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Best Places To Live In Nashville, TN

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  • Nashville, TN
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 643,771
  • I began coming to Nashville in the late-1980's. It has changed dramatically. It was a very well run, growing city with a slightly hip culture, solid universities, lots of great amenities, beautiful land,…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score94
  • Barclay Drive, Nashville, TN
  • 3.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,215
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  • Franklin, TN
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 70,625
  • Like Nashville, Franklin has exploded in the 30 years since I have been coming to beautiful Middle Tennessee on a regular basis. And like Nashville, Franklin is changing quickly with an influx of…[read more]
88
  • Shackle Island, TN
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,290
87
  • Southeast, Nashville, TN
  • 9.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,409
87
  • Rosebank, Nashville, TN
  • 4.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,610
  • Wife and I have lived in the Rosebank area for 44 years. During those years, we have enjoyed a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Our streets are filled with dog walkers and runners. They feel safe as many…[read more]
87
  • Hermitage Hills, Nashville, TN
  • 8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,610
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  • Hendersonville, TN
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 55,073
  • There are those of us who refer to this dump as Helldersonville; this place is an overrated dump; for years (since 1980), the water dept. has been charging sewer rates to 153 Cranwill Drive, and there…[read more]
85
  • Brentwood, TN
  • 9.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40,873
  • Brentwood, Tennessee is an amazing place to live, shop, and enjoy family festivities. There are always ongoing events and plenty of fun places to explore. Not to mention, its one of the wealthiest cities…[read more]
85
  • Green Hill, TN
  • 12.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,079
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  • Mount Juliet, TN
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,853
  • have resided in Mount Juliet for 15 years. Proximity to Nashville (15 min) is a plus. 30+ institutions of higher education nearby. Excellent hospitals/health services. Local amenities including shopping…[read more]
84
  • Belle Meade, TN
  • 6.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,704
84
  • Nolensville, TN
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,724
83
  • Hoggett Ford Road, Nashville, TN
  • 8.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 651
83
  • Poplar Creek Estates, Nashville, TN
  • 12.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,011
83
  • Smyrna, TN
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 45,369
  • I'm the outdoorsy type, so I love living in Smyrna, Tennessee. This town has acres and acres of park land. There's golf in Sharp Springs Park, kayaking or fishing on Stewart Creek, and plenty of ball…[read more]
82
  • Pleasant View, TN
  • 20.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,258
82
  • Lockeland Springs, Nashville, TN
  • 2.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,098
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  • Rachel Jackson, Nashville, TN
  • 11.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 677
80
  • South Hampton, Nashville, TN
  • 12 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,086
80
  • Gallatin, TN
  • 22.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 33,426
  • This summer and last we had temps of close to 100 degrees with 100% humidity almost everyday! Last winter we experienced ice and snow and it was horrible because nobody knows how to drive in it here. We…[read more]
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  • Pennington Bend, Nashville, TN
  • 5.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 481
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  • West Meade Park, Nashville, TN
  • 8.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 449
79
  • La Vergne, TN
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,451
  • Living in La Vergne, TN, has been a blessing in so many ways. Our family moved here a little over five years ago because our oldest daughter was starting kindergarten. We came for the quality school…[read more]
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  • Edmondson-Cloverland, Nashville, TN
  • 10.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,497
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  • Green Hills, Nashville, TN
  • 4.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 24,013
78
  • Oak Hill, TN
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,686
78
  • Rayon City, Nashville, TN
  • 10.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
78
  • Bellmont Hillsboro, Nashville, TN
  • 3.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 6,516
78
  • Donelson Hills, Nashville, TN
  • 4.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,342
77
  • Fairview, TN
  • 23.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,271
77
  • Glencliff, Nashville, TN
  • 5.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 7,729
  • I moved here from Hartford Ct officially in Feb 1st of 2016. I lived in Midtown for 18 months. First the drawback is traffic between the hours of 4 and 6pm Mon - Fri. On bright side you have easy access…[read more]
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  • Tulip Grove, Nashville, TN
  • 11.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,168
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  • Germantown, Nashville, TN
  • 0.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 733
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  • Berry Hill, TN
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 793
75
  • Ridgetop, TN
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,182
75
  • Woodycrest, Nashville, TN
  • 3.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,355
75
  • Pegram, TN
  • 15.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,292
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  • Bordeaux, Nashville, TN
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,092
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  • Rural Hill, TN
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,737
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  • Harpeth Valley Park, Nashville, TN
  • 11.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 636
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  • Hillwood Estates, Nashville, TN
  • 6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,745
74
  • Coopertown, TN
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,357
74
  • Kingston Springs, TN
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,771
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  • Stanford Estates, Nashville, TN
  • 7.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 897
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  • Villages Of Larchwood, Nashville, TN
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,857
73
  • Sheffield On The Harpeth, Nashville, TN
  • 13.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 321
72
  • Bakers Grove, Nashville, TN
  • 13.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: n/a
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  • Crieve Hall, Nashville, TN
  • 7.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,223
72
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • 12 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,848
  • If you want to live close to Nashville, but desire something a little slower paced, then you need to consider my hometown of Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Living in Goodlettsville, Tennessee is great in…[read more]
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  • Neelys Bend, Nashville, TN
  • 7.7 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 1,887

Nashville, TN: Smashville!!!

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Nashville was still a honky-tonk, cowboy boot and hat wearing kind of town. The downtown scene was nothing more than a few dingy bars and the famous “Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.” Tootsies Orchid Lounge still sits on Broadway, right around the corner from the Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman Auditorium was the mecca for country music wannabes back then. It was also the home of the “Grand Ole Opry.” Every guitar-picking, beer drinking, and boot-stooping singer knew the Grand Ole Opry was the door to a career in the music business. Nashville was a city where music dreams became a reality, and where folks had a "howdy smile" on their face.

Nashville is still that smiling music city, but it is also much more than an aspiring musician hangout. Nashville is on fire. More than 30,000 people move to Nashville every year, and the traffic is on steroids. No. Nashville doesn’t have a rapid transit system, but that doesn’t stop people from buying property in East Nashville, Green Hills, Brentwood, Franklin, Belle Meade or any of the other suburban setting. Plus, the below average cost of living and no state income tax are just two of the big hooks that make Nashville so urbanely chic.

Sure. The main attractions like the replica of the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Vanderbilt University, the Grand Ole Opry, Predator Hockey games and Titan Football games, as well as Belle Meade Mansion, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and Andrew Jackson’s home give this centrally located best places to live in Nashville vibe credence. But it is the best places in Nashville that give the city the dynamic energy to pull people away from their roots, and plant them in one of the smaller surrounding cities that make Metropolitan Nashville “the pride of the South.”

If you are planning to move to Nashville, know the summers are humid, and the winters are bearable. Spring and fall are the bomb, and the April and May showers turn the countryside into an Irish green wonderland. Home prices are on the move, and so is the restaurant and bar scene.

Here’s the thing. The Pharmacy is not a drugstore in Music City. It’s an East Nashville eatery. And trailer trash isn’t a description of a low-rent person in Nashville. It’s an ice cream flavor from the Pied Piper Creamery in Berry Hill. And if you want to live in an old bag factory, head to Germantown, and buy a converted loft in the old Werthan Bag Factory.

Music City wouldn’t be a city of music without a hot vinyl shop, and The Groove on 8th Avenue is the place that makes vinyl so damn hot in this town. But let’s not forget what’s happening in those satellite cities like Murfreesboro, Dickson, Mt. Juliet, Waverly, Manchester, and Clarksville. AreaVibes can help you find the best places to live in Nashville and other surrounding areas and neighborhoods as well.