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What is East Nashville known for?

Downtown Nashville gets most of the headlines, but many locals will tell you that East Nashville is the best spot in the city. It may be just a walk across the bridge from Downtown, but it cultivates a low-key cosmopolitan lifestyle that pairs urban living with a neighborhood feel. While purists would argue that this district is limited to just a few original neighborhoods such as Lockeland Springs and the 5 Points area, modern conceptions of East Nashville include the real estate between I-24 and the Cumberland River until they hit the Briley Parkway. Many of Nashville’s most walkable neighborhoods, like East End and Historic Edgefield, call this area home.

Who is East Nashville a good fit for?

Recognized as a hipster haven, East Nashville flourishes in its artistic energy and immense culture. The area is a thriving hotspot amongst many creative artists and local musicians. It’s ideal for those who resonate with eccentric vibes and enjoy living a laid-back lifestyle. East Nashville’s diversity and unconventional atmosphere are some of the many reasons locals love calling this neighborhood home.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

East Nashville’s outstanding food scene is undeniable. Many locals credit the area’s restaurants for defining Nashville’s culinary composition. As a center for good eats, narrowing down the neighborhood favorites is not easy.

Coffee enthusiasts rave about Barista Parlor and its original location in East Nashville. The spot offers an outdoor covered patio, perfect for the warmer summer months. Another local favorite for a great cup of joe is Ugly Mugs. Coffee and tea drinks come in quirky, unique mugs, adding a little creativity and fun to your morning.

Mas Tacos Por Favor serves up phenomenal tacos at their tiny, cash-only restaurant. Don’t expect anything fancy and you’ll likely wait in line, but it’s worth it. Cafe Roze is another must-try restaurant, that’s churning out all-day American favorites with a modern twist. For large groups or parties, the Butcher & Bee has an awesome, sharable rotating menu.

There is no shortage of great dive bars and cocktail lounges throughout all of East Nashville. The Fox Bar features a rare whiskey selection, along with impeccable cocktails. Or, for a true one-of-a-kind experience, head over to Attaboy, where they serve personalized drinks without a menu.

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The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden



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Pros & Cons of living in East Nashville


  • East Nashville is the mecca for good eats, drinks, and local shops.
  • Its profound culture makes it a local haven amongst artists and musicians.
  • Housing options are in abundance and are primarily affordable.


  • Neighborhood safety remains a prevalent topic, especially in the area’s outskirts.
  • Although change can be good, not everyone is on board with its gentrification.
  • The neighborhood itself is very big, making having a vehicle a necessity.

How to get around in East Nashville

East Nashville stretches across a large region and walkability differs depending on the district. Some spots are very walkable, such as East End and Cleveland Park. On the other hand, areas like Inglewood and Rolling Acres are more sparse and spread out. Regardless of the district, you’ll likely need a car as your primary form of transportation when living in East Nashville.

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Things to do around East Nashville

From cafes and trendy restaurants to shopping and outdoor activities, East Nashville has it all. Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a popular hiking trail on the Cumberland River that boasts 6.4 miles that starts near Shelby Park in Lockeland Springs and finishes across the river from Two Rivers Park in Donelson. If hiking isn't your thing, East Park in Historic Edgefield has a recreation center, baseball field, and is host to the annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival. East Nashville is also home to the Shelby Golf Course. Located in the Lockeland Springs neighborhood, it is one of Nashville's premier public golf courses. East Nashville is also rich in history with the Surrender of Nashville taking place near East Park during the Civil War. A fan favorite of East Nashville has to be five points which is filled with local restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Five Points Pizza, The Red Door Saloon, and Bongo Java.

East Nashville Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

511 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Parks and Recreation in East Nashville

Some of Nashville’s most popular parks and nature centers lie within East Nashville. Favored amongst tourists and locals is Cumberland Park, which stretches 6.5 miles along the east side of the Cumberland River. The fully renovated space features a rock climbing wall and an outdoor amphitheater for city events.

Many residents love taking advantage of the wealth of greenery at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway. The outdoor oasis offers roughly 960 acres of land and over 10 miles of pathways and trails. Locals also enjoy a number of recreational activities available within the park, including fishing, boating, and golfing.

Shelby Park

Shelby Ave & S 20th St, Nashville, TN 37206

Shelby Park is a large, multi-use park along the Cumberland River. It features Sevier Lake, boating, a fenced dog park, an event field, athletic fields and courts, golf courses, and free educational programs.

