A city made of tunes, a great audience, and a wonderful place to call home, Nashville has always been a haven for musical artists and songwriters. But for those newcomers, they might not know where the best places to live and hang out are in the city, so we’ve compiled a short list of some great neighborhoods to explore if you love music.
Nashville’s Studio B:
When you walk into Studio B your eyes are drawn to the colorful walls containing pictures and accessories of Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, The Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Lee Ann Rimes, and Willie Nelson, to name just a few of country music’s greats. Studio B is where their great recording music magic took place, located on Roy Acuff Place in Nashville. Studio B is just one of the many music studios on Nashville’s Music Row which is an historic musical strip. Like Studio B, many of Music Row’s historic buildings and 2-3 bedroom homes were built in the early 1900’s, but have been richly restored.
East Nashville Tennessee:
East Nashville is a music haven for musicians, artists, and families. There are plenty of community bars where great country musicians could be performing. Young families are moving into East Nashville, making it a culturally diverse region, both in a dining and shopping experience. Musicians, composers and recording studio owners enjoy East Nashville to live and work. Music studios and halls blend simply into the surrounding environment like the Woodland Studios, The Fiddle House, Roswell East, Le Garage, and Little Hollywood. With the technology of computers, East Nashville homes are easily converted into recording studios, which is why the interior of the older homes contain state-of-the-art wiring and other luxury amenities.
Affordable housing in East Nashville draws families, individuals, and entrepreneurs to this side of Nashville for fun and inspiration. Residents enjoy the many weekend farmer markets, the local characters from downtown that sing and dance on the streets. You children will love the community parks that are designed to keep them and the whole family actively entertained. Nearby schools have earned national top ratings for their strong educational content.
The Beat Goes On In Hillsboro Village:
Eat, drink and be merry at the varied Hillsboro Village Italian bars/restaurants, coffee music shops, brewing company restaurants, taverns, and cafes. Located between downtown Nashville and Green Hills, the neighborhood of Hillsboro Village hosts a fun environment of bars on every corner, next to chic shopping boutiques, art galleries, and culturally mixed, top chef eating establishments. Hillsboro Village is designed for families, college students, musicians, composers, and visitors to walk around and take in all the exciting activities taking place everyday. Families love living in Hillsboro Village because of its single family homes, unique condos and loft designed character and its close proximity to downtown Nashville. The night scene of Hillsboro Village is alive with upscale bars and restaurants with live DJ hosted music and regional musicians. Scenic wine bars are scattered throughout the area, as well as small independent brewery bars, funky, musical coffee bars, and the historic Belcourt Theatre.
Eat, Drink and Sing in Nashville:
To live in the neighborhood of Elliston Place is to hear about how Jimmy Buffett and Steve Martin got their start. Located near the Vanderbilt University, Elliston Place is host to this trendy neighborhood, with lots of small single family homes, lofts owned by local musicians and plenty of musical cafes. The Elliston Place Rock Block is the mile long community of nightclubs that are alive with varying musical tastes that are rocking all night long. Nashville neighborhoods are filled with frill, no frill hangouts with good southern soul people, excellent food and drinks and the best music in the world.