The Ultimate Guide to Relocating to Music City

Are you moving to Nashville?  Relocating a family from one area of the country to another is not an easy task. With so many people involved in the move, it can be complicated and overwhelming.  Often times, families find themselves moving to Nashville without having family or friends to lean on for support, that is why I’ve created this guide to provide you with a few helpful resources that will make your move to Music City as smooth as possible!

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Get to Know Your New Home, Neighborhood by Neighborhood!

It takes time for a new city to feel like home.  Things like discovering your favorite restaurants, getting involved in the community, or finding a hair salon or dentist that you love are a few things that can help make the transition smoother. We’ve helped many families fall in love with Nashville over the years and it’s our list of resources that help that do that. Hopefully these can help you and your family too!

East Nashville

The Gulch

Demonbreun / Music Row


12 South



Green Hills

Berry Hill


East Nashville is one of Nashville’s largest neighborhoods and is located directly across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville.  East Nashville is known for being culturally diverse and offers an artistic and eclectic vibe.

Home prices in this area are wide ranging.  With many homes dating back to the early 1900’s, it is common for developers and homeowners to demolish pre-existing homes and rebuild or take their home through a complete renovation.  Affordable housing and larger land plots attract many people to East Nashville.

East Nashville is also considered a culinary destination for those living outside of the neighborhood and those visiting Nashville.  You’ll find lots of great options for dive bars, craft cocktails, and restaurants of all types.

Some of our favorite East Nashville destinations are:

Más Tacos Por Favor

Pearl Diver

Once Upon a Time in France

Red Headed Stranger

Two Ten Jack

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If you’re looking to live in the center of Music City’s entertainment industry, the Demonbreun / Music Row neighborhood would be perfect for you!  As the name suggests, Music Row is home to the recording studios that pump out your favorite hits.

Housing in the form of single family homes are hard to come by as demand and prices are high.  Many of the old homes in this area have been converted into music studios, publishing companies, and independent record labels.  However, condos and apartment buildings line the streets and offer quick access to restaurants and bars.

A few of our favorite places to visit in downtown Nashville are:

Dawghouse Saloon

Thai Esane

Tin Roof

Tailgate Brewery

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12 South

12 South is located south of downtown Nashville and runs along 12th Ave South between Wedgewood Ave and Gale Lane.  It is directly east of Belmont’s campus and is home to a wide array of restaurants, shops, and parks.  You’ll also find the famous “I believe in Nashville” mural here!

A few of our favorite places to visit in 12 South are:


White’s Mercantile

Sevier Park (Home of the 12 South Farmers Market)

Draper James

Urban Grub

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If Music City is the soul of Nashville, downtown is the heart.  With boutique hotels, fine dining, art galleries and enough honky tonks and bars to entertain you for days, living downtown offers no shortage of places to visit and things to do!

Recently, more living options have become available to those looking for high-rise apartments and condos.  You can find spaces of all sizes and while you may pay a premium for the central location, your city-wide views and proximity to all Nashville has to offer can make it well worth it.

A few of our favorite places to visit in downtown Nashville are:

Bobby’s Rooftop Lounge

Frothy Monkey

Hampton Social

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Albeit technically a city of its own, Berry Hill is situated south of downtown Nashville where Interstate 440 intersects with I65.  Known for its quirkiness, Berry Hill offers a number of funky shops and restaurants for those who live there and who visit.  It may seem like a sleepy residential neighborhood but its colorful signs and murals give it a life of its own!

Buying a home in the neighborhood is a great choice for those who want a more residential feel while still being close to the city.  The homes here are also more affordable than other Nashville neighborhoods.  The median sale price is in the low $300s.  If a single family home isn’t what you’re looking for, apartment and condo developments are in the works!

A few of our favorite places to visit in Berry Hill are:

Sam & Zoe’s

Pfunky Griddle

Yellow Porch

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Often considered one of the most desirable places to live in Nashville, Green Hills is a large neighborhood located southwest of downtown Nashville.  

As one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods, homes in this area can reach upwards of $3M.  In recent years, condos have been developed in this area giving those moving to Nashville a more affordable option.

While Green Hills is more of a residential area, it is also known for its upscale restaurants and shopping and is home to the iconic Bluebird Cafe!

A few of our favorite places to visit in Green Hills are:

The Bluebird Cafe

Emmy Squared

Shake Shack

North Italia

Green Hills Mall

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Thanks to recent revitalization efforts, The Gulch has become one of the hottest areas to live and play in Nashville.  Just south of downtown, you’ll find a number of boutique hotels, high-rise condos, a few of Nashville’s famous murals, and a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, and shops.

High Rise apartments and condos are your best option for living in the Gulch.  With fantastic amenities and beautiful city views, you can’t go wrong.

Living in the Gulch means having access to so many great food options.  Some of our favorite restaurants to visit are:


Kayne Prime

L.A. Jackson

Peg Leg Porker

Pins Mechanical

Rudy’s Jazz Room


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Situated just North of downtown Nashville, Germantown is a historic and beautiful part of the city.  Recently gentrified, Germantown offers many options for living, chic restaurants, elegant boutiques, and is home to Nashville’s Farmers Market and the Nashville Sounds!

For those moving to Nashville, Germantown has many options.  New apartment complexes have been built in recent years and many of the homes in the neighborhood have been renovated.  New multi-family homes have also been constructed.  While prices in this neighborhood are on the high end, your proximity to downtown and East Nashville make it a highly coveted location.  Not to mention you have some of Nashville’s best restaurants within walking distance!

Some of our favorite places to visit in Germantown are:


Henrietta Red

Jack Brown’s Beer and Burger Joint

City House

Bearded Iris Brewing

O-Ku Sushi


Edgehill is sandwiched between Music Row and Wedgewood-Houson but it offers a great option for those looking to move to Nashville!  This small neighborhood gives those living in it a great mix of urban and residential living.  With lots of local bars, restaurants, parks, and shopping close by, you have everything you need right at your fingertips!

While most people rent their homes in Edgehill, purchasing a property is not out of the question.  Home prices start at around $630k and can reach $1.25 million plus.

A few of our favorite places to visit in Edgehill are:

Bella Napoli


Taco Mamacita

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