Welcome to Downtown
Vibrant district in the heart of everything in Nashville
Downtown is the vibrant district in the heart of everything in Nashville. This is Music City at its liveliest, where there are shows—both big and small—every night of the year. Downtown also features Music City landmarks such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and the iconic Ryman Auditorium. Downtown Nashville is a booming business center teeming with employment opportunities. Other highlights of Nashville’s energetic downtown area include the grand 19th century Greek Revival-style Tennessee State Capitol and its exceptional dining scene.
Downtown is home to the tallest buildings in Nashville with a real estate mix that includes stylish condominiums in high-rise towers with sweeping views and outstanding amenities. There are also many older properties with elegant historic architecture. Other housing options in this eclectic area include contemporary townhouses and single-family homes.
What to Love
- Vibrant urban district
- Diverse housing options
- Premier Music City attractions
- The Honky Tonk Highway
People & Lifestyle
Downtown is a hive of activity day and night. The honky-tonk bars on Broadway are packed with revelers seven nights a week. This bustling urban area also offers many stylish shops and trendy restaurants and is a major employment hub with many corporate offices.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The most famous area of Downtown Nashville is along Lower Broadway. This lively neon-lit stretch features dozens of bars offering free live music until 3 AM every night. throws one of the biggest parties on Lower Broadway with past performers including Darius Rucker and Ringo Starr. Nashville legends such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Patsy Cline played some of their earliest shows at . Other standout venues include for old-fashioned country music, for three floors of eclectic live performances, and to enjoy live music alongside some of the best barbecue in Nashville. There are many more spots for live music and great food and drinks outside of the Honky Tonk Highway. is an upscale dining spot offering innovative chef-driven cuisine drawing on diverse global influences. features a downstairs bistro and a more formal upstairs dining space. Printer’s Alley is packed with chic bars and eateries, including hip cocktail lounge and sophisticated seasonal restaurant . East Coast-style seafood restaurant and the JW Marriott Hotel’s high-end steakhouse both combine sublime cooking with stunning rooftop views.
Things to Do
Downtown Nashville is home to many of Music City’s most significant attractions. was built in the late 19th century and became one of the most important venues in the development of country music. The Grand Ole Opry was based at Ryman Auditorium between the 1940s and ‘70s, and almost every major star of the country music scene has graced its stage at one time or another. Nashville’s rich musical heritage is on proud display at . Another must-visit for country music fans is , which explores the life of the legendary Man in Black. Just across the Cumberland River from Downtown Nashville, is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. The stadium also doubles as a concert venue with past performers, including George Strait, Guns N’ Roses, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and The Rolling Stones. The NHL’s Tennessee Predator’s home at also stages major concerts from some of the biggest names in music. Other Downtown Nashville landmarks include the mid-19th century Greek Revival-style and the sprawling adjacent green space of .
Downtown Nashville is served by the Davidson County School District.
- Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School, Public, Magnet, 9-12
- Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School, Public, Magnet, 7-12