East Nashville

East Nashville is a cool area with an alternative vibe just across the river from Downtown.

Welcome to East Nashville

Hip area with historic homes and an alternative vibe

East Nashville Real Estate

East Nashville is a cool area with an alternative vibe just across the river from Broadway’s honky-tonks. The narrow streets of East Nashville are home to an artistic and forward-thinking community that feels like it belongs in a much larger city. East Nashville is a foodie paradise with an “anything goes” restaurant scene. Small homes are converted into inviting local hangouts where you can enjoy craft cocktails and homebrews in a setting reminiscent of relaxing with a beer in a friend’s backyard. East Nashville has a music scene unlike anywhere else in the city with a preference for anything but country. Every home tells a story. There’s as much character in the walls of the structure as there is within them. Many of the homes for sale in East Nashville, TN are well-maintained Victorian properties and bungalows with an undeniable historic charm.

What to Love

  • Unique atmosphere 
  • Historic homes 
  • Hip businesses 
  • Live music venues 

People & Lifestyle 

East Nashville is an enclave of diversity and progressive thinking with an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Nashville. Recent years have seen a big influx of new arrivals to East Nashville, adding to its fervently off-beat appeal. From hip eateries to happening music venues, East Nashville is one of the city’s most exciting areas.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

East Nashville’s eclectic dining scene and unconventional nightlife spots make it one of the city’s most electric neighborhoods. Stylish European-inspired bistros serve great food in trendy locales with high ceilings and exposed brickwork. Margot Café & Bar offers inventive Italian and French fare prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients. Margot’s menu changes daily and its Sunday brunch is one of the city’s best. Butcher & Bee is a creative Charleston transplant with cleverly-crafted small plates and sandwiches. Butcher & Bee’s industrial-chic interior features an open kitchen and its farm-to-table creations can be enjoyed alongside a curated selection of wine and cocktails. Folk adds a contemporary twist to pizza and other Italian classics. Folk’s delightful bistro fare is paired with an excellent wine list. Once Upon a Time in France is an authentic family-run French bistro with a captivating 1920s Parisian vibe. Traditional French cuisine is joined on the menu with over 75 imported French wines and a great selection of European beers. East Nashville also has great options for Tex-Mex and other Mexican fusion eats. Redheaded Stranger is a relaxed neighborhood spot for scrumptious tacos, succulent brisket, and other perfectly-executed Southwestern eats. Rosepepper Cantina offers Sonoran-style Mexican specialties, award-winning margaritas, and over 80 varieties of tequila. East Nashville’s signature house bars include Rosemary & Beauty Queen. Step into the chandelier-adorned living room of this historic bungalow to enjoy classic cocktails in a uniquely inviting atmosphere. Vandyke Bed & Beverage is a forward-thinking spot where you can stop by for drinks and dinner or spend the night in its boutique hotel accommodations. Vandyke has courtyard, rooftop, and indoor areas to enjoy its selection of craft beer, wine, premium spirits, and contemporary twists on traditional cocktails.

Things to Do

East Nashville is packed with entertainment options that stray far from the bright lights and tradition of Broadway’s Honky Tonk Highway. The Basement East is a great place to catch touring acts playing all genres imaginable. Five Points is the vibrant epicenter of East Nashville’s idiosyncratic culture. Located where 11th Street and Woodland Street converge, Five Points is full of antique stores, vintage shops, arty boutiques, and independent bars and eateries. The 5 Spot and The East Room are relaxed performance spaces where you can enjoy rock bands, comedy shows, and dance parties. East Nashville is also home to the 950-acre Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Natural Area. This scenic spot features diverse natural habitats strung across three miles of the Cumberland River. Five miles of trails for walking, running, skating, and biking wind through Shelby Bottoms and take in forests, fields, streams, and wetlands with an abundance of native wildlife. Shelby Golf Course is an 18-hole public course covering a picturesque landscape of gently rolling hills and Bermuda greens a few blocks from the river. Shelby Golf Course and Greenway are also close to Shelby Dog Park and the nine-hole riverfront VinnyLinks Golf Course.


East Nashville is zoned in the Davidson County school district.

  • Lockeland Elementary, Public, Magnet, K-4
  • Nashville Classical, Public, Charter, K-5
  • Meigs Middle, Public, Magnet, 5-8
  • East Nashville Magnet High School, Public, Magnet, 9-12

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Learn more about The Shane McCarty Real Estate Group. We specialize in luxury real estate in the East Nashville neighborhood in Nashville, TN.


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