Naval Hill Disc Golf Course

S 17th St, Nashville, TN 37206

Disc Golf Course

Shelby Golf Course

2021 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Golf Course


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East Nashville School Info

The neighborhood of East Nashville is home to several schools, including many renowned primary schools. Favorites include Nashville Classical, Explore Community School, and Lockeland Elementary Design Center. The neighborhood is also home to one of the city’s leading middle schools, Meigs Academic Magnet.


Crime in East Nashville

In the past year in East Nashville there were 60% more assaults, 51% more burglaries, 56% more robberies, 61% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Gentrification and redevelopment continue to progress throughout several areas of East Nashville. Some parts are still undergoing their transition stage and in turn, reflect higher rates of crime. Likewise, you’ll also find a number of developed sections that many perceive to be quite safe. You can find reported crime statistics throughout all parts of East Nashville on CrimeMapping.

Cost of Living in East Nashville

The cost of living in East Nashville varies depending on the area. In general, many consider it to be affordable in comparison to the surrounding neighborhoods. A few areas recognized for being budget-friendly include Greenwood, Edge Hill, and Cleveland Park. East Nashville offers a wide variety of home styles, such as fixer-uppers, bungalows, cottages, apartment complexes, and even new construction. The neighborhood also has an even mix of buyers and renters.

  • Education costs 19.80% less than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 19.40% less than the national average.
  • Food costs 9.20% less than the national average.
  • In East Nashville utilities costs 0.10% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 22.30% less than the national average.

Overall, East Nashville’s cost of living is 11.40% less expensive than the national average.

Job Market of East Nashville

60,347 Total Popultation

The median household income in East Nashville is $42,364 and the average household income in East Nashville is $53,185. 16.08% of the population people works in Healthcare, 13.24% works in Retail, and 9.31% works in Accommodations.

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East Nashville homes are as varied as almost any district in the entire city. The development of East Nashville dates back to near the end of the Civil War, as the South’s first dedicated suburbs started to emerge. Historic Edgefield, the first of these, still features a few homes dating back to this time period. In spite of a few economic depressions, tornadoes, and a historic fire, the area kept sprouting homes as farmland was sold and subdivided. The result is a diverse mix of centrally-located single-family homes that can be surprisingly affordable.

Most of the community’s original homes were three-to-four bedroom bungalows and cottages on small lots that maximized the space close to Downtown Nashville. These old-fashioned homes still dot the market, helping to keep the average East Nashville sale price at an accessible $393,000 over the past twelve months. While these properties protect home values from widespread new construction, more and more houses are undergoing renovations that bring an updated feel to the historic neighborhoods. Also, plenty of houses have recently been replaced by beautifully-modern single-family homes that often sacrifice a little yard for coveted square footage. Generally speaking, the closer you are to Downtown, the more you can expect to pay for each unit of space. In the most entrenched neighborhoods, like Lockeland Springs and Shelby Hills, homes usually sell for at least $700k. If you’re looking for more affordable options, areas like Inglewood and East Hill are full of accessibly-priced properties that are still plenty close to the action.

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Reviews of East Nashville

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“East Nashville has transitioned into one of the coolest neighborhoods in Nashville by far!”

East Nashville has transitioned into one of the coolest neighborhoods in Nashville by far! The overall neighborhood is huge and each community has its own vibe. My favorite area is Five Points! You can find so many unique bars & restaurants all over. East Nashville also has a prominent art scene, and it’s perfect for aspiring musicians and artists. The location almost reminds me of something you’d find in Chicago or NYC.

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“East Nashville is a great place to live.”

East Nashville is a great place to live. I love all of the interesting restaurants that have popped up here. There are so many charming homes with great architecture here. I would definitely do your homework before moving to East Nashville because different streets can vary greatly. I do think that you have to really want to stay in East Nashville if you live here. It’s almost like East Nashville is an island. It can be hard to cross the Cumberland. So this means that you might have to be ok with going to non-chain stores. (Sounds great until you just want to go to Target on a Tuesday.)

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What is life in East Nashville like?

East Nashville thrives on eccentric and trendy vibes. It is perfect for young creatives, local musicians, and artists. The area underwent an extensive transformation and is now home to some of Nashville’s leading restaurants. You can also find several quaint coffee shops, cocktail lounges, and unique boutiques all throughout East Nashville.

Why are homes in East Nashville a good investment?

The intersection of trendy nightlife, restaurants, and shopping, usually close to some sort of public greenspace means it’s not unusual for residents to do most of their living within one or two miles from home. East Nashville’s renovated homes, along with its optimal location, have home values climbing to the point that residences command an average price of $243 per square foot—one of the highest in Nashville.

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

Commuting from East Nashville to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 9 minutes.

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