The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Nashville For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Nashville are the best of the best.

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Most people think of Nashville as the home to country music, country music stars, and tangy BBQ; however, after HomeSnacks' list of the top ten best Nashville neighborhoods for 2022 gets out, it will also be known as the home to some of the most rockin' neighborhoods.

Now, just because Music City's best neighborhoods house people like Reba Mcentire and Keith Urban doesn't mean these places are out of reach if you make less than $100,000/year. It's actually quite the opposite. And since we can't base Nashville's great neighborhoods on country artists and country songs, we created a formula to measure things that most people find important when looking to move to a new area: safety, affordability, amenities, and jobs.

If you've always pictured yourself in a Craftsman with a white picket fence and top notch schools down the street, Sylvan Park is super safe and family friendly. If a townhouse with plenty of room to entertain and a wine bar down the street is more your style, the Hillsboro West End neighborhood likes to stay up late. And if you're looking for a Tudor-style home that costs less than $400,000, Hillwood Estates has plenty.

But, if you're looking for your big break, grab a plate of hot chicken, crank some Chris Stapleton, and read on because we're about to tell you the number one best neighborhood in Nashville.

Nashville might not be one of the biggest cities in America, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in amazing neighborhoods. We're pretty sure this is why it's one of the country's fastest growing cities.

So, what's the best neighborhood in Nashville for 2022? Well, according to the latest census data Green Hills has earned the title. If you're thinking of moving to Tennesee, Green Hills would be an excellent choice.

More importantly, if you want to know how to get your hands on one of Nashville's finest neighborhoods, take a look below. And if you don't find what you're looking for there, head to the bottom.

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Best Neighborhoods In Nashville
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville

Population: 24,013
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $491,215 (Second best)
Median Income: $104,171 (Second best)
More on Green Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,516
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $471,614 (Third best)
Median Income: $72,639 (23rd best)
More on Bellmont Hillsboro: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,409
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $286,167 (22nd best)
Median Income: $85,305 (11th best)
More on Southeast: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,011
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $281,300 (23rd best)
Median Income: $103,214 (Fourth best)
More on Poplar Creek Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 878
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $328,550 (12th best)
Median Income: $74,267 (17th best)
More on East End: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,497
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $331,967 (11th best)
Median Income: $101,163 (Fifth best)
More on Edmondson-Cloverland: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 449
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $455,100 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $76,696 (13th best)
More on West Meade Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,098
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $335,680 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $72,694 (22nd best)
More on Lockeland Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 189
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $627,100 (best)
Median Income: $150,506 (best)
More on Granny White: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,990
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $399,167 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $103,948 (Third best)
More on Sylvan Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Nashville, TN Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Nashville, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 88 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Nashville." We're lookin' at you, Green Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Nashville, Tennessee has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Nashville

