Donelson, Nasvhille TN

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What is Donelson known for?

Nestled in between the bend of the Cumberland River, Donelson is one of Nashville's best-kept secrets. It's home to the famed Grand Ole Opry, adjacent to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. While Donelson has a rich history, in recent years trendy bars and restaurants have started popping up along Lebanon Pike giving rise to a younger demographic moving to the area. It's easy to see why with East Nashville just across the Cumberland River and Downtown Nashville a mere 15 minutes away.

Who is Donelson a good fit for?

With an atmosphere falling somewhere between urban and suburban, Donelson has become one of Nashville’s fastest-growing areas. Ranked #15 on Realtor.com’s 20 Hottest Residential Zipcodes of 2016, Donelson’s ease of access to downtown Nashville and fairly inexpensive cost of living have made this area increasingly popular with families and young professionals on a budget. With brand-new neighborhoods continuing to be developed, potential residents should expect Donelson to continually grow and refine its neighborhoods.

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Homes For Sale in Donelson

Donelson

Brand new beautiful home features vaulted ceilings, white kitchen with stainless steel appliances, walk in closets, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, large front porch & tons of natural light. Flex room would make a great office or exercise room. Just 4 miles to downtown. The community offers a drop-in kayak ramp to Mill Creek, walking trails, and beautiful courtyards. Non smoking home. Pets are allowed with screening. 50 lbs max, 2 pet max. $500 non refundable per pet. App fee is $100.

759 Mill Creek Meadow Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$3,100Save $47

4 Beds

3.5 Baths

2,466 sqft

Brand new home, conveniently located just off Lebanon Pike, in the hip, up and coming Donelson. Enjoy open concept living, with brand new hard wood flooring, front porch patio, and balconies over looking beautiful green space. Hop on Lebanon Pike to Briley PKWY and be anywhere in Nashville in minutes!! Pets will be considered on a case by case basis.

761 Mill Creek Meadow Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$3,250Save $49

4 Beds

3.5 Baths

2,421 sqft

Spacious & stunning on quiet street in Donelson! Brick, 5-bedroom home is updated with care & attention to detail. Natural light pours through oversized windows to make hardwoods shine. Stylish kitchen looks out onto large living room. Retreat to the voluminous owner's suite w/ covered balcony access, full bath, & vaulted ceilings. Charming basement is well-suited for a studio, apartment, or thriving home-based business. Sunroom, grilling porch, fenced yard, remodeled baths-minutes to downtown!

112 Blue Hills Ct

Nashville, TN 37214

$559,900Save $8,399

5 Beds

3 Baths

3,194 sqft

Alluring ranch style home located near Opry Mills with quick access to Briley Pkwy, I-40, and I-65. Fully remodeled kitchen with SS appliances and granite countertops. Home freshly painted inside and out. New lighting and flooring throughout the whole home. Custom tiled showers. Double vanity in hallway bathroom. Spacious covered back deck that connects to large two car garage. New roof. Large flat lot perfect for building your dream yard.

2245 Cabin Hill Rd

Nashville, TN 37214

$529,900Save $7,949

4 Beds

2 Baths

1,725 sqft

This wonderful end unit condo is conveniently located less than half a mile from I 40. This home has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and is located in Hickory Place. There are lots of hardwoods. Enjoy your own courtyard patio.

440 Stewarts Ferry Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

$185,900Save $2,789

2 Beds

1.5 Baths

991 sqft

Luxurious Mid-Century Ranch Renovation! This 3-bedroom 2.5 bath home has it all, with an open concept and great flow. You will not find another home with this much attention to detail, a true craftman's house on the best street in Donelson. Come see all the quirks "Hip Donelson" has to offer today, this one will not last long.

2313 Castlewood Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$619,900Save $9,299

3 Beds

2.5 Baths

2,348 sqft

ATTENTION ALL INVESTORS!! Great Investment property in the heart of Donelson. All Brick home is currently leased through Dec 2021. Showings to begin Monday 9/20/21. Showings will be Mon-Fri 10 am -2 pm. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS AT ANY OTHER TIME!!

2631 Emery Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$369,900Save $5,549

4 Beds

2 Baths

1,534 sqft

Beautiful, recently renovated home minutes away from BNA and I-40. Home has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, hardwood and tile floors, tiled showers, his and hers sink for master bathroom. Mirrors to be installed prior to closing.

