Searching For A New Home Close To Downtown Nashville

Dated: 07/21/2017

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by TJ Anderson

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There’s no denying this simple fact: Nashville’s traffic has gotten… let’s call it intense, and the increase in daily travelers is showing in the condition of some of our roadways — I think I lost a filling on 440 this week.

All the more reason that, if you work downtown, living in a central neighborhood is a prize. The Gulch, Germantown, East Nashville — anywhere that’ll put you in the center of Nashville within 10 minutes (ish) falls high on lots buyers’ lists.

There are a lot of benefits to flinging outward, too — you’ll of course get more house and more property for the dollar in, say, Smyrna. It’s all about what rides high on your priority list.

With that in mind, I’m focusing this week’s Open House roundup on properties that are in or near downtown Nashville.

First, the broader picture:


Then, a few Open House picks:

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600 12Th Ave S Apt 401

Nashville, TN 37203


Living in The Gulch feels a lot closer to larger-city living than most parts of the city, with high-rise condos and easy walkability. If you’re not looking for a yard to mow or for too much home to maintain, and you’d prefer to bike to work and walk to the grocery store, it can be a perfect place in Nashville to land. This 1-bed, 1-bath unit in The Icon is a good example of what you’ll find there — a beautiful building with lots of amenities, and a stylish condo with industrial flair. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

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413 Van Buren St Ste 103

Nashville, TN 37208


A straight shot north of downtown, Germantown offers quick commutes and a busy social center, with some of the city’s best restaurants and coolest shops stacked along its tight-knit blocks. There, you find a mix of lofts, condos, historic homes and new construction with cool roof decks, so options are broader than, say, The Gulch. This newer construction property (built in 2010) has a spectacular location for food fanatics, a stone’s throw from 5th & Taylor, City House, Rolf & Daughters and others. And with 2 beds, 2 1/2 baths and 1530 square feet, it’s a good setup for roommates or a small family. Open Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

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701 Neill Ave

Nashville, TN 37206


Just a few miles and a few minutes’ drive from the center of town (well, at least at non-rush hour times), the area around Cleveland Park and McFerrin Park in East Nashville has been on a fast upswing in recent years (like all of East Nashville, really). This one’s a renovated historic home, built in 1940 and freshly overhauled with simple, classic finishes. If/when the massive River North project gets completed, it’ll a quick skip from that, too.

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301 Demonbreun St Unit 906

Nashville, TN 37201


If you’re in Nashville for the music industry, you’d have a really hard time beating this Music Row location — steps from publishing houses, label HQs and lots and lots of history. Cool property, too; it’s an open and bright end unit with 10-foot ceilings and assigned, controlled-access parking (which’ll come in really handy around there). Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Looking for something in or close to downtown Nashville? More inclined to seek out more space a little further out? Whatever you’re searching for, I can help you find it. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes here.

Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC., except where noted.

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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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