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Nashville where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Nashville aren't all good. Talbot'S Corner takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Nashville.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Green Hills 24,013 $491,215 $104,171
2 Bellmont Hillsboro 6,516 $471,614 $72,639
3 Southeast 6,409 $286,167 $85,305
4 Poplar Creek Estates 1,011 $281,300 $103,214
5 East End 878 $328,550 $74,267
6 Edmondson-Cloverland 2,497 $331,967 $101,163
7 West Meade Park 449 $455,100 $76,696
8 Lockeland Springs 3,098 $335,680 $72,694
9 Granny White 189 $627,100 $150,506
10 Sylvan Park 3,990 $399,167 $103,948
11 Hillsboro West End 9,679 $459,978 $71,071
12 South Harpeth Area 709 $235,200 $88,009
13 Historic Edgefield 1,071 $320,467 $55,557
14 South Hampton 1,086 $233,300 $92,344
15 Hillwood Estates 2,745 $437,800 $100,025
16 Eastwood 2,859 $315,480 $64,748
17 Germantown 733 $325,300 $75,541
18 Crieve Hall 4,223 $270,900 $73,313
19 Brandywine Farms 596 $326,000 $86,087
20 Cherokee Park 5,137 $316,467 $60,306
21 Edgehill 5,030 $286,543 $32,174
22 Greenwood 1,183 $222,600 $65,598
23 White Bridge 3,805 $376,220 $75,317
24 Donelson Hills 1,342 $159,500 $60,102
25 Melrose 3,704 $316,429 $56,620
26 Sheffield On The Harpeth 321 $271,100 $97,260
27 Inglewood-Riverwood 7,184 $197,582 $58,883
28 Rachel Jackson 677 $203,350 $79,454
29 Barclay Drive 1,215 $172,450 $54,330
30 Mcmurray-Huntingdon 6,963 $163,189 $47,931
31 Whites Bend 2,837 $273,200 $47,696
32 Sylvan Heights 1,679 $269,800 $43,988
33 Dalemere Area 292 $217,400 $69,625
34 Bellshire Estates 892 $153,000 $60,152
35 Hoggett Ford Road 651 $167,400 $70,489
36 Tulip Grove 2,168 $144,950 $50,708
37 Ccsi-South Inglewood 4,515 $180,300 $49,062
38 Pennington Bend 481 $146,600 $68,021
39 West Meade 469 $337,467 $69,177
40 Centenary 201 $230,200 $36,489
41 Merry Oaks 5,895 $148,033 $56,806
42 Hermitage Hills 1,610 $142,800 $40,298
43 Buena Vista 814 $326,300 $9,525
44 Rosebank 1,610 $150,467 $52,630
45 Bells Bend 775 $210,000 $65,750
46 Gra-Mar Acres 717 $171,000 $73,000
47 Enchanted Hills 527 $156,100 $67,330
48 Shelby Hills 1,576 $205,025 $48,462
49 Salemtown 341 $325,300 $75,541
50 Stanford Estates 897 $171,100 $61,452
51 Charlotte Park 2,228 $154,875 $47,699
52 Harpeth Valley Park 636 $220,800 $74,000
53 Cleveland Park 2,206 $176,500 $42,340
54 Baxter Road 101 $209,700 $65,833
55 Your Neighborhood Group 3,367 $202,925 $60,912
56 Marrowbone 5,115 $161,325 $54,184
57 Scottsboro 1,196 $123,567 $56,914
58 Glencliff 7,729 $130,933 $35,999
59 Neelys Bend 1,887 $141,550 $52,933
60 Nashboro Village 1,537 $147,967 $52,878
61 Una 875 $145,667 $48,667
62 Cahal Street 784 $134,100 $39,600
63 Stadium Area 801 $232,200 $23,626
64 Mcferrin Park 2,442 $164,575 $30,650
65 Shepherd Hills 349 $186,600 $44,506
66 Antioch 900 $121,700 $42,411
67 Hickory Woods 800 $132,900 $72,794
68 Woodbine 2,663 $103,250 $25,441
69 Villages Of Larchwood 1,857 $131,350 $50,832
70 Brick Church Bellshire 10,326 $132,800 $38,913
71 Hadley-Washngton 1,394 $79,250 $30,250
72 Fisk-Meharry 2,484 $104,700 $18,590
73 Bordeaux 5,092 $119,680 $37,259
74 Haynes Area 7,150 $130,171 $33,328
75 Elizabeth Park 1,402 $118,000 $22,260
76 Mckissack Park 487 $87,000 $31,875
77 Cumberland Gardens 562 $50,300 $32,788
78 Capitol View 3,126 $102,650 $33,014
79 Jones-Buena Vista 834 $56,250 $34,801
80 Four Corners 4,201 $152,200 $55,798
81 Heron Walk 11,940 $119,423 $35,658
82 Osage-North Fisk 2,243 $95,267 $26,328
83 Southside 3,412 $42,700 $23,372
84 Hadley Park 793 $96,233 $24,831
85 Woodycrest 1,355 $85,300 $27,957
86 College Heights-Clifton 885 $113,033 $24,859
87 Buena Vista Heights 1,103 $99,250 $30,261
88 Talbot's Corner 12,018 $93,375 $35,011

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Nashville.

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