Local’s Guide to The Gulch

The Gulch, the small but mighty community just south of downtown, is one of Nashville’s most popular urban neighborhoods. A Cinderella Story of sorts, this once industrial area housing a railroad terminal now features towering condominiums, some of the city’s best restaurants, and unique shops and music venues, making it the perfect place for urbanites to live, work, and play. Read more below, or watch our Local’s Guide video for a quick review of the area!

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Local’s Guide to Nolensville

ABOUT NOLENSVILLE

Nolensville, Tennessee has attracted families for generations, not just for its beautiful landscape, but also for its convenient location, inclusion in Williamson County, and its low property tax rates. The storybook town makes you feel far from it all, but is just a few miles from Nashville, Franklin, and Smyrna, making it an easy commute in nearly any direction.


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Local’s Guide to 12 South, Belmont, and Edgehill

ABOUT 12 SOUTH, BELMONT, AND EDGEHILL

Nashville is a network of unique neighborhoods, with some spread to the edges of the county and some nearly overlapping. One of the most popular areas of town includes three such communities – 12 South, Belmont, and Edgehill.
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12 South is a bustling community known for its walkability. Murals dress up the walls of local businesses like Draper James. Some of the restaurants that helped set the Nashville foodie scene on the map started here, including the original Edley’s Barbecue and Five Daughters Bakery, the home of the 100 layer doughnut. The neighborhood is also home to Sevier Park which hosts a weekly farmers market, music festivals, and other family-friendly events each year.

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The Local’s Guide to Berry Hill

ABOUT BERRY HILL

Though it is less than one square mile in area, Berry Hill has a big personality. Here you’ll find tree-lined streets dotted with quaint cottages, small parks with playgrounds, and one of a kind shops and restaurants. Murals cover the fences and brick walls of some of the businesses, giving the neighborhood a unique creative atmosphere.

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The Local’s Guide to Franklin

Local's Guide to Franklin

ABOUT FRANKLIN

Franklin, Tennessee, a town rooted in Americana, is located about 20 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County. Known for its picturesque main street, historical attractions, antique shops, and lively music scene, Franklin is fondly known as “Small Town, USA” and was voted the number one small town in Tennessee.

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Get to Know: Brentwood

ABOUT BRENTWOOD

The area between Davidson and Williamson counties is home to some of the prettiest communities in Middle Tennessee. Brentwood, Tennessee sits just minutes from downtown Nashville and features pristine parks, some of the best schools in the state, and homes that look like they’ve come out of a Southern Living magazine.

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Get to Know: Smyrna

ABOUT SMYRNA

Smyrna, Tennessee is located about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville in Rutherford County. Named by US News and World Report as one of the best places to retire, Smyrna is one of the most family-friendly places to reside in Middle Tennessee.

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Get to Know: Murfreesboro


Murfreesboro, Tennessee is located about 30 minutes southeast of Nashville in Rutherford County and is home to the designated geographical center of the state. Here you will find a thriving town with a touch of Southern nostalgia and the motto “creating a better quality of life”, which is exactly what you will find.

From the historic downtown main street where the community gathers at the town square for annual events, to the abundance of outdoor activities like the Greenway System that includes 12 miles of paved paths with 11 trailheads, and the Richard Siegle Soccer Complex & community park, there truly is something for everyone.

Murfreesboro is also home to the largest public university in the state, Middle Tennessee State University. With an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, it is the No. 1 producer of graduates for the Greater Nashville economy and the Tennessee Board or Regents system. It is also the top destination for transfer students in Tennessee.

Here, you will find a lifestyle that is suitable for you, whether it’s living in a remote area with land to relax, to getting involved in the community, or always having something to do like spending a Saturday exploring the Greenway. Murfreesboro is the perfect city to live, work and play for all ages.


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