Bordeaux, TN

Bordeaux Real Estate and Homes For Sale


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What is Bordeaux known for?

This historically underrated community along Hardin’s Bend in the Cumberland River is quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most attractive residential hubs. Now just a ten-minute drive northwest of downtown Nashville, the area started as a home to farmworkers, and slowly developed into a haven for intellectuals and working-class families. The neighborhood’s unpretentious, down-home feel is somewhat at odds with its high-falutin’ moniker. But the name stuck when, in the late-1800s, an area dentist remarked that the neighborhood’s lush hills rolling down to the water reminded him of Bordeaux, France. Whatever the community’s origins, its renewed real estate momentum has this independently-minded district primed for a bright future.

Who is Bordeaux a good fit for?

Bordeaux can be a very polarizing area for locals. Some locals are drawn to the functional, no-fuss, lived-in urban feel, while other residents strongly dislike the lack of a cohesive suburban, rural, or city-esque theme. Bordeaux is best suited for street-smart residents who are experienced with living in more dubiously safe areas and understand how to navigate a city atmosphere. Most residents choose to live in this area for the combined convenience of location, low cost, and affordable access to lovely housing developments springing up. As this area develops and continues to iron out its beginning stages, it is hopeful that Bordeaux will become an increasingly vibrant community that is a more welcome environment for families and retirees.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

While most of Bordeaux’s dining options consist of chain restaurants, there are still several unique restaurants that serve up delicious cuisine. White Fish & BBQ is a small dive where locals rave over the delicious seafood and classic Nashville barbeque. To sample Nashville’s iconic hot chicken, head to 400 degrees - a food truck featuring satisfying comfort food. S&T Grill is also another Bordeaux hotspot for late-night bar food.

For nightlife, most residents head into downtown Nashville, as Bordeaux does not offer many activities and is not the safest area to explore in the evening hours.

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Roma Pizza & Pasta



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400 Degrees



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Big Bad Breakfast - Nashville



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Real Deal Bar BQ Grill



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Food Corner - Pizza, Gyros & Wings



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Pros & Cons of living in Bordeaux


  • With a location so close to downtown Nashville, Bordeaux is probably the most affordable area you can snag and still be very near the city.
  • With easy access to major interstates, it is straightforward to get to downtown and Nashville’s surrounding areas.
  • Bordeaux also has a uniquely urban atmosphere with several “hole-in-the-wall” shops and eateries that are very interesting finds.


  • There’s no way around it - Bordeaux’s unfortunately high crime rate is a deterrent for families, retirees, and singles who feel uncomfortable living alone.
  • Many portions of this area are very run-down and in need of upkeep, lacking a unified atmosphere.
  • Most residents in this area head to downtown Nashville to explore the nightlife as Bordeaux is not the safest area to wander around at night.

How to get around in Bordeaux

A perk of living in Bordeaux is access to Nashville MTA public transportation, a bus system that makes several stops in this area. One of Nashville’s biggest weaknesses is its lack of a cohesive public transit system - thus, any area featuring multiple bus stops is very beneficial for locals. Other than Nashville’s MTA, as well as the typical Lyft and Uber services, residents should be prepared to commute with their own personal vehicle.

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Things to do around Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s entertainment infrastructure is still developing along with the property market, but around the neighborhood, there are plenty of options for recreation. Right across the river is the sprawling Buena Vista Park, full of ballfields and attached to the Ted Rhodes Golf Course and the Cumberland River Greenway. Along Clarksville Pike on the way into town, there are plenty of restaurants and shops that grow even more plentiful with every block closer to town.

International Boxing Academy of Nashville


3729 Clarksville Hwy, Nashville, TN 37218

Northwest Family YMCA

Fitness center, pool

3700 Ashland City Hwy, Nashville, TN 37218

Parks and Recreation in Bordeaux

While most Bordeaux residents head to the popular Centennial Park or Cumberland Park to relax, there are still a couple outdoor areas nearby to enjoy. Locals have easy access to the Cumberland River Greenway, a long path stretching along the Cumberland River that is perfect for bikers and joggers.

Located only 2 miles north of Bordeaux, Hartman Park provides access to miles of hiking trails, as well as a recreational center.

