Nashville Neighborhoods that are Popular with Downsizers
Whether you are a country music aficionado, or simply looking for a change of pace, Nashville holds an exciting new chapter for you.
In a quiet haven outside Nashville, you’ll find Bellevue, a neighborhood promising everything from antiques to craft eats. The Warner Parks provide ample greenspace in semi-rural Bellevue. Percy Warner Park boasts mountain biking trails and hiking paths; Edwin Warner Park holds 17 miles of walking paths, as well as streams and meadows. At Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, you’ll find botanical wonders, art galleries, and seasonal festivals. Find your favorite riverside multi-use trail along the Harpeth River Greenway. For classic southern cooking and charm, Loveless Cafe has everything from fried catfish to all-day biscuits. Or, try the authentic New Orleans Fare at Voodoo Gumbo.
Consider transitioning to Green Hills for your downsize if your longing for an urban, walkable neighborhood that still has its small-town feel. Itching to embark on a Nashville evening as you’d see in the movies? Hit up The Bluebird Cafe. You just might witness the next big singer-songwriter star! For other local digs, visit the Cumberland Gallery Advisory, an art museum that boasts almost 40 years of careful curation. On a sunny day, stroll through Woodmont Park, where you’ll the beautiful green hills for which the neighborhood was named. When you’re ready to hit the town, head first to Hillsboro Pike. Try a Mediterranean brunch at Santo, or New York deli eats at Nashville Delicatessen! And book lovers sure won’t want to miss the 25,000 square foot Green Hills Public Library.
Those looking to spend their next chapter in a residential area chock full of locally owned bars and restaurants should look no further than Sylvan Park. Golfers, hikers, and bikers alike will flourish in McCabe Park. Here, you’ll the Richland Creek Greenway, fitness centers, and a 27-hole public facility at McCabe Golf Course. In Sylvan Park, there’s no shortage of fun date night options, such as an evening at the Nashville Opera or the Nashville Ballet. For kitschy fun in Nashville’s premier urban park, visit the full-size replica of The Parthenon. Try the famous “Huck Special” at Edley’s Bar-B-Que, or indulge in Indian street food at Chaatable. And don’t miss Murphy Road for Sylvan Park’s quintessential treats, like Dose Coffee and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
If a more active, fun-filled day-to-day is your dream for retirement, Hillsboro Belmont is the neighborhood for you. Close to both Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, this area is known for its bustling environment and college town feel. Proximity to Vanderbilt also means easy access to Vanderbilt Hospital, a leading medical provider. In the heart of Nashville’s Hillsboro Village District you’ll find the legendary Belcourt Theatre, a nonprofit film center where you can catch both classic and educational films. On a day of sightseeing, make your way to the Gallery of Iconic Guitars or Belmont Mansion, an estate steeped in the stories of a prominent Nashville family. Try 615 Deli for a Philly Cheese Steak, or grab a latte a Frothy Monkey, a local coffee chain that also serves breakfast and dinner.
For city lovers who want to be fully immersed in the Nashville music and tourist scene, Downtown Nashville is the place to be. Here, live events are endless and everywhere; from The Bridgestone to the Ryman, you will always have something to do. For football fans, there Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans. At Riverfront Park, you’ll discover everything from a stunning amphitheater to riverside walking paths with fabulous views. Explore the state’s history through tours, or simply stroll through the park’s natural wonders at the Bicentennial State Park. For Deb Paquette’s award-winning food and critically-acclaimed cocktails, dine at Etch. And don’t miss Puckett’s, a grocery and restaurant with a delicious menu and old-school general store vibe.