West Nashville, TN

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Learn about West Nashville

What is West Nashville known for?

Perhaps Nashville’s most complete and successful urban renewal project is this downtown-adjacent neighborhood between Sylvan Park and the Cumberland River. Like many urban communities, The Nations fell out of vogue in the mid-20th Century and spent many years as a cautionary tale of urban decay. But since around the year 2000, it has seen a resurgence that leaves many locals wondering if they’re truly the same neighborhood. Derelict buildings have turned into breweries, warehouses into event spaces, and dilapidated homes into sparkling new construction. This revolution has attracted an energetic mix of young professionals, all reveling in their newfound downtown paradise that was almost given up for lost. And whether you’re into lofty taprooms, chic coffee shops, or river excursions, The Nations has become one of the ultimate places to experience Nashville.

Who is West Nashville a good fit for?

The battle between West and East Nashville is one that’s up for constant debate. West Nashville gains its notoriety for its available greenery and developing neighborhoods. The rural-like atmosphere makes it an ideal fit for many families. However, the West is by no means just limited to families. Several parts of West Nashville are undergoing great change and appealing to a younger and trendy demographic.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

West Nashville is home to the famous L&L Market, a one-stop center with shops, wellness, and spectacular eats. The destination has Five Daughters Bakery, Gracie’s Milkshake Bar, Penne Pazze, and much more. West Nashville also has a variety of other standout restaurants located throughout the neighborhood, including Pho T&N, The Ridge, and Big Bad Breakfast.

Within the communities of Sylvan Park and The Nations, you’ll find a number of bars and different breweries. M.L Rose offers a vast selection of craft beer and gourmet burgers. Harding House and Southern Grist Brewing Co. are two local favorite breweries. While West Nashville is more relaxed compared to Downtown Nashville, you’ll still have a fair share of bars available for nightlife entertainment.

Local Favorites

Hattie B's Hot Chicken - West Nashville, TN

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The Café at Thistle Farms

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Pros & Cons of living in West Nashville

Pros

  • Real Estate Home Values in the area are incredibly stable.
  • The area is undergoing tremendous growth.
  • Many consider the western portion of Nashville to be one of the safest areas in the city.

Cons

  • The neighborhood doesn’t have the highest performing public schools.
  • Housing prices are slightly higher within this region of the city.
  • Although not a con for everyone, West Nashville does have a slower pace than some of the surrounding neighborhoods.

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How to get around in West Nashville

As in many areas of Nashville, the majority of the residents in West Nashville choose to drive their own car as their primary method of transport. Approximate commute times vary depending on the region, however, typical one-way commute times for West Nashville residents range between 15-30 minutes. Charlotte Avenue is the major roadway that runs through the neighborhood, along with I-40, to ease accessibility.

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Things to do around West Nashville

With new housing options have come new recreational possibilities as well. Trendy restaurants, like the Frothy Monkey, are popping up along Centennial Blvd. on the neighborhood’s north side, while Charlotte Avenue just to the south is full of bars and restaurants. In between, the Fat Bottom Brewing Co. and 51 North Taproom are awesome places to have a drink. When you aren’t trying out restaurants, Paddle Up Nashville is right on the Cumberland and offers guided trips down the river. If you don’t want to brave the water, though, there are plenty of accessible parks; and the Richland Creek Greenway is right across I-40 in the Sylvan Park neighborhood.

Richland Park Farmer's Market

Winter market hours - 10am to 12pm every Saturday

4701 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

The Parthenon

Art Museum

Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN

Nashville Wine Auction

Wine auction

3015 Poston Ave Suite 200, Nashville, TN

The Parthenon

Tours of Parthenon, full scale replica

Centennial Park, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN

The Rabbit Hole VR

Arcade

1807B Church St, Nashville, TN

Parks and Recreation in West Nashville

West Park is a 33-acre park located in West Nashville. It is a local favorite, featuring a community and recreational center, various sports fields, picnic shelters, and a playground. 51 Dog Park is another popular outdoor spot in West Nashville for locals and their pups. In the eastern region of West Nashville, you’ll find Boyd Park Greenway, a popular walking trail for many residents.

