East Nashville Real Estate Information

A historic neighborhood within the state's capital, East Nashville, Tennessee, is an artistic enclave of a community set apart from the larger city of Nashville by the Cumberland River and interstates. The community has a population estimated at around 35,000 of Nashville's more than half a million, and is a ethnically diverse middle-class neighborhood where the median household income for residents is around $45,000 annually.

A tornado touched down in the area in 1998, damaging several sections of East Nashville. After the damage, however, several of the affected areas were rebuilt and revitalized. It was through this rebuilding process that the area's 5-Points shopping district came about, a trendy area with bars, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. The area has several old, antebellum historic homes, and its lower housing, as compared with comparable homes in Nashville proper, are what began attracting the artistic community.

The area is perhaps best known for its annual Tomato Art Fest, which attracts as many as 15,000 visitors. There are several art galleries in the community, and the East Nashville School of Music is located here. Musical performances of all genres can be found at the local pubs and nightclubs, and the city's NFL team, the Tennessee Titans, have their 68,800-seat home stadium, LP Field, less than a mile from here.

Public K-12 schools here are run by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, an administration that oversees 74 elementary schools, 35 middle schools, 18 high schools, three alternative learning centers, four special education schools and three charter schools. Additionally, there also are at least a dozen large private schools. The city of Nashville is known for its cradle of many colleges and universities, with nearly 20 higher education institutions in the city, including the esteemed Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University, the Nashville School of Law, Belmont University, several smaller Christian schools, some two-year schools and technical-learning institutions.