Welcome to East Nashville
This large Nashville neighborhood spans from I-65 and I-24 to Briley Parkway and offers a variety of housing options, each with its own benefits. The west end of East Nashville offers posh townhouses, sprawling apartment complexes, and single-family homes, and provides residents a walkable neighborhood with many dining and entertainment choices. The northern end of the neighborhood is quieter, with a more residential vibe. This, together with wonderful views of the Cumberland River and Shelby Bottoms, makes East Nashville ideal for anyone seeking a quiet place to relax after a long day in the city.
What to Love
- Wide range of housing options
- Variety of entertainment options, from sporting events to live music
- Many retail options, from boutiques to large outlet malls
- Variety of restaurant choices
- Large green space surrounding the neighborhood
People & Lifestyle
This lovely, laid-back neighborhood is perfect for families and trendsetters alike, making it one of Nashville’s most diverse residential areas. The creative energy of this popular place attracts artistic types. Musicians, writers, and painters love the area’s cool coffee shops and music scene. Additionally, families love the variety of housing options, including historic single-family homes and modern apartment complexes.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
East Nashville is known for its unique shopping and dining. Taking a stroll through the Five Points retail district, you’ll find colorful boutiques and cafes. The shady, tree-lined streets are home to some great vintage and antique stores, art galleries, and a lively restaurant scene for every taste. The vast selection of ethnic restaurants, from authentic Italian to Japanese/Thai fusion, offers residents an exciting new meal each night of the week. But the neighborhood also has a great selection of traditional Southern eateries, beer gardens, and juice bars. For other shopping and entertainment options, head to Opry Mills where you’ll find an outlet mall, popular chain restaurants, and an IMAX movie theater.
Things to Do
Enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of city life at Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Natural Area, a 960-acre outdoor space with so many wonderful things to enjoy, including walking and running trails, biking, and other outdoor activities. And for more exciting athletic activities, check out Nissan Stadium, home to the Tennessee Titans football team and various festivals and events throughout the year.
Students living in East Nashville have a wide selection of public school options, all within the Metro Nashville Public Schools system.
- Dan Mills Elementary School, pre-K–4, a STEM school that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
- Joelton Elementary School, pre-K–4, where students participate in project-based learning and grade-level music programs (with free guitar lessons offered to third- and fourth-grade students)
- Pennington Elementary School, pre-K–5, a small neighborhood school that provides specific education in math and language arts four times a week
- Two Rivers Middle School, 5–8, with three high-school credit courses and a student banking program
- Isaac Litton Middle School, 5–8, which is housed in a LEED-certified green building and offers STEM-themed instruction
- McGavock Comp High School, 9–12, offering four career academies (hospitality, business and finance; aviation and transportation; law; and communication) and a student-run ban