Downtown & the Gulch

What to Expect

Exciting urban developments, music row, honky-tonk tourism, variety of nightlife options.

During the day, expect to see long lines of business people slipping out to grab lunch at Del Frisco’s.

Business is alive and well in the heart of Nashville. Corporate offices and headquarters are plentiful here featuring Class A Inventory office spaces such as 501 Commerce, Peabody Plaza, and Three Thirty Three buildings. Office spaces under construction are Amazon Towner, Asurion HQ, and One22One with office space announced at 909 Division, 1001 Church Street, Lincoln Prop/Circle South, and Peabody Union. Employment opportunities abound with over 78,000 downtown employees. With more than 30 cranes in Nashville's skies, it's safe to say the Music City commercial real estate market is humming along. In fact, Davidson County approved $4.2 billion of commercial and residential construction permits in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, according to the Nashville Business Journal. If you can bear the traffic, it is exciting to see the city transforming before your eyes week to week.

The Lifestyle

If it seems like pedestrians are walking in a hurry, it’s probably because they’re catching their dinner reservations.

Locals do their best to stay away from the obvious tourist traps, but that’s only because there’s so much else to explore. We highly recommend visiting Moto Cucina + Enoteca on McGavock St in the Gulch for modern, elevated classics from Italy’s Riviera regions. You can’t go wrong with grilled octopus as a shared plate and their infamous squid ink pasta or wood-fired pizzas as the main. Oh, and don’t forget the wine!

Parking is usually accommodating and a complimentary valet is available, but with a walk score of 77 and a bike score of 68, many residents of the area have the option to leave the car at home anyway.

The people here are well-educated professionals, the largest bracket of household income ranging from $100,000 - $250,000 with Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials making up the majority of the population.

Unexpected Appeal

Downtown Nashville has a variety of rich cultural experiences to entertain fans of art and theater.

There is something to enjoy every night of the week Downtown. Attracting over 15 million tourists annually, Downtown is home to a variety of festivals, venues, and experiences. There are almost 60 live music venues to choose from Downtown.  Music City Food and Wine Festival is a popular event that brings nearly 100 top chefs, live performances, and cooking demos. Check out the Johnny Cash Museum for a variety of exhibits celebrating this unique figure in Nashville’s history. One of the largest museums dedicated to music is The Country Music Hall of Fame. For fans of music and culture, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is a choice venue for class and entertainment occasionally mixed with pop and Broadway artists featuring the Nashville Symphony and Ballet acts. Riverfront Park offers an outdoor recreation space with sculptural art throughout. Ascend Amphitheater on the grounds of Riverfront offers an outdoor music venue that hosts major acts and is popular in the summer months. The Ryman is an iconic, historic music venue hosting major acts in a more intimate setting. Catch a game of Nashville’s national hockey team The Predators at Bridgestone Arena or our NFL team the Titans.

5th and Broadway retail options include Sephora, Ariat, States and Liberty, Free People, The Nash Collection, Hollie Ray Boutique, The Dry House, Tecovas, and Ray-Ban. Food options include Shake Shack, Cava, Desano, Blanco, and beloved local hot chicken joint Hattie B’s. There is an eclectic mix of coffee shops, massage therapy, bakeries, salons, fitness and dance studios, and a host of other necessities for everyday living.

You’ll Fall in Love With

Downtown Nashville is a compelling urban center in the southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY, and INVEST.

There is around $7.5 billion in public-private investments in downtown Nashville 2012-2020 with another $6.5 billion under construction or planned. Downtown is amazing as-is, but the growth of new highrise developments and residential units is set to skyrocket. As part of a multi-year project, Downtown will make way for new developments and hotels such as Broadwest featuring true luxury condos as well as other condo developments Eve and Muse.  Our newest luxury boutique hotel The Virgin and the more well-known hotel and residences of the Four Seasons offer vacation amenities in style.  In 20212, there were around 3,000 hotel rooms, now there are around 10,000 with another 5,000 planned by 2023.


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