East Nashville is a trendy, historic residential neighborhood.

Welcome to East Nashville

An artsy, hip community with a culturally diverse and eclectic vibe
Situated across the Cumberland River from Downtown Nashville, East Nashville is a trendy, historic residential neighborhood bordered by Cumberland to the south and east, Briley Parkway to the north, and I-65 to the west. It is the stomping ground for Nashville's most creative residents, who enjoy the community's cultural happenings, stylish restaurants and shops, and historic homes dating back to the early 1900s. Vintage boutiques, charming cafes, innovative cocktail lounges, and buzzing dive bars are sprinkled throughout the neighborhood and only cater to the area’s energetic, high-spirited personality. 
East Nashville is a highly desirable location in Nashville, complete with commercial properties lined along walkable major thoroughfares and quieter residential streets. Homes showcase a variety of architectural styles and elements, including modern properties that only cater to East Nashville’s present-day edge. East Bank, a highly-anticipated community along the Cumberland River, is in development and will be ready to welcome Nashville’s locals in a few years. Complete with greenways, bike lanes, commercial development, affordable housing, and incredible river views, this exciting neighborhood is sure to draw many eager residents.

What to Love

  • Its beautiful aesthetics and historical appeal
  • Centrally located close to Downtown Nashville
  • A vibrant culture and music scene
  • Trendy shopping and dining

Local Lifestyle

East Nashville offers a perfect mix of urban and suburban living, with a unique culture and an overall laid-back atmosphere. It is Nashville's largest community and boasts various neighborhoods spanning three zones. Any visit to the community means you’ll discover new restaurants to dine in and boutiques to shop at. People flock here to find a walkable, true-to-its-roots Nashville neighborhood.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Residents and visitors visit East Nashville to enjoy an exciting dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Lockeland Table is the ideal spot for mouthwatering Southern-inspired grub and wood-fired pizzas served in a rustic, rehabbed storefront setting. For modern Spanish and French fare, visit Peninsula along Eastland Avenue, known for its old-world, intimate atmosphere and vast wine list.
From high-fashion apparel and luxe accessories to intricate home furnishings and popular wellness products, the Fatherland District has it all and more. Located on Fatherland Street, this exciting shopping mall is comprised of over 20-plus stores ready to welcome shoppers through their doors. Beyond its shops, the mall is also home to several restaurants. If the Fatherland District isn’t enough, head to Five Points Alley Shops, a hip retail store with eight small, distinctive buildings housing locally-owned shops selling women’s and men’s apparel, artwork, new and classic books, specialty gifts, home decor, and more. 

Things to Do

East Nashville is the perfect place to connect with nature. Numerous parks provide a plethora of recreational options, from basketball and baseball to picnicking and walking. One of the best parks in East Nashville is Shelby Park, an exclusive, 300-acre multipurpose park located about three miles east of Downtown Nashville along the Cumberland River. Visitors will find a verdant and peaceful space featuring playgrounds, baseball fields, a lively community center, two golf courses, a dog park, and a boat ramp. 
Visitors and locals rub elbows together at the annual Tomato Art Fest, which transforms East Nashville’s streets into an exciting enclave teeming with live music, an artisan market, fresh cuisine from food trucks, dazzling art displays, and more. 

Music lovers can start their weekend off on a high note at The Basement East along Woodland Street. This casual hangout features live music from nationally touring artists and a bar serving classic libations. Another first-rate venue offering fantastic live music is The 5 Spot, whose small venue offers big-time entertainment in the form of weekly dance parties, flavorful snacks, and an incredible music line-up.
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