East Nashville is one of the largest and rapidly growing sections in the city, with explosive growth in the last few years. Before you make the move to “the other side of the river,” you might be wondering which neighborhood in East Nashville is the right fit for you.
There are 20 neighborhoods in East Nashville, with neighborhood boundaries split by main roads in the city like Ellington Parkway, Trinity Lane, Main Street, and Gallatin Pike. We’re going to go through all 20 East Nashville neighborhoods in a two-part series, starting with East Nashville neighborhoods on the west side of Gallatin Pike. Learn about these up-and-coming neighborhoods below!
——- South of Trinity Lane, East of Ellington Parkway ——-
Maxwell Heights: Located minutes from downtown, this East Nashville neighborhood is close to the city as well as major interstates. It also hosts the popular Douglas Park, making it perfect for families with kids. Learn more by reading up on the history of Maxwell Heights or joining the Maxwell Heights Nextdoor group.
West Greenwood: This up-and-coming neighborhood, also known as Greenwood Neighbors, has everything from 1960’s brick homes to modern condos. Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, you could be within walking distance of popular restaurants like Mas Tacos, The Pharmacy, and Holland House. Check out the Greenwood Neighbors website for more info.
East Hill: East Hill is one of a handful of East Nashville neighborhoods that are “on the rise.” This diverse neighborhood is bordered by major East Nashville streets and minutes away from the popular East Nashville YMCA. Get a peek at some of the new East Hill construction by watching Aerial Development’s East Hill video.
——- South of Trinity Lane, West of Ellington Parkway ——-
Northeast Neighborhood Coalition: Also known as Highland Heights, this booming East Nashville neighborhood features everything from expansive new apartment buildings to older single-family homes. Read more about the growth of the Northeast Neighborhood Coalition on design firm Invent Communities’ blog.
Cleveland Park: One of East Nashville’s largest and most popular neighborhoods, Cleveland Park has changed dramatically in the past few years. Find old Victorian-style and Craftsman homes or modern new construction. Cleveland Park hosts a number of parks, making it perfect for families. It’s also located to close to major East Nashville streets. Join the Cleveland Park Nextdoor group for more information.
McFerrin Park: Referred to as “a true neighborhood” by some residents, McFerrin Park offers quick access to the city and plenty of historic charm. Central to the neighborhood is McFerrin Park and the McFerrin Community Center, both of which make this neighborhood an attractive spot for families. Learn more about McFerrin Park by joining the McFerrin park Nextdoor group.
——- North of Trinity Lane, East of Ellington Parkway ——-
Iverson: Just past Trinity Lane sits Iverson, a rapidly developing neighborhood in East Nashville. You’ll see an eclectic mix of homes, mixed-use buildings, work spaces, and shops sprinkled among busy thoroughfares and quiet neighborhood streets. Located near East Nashville’s CrossFit box and the East Nashville YMCA, Iverson residents have easy access to a workout anytime!
Maplewood Heights: Conveniently located along Gallatin Pike, this small up-and-coming East Nashville neighborhood is affordable and only minutes away from hot spots like Five Points and Cleveland Park. Join the Maplewood Heights Nextdoor group for more info.
Gra Mar Acres: Located at the very tip of East Nashville, Gra Mar Acres sits just below the major intersection of Ellington and Briley Parkway. Home to the popular East Nashville Home Depot, this neighborhood is perfect for those looking to renovate! Check out the Gra Mar Acres Facebook Page for more info.