3111 Laurel Forest Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$409,000Save $6,135

4 Beds

3 Baths

2,204 sqft

An amazing renovation opportunity in the booming Donelson area! This property is perfect for an investor looking to flip it or turn it into a rental. The pretty lot is surrounded by mature trees and is perfectly level! You'll love the friendly neighborhood. You're across the street from Two Rivers Park/Golf Course. Stones River Park is also nearby. Opry Mills is 10 minutes away, Downtown Nashville is just a 16-minute drive!

2309 Aubrey Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$255,000Save $3,825

2 Beds

1 Baths

1,233 sqft

CASH OFFERS ONLY. Prime location in Nashville! Great investment property!

2828 Emery Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$300,000Save $4,500

3 Beds

1 Baths

1,136 sqft

This charming single-level home has been beautifully remodeled! It features a sophisticated white kitchen with new cabinets, quartz countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. The entire home features brand-new neutral paint, new vinyl plank floors as well as modern finishes and fixtures. Very cool property with the potential to live in one side and rent out the other. Property includes 2 kitchens with separate entrances.

224 Ridgeway Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$369,900Save $5,549

2 Beds

2 Baths

1,320 sqft

Fully renovated home with new kitchen cabinets, new floors, appliances and updated bathroom. Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, 3140 Boulder Park Drive is a perfect retreat within 20 minutes of downtown and 10 minutes from the airport.

3140 Boulder Park Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$299,000Save $4,485

3 Beds

1 Baths

1,056 sqft

Move-in ready home in excellent Donelson location (minutes to airport, Opry Mills, etc.). The features of this home include a brand-new renovated kitchen completed in 2021, cedar closets, tankless water heater, custom window treatments and drapes, incredible renovated basement that includes a rehearsal room and media room. Peaceful, private back yard, that is partially fenced, with mature trees and wildlife.

231 Fairway Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$598,000Save $8,970

5 Beds

2.5 Baths

3,702 sqft

Amazing home just minutes from everything! SO much character. True original hardwoods, bead board walls, butcher block island, cedar wood doors, stone floored covered extension porch, fenced in back yard!

2715 Wellman Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$319,900Save $4,799

3 Beds

2 Baths

1,328 sqft

Fabulous Donelson Ranch! Great starter home or income property. Large living/family room, 3 Beds, 2 Bath, with hardwood floors in the bedrooms and updated 2nd Bath! Florida room is heated/cooled. Large driveway for multiple vehicles. Fenced yard with storage and shop bldg. Great location just north of Elm Hill Pike and very close to Briley Pkwy! Currently rents for $1800/month.

410 Wanda Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$349,900Save $5,249

3 Beds

2 Baths

1,535 sqft

Gorgeous remodel by McKinley Rehab*All new white Kit Cab, quartz counter tops, SS Appliances*Ceramic Tile/Carpeting/Vinyl plank/Wood floors*New light fixtures/ceiling fans, Bath vanities/sink/faucet*Fresh paint*Nice rec area in basement with full bath*Rear entry garage*Lg concrete turnaround*Convenient to I-40 & downtown Nashville*Quiet neighborhood*Lg oversized 2 car garage

3341 Niagara Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$369,900Save $5,549

3 Beds

2.5 Baths

1,778 sqft

Open floor plan, high ceilings, white shaker cabinets, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and custom white faux wood blinds throughout. Perfect location to downtown, airport, Opryland, Donelson restaurants, shopping, golf course and Metro Parks Greenway. HOA includes water, trash & pest control. Washer & Dryer included.

300 Stewarts Ferry Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

$297,000Save $4,455

3 Beds

2.5 Baths

1,220 sqft

HOT Donelson location so close to everything! Airport, Shoping, Dining, Parks, and downtown! This Cozy Ranch home features separate dinning, Office/Den, 2 full baths. New Carpet in Bedrooms. An unfinished attic space offer bonus storage or ready to make your own.

