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!

With its upscale and trendy vibe, The Gulch is packed with things to do. Residents of the many high-rise condos enjoy living in this highly desirable and walkable neighborhood. There is an abundance of unique shops and a wide range of dining options from Southern fare to haute cuisine to quite literally everything in between.

While strolling around the neighborhood, a stop into some of the one of a kind shops such as the Turnip Truck or Two Old Hippies will give you a taste of the unique vibe that Nashville has to offer. The Gulch also houses high-end bookmaker, Lucchese, so you can pick up a pair of beautiful boots before you head out to the honky tonks. 
The Gulch received the distinction of being the South’s first LEED certified community due to its focus on building an efficient and sustainable neighborhood. Though the mostly newly developed community has an obvious focus on all things modern, bits of the original history can still be found.Nearby Union Station, a railroad station built in 1900 turned historic hotel, gives a glimpse into life in Nashville over a hundred years ago. The Station Inn, a small venue focusing on Bluegrass and roots music, was opened in its current location in 1978 and frequently sees musical greats such as Bill Monroe and John Prine drop in for a set.Though there is plenty to see and do in the Gulch, it is also conveniently located within walking distance to some of Nashville’s finest museums, music, and sporting venues.Residents of the Gulch can easily enjoy all the best parts of Nashville without ever having to get in a car.
If you’re a professional looking to live in the best urban community Nashville has to offer, the Gulch may be where you belong.



LOCAL RESTAURANTS

M-Street Restaurants are a collection of amazing restaurants including Virago, Whiskey Kitchen, Saint Anejo, and more! They all have their own concept and team of incredible culinary masters creating delicious food for the community!

Founded in 1982, this meat & 3 restaurant is a local favorite! They have been featured on all sorts of culinary shows, winning favor with their family atmosphere. Make sure to bring your appetite, the portions are large and everything is delicious!

Biscuit Love is a new addition to the Nashville restaurant game but, they are spreading rapidly and have already gained national acclaim! This family business serves up astonishingly good biscuits and breakfast foods to the crowds every day! Make sure to go early on the weekend, the wait can get rather long!


THINGS TO DO

LA Jackson is one of the hippest spots to visit in the Gulch! This rooftop bar and restaurant is located on top of the Thompson Nashville. They often host local musicians and DJs so make sure to check their schedule before going and enjoying panoramic views of the area!

 

Two Old Hippies is a bohemian store that sells guitars, apparel, and gifts. But, they also have a live music series that is wonderful to go to! Their schedule can be found here.

If you are looking for live music, you definitely need to stop by The Station Inn! They have been open for more than 40 years and feature all sorts of musicians from a variety of genres. Ticket prices vary and doors typically open at 7 pm!

Perhaps the most recognizable feature of the Gulch, the Wings Mural is a fan favorite for locals and tourists alike. Located near the Juice Bar, you’ll probably notice a line waiting to get a picture with this iconic mural!


SCHOOLS

Residents have the option of sending their children to any of the Metro Nashville Public Schools. Enjoy quality education close to home!

  • Private Schools

Residents of this area are central to many private education options! Among the many nearby, University School of Nashville and St. Bernard Academy!


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