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Living close to one of Nashville’s ‘greatest treasures,’ Centennial Park

photo: Denise Mattox
photo: Denise Mattox


Travel + Leisure magazine hasn’t been shy about praising Nashville — its readers have hailed us as the “Destination of the Year,” it’s told people “What to Eat, Drink, and Do” in our “Boomtown,” it’s called us “the most dynamic city in the South.” It’s enough to give an It City a big head.

This week, we stumbled on another bit of Nashville praise in the beloved travel mag: a focus on “one of the city’s greatest treasures,” Centennial Park.

We’re not about to argue with the “treasure” designation — between the picturesque Lake Watauga, the famous replica of the Greek Parthenon and the wide array of events held throughout the year (Musicians Corner, Shakespeare in the Park, the Nashville Earth Day Festival and countless others), the 132-acre Centennial Park easily earns that praise.

All that considered, it doesn’t surprise us that homebuyers regularly ask us to check out properties close to the park. That area offers the best of both worlds, with quick access to restaurants and shopping and other Midtown fun, and access to acres and acres of natural beauty, just outside your door.

Been daydreaming about living close to Centennial Park? Here’s a quick look at what some of your options look like, with homes on the market now:


Nashville homes on the market close to Centennial Park

3000 Vanderbilt Pl
3000 Vanderbilt Pl., Apt. 216
Nashville, TN 37212

What with being one of the city’s greatest treasures, property close to Centennial Park is prized, and with that, often pricey. But if you’re working with a first-time-buyer budget, it isn’t necessarily out of reach… you’ll just have to look at something on the cozy side. Cozy doesn’t have to mean unimpressive: This unit in the Bristol West End complex has granite countertops, beautiful tile and stainless appliances, and it comes with access to solid amenities, including a pool and fitness center. Arguably the best amenity: a quick walk, and you’re right in the middle of Centennial Park.


2905 Parthenon Ave
2905 Parthenon Ave., #109
Nashville, TN 37203

It’d be hard to get closer to Centennial Park than this one: The Art Deco-style Artesia is right on the edge of the park (it’s spectacularly convenient, in particular, if you have a pup you’d like to regularly take to the dog park). The unit is modern and bright, with a really sizable kitchen and some seriously cool round windows.



322 Sylvan Park Ln
322 Sylvan Park Ln.
Nashville, TN 37209

If you’re looking for proximity to Centennial but a more neighborhood-y feel, tight-knit Sylvan Park is a great option, with lots of well-kept family homes, historic to new, and a friendly community vibe. This newer home, barely a mile from the park, has a Craftsman replica aesthetic, and a really cute fenced yard.



3118 5 Long Blvd
3118 #5 Long Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203

The brand new Centennial Lofts are super sleek and stylish, with eclectic design touches spread throughout — this unit has a modern, monochrome-white color scheme, midcentury-style sunken living space, industrial-leaning garage doors, farmhouse-chic sliding barn doors… High-end and beautiful, and just steps from the park.


If you’re looking for a home in Sylvan Park, West End or other nearby pockets, let us know — we’d love to help you find the perfect park-adjacent place.

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