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Nashville Real Estate Market

Considering a move to a bustling city? Nashville has all the amenities of a major metropolis infused with Southern charm. No matter your price range or lifestyle, there’s a neighborhood in Nashville and a living space for you to call home. The city’s best neighborhoods are highly walkable and offer many luxury homes, townhouses, and condominiums. Even outside of the most high-end neighborhoods, there are condominiums and flats in excellent communities and comfortable, secure rental properties in affordable neighborhoods.

If you’re hesitant to move into downtown Nashville, there are plenty of beautiful suburbs with relatively low property tax rates surrounding the city that still allow for a short commute downtown. There are plenty of gated communities and undeveloped plots of land where our skilled contractors can build you the home of your dreams exactly to your specifications.

Nashville has plentiful job opportunities, especially for those interested in working in the music and entertainment industry. Also called Music City, it is home to the country music industry. There are also many corporations with headquarters and offices in Nashville, as well as local businesses. No matter what industry you work in, it is part of the thriving Nashville economy.

Nashville Communities

The city of Nashville is made up of dozens of smaller neighborhoods offering a wide variety of communities, lifestyles, and living spaces.

If you’re looking for a truly urban experience, you might consider the Gulch, Downtown, SoBro (“South of Broadway”), Hillsboro Village, West End, Elliston Place, Melrose, and 8th Avenue South. The Gulch and Downtown area are extremely attractive to young adults, while the abundance of single-family homes in Hillsboro Village make it a great option for families who also want a walkable neighborhood close to downtown amenities. If you like to go out, check out Midtown, Music Row, or Demonbreun.

Looking for a more suburban feel with all the cultural vibrance of the big city? You might feel at home in 12 South, Germantown, Wedgewood-Houston, Sylvan Park, Sylvan Heights, the Nations, Belmont Boulevard, or Edgehill Village. The neighborhoods of Green Hills and East Nashville also offer a wide variety of amenities that combine the best of city living with the comfort of the suburbs.

Nashville Schools

If you have school-aged children, one of your biggest concerns before you move is making sure there will be high-quality schools for them to attend in your new neighborhood. Apart from the excellent Metro Nashville Public schools, you will also have the option of sending your child to one of the many magnet schools, charter schools, religious institutions, and private academies the city has to offer. If you’re interested in pursuing higher education, Nashville also offers some prestigious post-secondary schools as well.

Nashville’s public K-12 schools are under the administration of the Nashville-Davidson School District. This includes 68 elementary schools, 42 middle schools, and 24 high schools. Metro Nashville Public Schools are ranked as the most diverse in Tennessee and are in the top 30 Tennessee school districts for student-athletes. The average student-teacher ratio is 15:1, compared to the national average of 17:1. Public schools in Nashville, TN, offer Advance Placement programs, International Baccalaureate programs, gifted programs, and special education. More than 80% of students who attend Nashville public schools graduate from high school, and many go on to attend university and other institutions of higher education.

There are 56 private  K-12 schools in Nashville, about 61% of which are religiously affiliated. Some of the highest-ranked private schools in Nashville include Franklin Road Academy, Templeton Academy—Nashville, and St. Paul Christian Academy. The average cost of tuition at a private school in Nashville, TN, is $15,071 per year. You can also make sure your children start off with the best education from their earliest years at one of nearly 40 private preschools, including Franklin Road Academy and St. Paul Christian Academy.

Nashville is home to 10 colleges and universities, 9 of which rank nationally on at least one metric. Vanderbilt University is ranked number 13 in the country and number 41 in the world. It offers both an excellent Law Program and a great Medical School. The Vanderbilt University Medical System is ranked number 1 in Tennessee and number 19 in the country. It is also nationally ranked in 9 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties. Vanderbilt University is one of the best schools in the country for training future educators. Other universities in Nashville include Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, Fisk University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Aquinas College, Welch College, and Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film.

Shopping and Dining in Nashville

Nashville Restaurants
Nashville Restaurants

Nashville is home to several malls and shopping centers, including Music Valley Village, the Mall at Green Hills, and the Opry Mills. You can also find quality shops and boutiques throughout the city, including Fifth + Broadway and the neighborhoods of Green Hills, Hillsboro Village, 12 South, Germantown, East Nashville, the Gulch, and West Nashville. There are tons of restaurants in music city offering delicious food from a wide variety of cuisines. The city is home to the famous Nashville hot chicken and excellent barbecue, and other southern staples like collard greens and fried green tomatoes. Some of the best neighborhoods for eating in Nashville include Germantown, Gulch, Sylvan Park, the Nations, and Downtown.

Entertainment and Culture in Nashville

If you want to spend a night out on the town, Nashville is bustling with entertainment options. If you are a patron of the performing arts, you’ll find the Grand Ole Opry, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, and the Nashville Ballet. Downtown Nashville also has a thriving nightlife of clubs, bars, and the city’s signature “honky-tonks.” A Honky-Tonk features live country music and drinking. Some of Nashville’s can’t-miss Honky-Tonks include Famous Nashville, Nudie’s, and country star Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rose.

Major league sports fans can watch the Nashville Predators play hockey on their home turf—the Bridgestone Arena—or catch a Tennessee Titans football game at Nissan Stadium. Both of these sports venues are also used for concerts and other entertainment. Recently, the Nashville Soccer Club of Major League Soccer joined the city’s lineup of professional teams. For baseball fans, the city is home to the minor league team, the Nashville sounds. You can also enjoy college sports played by the Vanderbilt sports department.

For those interested in history and culture, there are plenty of museums and historical sites throughout the city. For the avid country music fan, there’s the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, the Johnny Cash Museum, and the Patsy Cline Museum. History buffs can visit the Andrew Jackson Hermitage, the Tennessee State Museum, or the Cheekwood Estate botanical gardens and art museum. There are a number of historic mansions and estates that are also open for touring. Nashville’s Centennial Park is also home to a full-scale recreation of the Greek Parthenon, including a statue of the goddess Athena and art and a permanent exhibition of American paintings.  

Outdoor Recreation in Nashville

Nashville offers abundant opportunities for those who enjoy outdoor activities. There are two major golf courses in and around the city: the Gaylord Springs Golf Course and the Old Hickory Country Club. Nashville’s Greenway System is perfect for walking and biking in parks all around the city. City parks are a great place to casually enjoy the great outdoors by taking a casual stroll or playing a game of frisbee or soccer with friends. You can also swim and boat on various rivers and lakes. For those inclined to more extreme sports, there is also Adventure Park at Nashville and the Treetop Adventure Park ziplining course. Just an hour outside of the city, you can visit Loretta Lynn’s ranch to visit museums about the area’s history and culture and go camping, horseback riding, and more.

Nashville Real Estate Agents

Looking to buy or sell a home and Nashville? Michael Sanford of Benchmark Realty offers extensive knowledge of the local market and excellent customer service. Benchmark Realty is highly regarded as the best real estate agency in Nashville. We outsell our competition 2 to 1 statewide and sell 40% more real estate than our closest companion. Contact Michael by calling Benchmark’s Franklin location at 615-455-3608 or fill out our contact form to get started buying or selling a home in Nashville and the surrounding areas.