Welcome to The Nations + Charlotte Park
It’s clear why this hip, walkable area is Nashville’s fastest-growing zip code
The Nations and neighboring Charlotte Park have experienced a boom in recent years — with businesses and residents, alike, flocking to West Nashville. The Nations began its revitalization journey first, after the flood of 2010. Efforts then spread to the residential Charlotte Park. Both communities are located South of the Cumberland River, with Charlotte Park being Southwest of the Nations.
Stroll past stunning murals restored homes and businesses, and a veritable feast of new construction styles, and you’ll understand why so many are eager to call this vibrant area home.
What to Love
- Hip, lively atmosphere
- Great selection of shops, restaurants, & cafes
- A ten-minute drive from downtown
- Home of Nashville’s iconic 15-story Silo Mural
With so much going on, the Nations has a distinctly urban and artsy feel. Plans are in place to create an arts district around the beautiful Silo Mural. Charlotte Park is considered one of Nashville’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, and being primarily residential, has a slightly more suburban vibe. Both areas are known for being very walkable, which is a major draw.
While both neighborhoods are populated with a number of original homes, new construction is also prevalent. Modern apartment complexes and condos make this area popular with young professionals.
There are also a number of new construction single-family homes available, which attracts couples and families. While new construction architectural styles are surprisingly varied throughout both communities, the area is heavily populated with tall, space-saving builds. These two-story homes often referred to as “Tall Skinnies,” are known for their slim profiles, clean lines, and numerous color options.
Dining & Shopping
The Nations has swiftly gained a reputation for its unique restaurants, breweries, and shops.
A local favorite, 51 North Taproom, prides itself in being the Nation’s “friendly neighborhood taproom,” offering 30 rotating taps and a family-friendly menu. Fat Bottom Brewery has been brewing and bottling its own creations since 2012. Tour the brewery or snag a beer and burger in the Hopyard, Fat Bottom’s very own taproom.
In the Nations, coffee lovers have no shortage of trendy digs to frequent with shops from local chains like White Bison Coffee, Red Bicycle Coffee & Creperie, Frothy Monkey, and more, all within walking distance.
Built around the original Belle Meade Hosiery Mill, Stocking 51 is a mixed-use restaurant, retail and commercial space that’s become an entertainment hub for the community. The space is home to a salon, coffee shop, pizzeria, and photography studio. Not to mention popular stores like The Home Edit, a new event space, known as 14TENN, and popular local apparel store Project 615. When you shop at Project 615, you have the added bonus of knowing that your money is helping support both local and worldwide nonprofits.
Located on Charlotte Pike, Thistle Farms provides another change-making shopping experience. Shop through a beautiful selection of candles, homeware, jewelry, apparel, and body care — all of which help support women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
Things to Do
There’s no shortage of entertainment in this lively community. Take a walking trip to view the
Nation’s best-known landmark, the Silo, is a 15-story mural by acclaimed Australian muralist Guido Van Helten. The historic silo features a stunning painting of 91-year-old lifelong Nations resident, Lee Estes.
For more outdoor fun, West Park offers 33 acres of green space, including a picnic pavilion, playground, and athletic fields.
The annual Light the Nations Fall Festival takes place every October. The day-long festival brings together local musicians, artists, food trucks, and other vendors to celebrate and illuminate the up-and-coming community. Locals decorate luminary bags and set them outside homes and businesses to “Light the Nations.”
Living in the Nations/Charlotte Park provides access to a number of high-quality schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Saint Anne School, PK-8, inclusive and individualized private Catholic school
Vanderbilt University, four-year university, highly selective private research university
Tennessee State University, public university, well-known HBCU
Lipscomb University, private liberal arts college, nationally ranked business and nursing programs