Centennial Park

2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

The most famous feature of Centennial Park is a replica of the Parthenon. But there are many other attractions like Lake Watauga, historical monuments, a sunken garden, open fields, walking and exercise trails. There are also events and festivals held at the Events Shelter or other locations through the park, as well as programs at the Centennial Art Center and Activity Center. Hidden are volleyball courts, two dog parks, and under the Parthenon lies a museum which many visit each year.

Fannie Mae Dees Park

2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Compact outdoor area with shade trees also features playground equipment & local art.

Dragon Park

2400 Blakemore Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Very suitable for small children and family events. There are many different playgrounds and grassy areas for fun, as well as tennis courts and multiple shaded picnic areas.

Love Park

Nashville, TN 37212

Towering 744 feet above sea level, this hill was known as Bald Hill in the early days of settlement. During the Battle of Nashville, in December 1864, Union defense lines ran across Harding Pike near here, and earthworks may be seen nearby. Hillside lots were subdivided for residences in 1910. This site was the highest point in the old city of Nashville, and in 1926 the City acquired 8.33 acres, mainly from John W. Love and built the Love Circle Reservoir. This two-million gallon water supply sits beneath the hill. The surrounding park was originally named for Martin R. Wetterau (1858-1939) the first custodian of the reservoir and grounds.

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West Nashville School Info

While the direct area of West Nashville doesn’t have the highest performing public schools, you’ll still find a variety of options available. The leading public school within the area is MNPS Middle College High School, followed by Nashville Prep and The Academy at Old Cockrill. West Nashville is also home to a leading private institution, Saint Ann School, which offers classes for grades K-8.

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Crime in West Nashville

In the past year in West Nashville there were 42% more assaults, 34% more burglaries, 40% more robberies, 48% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Many locals say that the western portions of Nashville are some of the safest areas within the city. The communities are often tight-knit and highly involved with one another. Specifically, the areas of Belle Meade and West Meade are often highlighted for low levels of crime. You can verify reported criminal activity in all of the areas of West Nashville by using CrimeMapping.

Cost of Living in West Nashville

Although each community within West Nashville slightly differs with an exact cost of living metric, in general, the cost of real estate is higher throughout the area. Real estate properties in West Nashville are predominantly small to mid-sized single-family homes or small apartment buildings. You’ll also find an even mix between renters and homeowners. The average home price is $594,759, and the average rental price is $1,556.

  • Education costs 24% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 10.5% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 10.90% more than the national average.
  • In West Nashville utilities costs 7.30% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 0.70% more than the national average.

Overall, West Nashville’s cost of living is 12.20% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of West Nashville

39,207 Total Popultation

The median household income in West Nashville is $73,322 and the average household income in West Nashville is $95,991. 15.98% of the population people works in Healthcare, 11.4% works in Education, and 9.33% works in Professional.

Real Estate Trends of West Nashville

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The Nations have been surging for a while, but all signs suggest that the market upswing is nowhere near its peak. Even after an infusion of new construction, average home prices around 2017 were still just under $300k. The last four years have seen these values increase by over 50% to around $450k, and projections suggest that home values will increase by over 8% in the next year. Even if you aren’t looking to reside in the neighborhood, the low vacancy rate and limited rental properties suggest that demand is high, so renting out your property promises to be a lucrative option. For all these reasons, buying in West Nashville tends to be much more reward than risk.

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“West Nashville is a great spot.”

West Nashville is a great spot. I think you can find the right variety here for an urban neighborhood. It’s adjacent to really wealthy neighborhoods like Sylvan Park and Belle Meade, so you have access to their beautiful parks. It is an area that is gentrifying, so it has a level of affordability. I also think it has the best selection of places to eat: M.L. Rose, Hattie B’s, Thistle Farms Cafe, and more. It also has Nashville’s least crowded Costco.

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FAQs

What is life in West Nashville like?

Those living in West Nashville can expect a suburban and spacious environment with a close-knit community, ideal for many families. Many parts of the neighborhood are currently undergoing development, and residents look forward to seeing an increase in local shops and restaurants.

Why are homes in West Nashville a good investment?

Purchasing a home in West Nashville is a great investment considering the amount of development occurring within the neighborhood. Home values will continue to rise as more local businesses, shops, and restaurants expand throughout the region.

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

Commuting from West Nashville to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 10 minutes. It is only a short 5-mile difference between the two neighborhoods.

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