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The Nashville New Years Eve Party Is Moving
by TJ Anderson
For years now, tens of thousands of locals and visitors have piled into downtown Nashville every December 31st for one of the country’s best New Year’s Eve throwdowns, with massive amounts of live music, fireworks and the ceremonial dropping of a massive Music City music note. This year, though, that won’t happen.
They haven’t cancelled the party — that’d be crazy talk. It’s just being moved away from Lower Broadway, up to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, right up on Germantown.
The new location brought along a new name for the once-Bash on Broadway, too: It’s now Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville.
The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. told WKRN that the changes are largely a result of needing/wanting to accommodate more people, and to make a bigger party safer. So if you loved the Bash on Broadway, it’s probably safe to assume you’ll have more to love with Music City Midnight. If you prefer to stay far away from our annual New Year’s celebration, make a point not to point your compass north this year.
Although this isn’t a big move in terms of miles, putting one of our city’s biggest tourist attractions closer to Germantown may give that neighborhood even more heat than it’s already been enjoying — for years now, it’s been at a rolling boil, and as the food and nightlife keeps getting better, property in and around Germantown (like nearby Salemtown and Buena Vista) should only get more prized.
Curious about what things are looking like on the real estate front right now, steps from Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park? I picked out a few properties that I thought stood out, and that’ll put you within shouting distance of the Note Drop.
704 Taylor St. Apt. 304
Nashville, TN 37208
If industrial/historic loft style is what does it for you, Werthan Lofts — the reimagination of a former burlap bag mill that traces back to 1872 — might be your perfect match. With exposed brick, beams and ductwork and an open layout, this 1-bed, 1-bath Werthan loft is a picture-perfect example of the aesthetic, smack in the middle of Germantown restaurants/shopping and blocks from Bicentennial Capitol Mall.
912 Ireland St.
Nashville, TN 37208
This townhome is cool and modern on the outside, warm and homey on the inside, with a good amount of space (3 beds, 2 1/2 baths and more than 1600 square feet) and a killer downtown view. Watching the New Year’s fireworks from the home’s balconies, you’ll be almost as close to the action as the folks inside the park.
827 3rd Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37201
A bunch of bonuses with this newer, 3-bed, 3 1/2-bath townhome between the park and the river: a 2-car garage downtown isn’t a bad score, and neither is the rooftop perch, perfect for watching New Year’s fireworks or spying on the Nashville Sounds games, right down the way at First Tennessee Park.
600 Monroe St.
Nashville, TN 37208
Before it was known as a dining destination, Germantown was (and still is) a pocket of cool historic homes close to downtown. This cottage, built in 1871, is a spectacular example of the unique older properties you can stumble on in Germantown. It’s been updated, but details from the trim and transoms to the fireplaces keep that unmistakeable history intact. And the back gardens are absolutely amazing.
Have you been looking around this part of Nashville for a new home? Let me know — I’d love to help you track down a property that fits your wish list.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
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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