Walkability has become a feature that many homebuyers look for searching for their new home. Walkability means different things to different people, but Nashville is not considered a highly walkable city by many standards. The introduction of a mass transit system may help that outlook in the near future. Nashville has also recently implemented a bike sharing program that helps connect many neighborhoods together.
While opinions vary on what makes an area “walkable”, the Walk Score is a tool that many people find useful & reliable for general information. We always recommend to speak to an area resident or real estate agent to get a sense of specific needs that may not be represented in the Walk Score. For families, this usually means safety & a school within walking distance.
If you’re looking for highly waklable neighborhood in Nashville, contact one of our Nashville real estate agents at 615-550-5565. We’ll help you find the best fit for your needs.
The 3 Nashville neighborhoods with the highest Walk Score:
The East End has the highest Walk Score of any Nashville neighborhood at 77. It also claims a 77 Bike Score, which makes it a great fit for anyone who doesn’t want to be car dependent. Located in East Nashville, residents here are just steps away from most everything they need on a day-to-day basis.
Citizens Protecting Revitalization
Citizens Protecting Revitalization comes in number 2 in Nashville neighborhoods with a Walk Score of 75. With a Bike Score of 62, it isn’t as friendly yet to bipedal commuters as the other 2 neighborhoods on this list. However, this area does have the most residents & great sense of community, including many locally owned businesses.
Edgehill Community Garden
Edgehill Community Garden has the 3rd highest Walk Score among Nashville neighborhoods with a score of 70. The Bike Score of 72 makes this neighborhood a great place for residents who want to leave their vehicle behind in the move. As with the other neighborhoods on this list, the Edgehill area is popular with Nashville’s thriving creative community.