The Nations is a booming area of West Nashville. Loosely, its borders run along I-40 on the south, 44th Ave N on the east, the Cumberland River on the north and 63rdAve N on the west. There are conflicting stories on where the neighborhood name comes from. One version states that the name came from the Chickasaw Nations that lived there in the eighteenth century and traded with early settlers. The Chickasaw leader Piomingo and his tribe allied with white settlers in 1780. In 1783, James Robertson and tribal leaders met at the Treaty Oak (which once stood at the corner of 61st and Louisiana avenues) to sign a pact guaranteeing the rights of the Chickasaw Nations in exchange for their help in protecting the Nashville settlement.
After a lengthy period of decline the resurgence of The Nations is undeniable. This revitalization is due in part by the demand for urban housing and infill development, its proximity to downtown, great highway access, and the work of champions who believe in the area. It is truly unbelievable how quickly this once crime ridden neighborhood is being transformed. A drive will show block after block of vintage Craftsman and Victorian homes being renovated or demolished to make room for new homes. Rows and rows of new construction and some of the most affordable new homes in the city with promise of increased property values in the near future.
Inventory is low as homes fly off the market before even being completed, but there are a few large-scale projects pre-selling.
Shops, restaurants, and bars are quickly snagging up space in the Nations. Below are some local favorites.
Frothy Monkey – The Nations: 1400 51st Ave North
Stocking 51– 5016 Centennial Blvd
Project 615 – 1404 51st Ave North
House, a social eatery– 712 51st Ave. North
Fifty First Kitchen and Bar– 5104 Illinois Ave
BarreAmped Nashville West– 803 51st Ave North
The Mill Boutique– 812 51st Ave. N.
Tin Wings- 816 51st Ave N
The Nations will one day appear in textbooks as a case study exemplifying the rapid transformation and gentrification of a neighborhood. Once considered an undesirable neighborhood this area is now thriving. Get in while you can.
If you are interested in scheduling a tour of the Nations or to learn more about real estate in Nashville, TN contact Gabriela Lira at 615-440-6327 or by email at email@example.com. Gabriela is a professional REALTOR® and a RE/MAX Masters agent. Each RE/MAX office is independently owned and operated.
The Nations Homes for Sale
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