Whites Creek Greenway Trailhead

Hartman Park Walking Path, Nashville, TN 37218

The Whites Creek Greenway is a short, multi-use trail that runs along Whites Creek from Hartman Park south to Clarksville Pike, where it crosses the creek. There are plans to extend the trail from this point Ashland City Highway and beyond.

Hartman Park Regional Center

2801 Tucker Rd, Nashville, TN 37218

Hartman Park Community Center offers patrons of all ages a modern and friendly place to exercise, recreate and meet friends in a beautiful park setting in the Bordeaux area. We offer a wide variety of activities and programs for people of all ages and abilities. Fees for fitness memberships and classes are very reasonable, and many activities are free.

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Bordeaux School Info

If families are looking for plentiful options for educational opportunities, Bordeaux is probably not well-suited, as both public and private schools in the immediate area are scarce. However, there are a few reputable, unique options that could possibly be a good fit, depending on the student’s age and interests. Creswell Middle Prep School of the Arts is a fantastic choice for creatively-minded, arts-focused students. For older students, Cumberland High School is a solid public school choice.

It should be noted that for higher education, University School of Nashville’s River Campus and the Meridian Institute for Surgical Assisting are both located in Bordeaux.


Crime in Bordeaux

In the past year in Bordeaux there were 60% more assaults, 41% more burglaries, 30% more robberies, 49% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Unfortunately, a major downside of living in Bordeaux is its high crime rate, exceeding both the national and state averages. This neighborhood is often known by locals as an area to exercise caution and is often ranked as one of the most unsafe areas in Nashville. However, this does not mean that Bordeaux is unlivable or should be avoided entirely, as there are sections of Bordeaux that are well-patrolled and reasonably safe. While families may end up ruling this area out entirely, residents who are used to a city lifestyle and have street smarts will probably not be fazed at all by this area, especially if they are used to larger, potentially more dangerous Southern cities, such as Atlanta.

Cost of Living in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is quite an affordable area, with an average cost of living 12% below the nation’s average. In particular, housing prices are very reasonable, attracting many potential residents with tighter budgets. The average price of a Bordeaux home is approximately $292,075.

  • Education costs 59.5% less than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 51.7% less than the national average.
  • Food costs 35.8% less than the national average.
  • In Bordeaux utilities costs 18.80% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 50% less than the national average.

Overall, Bordeaux’s cost of living is 38.9% less expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Bordeaux

3,147 Total Popultation

The median household income in Bordeaux is $44,166 and the average household income in Bordeaux is $51,611. 18.8% of the population people works in Retail, 16.89% works in Accommodations, and 12.83% works in Healthcare.

Real Estate Trends of Bordeaux

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The last five years have seen something of a transformation in Bordeaux’s real estate prospects. As areas like East End get a little more crowded and expensive, home seekers are mining other parts of town for their ideal living situation. Bordeaux’s easy access to downtown Nashville and surrounding attractions have turned it into an up-and-coming residential option. New homeowners, especially, find its reasonably-priced central location enticing.

Recent construction clusters around Clarksville Pike, the area’s main thoroughfare, to provide optimal convenience to restaurants, shops, and other parts of town. These are usually two or three-bedroom houses priced from the mid-$200s to the upper-$400s. Townhome and apartment complexes, like Ashland Place, are also making inroads into the neighborhood, and usually offer units for under 300k. These new developments are the preferred options for many homebuyers, but as the area progresses, more and more older homes are being upgraded to meet the expectations of today’s market. The square footage for these properties may not be astonishing, but their larger lots and location often mean they’re priced comparably to the newer options. Those looking to rent in Bordeaux do so at an average cost of around $1,200 per month, and those properties are often in high demand because the rental market is not extensive.

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What is life in Bordeaux like?

The neighborhood of Bordeaux sits North of Downtown Nashville, across the Cumberland River. The area offers a diverse population demographic and is home to many working and middle-class families.

Why are homes in Bordeaux a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Bordeaux is a good investment considering the stable real estate prices within the neighborhood, and its short commute to Downtown Nashville. The surrounding areas are also undergoing tremendous growth and development, which will drive up demand.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Bordeaux?

Commuting from Bordeaux to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 13 minutes.

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