Welcome to Midtown
Extending up Broadway and Division Street in Downtown Nashville, Midtown is a diverse neighborhood with a bustling nightlife. In this popular area of the city, you’ll find a wide selection of luxury condominiums and apartments, all in close proximity to Downtown, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row. The neighborhood is made up of beautiful new-construction townhomes and apartment buildings, each with its own unique style and amenities.
What to Love
- Close to Vanderbilt University and Downtown Nashville
- Vibrant bar scene
- Interesting restaurant options
- Relaxed college-town atmosphere
People & Lifestyle
Midtown was once considered a business district, but the entrance of several high-end high-rises has brought new life to the area. While the neighborhood still gives off a relaxed college-town vibe, young professionals have been flocking to Midtown. The lively bar scene and location near Downtown businesses make it a great option for young homeowners looking to buy a home near the hustle and bustle of the city but away from the tourist-filled spots in Downtown Nashville.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Midtown is home to a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, making it perfect for homeowners searching for a neighborhood with a lively nightlife. Try these popular dinner spots:
- The Catbird Seat serves a revolving menu of seasonal dishes cooked in a U-shaped kitchen surrounded by bar-top seating, making it a great place for dinner and a show.
- Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the best place for fiery-hot chicken in the city.
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, with a delicious steakhouse menu and an award-winning wine list featuring 100 wines by the glass. .
- Le Sel, a traditional French spot whose menu also offers modern French creations using thoughtfully sourced ingredients.
The neighborhood is a popular spot for entertainment too. Its proximity to Vanderbilt University means you’ll have access to all the cultural offerings at the college, including art at Sarratt Gallery and concerts at Blair School of Music. Many Midtown bars feature regular live music — such as Losers Bar & Grill, Blue Bar, and The Row Kitchen & Pub — some of which stay open until 3 a.m.
Things to Do
You’ll never lack things to do when living in Midtown. You can visit the Parthenon without leaving the city; just head to Centennial Park, where you’ll find an exact replica of the Greek landmark. You’ll also enjoy touring the part of Nashville that makes it famous — Music Row, home to several of the city’s many recording studios.
Residents of Midtown are part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools system, but they also have options for private education. Midtown students can attend:
- Eakin Elementary School, K–4, an International Baccalaureate World School certified school with a state-of-the-art computer lab and massive modern library
- West End Middle School, 5–8, an IB World School housed on a historic campus designed by Donald Southgate
- Hillsboro High School, 9–12, one of the top-performing schools in the city that offers both IB World School and Academy School programs
- University School of Nashville, K–12, a private Midtown school founded by Peabody College