8th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee Homes for Sale
About 8th Avenue South
Closed Prices: $166,000 to $3,625,000
Median Sale Price: $565,000
Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $327
Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home
Age: 1892 to 2021
Sq. Ft.: 1892 to 2021 Sq. Ft.
Bedrooms: 1 to 7 Bedrooms
Bathrooms: 1 to 7 Bathrooms
Getting Around 8th Avenue South
Around 8th Avenue South
Trendsetters may love the stylish condos available off 8th Avenue South, the large road running down the center of the neighborhood that serves as the area’s namesake. On the north end of this area, you'll find more luxurious apartments at higher prices and better amenities to match. You can also rent studios along Wedgewood Avenue, which runs east to west. You can find a mix of townhouses and single-family homes near the interstate.
On the surface, 8th Avenue South offers the expected fare of fast food joints, but there are some culinary gems in the area. Foodies can't miss out on the Thai food at The Smiling Elephant, which was voted 'Best Thai Food in Nashville.' Local cafes in the neighborhood give you a good reason to linger over your coffee, as a surprising number of them offer live music in the evening. Poke around and you can find a few microbrewery pubs in the area that are beloved by locals but haven't yet been discovered by tourists.
During midday and particularly on the weekends, you'll find antique and bargain hunters attracted to 8th Avenue South. The neighborhood boasts an auction house and dozens of antique shops of various types. This includes the Preservation Station, a magnet for people looking for home furnishings from the 1850s and later. Music enthusiasts may drop by one of the neighborhood's vinyl record and used music stores on the hunt for treasures from decades past. In the eastern part of the district, you'll find a more laid-back, cozy atmosphere.
You and your friends can enjoy a lower-key pub crawl along 8th Avenue; just make sure to arrange transportation ahead of time. Most late-night taxis tend to congregate closer to the center of town. For a change of pace, check out Nashville's own Zanies Comedy Club, which has featured big names like Jeff Foxworthy and even Jerry Seinfeld. Finally, for a wilder night, you can easily hop neighborhoods, as Broadway keeps the party going until the wee hours of the morning.
Start your Sunday early at a cafe, where you can spend several hours enjoying live music and diverse company. If you want to stretch your legs and get some air, visit Reservoir Park and jog some laps around the lake, or have a picnic on one of the grassy hills with amazing city views. Finally, even if you're not looking to buy, you can have a wonderful time browsing the antique stores and quirky small shops for which 8th Avenue South is famous.
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