: live music every day, and tons of events
Very walkable: loaded with nearby bars and coffee shops

Cons

High rental rates
Loud and crowded due to tourist crowds, nightlife, and events

Downtown Nashville is bordered by the Cumberland river, with a mix of skyscrapers, historical buildings, and some crowd favorites like “The Batman Building.” Being in the center of the action doesn’t offer much peace and quiet, but life in Downtown is far from boring.

Renters can get the traditional, big city experience with a high-rise apartment or those looking for a cheaper option can check out properties in the southern part of Downtown on Rolling Mill Hill–some even featuring skyline views! If you also happen to work Downtown, you might only need to walk a few blocks to get to the office and back, which is a major convenience and draw to living in the area.

There aren’t a ton of restaurants in Downtown Nashville, except for in the Gulch, but coffee is having a major moment all over. You can find dozens of cafes in varying aesthetics that will happily get you your caffeine fix. The buzz of Downtown comes from people hustling between landmarks and office buildings, and tourists visiting the attractions on Broadway. On the weekends Downtown Nashville ignites as the neighborhood’s most popular bars, nightclubs and honky-tonks showcase live music and good drinks drawing in massive crowds and big energy.

If you’re looking for an area to have a nice evening and grab a bite then you definitely want to head over to the Gulch. It is literally referred to as Nashville’s “Premier” Neighborhood and we love it. There are tons of restaurants, bars, hotels, and shopping – not to mention a few upscale apartment communities.

The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park offers a different kind of entertainment to Downtown visitors. In the summer, the nineteen-acre park hosts live music, a farmers market and fountains perfect for kids to splash in. And when you’re in the mood for live theater, check out the Tennessee Performing Arts Center to get your fix of plays, operas and musicals!

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our friends say!

The history, honky tonks and happenings of Downtown are what make Nashville 'Music City'

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