The 10 Cheapest Nashville, TN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I'd much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I'd rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Nashville might be more expensive than living in rural Tennessee, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Nashville neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further -- you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Nashville are the cheapest.

What's the cheapest neighborhood to live in Nashville for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Southside looks to be the cheaptest Nashville neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for -- some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Nashville. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Nashville that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Nashville.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville For 2022

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Population: 3,412
Cost Of Living Index: 76 (cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (27th cheapest)
More on Southside: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,196
Cost Of Living Index: 90 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.01 (18th cheapest)
More on Scottsboro: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 481
Cost Of Living Index: 94 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on Pennington Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 677
Cost Of Living Index: 93 (30th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (12th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.005 (9th cheapest)
More on Rachel Jackson: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 717
Cost Of Living Index: 96 (4cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on Gra-Mar Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,610
Cost Of Living Index: 89 (16th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.9 (27th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.005 (10th cheapest)
More on Rosebank: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,215
Cost Of Living Index: 90 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.2 (35th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.009 (13th cheapest)
More on Barclay Drive: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 5,895
Cost Of Living Index: 92 (25th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.6 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.014 (33rd cheapest)
More on Merry Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 562
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (3rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.023 (70th cheapest)
More on Cumberland Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 1,086
Cost Of Living Index: 105 (60th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.5 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.0 (4th cheapest)
More on South Hampton: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Cheapest Nashville Hoods In 2022

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Nashville, we had to determine what criteria defines "cheap".

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

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

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

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the "Cheapest City Neighborhood In Nashville." We're lookin' at you, Southside.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the cheapest places Nashville. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

Summary: Lowest Cost Places To Live In Nashville

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Nashville where prices are low and it's cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Nashville aren't all cheap. Centenary takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Nashville.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Southside 76
2 Scottsboro 90
3 Pennington Bend 94
4 Rachel Jackson 93
5 Gra-Mar Acres 96
6 Rosebank 89
7 Barclay Drive 90
8 Merry Oaks 92
9 Cumberland Gardens 83
10 South Hampton 105
11 Nashboro Village 93
12 Una 91
13 Jones-Buena Vista 84
14 Neelys Bend 93
15 South Harpeth Area 106
16 Marrowbone 94
17 Talbot's Corner 87
18 Bells Bend 96
19 Villages Of Larchwood 93
20 Capitol View 87
21 Poplar Creek Estates 115
22 Hadley-Washngton 83
23 Greenwood 96
24 Sheffield On The Harpeth 114
25 Hickory Woods 97
26 Enchanted Hills 98
27 Donelson Hills 95
28 Stanford Estates 96
29 Tulip Grove 94
30 Inglewood-Riverwood 96
31 Four Corners 96
32 Woodycrest 83
33 Heron Walk 88
34 Your Neighborhood Group 97
35 Mckissack Park 88
36 Buena Vista Heights 85
37 Baxter Road 99
38 Mcmurray-Huntingdon 92
39 Hoggett Ford Road 102
40 Edmondson-Cloverland 112
41 Bordeaux 90
42 Charlotte Park 93
43 Crieve Hall 104
44 Harpeth Valley Park 105
45 Bellshire Estates 99
46 Southeast 111
47 Ccsi-South Inglewood 97
48 Haynes Area 90
49 Glencliff 91
50 Brick Church Bellshire 92
51 Antioch 93
52 Brandywine Farms 121
53 Woodbine 86
54 Hermitage Hills 94
55 Osage-North Fisk 88
56 Dalemere Area 107
57 Granny White 168
58 Hadley Park 88
59 Fisk-Meharry 85
60 College Heights-Clifton 88
61 Sylvan Park 125
62 Whites Bend 105
63 Hillwood Estates 123
64 White Bridge 117
65 Eastwood 113
66 East End 116
67 Shelby Hills 99
68 Green Hills 135
69 Cleveland Park 98
70 Elizabeth Park 89
71 Lockeland Springs 118
72 Historic Edgefield 111
73 Cahal Street 98
74 Cherokee Park 115
75 Salemtown 116
76 Germantown 118
77 Shepherd Hills 99
78 Edgehill 106
79 West Meade 118
80 West Meade Park 128
81 Mcferrin Park 96
82 Sylvan Heights 105
83 Melrose 115
84 Bellmont Hillsboro 132
85 Hillsboro West End 132
86 Stadium Area 98
87 Buena Vista 106
88 Centenary 106

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

About Chris Kolmar

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