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Exploring East Nashville’s eclectic corners, with homes for sale now


Since we’re an East Nashville-based real estate team, we end up working with a lot of people looking to buy or sell a home in East Nashville.

East Nashville sellers usually know the neighborhood pretty well already, but with buyers, it differs.

Sometimes East Nashville calls to longtime Nashvillians who’ve already spent years traversing 37206, 37207 and 37216, getting to know the distinct personalities of all its nooks and crannies. Sometimes newcomers find themselves attracted to setting roots on the East Side, even before they’ve gotten bearings on all its different twists and turns.

This post is for the latter group. One of the great things about East Nashville is that it contains multitudes, from busy sectors close to retail and restaurants to woodland hideaways tucked back by the river. One of the challenging things about East Nashville: There’s a lot to get to know, and it can take a minute.

Broken down by what you might be looking for, here’s a quick overview of some of East Nashville’s different sections, with homes on the market now that’ll give you a sense of your options:



Lockeland Springs

A mix of historic homes and new construction, close to East Nashville’s nightlife/dining hubs (walkable to Five Points), full of close-knit neighbors, sidewalks and Southern charm.

1401 Forrest Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
A Victorian built in 1910 and renovated throughout, with high ceilings, built-ins, original woodwork and pocket doors and a cute, screened-in gazebo.




Historic Edgefield

Affluent turn-of-the-century Nashvillians built some of the city’s most stunning homes in this small East Nashville pocket, and some, thankfully, are still standing.

903 Russell Street
Nashville, TN 37206
A textbook example of Edgefield beauty: This 1912 tudor has some updates, but by and large, the focus was more on restoration than renovation, so the historic details remain front and center, from light fixtures to woodwork.




Cleveland Park and McFerrin Park

Conveniently located on the East Side — close to downtown, with some of the neighborhood’s best-known dining spots (Mas Tacos, Pharmacy Burger) — these areas are rapidly changing, and offer some of the better bang for your home buck. Where updated or new homes in Lockeland Springs might get listed around $240 per square foot, similar properties in Cleveland Park could be closer to $175.

1322 Meridian St
Nashville, TN 37207
Just a few years old, this Cleveland Park home has almost 2500 square feet of living space, with a large fenced yard and a covered porch for entertaining.




Shelby Hills, Shelby Heights and Shelby Village

Once a more working-class corner of East Nashville filled with small cottages, the Shelby area has been particularly busy in the new-build boom, with large upscale homes coming in quickly and consistently. Among its draws: a quick shot to downtown, skyline views, proximity to Shelby Park and East Side dining/shopping etc.

713 S 15th St
Nashville, TN 37206
A good example of newer Shelby infill: high-end finishes, a large footprint (just shy of 3000 square feet), ample entertaining space.





Nestled in between Five Points and Inglewood, and a fitting midpoint between the more bustling energy around the former and the low-key vibes of the latter. You’ll see lots of mid-century ranches here, plus some cute historic tudors and other older properties. The new-build boom has taken a big hold here too.

1200 Rosebank Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
A charming 1930 tudor with lots of original features, including a knotty pine kitchen that buyers with throwback tastes should fall for. Huge, lush lot, too, at more than an acre.





Much of Inglewood is quiet and neighborhood-y, but it has its bustling spots — like dining hub Riverside Village — and it’s growing. No one expects any of Inglewood to turn into Five Points any time soon, though, since homes are still a little more spread out through its hilly, tree-lined streets.

1204 Greenland Ave
Nashville, TN 37216

Inglewood: Where you can find a renovated ‘50s ranch with an urban farm already in place.




Brush Hill

If you’re going to find a Gatlinburg-esque woodland paradise, potentially perched over the river, the east-East Nashville area of Brush Hill is most likely where it’ll be.

3730 Brush Hill Rd
Nashville, TN 37216

A newer home, built in 2013, with lots of upscale detail inside (over 2700 square feet), and a lovely, leafy .6-acre property.



Is your heart set on East Nashville? We’d love to help you explore the neighborhood. Give ACRE a call or send us an email, or start your East Nashville househunting process by filling out this quick form.


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