Welcome to Downtown and The Gulch
Downtown and The Gulch are the beating heart of Nashville.
These trendy urban districts are packed with diverse restaurants, cultural attractions, and live music venues. Lower Broadway runs through the center of Downtown Nashville, where famous honky-tonk bars showcase talented musicians every night of the week. North of Broadway, discover upscale dining and music-themed tourist attractions housed within stunning classical buildings that have earned Nashville the nickname “the Athens of the South.” Located immediately south of Downtown, The Gulch is a revitalized industrial area with hip contemporary shopping, music venues, art murals, and modern boutique hotels. Together, these central districts form a wonderfully walkable area with a huge amount to see and experience.
Housing options in Downtown and The Gulch include chic high-rise condominium buildings and quiet neighborhoods of classic and newly-built single-family homes. From elegant brick townhouses to architecturally-stunning custom-builds and penthouse suites with sweeping city views, there’s something here to suit all tastes.
What to Love
- Legendary music venues
- Museums and cultural attractions
- Diverse housing options
- Booming economy
People & Lifestyle
Residents of Downtown and The Gulch enjoy the best of Music City right on their doorstep. Homes here are within walking distance of a vast array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Nashville’s music scene is historic and world-renowned, and Downtown and The Gulch offer near countless places to see the best up-and-coming acts and explore the city’s unique musical heritage. Downtown Nashville also boasts a booming economy, with many corporate offices and headquarters providing a vast range of employment opportunities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Music City’s dining scene is every bit as exceptional as its nightlife. For chef-driven contemporary twists on traditional Southern cooking, head to or The Hermitage Hotel’s . Each of these upscale dining hotspots utilize farm-fresh ingredients for their seasonal menus of delectable dishes. Both serve meals in exceptionally elegant settings. Husk is housed within an artwork-decorated 19th-century mansion, while the Capitol Grille’s chandelier-illuminated dining room has been a mainstay of Nashville’s fine dining scene since 1910. in The Gulch is another fine-dining highlight, artfully updating classic American steakhouse fare in an airy modern dining space. Kayne Prime’s proprietors have a cluster of similarly-outstanding restaurants along The Gulch’s McGavock Street, such as ’s Italian-style small plates, ’s Asian fusion cuisine, and authentic Mexican meals paired with over 100 varieties of premium tequila and mescal at . Other dining options throughout Downtown and The Gulch range from casual lunchtime favorites and to innovative eateries and Skull’s Rainbow Room. Of course, music lovers have much to discover within Nashville. in The Gulch is a must-visit. This groundbreaking record store is owned by Jack White and combines a huge selection of vinyl and memorabilia with the world’s only live performance space with direct-to-acetate recording capabilities.
Things to Do
More than 15 million tourists visit Nashville every year for its countless music venues, cultural attractions, and vibrant festivals. September’s is one of many events that attract thousands to the Downtown area. This weekend-long celebration showcases artisanal creations from more than 80 top chefs. There are also cooking demos, a Harvest Night party with live performances, and a spirited Sunday Gospel Brunch. Downtown and The Gulch boast scores of music venues big and small, with the 2,362-seat being one of the most enduringly popular. Ryman Auditorium was the home of the Grand Ole Opry between 1943 and 1974. Since it opened in 1892, every Nashville musical icon has played on the Ryman’s stage at some point. Other Downtown landmarks include the , one of the largest musical museums in the world. The nearby is full of artifacts and memorabilia celebrating the legacy of the legendary Man in Black. is home to the NHL’s Nashville Predators and also serves as Downtown’s largest indoor performance space. On the Cumberland River waterfront, is a spacious outdoor recreation area decorated with sculptures and public artworks. Riverfront Park’s is another large performance venue with frequent concerts from big-name musical acts.
Downtown Nashville and The Gulch are zoned in the Davidson County school district.
- Hume – Fogg High, Public, Magnet, 9-12, ranked 8th best high school in Tennessee
- Nashville School of the Arts, Public, Magnet, 9-12