A Guide to the Newest Nashville Neighborhoods

You’ve heard the numbers – dozens and dozens of people are moving to Nashville each day. We have been coined as the “it” city, appealing to all ages, career paths, ambitions and hobbies. While this growth is positive for many businesses and industries, locals can’t seem to fully understand the whereabouts of the up-and-coming neighborhoods that seem to be mentioned in almost every conversation. We are all familiar with booming areas like 12 South, East Nashville, Germantown and Sylvan Park, but what about Cleveland Park and Salemtown? Below you will find a breakdown of a handful of the new Nashville neighborhoods – now you can be the expert on the hottest places to live, eat, drink and play in Music City.
Belle Meade Links & Courts – These two beautiful subdivisions sit on the outskirts of the City of Belle Meade where taxes are lower and properties are more affordable. The family-friendly location is quaint, the streets are peaceful and the surrounding community is welcoming.
Breeze Hill – Perfectly placed between 12 South and 8th Avenue South, Breeze Hill provides a quiet residential enclave with access to new bistros, bars and local antique shops. Amongst the low hanging oak trees are upscale renovations and historically-styled new constructions, all of which are priced competitively to meet the continued demand for this trendy area.
Cleveland Park – Located a few minutes from East Nashville’s Five Points epicenter, homebuyers are drawn to this area for its historic beauty, shaded streets, public parks and proximity to downtown Nashville. The neighborhood is almost entirely residential with a blend of single-family homes, apartments and townhouses. Keep your eye out next spring for one of the largest egg hunts in the area – fun for all ages.
Crieve Hall – A five-minute drive to both Brentwood and One Hundred Oaks, Crieve Hall offers easy access to many amenities like grocery stores, shopping centers and movie theatres. The quiet neighborhood is three exits south of downtown on Highway 65 and is surrounded by large green spaces like Whitfield Park and Ellington Agriculture Complex. Ranch-style homes dominate the area and prices offer homebuyers a bit more flexibility.
Salemtown – Also known as S-Town, Salemtown is a sub-neighborhood of downtown just north of the booming Germantown. Some call it the “little sister” to Germantown with its rich, unique history. Lined with sidewalks, this pocket of town offers detailed Victorians and historic cottages as well as newly-built modern homes. Homeowners are within minutes of favored restaurants like Fifth & Taylor, Rolf and Daughters and Butchertown Hall, as well as the adored Nashville farmer’s market and up-and-coming Hope Gardens.
Wedgewood Houston – Nicknamed WeHo and just south of SoBro, this area is a thriving community that is pushing Nashville to new heights. Art galleries can be found on almost every corner while legendary record making shop, United Record Pressing, attracts musicians of all genres. Don’t forget popular restaurants like Bastion and Gabby’s Burger & Fries or the must-see dive bar based out of a trailer, Santa’s Pub.
Sylvan Heights – Bordering Sylvan Park, Sylvan Heights offers buyers a charming neighborhood at a slight discount. From historic cottages and fixer-uppers to new construction, this is a desirable neighborhood for new residents or first-time homeowners. Though the area lacks local businesses found in Sylvan Park like answer. and McCabe Pub, a quick walk westward will have you stumbling upon some of Nashville’s favorite hangouts and greenways.
Lawrence M. Lipman is the owner and president of The Lipman Group / Sotheby’s International Realty in Nashville. Real estate is Larry’s career, but also his passion. He can be reached by calling 615-364-3333.