2530 Stinson Rd

Nashville, TN 37214

$411,000Save $6,165

3 Beds

2 Baths

2,118 sqft

BEAUTIFUL ONE OWNER BRICK RANCH~15 MINS TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE~10 MINS TO NASHVILLE AIRPORT~SITS ON 1.6 ACRE LOT W/TALL TREES GROWING TO EDGE OF CUMBERLAND RIVER~PICTURISTIC SEASONAL VIEW~WITH POTENTIAL OF YEAR ROUND VIEW OF CUMBERLAND RIVER~HOUSE BUILT W/GREAT CHARACTER & CHARM~GORGEOUS HDWD FLOORS~SOLID CHERRY PANELING~BRICK FIREPLACE~GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.

2920 McGavock Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

$549,900Save $8,249

3 Beds

2 Baths

1,694 sqft

2 bedrooms, 2 baths conveniently located to the Grand Ole Opry, waved pool Downtown and the airport. You don’t want to miss this cute townhome ready for your personal touches. This home will not go fha cash or conventional only.

2604 Tate Ct, N

Nashville, TN 37214

$190,000Save $2,850

2 Beds

1.5 Baths

1,080 sqft

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED END UNIT CONDO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION JUST OFF MCGAVOCK PIKE! HUGE MASTER SUITE W/ VIEW OF RIVER -NICE PRIVATE DECK - ALL APPLIANCES REMAIN - SPACIOUS KITCHEN WITH ISLAND-VAULTED CEILING IN FAMILY ROOM W/ FIREPLACE AND BUILT IN SHELVING UNIT - GREAT STORAGE SPACE IN BASEMENT AREA! LARGE BACKYARD THAT BACKS UP TO GREENWAY TRAIL! SO MUCH TO LOVE HERE!

104 Cumberland Trce

Nashville, TN 37214

$225,000Save $3,375

2 Beds

2 Baths

1,404 sqft

LOCATION..LOCATION..LOCATION...Over 1/2 acre in Donelson. Minutes to Downtown, I-40. Highly sought after Donelson home. Park like setting with screened in deck for entertaining. Renovated Open Floor Plan w/Beautiful Hardwood Floors. One level living. 3rd Bedroom has closet w/ plumbing to add 2nd bath. Storage Building Remains. Includes addition lot w/Tax ID of 096-09-0-052.02

404 Lorna Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$347,000Save $5,205

3 Beds

1 Baths

1,294 sqft

Beautifully renovated and well maintained solid brick 2 Bed/2 Bath ranch in desirable Hip Donelson* Finished basement w/ 3 flex rooms(could be used for bedrooms). Lots of character from original hardwood floors to an oversized deck and back yard great for entertaining. Detached garage and Huge Storage building w/electricity could be he/she shed. Floored attic great for storage or future expansion. Conveniently located near Downtown, the Greenway and Dog Park.*First showings Saturday 5/15.

2533 Hibbitts Rd

Nashville, TN 37214

$334,900Save $5,024

2 Beds

2 Baths

1,771 sqft

Cool.Sophisticated.Timeless...Absolutely beautiful Donelson makeover on stunning .4 acre lot! Gorgeous hardwoods...New kitchen with quartz counters...New owners' bath...In 2017 the HVAC, water heater, and appliances were replaced. New windows in 2020...20X10 storage barn...Please see attached list of improvements. Multiple offers have been received...All offers due Sunday, 5/16, at 8 p.m. with a response on Monday, 5/17, at 3 p.m.

2353 Ridgeland Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$375,000Save $5,625

3 Beds

2.5 Baths

1,689 sqft

Fully renovated down to the studs! 4bedroom | 3Full Bath | 2308sf. Granite kitchen with tile backsplash, refinished original hardwoods in main living area & bedrooms, Basement level 5th bedroom option with en-suite Full Bath OR flex space for: Home Studio, Homeschool, Playroom, Home Gym or even a future rental opportunity for entire lower level with private entrance if run plumbing and electrical beneath staircase for kitchenette. Seller has updated electrical and plumbing to meter.

2219 Maplecrest Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$415,000Save $6,225

4 Beds

3 Baths

2,308 sqft

Amazing to the studs renovated ranch style home in Donelson! Enjoy easy, breezy coastal vibes in this spacious and sunny home. Open concept living at its finest! Upgrades include new windows, solid hardwood floors throughout, oversized quartz kitchen island, custom range hood, walk-in pantry, and large primary suite with walk-in closet. All new electrical, plumbing, windows, and roof. 1 full acre lot with massive yard. No detail was missed here-a must see!

