East Nashville, TN

  Nashville has a population of 545,549. If you want chic, sophisticated homes, or to live amongst tree-lined streets, East Nashville offers an array of interesting and affordable neighborhoods to folks who want to live close to downtown.

Few areas in East Nashville are still are recovering from devastation wrought by a 1998 tornado — which sparked renewed interest in renovation and preservation of the area's historic homes and churches, some of which had already survived a catastrophic turn-of-the-century fire. Thus there are many new buildings, and homes cropping up. The mix of the new homes, with Nashville's overall historic appeal attracts many to the area.

Recently, new restaurants and night spots have opened along and near Woodland Street, such as The Red Wagon, Rosepepper Cantina, The Family Wash and Margot. The Shelby Bottoms Greenway runs along one edge, ending in Shelby Park, which has ball fields, fishing and a hilly public golf course that challenges the walking duffer.

A new football stadium, formly called Adelphia Coliseum, now called LP Field, was built recently. The Nashville stadium opened in the fall of 1999 on the East Cumberland River Bank. The stadium is directly across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville. The stadium is the home of the Tennessee Titans NFL Football Team. There is a lot of support, now that Nashville has their own professional football team, which has been doing fairly well for being so new.

The stadium's location is pertinent to the history of the area. East Nashville stadium is near the place where James Robertson and his party first crossed the river to found the city of Nashborough. It is also on the spot where the Union forces under General Buell camped for the night, before crossing the river to take Nashville early in the civil war.

East Nashville is also home to the East Nashville Center of the Arts. Old and young alike can take advantages of the many programs, and concerts the Center offers through the year. Young musicians can partake in private lessons along with various ensembles, and other performance groups.


  East Nashville, TN 37206 National Average
Population of East Nashville 27928 11535
Median Age 34.6 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $30998 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 56.8% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 43.2% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 12.6% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.5 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 17.3% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 47.1% 47.14%

Cost of Living

  East Nashville, TN 37206 National Average
Cost of Living Index 79.4 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 2592 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $32823 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $313 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $1687 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1195 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $14654 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $18169 per year $22474.81 per year

Quality of Life

  East Nashville, TN 37206 National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 43.3 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 26.4 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 89.3 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 64.9 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 50.8 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 17 44.59
Total Crime Index 8 3.60
Personal Crime Index 8 3.43
Culture Index 110 93.65