The Nations, TN

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Who is The Nations a good fit for?

In some ways, The Nations is one of Nashville’s best kept secrets for active young professionals. The Nations is a highly desirable neighborhood for young families, as well. This neighborhood has undergone quite the change over the past decade. While it still retains some of its industrial aesthetic, this area has become one of the hippest and exclusive areas for residents looking for a friendly community, walkable breweries, and a short commute downtown.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

The Nations’ breweries and restaurants are one of the biggest draws for the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood is named after a beloved restaurant. The Nations Bar and Grill is a local favorite, offering American classics with a twist. This friendly, casual bar and grill makes the perfect hang out or meet up for happy hour any day of the week.

This neighborhood is also proud to be the home of Fat Bottom Brewing Company. You will find residents enjoying freshly brewed beers in their causal and inviting taproom throughout the week. Most residents enjoy the fresh air on the quick walk to Fat Bottom’s sophisticated and intimate taproom.

You will also find the smaller, but equally unique and beloved brewery, Harding House Brewing Company across from the Nations Bar and Grill. It is no wonder locals love this craft brewery. The Harding House’s philosophy of using local ingredients and welcoming all perfectly captures the neighborhood’s attitude and feel.

The other neighborhood eateries reflect a casual atmosphere, but the same locally-owned vibe that The Nations’ residents appreciate. Some of their favorites include The Frothy Monkey, Oscar’s Taco Shop, and 51 North Taproom.

Many Nations residents bypass downtown and choose to stay closer, frequenting the many restaurants and bars on Charlotte Avenue for a bit more variety.

Local Favorites

Burger Joint

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Daddy's Dogs

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Nicky's Coal Fired

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51st Deli

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Oscar's Taco Shop at The Nations

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The Café at Thistle Farms

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Centennial Cafe

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Brightside Bakeshop - West

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Pros & Cons of living in The Nations

Pros

  • For those looking for a happening area with a welcoming, neighborly atmosphere, it’s hard to beat The Nations. Residents have a lot of pride in their community and enjoy all the amenities the area offers to their fullest.
  • This neighborhood is tight-knit with plenty of restaurants, bars, and a modern feel. It’s easy to meet and make friends with your neighbors, and many locals appreciate that they can have a voice and a part in how this neighborhood grows and continues to develop.
  • This spot is great for young active professionals that commute downtown or elsewhere in Nashville.

Cons

  • In The Nations, you will find plenty of 20-somethings, 30-somethings, and people in their 40s, yet it’s difficult to spot empty-nesters and retirees. This is likely because the area has a young feel and can be quite costly if you don’t have a reason to live within close proximity to downtown.
  • Additionally, many long-time residents have conflicting opinions on the area’s gentrification and notorious “tall and skinnies.”
  • As the Nations continues to gentrify, many current residents have to put up with the sound of construction in the background.

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How to get around in The Nations

While there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and breweries within walking distance of residents’ homes, most commute to work in their vehicles. There is a bus route from the Nations to downtown, but it increases the commute time by three-fold or more. You will find that residents choose to bike, walk, jog, and run for leisure. They also use these modes of transport after work hours to get to their favorite restaurants and bars.

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Things to do around The Nations

Pennington Distilling Co

Tours and tasting

900 44th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Studio 51st Nashville West

Pilates studio

803 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209

Darkhorse Theater

Performing arts theater

4610 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Parks and Recreation in The Nations

West Park provides residents and their kids with a green space to enjoy some sunshine and various outdoor activities. This park has a walking trail, baseball fields, a multi-use field, and a great playground. England Park is also frequented by Nations residents. This park that runs along Richland Creek has a wonderful running trail with views of the water.

West Park

6105 Morrow Rd, Nashville, TN 37209

West Park features an ADA approved Tee-Ball field, basketball court, and a playground.

Richland Park

4601 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

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

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The Nations School Info

The Nations is a petite neighborhood that is part of the Metro Nashville School District. Within the area, you will only find a handful of schools. Many residents appreciate that their children can attend Nashville Prep which offers Middle School students smaller class sizes and an emphasis on increased engagement. Cockrill Elementary School has a dedicated staff of caring teachers that ensure their students excel academically.

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Crime in The Nations

In the past year in The Nations there were 49% more assaults, 46% more burglaries, 53% more robberies, 59% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

This small alcove neighborhood continues to evolve and change and offers residents a refuge from most petty crime, violent incidents, and other questionable activities. Those that live in The Nations feel safe and regard their community as a great place to raise a family. The Nations Neighborhood Association is not an HOA, but they actively work to ensure the neighborhood reflects family values and remains safe.

Cost of Living in The Nations

When it comes to living in The Nations, residents can expect to pay a bit more for housing. This area is rapidly growing and becoming more and more exclusive. Home prices reflect this. Because of the high demand to live in The Nations, developers are building new homes, condos, and townhouses, often splitting lots and building HPRs or what locals refer to as “tall and skinnies.”

  • Education costs 8.90% less than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 11.40% less than the national average.
  • Food costs 5.40% less than the national average.
  • In The Nations utilities costs 3.30% less than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 13.30% less than the national average.

Overall, The Nations’s cost of living is 7.40% less expensive than the national average.

Job Market of The Nations

3,655 Total Popultation

The median household income in The Nations is $39,971 and the average household income in The Nations is $50,897. 13.49% of the population people works in Administration, 12.41% works in Accommodations, and 12.33% works in Retail.

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“I moved to the Nations in May 2020 and cannot say enough good things!”

I moved to the Nations in May 2020 and cannot say enough good things! As a freelancer, I love that there are 5 cafes all within walking distance. 51st Ave is packed with awesome restaurants and bars. I also like that you're close to downtown and local grocery stores (Turnip Truck, Kroger, Aldi).

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“The Nations is a neighborhood that has a lot of states’ names as street names”

The Nations is a neighborhood that has a lot of states’ names as street names. It has seen a lot of redevelopment in recent years. There are a lot of new homes popping up here. There are a few good spots to eat like Nick’s Coal Fired and Fat Bottom Brewery. West Nashville and The Nations are a great place to live, and you should check it out if you feel like the east side is too far.

- crosbydigitalmarketing2

FAQs

What is life in the Nations like?

Life in The Nations is ideal for young professionals that enjoy living in a hip and trendy area. The once industrial environment shines through with a modern-day twist. This Nashville neighborhood is highly walkable and features a number of breweries, restaurants, and local shops.

Why are homes in the Nations a good investment?

Purchasing a home in The Nations is a good investment for its desirable central location to Downtown. It is also within close proximity to Vanderbilt University. It is one of Nashville’s newest and upcoming neighborhoods that is undergoing an immense amount of development.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from the Nations?

Commuting from the Nations to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 11 minutes.

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