East Nashville | Best Nashville Neighborhoods

    HOMES

    • Average Sale Price:  $170,064
    • Average Price Per Square Foot:  $105
    • Average Square Feet: 1, 616

    CONDOMINIUMS

    • Average Sale Price: $187,031
    • Average Price Per Square Foot: $177
    • Average Sold Per Year:  16
    • Average Square Feet:  1,056

    Zip Codes: 37115; 37216; 37207; 37206

    Across the Cumberland River from downtown is an area known as East Nashville.  The main streets in this neighborhood are Gallatin Avenue and Ellington Parkway with smaller arteries interconnecting the neighborhoods. Some of these smaller arteries include Main Street, Shelby Street, Porter Road, Riverside Drive, Eastland Avenue, McFerrrin Avenue, and Woodland Street. This area has been completely reconstructed due to disastrous events that occurred throughout the early 1900s.   In 1926-27, the Cumberland River flooded parts of East Bank, destroying parts of East Nashville.  In 1933, a tornado ravaged through East Nashville, cutting a $2 million path of destruction all the way to Inglewood while damaging or demolishing 1,618 buildings.  Urban renewal programs and projects began in the 1940s and went until the 1960s. East Nashville supporters faced a set back when interstate construction ruined hundreds of old homes and buildings while the city built its largest public housing project, James A. Cayce Homes.  Most of the homes in this region were built from the 1920s to the 50s and prices range from about $200,000 to $550,000.

    Neighborhoods in East Nashville include Historic Edgefield, Lockland Springs and the East End.  Edgefield was its own municipality until 1880. Each spring, historic homes, churches and the neighborhood museum open their doors for a tour.  East End consisted of farms and trading posts early in Nashville’s history. It began in 1876 as an addition or outgrowth of the fashionable Edgefield community.  Each home showcased the Victorian love of craftsmanship, intricate design and numerous ornamental elements.  The area was attractive because of the lack of pollution and quiet atmosphere.  During the early 20th century, the East End neighborhood evolved into a stable, picturesque and conveniently located neighborhood.

    Lockeland Springs, another one of East Nashville’s historic neighborhoods, started out as a streetcar suburb that has now become an integral component of the eclectic East Nashville region.  In 1786, the land was granted by the state of North Carolina to Daniel Williams in payment for his service in the Revolutionary War.  He proceeded to build himself a log cabin, which became the first home in the area.  Suburban development began in the 1890s when the streetcar lines linked east Nashville to downtown.

    Today, funky Mexican restaurant Rosepepper Cantina as well as ultra chic Eastland Café can be found in this quaint neighborhood. Its original namesake, Lockeland Mansion, was purchased by the city of Nashville and replaced by Lockeland School. Other areas considered part of East Nashville are East End and Eastwood Neighbors. Additionally, a popular area for shopping, eating, and running errands is Five-Points. Here you’ll find a library, post office, coffee shop Bongo Java, French and Italian bistro Margot Café and sports bar Beyond the Edge.

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      […] My favorite thing about East Nashville, though, is how much history it holds. As you walk through the area, you will find many different historic neighborhoods, such as Historic Edgefield, which was actually its own municipality until 1880! Another interesting, historic neighborhood in East Nashville is Lockeland Springs. As stated on Nashville on the Move: […]

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      […] My favorite thing about East Nashville, though, is how much history it holds. As you walk through the area, you will find many different historic neighborhoods, such as Historic Edgefield, which was actually its own municipality until 1880! Another interesting, historic neighborhood in East Nashville is Lockeland Springs. As stated on Nashville on the Move: […]

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