212 Bermuda Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$499,900Save $7,499

4 Beds

2 Baths

2,006 sqft

Updated Ranch offering 3 full beds and 2 full baths with a terrific fenced backyard for all your personal or entertaining desires. Kitchen offers quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, Hardwood floors throughout. Brick accent wall is a nice touch in the bonus area off master bedroom. This painted brick home is conveniently located in the Donelson neighborhood of MapleCrest. Convenient to so many things!! Storage shed stays. Going live on Thursday May 13th offers due by 8pm on Sunday May 16th.

2303 Weona Dr

Nashville, TN 37214

$364,500Save $5,468

3 Beds

2 Baths

1,403 sqft

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Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Residents of Donelson have easy access to a variety of Nashville’s most popular restaurants and nightlife.

Party Fowl is one of the best spots to experience Nashville’s iconic hot chicken. The popular dive bar Phat Bites was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and nightly hosts a variety of up-and-coming bands. Those looking for a more upscale experience will appreciate Darfons Restaurant and Lounge, a more formal restaurant featuring several delicious steak and pasta dishes. Fans of Italian food will want to head to Mirko Pasta, while brunch lovers and coffee enthusiasts should stop by Nectar: Urban Cantina and Caliber Coffee Co. For additional international food options, head to Habanero Grill to sample some of Nashville’s best Mexican food, grab some delicious sushi at Dear Sushi, or savor the delicious Indian cuisine of Sindoore.

On weekends, McNamara’s Irish Pub and Wine Down Nashville are both popular spots to have a drink with friends. Donelson Pub additionally offers nightly live music, as well as billiards, shuffleboard, and darts. Another popular bar and grill is The Nashville Palace, a honky-tonk-style establishment that offers weekly line dancing and showcases a variety of country musicians. Nashville Nightlife, located only 5 miles away from Donelson, is Nashville’s most popular dinner theatre show, often featuring celebrity performers.

Opryland, just 10 miles away from Donelson, is one of Nashville’s biggest attractions and tourist draws. A bustling area in both the daytime or nighttime, Opryland is home to the largest mall in Tennessee, as well as the historical music venue, The Grand Ole Opry. With an interior designed to resemble a luscious tropical environment, a plethora of unique shops and restaurants to explore, an indoor waterpark, and plenty of activities for all ages, living near to Opryland is a huge benefit for Donelson residents.

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Pros & Cons of living in Donelson

Pros

  • Donelson offers both ease of access to downtown Nashville and an inexpensive cost of living, making this area one of Nashville’s most affordable locations.
  • Locals are unlikely to become bored with the variety of activities in this area. There is truly something to please everyone - from outdoor enthusiasts to nightlife-lovers.
  • Most homes in Donelson are older but they are well-built and many have been updated to include today’s modern luxuries

Cons

  • While Donelson is not an unsafe area, it does not feature the extra suburban security of districts such as Franklin, Brentwood, or Green Hills.
  • Potential residents seeking a more unified theme, picturesque atmosphere, or upscale experience will probably want to look elsewhere around Nashville.
  • Schools, especially private schools, are not Donelson’s particular strong suit, so families may want to investigate other areas first.

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How to get around in Donelson

The Nashville MTA does make a stop at Donelson Station. However, other than the typical Lyft and Uber services, potential residents will need to own their own vehicle to travel around Donelson and the surrounding areas. Nashville is not well-known for its public transportation, and Donelson is no exception.

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Parks and Recreation in Donelson

A major perk of living in Donelson is its 4 mile proximity to Percy Priest Lake, a premier spot in Tennessee for hiking, boating, swimming, and camping. The popular waterpark Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is also located in Percy Priest.

Located in the center of Donelson, the spacious 374 acres of Two Rivers Park provides activities for all ages. This park includes Wave Country, Two Rivers Golf Course, and access to the historic Two Rivers Mansion.

For nature enthusiasts, Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway features over 1,200 acres to explore, additionally offering educational and recreational programs. Another popular spot for hikers is Stones River Greenway, a trial running from Percy Priest all the way to the Cumberland River.

