8 Best Neighborhoods in Nashville for Affordable Homes

Nashville has been one of America's most popular cities over the last decade, and it's easy to see why. It's the country music capital of the world and is home to ...

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8 Best Neighborhoods in Nashville for Affordable Homes

Posted by Gary Ashton on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 10:18am.

Nashville Most Affordable Neighborhoods

Nashville has been one of America's most popular cities over the last decade, and it's easy to see why. It's the country music capital of the world and is home to a variety of vibrant nightlife and entertainment. But while eager residents might be intimidated by the price tag on Nashville homes in certain communities, there are also many more affordable neighborhoods in Nashville. Here's a look at the eight Music City neighborhoods where buyers will get the most for their money.


Brookview Amenities

  • Newer detached single-family homes
  • Easy access to Briley Parkway beltway and I-24
  • Plentiful green space

Brookview is an affordable neighborhood in the northern part of Nashville, just off State Route 155/Briley Parkway and Interstate 24. This location makes commuting into downtown Nashville or other parts of the metro area quick and easy, and trips to other regional cities like Clarksville or Murfreesboro. Bus stops are also located along Ewing Drive, servicing the Nashville MTA's 41 Route, which loops through Golden Valley and Trinity Hills before arriving downtown. The community was built in the mid-2000s, providing relatively new detached single-family homes. Residents enjoy the quiet feel of a suburban neighborhood while also living just a few minutes' drive from the many dining and shopping options along US Route 41/Dickerson Pike. Southeastern portions of the community include a variety of light industrial or commercial buildings and business parks.

Homes for sale in Brookview start in the mid-$200,000s and can reach the low $300,000s. Most include 3–4 bedrooms, 2–3 bathrooms, and 1,400–1,700 square feet of interior space. Many of them back up onto trees or Ewing Creek, and small pocket park-style green spaces are spread throughout the community. Homeowners are only responsible for a modest association fee if any is required at all.

Parkwood Estates

Parkwood Estates Amenities

  • Parkwood Community Center/Parkwood Park
  • Close to TriStar Skyline Medical Center
  • Dickerson Pike shopping/dining corridor
  • Nashville Academy of Computer Science campus

Also located in northern Nashville, Parkwood Estates has been around since the 1960s, providing a more established community feel than some of Nashville's newer subdivisions. The neighborhood is centered around Parkwood Park and Parkwood Community Center, which offer sports fields and courts, afterschool programs for kids, fitness classes, green space, and more. Parkwood Estates also provides an ideal commuting location sandwiched between State Route 155/Briley Parkway, Interstate 24, and Interstate 65. This allows easy drives to anywhere in the Nashville region. In addition, residents are just a short drive from the retail and dining options along Dickerson Pike, including big box stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes. This commercial stretch can also be easily accessed by the Nashville MTA's 23 bus, which runs through the neighborhood and down Dickerson Pike all the way to downtown Nashville.

The homes for sale in Parkwood Estates span a wide price range, with some as affordable as the mid-$200,000s. Most sell in the $300,000s, though larger, more updated homes can list in the $400,000s or higher. These single-family detached houses most often have between 1,300 and 1,700 square feet, though some are as small as 1,000 or as large as 2,000. Some apartment communities are also located on the southeastern edge near I-65.

Haynes Manor

Haynes Manor Amenities

  • Privacy trees on many properties
  • Easy access to downtown/Briley Parkway beltway
  • Greenspace, including Whites Creek and Ewing Creek

Haynes Manor is located just north of the Cumberland River, set between Buena Vista Pike and Whites Creek Pike. Homes are primarily built in the area surrounding Moormans Arm Road, while the northernmost parts of the community north of Ewing Creek are open spaces leading to the edge of Briley Parkway. While the neighborhood and surrounding area are primarily residential, residents will find daily shopping spots like Family Dollar and a few local dining and nightlife spots located along the community's edges. There are also a variety of businesses and places of worship set along Whites Creek Pike.

The majority of Haynes Manor homes for sale are single-family detached houses built on quarter-acre lots between the mid-1960s and late 1970s. They can be as affordable as the low $200,000s, with the most expensive homes selling in the mid-$300,000s. Most homes in this neighborhood include 3–4 bedrooms and 1–2 bathrooms spread out over 1,300–1,600 square feet of living space. While the subdivision is relatively compact, homeowners can enjoy extra privacy from rows of large trees planted to separate the rear areas of backyards from one another.

Bordeaux Hills

Bordeaux Hills Amenities

  • Quick access to downtown Nashville
  • Established community with tree-lined streets
  • Shopping/dining along Clarksville Pike
  • Curahealth Nashville hospital

The Bordeaux Hills neighborhood has been providing affordable housing options for Nashville residents just a short distance from downtown for nearly a century. The community is situated on the northern bank of the Cumberland River, with easy access to the Clarksville Pike bridge to central Nashville. Clarksville Pike also serves as the area's primary commercial corridor, home to restaurants like White's Fish and BBQ and 400 Degrees, which serves the city's iconic hot chicken.

The area is close to Hartman Park Community Center, which includes a fitness center, pool, sports fields, afterschool and senior programs, and more. The park is also the trailhead for the Whites Creek Greenway, a multi-use path that runs a mile along the creek to Mullins Park.

Bordeaux Hills homes for sale span many decades of construction, from the 1930s to the present day. A significant number have been extensively renovated or demolished and rebuilt entirely as the neighborhood has undergone a revitalization in recent years, even as it maintained its tree-lined streets and original charm. While some homes in the area are luxury homes selling for a half-million to a million dollars or more, plenty of more reasonably priced choices can also be found. These are generally listed from the low $300,000s to the mid-$400,000s and include 2–3 bedrooms and a similar number of baths.


