Inglewood | Best Nashville Neighborhoods
- Average Sale Price: $137,166
- Cost Per Square Foot: $88
- Average Sold Per Year: 213
- Average Square Feet: 1,545
Zip Code: 37216
East Nashville’s Inglewood neighborhood first started out as a home to large plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a farming community, early prominent citizens built many grand homes in the area, including Weakley and Riverwood, which are still standing today.
Inglewood is located in the east part of Nashville and in parts, overlooks the Cumberland River. In 1908, a group of investors with a capital fund of $200,000 purchased a tract of land on the east side of Gallatin Road and subdivided it into lots. “Inglewood” was the name chosen for their newly formed land. The original Inglewood subdivision included Kirkland, Shelton, Greenfield, Howard, McChesney, and Stratford. Most of the streets were about three blocks long, running back to Oxford Avenue. Roughly 700 homes were built prior to 1940, but Inglewood saw its most of its development following World War II as Nashville’s first modern suburb.
Inglewood was its own municipality serviced by its own police and fire departments until 1963 when the Davidson County and Nashville city governments consolidated. Today, it can be loosely referred to all of East Nashville above Douglas Street. More specifically, it refers to the neighborhood between Gallatin, Cahal and the Cumberland River.
Inglewood’s streets curve and bend with moderate suburban homes, interspersed with corner stores and churches. Inglewood’s Isaac Litton High School was known throughout Middle Tennessee for its academic excellence, championship sports, and its renowned band, “The Marching 100.”
Today people are moving back to Inglewood because of its history and beauty still reflected in the majestic Cumberland River, the numerous natural springs, and varied architecture. Riverside Village, a quaint area of Inglewood filled with numerous shops and restaurants, has lots to offer. Although it is still up and coming, retailers and restaurants include Sip Café, Mitchell’s Deli, Village Pub, and Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company. Inglewood is also home to the “Urban Green Lab,” Nashville’s first community center dedicated to sustainable living.