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Guide To: Lockeland Springs Neighborhood in Nashville, TN

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The Lockeland Springs neighborhood derives its name in part from Lockeland Mansion, and in part from the natural mineral spring on its grounds which, at the 1901 Louisiana Purchase Exhibition, won the grand prize for its “salubrious quality”. The City of Nashville purchased the mansion in 1939 and replaced it with Lockeland School, which still educates students today.

The neighborhood remains deeply connected to its roots with a historic overlay protecting homes ranging from Queen Anne and Eastlake styles to Classical Revival, Bungalow, and English Cottage preservations. 

Spend some time in Lockeland Springs, and you might believe in a little spring water magic. Wide, tree-lined streets; generous greenspaces; friendly neighbors; and a robust local business scene attract a diverse set of residents with a common desire for a self-defined, independent oasis. The area may trend a bit eclectic, while remaining seamlessly connected to Nashville’s core with easy access to at least five major thoroughfares. It is the quintessential east Nashville neighborhood.

Residents may wake up and snag coffee or a fresh pastry from Frothy Monkey before walking over to the dog park at Shelby Bottoms. As the day goes on, tap your foot to the live music scene at Five Points, or stroll through the boutique Shoppes on Fatherland. For dinner, some of the city’s most beloved restaurants are at hand. Stop in at Lockeland Table where the servers will begin to memorize your name, or feast on French food at Margot Café and Bar. After the sun sets, sit around the fire at Urban Cowboy Public House for an old fashioned where you’ll most likely run into a neighbor or two. 

If life in Lockeland Springs seems Edenic and simple, that’s what it is. Known for walking the walk and living up to progressive ideals, this historic pocket of East Nashville is a rare find.

If Lockeland Springs were a song, it would be…

“Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone

Architecture and Composition

Most of the area is residential with a dominance of single family homes. A historic overlay protects styles including: Eastlake, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, Bungalow, and English Cottage.

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Shwab Elementary, Cotton Elementary, and Caldwell Enhanced Option Elementary

Jere Baxter Middle and Gra-Mar Middle

Maplewood Comp High