Woodbine Amenities

  • Larger-than-average yards
  • Easy access to major freeways and airport
  • Multiple public, private, and religious schools
  • Nolensville Pike commercial/dining corridor

Woodbine is one of the fastest-growing newly popular neighborhoods in South Nashville, bounded roughly by Thompson Lane, US Route 41/Nolensville Pike, Glenrose Avenue, and Interstate 440. It offers easy travel around and outside of Nashville, thanks to its location near State Route 155/Thompson Lane beltway and Interstates 24 and 65, as well as the Nashville airport. Lovers of international cuisine will especially appreciate the many varied dining spots along and near Nolensville Pike, including La Hacienda Taqueria, Istanbul Restaurant, and Gojo Ethiopian Cafe. This same area and Thompson Lane offer quick access to a variety of small businesses and chain stores for everyday shopping.

Most of the Woodbine real estate market comprises smaller single-family detached homes built between the 1940s and 1970s. They most often include 2–3 bedrooms and 1–2 bathrooms, usually with less than 1,000 square feet of living space. However, they generally include larger-than-average yards compared to other Nashville neighborhoods. These homes tend to sell in the $300,000s. Larger, newer, or custom-built homes in the area can list for close to half a million or more.

Cumberland Gardens

Cumberland Gardens Amenities

  • Proximity to downtown Nashville
  • Many public transportation options
  • Close to portions of Cumberland River Greenway multi-use trail

Located just off the southern bank of the Cumberland River, Cumberland Gardens is an affordable community very close to the heart of Nashville. It's bordered by Clarksville Pike and Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard on the north and east, Buchanan Street to the south, and 28th Avenue North to the west. Just about 3 miles from downtown, Nashville's most exciting nightlife is only a few minutes away by car. The neighborhood is also well-served by Nashville's public transportation, with nearby stops for the 22, 25, and 42 MTA bus lines, which take different routes through the city to downtown. Nashville golfers will also enjoy the proximity to the public 18-hole Ted Rhodes Golf Course along the river, one of the best golf courses in Nashville. Cumberland Gardens is also close to the campus of Tennessee State University.

Homes for sale in Cumberland Gardens can be found for as low as the mid-$200,000s. Many more options are also available from the high $200,000s to the high $300,000s as well. Most Cumberland Gardens homes were built between the 1930s and 1990s, offering significant diversity in style and layouts. This also results in homes with significant variation in size, from less than 1,000 square feet up to nearly 2,000. Still, they'll generally include 2–4 bedrooms and 1–3 bathrooms.

Lenox Village

Lenox Village Amenities

  • Varied housing styles
  • 15 acres of parks and green space, including playgrounds and pavilions
  • Underground utilities
  • On-site security
  • Regular community events

Would-be Nashvillians seeking a classic community feel with newer homes will find what they're looking for in Lenox Village. Built in the 2000s, Lenox Village was designed to recreate the traditional neighborhoods of Tennessee, where residents can live, work, and play all in the same centralized community. Located along the Nolensville Pike just under 15 miles from downtown, this Nashville master-planned community hosts gatherings like outdoor movies, food trucks, and other events in its central Village Green. The area is also walkable to a number of restaurants and bars, including the Pork Belly Cafe and Deep South Growlers beer hall.

Lenox Village homes for sale generally sell from the low $300,000s to the low $400,000s. Unlike many other affordable Nashville neighborhoods, single-family homes here are primarily semi-attached or attached/townhouse-style. There are also smaller but significant numbers of Nashville condos and detached homes. Most include between 2 and 4 bedrooms and a similar number of baths. Homeowners will be responsible for a roughly $150 association fee each month, which includes perks like outdoor maintenance, security, and more.

Buena Vista Heights

Buena Vista Heights Amenities

  • Centrally located near downtown and Interstate 65
  • Easy access to Metrocenter North commercial district
  • Close to Ted Rhodes Fields/Golf Course

Buena Vista Heights is another affordable Nashville community located close to downtown, sharing a border and many neighborhood amenities with nearby Cumberland Gardens. In recent years, the riverside community has been the site of extensive redevelopment, with larger, newer homes replacing originals dating back as far as the 1920s. It's also adjacent to the bustling Metrocenter North/Rhodes Park section of Nashville, with a variety of shopping options, restaurants, businesses, and government and religious facilities. Despite the central urban location, Buena Vista Heights also is home to several parks, including Buena Vista Park and Looby Park and Community Center. Much like neighboring Cumberland Gardens, it's well-served by Nashville's MTA bus system.

Most Buena Vista Heights homes for sale sell in the $300,000s, though some can be found in the high $200,000s as well. These detached houses tend to include 2–4 bedrooms and 1–4 bathrooms, spread over 1,000–2,000 square feet. Generally, the community's more affordable homes will consist of houses built between the 1940s and 1970s, with new construction homes stretching as high as a half-million dollars or more.

Making Money Go Further In Music City

Great housing options in Nashville, Tennessee, aren't just limited to downtown or high-priced areas. The city is full of unique, vibrant, and, most importantly, affordable neighborhoods. Whether residents prize easy commuting, diverse dining and nightlife, spacious backyards, or community events, Nashville has a community to meet any needs and budget.

If the opportunities of Nashville excite you, contact The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage with Nashville's MLS at (615) 603-3602 to get in touch with local real estate agents who can help find the perfect Nashville home for you today.


Gary Ashton

The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage

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