My husband and I have lived in Nashville for 5.5 years and have inhabited three different homes. A really junky rental home, a very sleek and modern condo, and finally, a 1920′s bungalow that is full of both cracks and character. We bought the last one, so I think we are done moving for a while. In our time searching for the right home in the right location, we thoroughly investigated all of Nashville’s nooks and crannies. We didn’t want to move to the ‘burbs and hoped to be within walking distance to bars, restaurants, parks, etc. We also wanted to feel relatively safe and do all of this within budget. A tall order in a real estate market that seemed to be booming, unlike the rest of the country. We asked around, and friends who live “in town” always tried to sell us on their district of Nashville, raving about the great food, nightlife, and excellent hipster-watching while down-playing the crime rate. People here have a lot of pride for their neighborhood, as they well should. Nashville is chock full of great pockets, each with it’s own unique flavor. Five Points, Downtown, 12 South, Hillsboro Village, the Gulch, Edgehill Village, Music Row, the list goes on and on. We eventually settled on (and settled into) Sylvan Park. Our ‘hood may be not quite as hip as some of the hot spots in town, but it is a lot like our household. Full of dogs, beer, tacos, and often asleep by 10:00. It is a perfect fit.
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