Sylvan Park, TN

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What is Sylvan Park known for?

Situated southwest of downtown Nashville between the West End and Whitebridge neighborhoods, Sylvan Park is a surprisingly quiet, family-friendly area nestled near some of Nashville’s greatest attractions. With Richland Creek as a western border, Sylvan Park’s tranquil, tree-lined streets and local businesses provide a retreat from the concrete and bustle surrounding it on almost every side. Visitors and residents to the community often find it hard to believe that the heart of downtown Nashville is less than 5 miles down the road.

Who is Sylvan Park a good fit for?

A quick stroll through the Sylvan Park area makes it apparent that this neighborhood is inclusive of people of all ages, interests, and professions. In Sylvan Park, it’s commonplace to find retirees living beside young professionals and growing families. Additionally, this area offers a variety of housing types at varying prices, making the neighborhood a convenient choice for college students and working professionals. Part of the charm of this lovely neighborhood is how seamlessly historic homes blend with newer construction.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

The quaint-but-cool Sylvan Park neighborhood offers a balance of great eateries and bars. Because of its location, residents have the option to stay within the neighborhood or take a short drive to one of many nearby local favorites.

For a great breakfast or lunch, Another Broken Egg Cafe is a crowd-pleaser. They offer fun brunch cocktails, a seasonal menu, and a blend of unique and classic dishes. Residents also love walking here with their dogs in tow and enjoying their meals on the patio with their pups.

Park Cafe is a walkable, upscale restaurant that makes date night easy. This neighborhood favorite is a go-to place for happy hour for young professionals.

For nightlife, many Sylvan Park residents head north of I-40 to Fat Bottom Brewing, a local brewery with a relaxed yet classy atmosphere located in The Nations neighborhood. Others head to Midtown or The Gulch, where they enjoy a mixed drink at Losers Bar & Grill, UP, or one of the other many options.

Sylvan Park also has some neighborhood favorites for drinks and laughs, including the Twilight Tavern, Otto’s Bar, and M.L. Rose.

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Pros & Cons of living in Sylvan Park


  • The warm, friendly, and close-knit community of Sylvan Park make this community an excellent place to live.
  • Residents enjoy parks, bars, and restaurants within walking distance from their homes and even more excitement just beyond the neighborhood’s perimeter.
  • Sylvan Park is also a fast and easy commute to downtown and surrounding areas. This area is ideal for those that want to interact with their neighbors and partake in the community.


  • For families that want a slower pace of life, Sylvan Park may be too close to the city center.
  • The cost of living can also be a deterrent for young families with a limited budget.
  • Most homes in Sylvan Park have small yards.

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How to get around in Sylvan Park

Most Sylvan Park residents have vehicles. This is likely because Nashville can be difficult to transverse without one. Yet Sylvan Park does have several Metro bus stops along Charlotte Avenue that can get you downtown. You can also easily get around the neighborhood and immediate area on foot or by bike.

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Things to do around Sylvan Park

There are few zip codes in the country that enable a more convenient, well-rounded lifestyle than Sylvan Park. Perhaps that’s why it’s home to one of the most sophisticated populations in Tennessee. Both the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Ballet — the preeminent companies of their kind in the state — call the neighborhood home. The extensive Richland Creek Greenway and the public 27-hole McCabe Golf Course are both beautiful and accessible options for outdoor exercise. In between all the activity, Murphy Road offers a centrally-located strip of locally-owned restaurants (we suggest Star Bagel) and shops that are even within walking distance of most homes.

Richland Park Farmer's Market

Farmers Market

4701 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Nashville Ballet

Ballet Theater

3630 Redmon St, Nashville, TN 37209

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Parks and Recreation in Sylvan Park

For a bit of fresh air and exercise, Sylvan Park residents head to the Richland Creek Greenway or McCabe Park. This neighborhood is also minutes from Centennial Park, one of the city’s best green spaces.

McCabe Park

101 46th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

McCabe Park has a 27-hole golf course and is located next to the McCabe Community Center. The Richland Creek Greenway runs along the side the park.

Richland Park

4601 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Richland park has wide open, grassy fields, tennis courts, and a playground.

