The Best Neighborhoods in the Nashville area for Millennials

    New neighborhoods and cool places are almost literally forming every day in the greater Nashville area, due to unprecedented growth and the draw and amenities, including live music, professional sports, a booming economy and jobs, and the focus on local and farm-to-table.   

    Millennials love Nashville! Take a look at some of the coolest neighborhoods they’re choosing to call home.


    Literally next door to downtown, this growing area and oldest neighborhood includes the Nashville Farmer’s Market, a destination all year-round with restaurants, local produce and crafts.  Germantown’s tree-lined streets are a hotbed of change, with home restoration going on everywhere. So much going on, and with the can’t-beat-it access, it’s a top choice.

    Hillsboro Village

    Right between Vanderbilt University and Belmont University is the trendy and well-located Hillsboro Village with lots of single-family homes and apartments, as well as the famous Pancake Pantry, Fido coffeehouse, indie Belcourt Theatre and many boutiques, shops, and restaurants.  The vibe is busy and energetic and attractive to students, young professionals and young families.

    East Nashville

    If you were lucky enough to own a home in historic East Nashville from way back when, you’re so thankful today you held onto it and now you’re probably rehabbing and expanding like crazy.  It’s one of the top destinations for young adults and professionals in Nashville. With a distinct personality lived out through its great local restaurants, shops, live music venues and hangouts, it’s been called “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village.”   

    12 South

    Young families love 12 South with its sidewalks, bungalow homes, kid-friendly Sevier Park, Frothy Monkey coffeehouse and multiple boutiques, art galleries and restaurants.  Spring brings back a Tuesday farmers’ market.

    Berry Hill

    It’s small, with just 600 residents and lots of single-family homes, but a cool and charming destination between 12 South and Brentwood.  And it’s a city all its own with 40 recording studios and lots of indie shopping and restaurants nearby.  

    The Gulch

    They’re coming to The Gulch because of the proximity to downtown and they’re staying because of the high-rise condos and large apartment buildings, as well as lots of dining, retail and entertainment spots, creating that walkable community that everybody’s looking for.  It’s not cheap, but think of the time you’ll save not being in the car commuting!


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