It’s undeniable that Music City, USA (aka Nashville, Tennessee) has one of America’s hottest real estate markets. It’s a city with so much good stuff to love. And with so many people moving to and round the city, one of the most persistent questions we get at Bellhops is “Where are the best places to live in Nashville?”
The encouraging news is that the Nashville area has tons of great housing options. For those with an urban taste, Nashville’s core has sleek new developments popping up on (what seems like) every block. If you prefer near-to-town suburbs, Nashville has plenty of those. Even if you’ve got your eye on something a little more out of the way, the surrounding area has some wonderful ruralesque hamlets.
Whatever your need, there are plenty of satisfying options when scouting the best places to live in Nashville. And what’s more, Bellhops can help you move to, from, or between most of them! It would be a near-impossible task to list all of the best places to live in Nashville, but here are 6 spots that we’d recommend to anyone.
- Franklin, TN:
Located 21 miles south of Nashville, Franklin is close enough to be considered in Nashville’s metropolitan area, but far enough away to have its own unique culture. Franklin has 70 boutiques scattered around its 15-block historic district, making it’s downtown very walkable. If you want the quintessential Tennessee town surrounded by farmland and a small-town feel, Franklin is perfect.
- East Nashville:
East Nashville has come a long way over the past ten years. It is now the fastest growing neighborhood, chock-full of artsy little shops, restaurants, and bars. It is cut off from the rest of Nashville by the Cumberland River, so (while close) don’t expect to walk easily from this neighborhood to the others.
- 12 South:
Right between Belmont University and the popular Melrose neighborhood, 12 South is another area that’s been up-and-coming for the past few years. It’s home to young families and independent artists. You can also find Reese Witherspoon’s first brick and mortar store for her clothing company, Draper James, in 12 South.
- Mt. Juliet:
Located 17 miles east of Downtown Nashville, Mt. Juliet is a perfect suburb. It’s got a quaint downtown and a highly walkable shopping center called Providence Market Place. Mt. Juliet is located between Percy Priest Lake and Old Hickory Lake, so there’s plenty of water activities and parks to enjoy close by.
Hendersonville is located on Old Hickory Lake 17 miles northeast of Nashville. The town has had it’s fair share of famous residents, including Johnny and June Carter Cash, as well as Taylor Swift. Also, being on a lake means summer days can be easily spent on boats and enjoying lakeside cookouts.
- Green Hills:
Located on the southwest side of Nashville, Green Hills has long been known as one of Nashville’s more affluent areas. It’s great for the professional who doesn’t want the long commute into downtown Nashville. Green Hills is home to The Bluebird Cafe, which is an intimate 90-seat music venue that’s housed artists like Garth Brooks and Dierks Bentley. It is also home to the Mall at Green Hills, which is an upscale indoor shopping mall.
Alright, we hope this list helps. Oh, and once you decide where you’re moving in Nashville, give Bellhops a call. We’d love to help out on your Music City move.
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