McCabe Golf Course

4601 Murphy Rd, Nashville, TN 37209

Golf Course


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Sylvan Park School Info

Sylvan Park has plenty of great schools for parents to choose from. Sylvan Park Paideia Design Center is ranked as #11 in Davidson County schools by Niche and provides a nurturing environment for elementary students. Sylvan Park Elementary is also an exemplary school along with Cohn School. The area is also home to Overbrook School, a K-8 Catholic school, and St. Cecilia Academy, an all-girl private Catholic school that was established in 1860.


Crime in Sylvan Park

In the past year in Sylvan Park there were 86% more assaults, 51% more burglaries, 35% more robberies, 52% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Residents of Sylvan Park feel safe and secure in their neighborhood. The area has a neighborhood association committed to maintaining Sylvan Park’s inviting attitude. The area has undergone quite a few changes in the past decade and does have some minor crimes, but people feel comfortable walking to bars and restaurants at night.

Cost of Living in Sylvan Park

Sylvan Park can be a bit more costly than other areas of Nashville, coming in at 25% more costly than the national average. The cost of housing tends to account for the elevated cost of living in Sylvan Park since the area offers exquisite historic homes and large new construction builds. The demand for housing in the area due to its close proximity to downtown also increases home prices.

  • Education costs 58.40% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 47.40% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 43.60% more than the national average.
  • In Sylvan Park utilities costs 37% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 29.10% more than the national average.

Overall, Sylvan Park’s cost of living is 46.80% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Sylvan Park

3,493 Total Popultation

The median household income in Sylvan Park is $61,794 and the average household income in Sylvan Park is $75,208. 18.68% of the population people works in Healthcare, 15.31% works in Education, and 10.02% works in Retail.

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Sylvan Park is mostly made up of 3-4 bedroom detached single-family homes, as well as a few apartment complexes. Since it was one of Nashville’s early suburbs, the neighborhood’s residential options are constantly evolving to meet the needs of today’s homebuyers. An eclectic mix of homes built before 1940, post-WWII developments, and new construction ensure that there’s a residence for nearly every taste. Older homes tend to be smaller, but most offer charming facades and fully-updated modern interiors. Over the years, these properties have often been replaced by new construction designed to get the most out of the cozy, urban lots.

All these improvements in a desirable area have kept demand high, even for one of Nashville’s historic suburbs. Only 2.1% of homes in the area are currently vacant, which means that homebuyers face stiff competition if they want to land a Sylvan Park property. The combination of quality homes and high demand keeps prices particularly high. It’s not unusual for a house to sell for over $1,000,000, and the median home price in the last year has reached $950,000. What’s more, the average price per square foot of $451 is one of the highest in Nashville. Those in love with the area, however, shouldn’t be discouraged. Spacious new construction drives those averages higher, but there are still medium-sized properties in the $500,000 - $800,000 range.

For those not looking to buy, apartment complexes are trickling into the outskirts of the neighborhood, and rent usually starts at around $1,500 per month.

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“Sylvan Park is an amazing neighborhood”

Sylvan Park is an amazing neighborhood. It’s a lot sleepier than 12th and South and feels like 12th and South from ten years ago. It has a few bars and restaurants that you can walk to and a great greenway. It’s very kid-friendly. It has a community center with a playground. I love the architecture of this neighborhood. It doesn’t feel like a tourist or party area. It feels like a close-knit community. The biggest downside is the price.

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What is life in Sylvan Park like?

Some say that living in Sylvan Park feels like its own little town. The neighborhood underwent tremendous growth and is home to a variety of local shops, restaurants, and bars. It has a close-knit community that appeals to many families. With its recent development, many young professionals are also enjoying living in the Sylvan Park neighborhood.

Why are homes in Sylvan Park a good investment?

Don’t stress over Sylvan Park’s high real estate prices, because the market indicates that there is plenty of room for growth. Over the past year, sale prices in the area have appreciated as much as those in any Nashville neighborhood. Especially older homes, that can either be replaced or updated, offer incredible investment potential. The location is simply so good that depreciation is unlikely, and improvements to the home can lead to a considerable payoff.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Sylvan Park?

Commuting from Sylvan Park to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 12 minutes.

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