As Donelson continues to develop, expect for more green areas to be established. Ravenwood Park began construction in 2020 adjacent to Stones River Greenway, and will include a large playground with sandbox area, picnic and events spaces, hilltop lawn, and multiple sports courts.

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Greenway Trailhead

Stones River Greenway, Nashville, TN 37214

The Stones River Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs from the Cumberland River to the J. Percy Priest Reservoir at Nashville Shores. Much of the trail runs parallel to Stones River and provides access to a number of communities and parks along the way, including the skate park at Two Rivers Park. The Stones River Greenway also connects to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway at the Cumberland River by the dam.

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Stones River Bend Park

Stones River Greenway, Hermitage, TN 37076

Greenway runs along side the park.

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Shelby Bottoms Greenway Trailhead

2 37214, 2320 2 Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37214

The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs along the Cumberland River in East Hill section of Nashville. Numerous unpaved trails loop through the forest and open spaces throughout the Shelby Bottoms area. The main trail is 4.5 miles, one way, while additional spur trails increase the mileage to 6.4. The primitive trails add another 6 miles to the trail system within Shelby Bottoms.

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Gaylord Springs Golf Link

18 Springhouse Ln, Nashville, TN 37214

Golf course

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Two Rivers Golf Course

2235 2 Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37214

Golf course

Things to do around Donelson

Its location along a bend of the Cumberland River makes it a nature lover's paradise, with multiple parks and greenways located within easy driving distance from anywhere in the community. Lebanon Pike, which runs right through the neighborhood’s heart, is dotted with hip, eclectic dining spots, while iconic cultural institutions, like the Grand Ole Opry, call the community home. If that’s not convenient enough, the Nashville International Airport is just to the south (but not so close that you’ll feel like you’re living on the runway).

Hip Donelson Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

3130 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Grand Ole Opry

Concert venue

2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Wave Country - Wave Pool

Pool

2320 2 Rivers Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37214

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Donelson School Info

When considering public schools, McGavock High School is the most popular choice for older grades, while Hickman, McGavock, and Pennington Elementary are solid schools for younger grades. Schools for middle grades are not Donelson’s strength, so families with children this age may want to search elsewhere.

Other than the Nashville School of the Arts, which can be the perfect option for artistically-focused youth, Donelson is not particularly well-known for its private schools.

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Crime in Donelson

In the past year in Donelson there were 18% more assaults, 10% more burglaries, 10% more robberies, 17% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

While Donelson is a safe area to reside with a crime rate 20% lower than Tennessee’s national average, some residents have complained of rising crime in the past few years due to the neighborhood’s growing popularity. However, it is relatively simple to avoid rougher neighborhoods as these areas are separated from Donelson’s safe sections.

Cost of Living in Donelson

Donelson’s cost of living is less expensive than most Nashville areas. This location’s overall cost of living median is 4% below the nation’s average. Rent averages from $1,400-$1,800, while housing prices average approximately $297,704. Potential residents seeking affordable housing close to Nashville should certainly consider residing in this area.

  • Education costs 13.5% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 9.40% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 12.60% more than the national average.
  • In Donelson utilities costs 12.60% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 2% more than the national average.

Overall, Donelson’s cost of living is 13% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Donelson

The median household income in Donelson is $57,267 and the average household income in Donelson is $67,687. 13.67% of the population people works in Retail, 12.97% works in Healthcare, and 8.98% works in Accommodations.

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What is life in Donelson like?

Donelson is a small and trendy neighborhood located just outside of Downtown Nashville. You can find a variety of local craft beer pubs and restaurants in the area. The Farmer’s Market is a popular hangout spot for the locals to enjoy the food from various vendors and live music.

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Why are homes in Donelson a good investment?

Donelson may have begun as a classic post-WWII suburb, but it has become the magnet for the latest generation of Nashville homebuyers. In fact, it’s rated one of the top neighborhoods for new homeowners in Tennessee, and it’s not difficult to see why. Along with resting less than 15 minutes away from Downtown, the community offers a package of features geared toward today’s buyers. Quaint, conveniently-located, affordable properties make great starter homes, especially since they’ve shown a constant rate of appreciation over the last twenty years.

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

Commuting from Donelson to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 14 minutes.

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