Welcome to The Nations
Located on the western edge of central Nashville, just north of Sylvan Park, The Nations is a historic neighborhood filled with southern charm. This established Nashville neighborhood offers its residents a perfect blend of vintage style with a touch of modernization. Homes in The Nations offer more outdoor space than other neighborhoods in the Nashville metro area, making them perfect for families, as well as residents who don’t mind settling a little farther away from the city scene. The neighborhood is located on 51st Avenue between Charlotte Avenue and Centennial Boulevard. In addition to renovated historic homes, The Nations has a variety of new construction, single-family houses, and both connected and detached townhomes.
What to Love
- Eclectic mix of vintage and modern
- Offbeat look and feel of the neighborhood
- More outdoor space to enjoy
- Variety of home styles
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
This historic neighborhood is filled with eclectic shops and great restaurants. Shops like Cool Weird Stuff (which sells a mix of collectibles, vintage clothing, and repurposed furniture) can be found speckled throughout this fun neighborhood. The Nations’ local restaurant favorites include Coco’s Italian Market, offering traditional Italian cuisine and an Italian grocery, and Hattie B’s where locals wait in long lines each day to enjoy delicious hot chicken.
The neighborhood is also the location of two of Nashville’s spirit producers. At Fat Bottom Brewery you can enjoy a selection of locally made brews along with a delicious menu. And the artisan Speakeasy Spirits Distillery is open for tours daily.
Things to Do
The nation’s residents enjoy the green space in two neighborhood parks:: England Park features a nice creek to enjoy on your walks, while West Park has a playground and sporting options like a T-ball field and basketball court.
The Nations is served by the Metro Nashville Public Schools, offering a unique educational experience at each school:
- Sylvan Park Paideia Design Center, pre-K–4, practices the Paideia teaching philosophy that focuses on facts, skills, and goals to nurture growth and development
- 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