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205 Chilton St Unit A
205 Chilton Street
Nashville, TN | Glencliff
3 Bedrooms
$1,455
1150 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
3 bed / 2 bath home - This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is located in Glencliff.
1 Unit Available
305 Cotton Blossom Court
305 Cotton Blossom Court
Nashville, TN | Rolling River
4 Bedrooms
$2,200
1813 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
4 Bedroom House in Bellevue - Country Living in West Nashville / Bellevue minutes from down town Nashville. 1813 Sq.
1 Unit Available
22 Fern Avenue
22 Fern Avenue
Nashville, TN | Trinity Lane
4 Bedrooms
$4,300
2561 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
22 Fern Avenue Available 10/01/20 4 Bed 3.
1 Unit Available
24 Fern Avenue
24 Fern Avenue
Nashville, TN | Trinity Lane
4 Bedrooms
$4,300
2561 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
24 Fern Avenue Available 10/01/20 4 Bed 3.
1 Unit Available
515 Village Court
515 Village Court
Nashville, TN | Boscobel Heights
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
630 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Cute rental in East Nashville! - Very cute home in East Nashville. 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Large backyard. No pets allowed. No Cats Allowed (RLNE6104845)
1 Unit Available
1253 Jacksons Hill Road
1253 Jacksons Hill Road
Nashville, TN | Jacksons Retreat
3 Bedrooms
$1,649
1184 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
LIFE SIMPLIFIED Coming soon! THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY BEING ENJOYED BY ANOTHER RESIDENT BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY. PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY AND DO NOT DISTURB.
1 Unit Available
2408 Ravine Drive
2408 Ravine Drive
Nashville, TN | Nashboro Village
3 Bedrooms
$1,900
2333 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
LIFE SIMPLIFIED Coming soon! THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY BEING ENJOYED BY ANOTHER RESIDENT BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY. PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY AND DO NOT DISTURB.
1 Unit Available
232 New Sawyer Brown Rd
232 New Sawyer Brown Road
Nashville, TN | Stacy Square
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
1900 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
3 bed/2 bath w/Bonus Room. Fenced yard. Huge Master Suite - Click link to view walkthrough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y819DVn_q44 Gorgeous home with all the upgrades! 3 bed 2 bath w/ bonus room. Huge fenced in yard.
1 Unit Available
608 Bedford Forest Ct.
608 Bedford Forest Ct
Nashville, TN
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
2900 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Beautiful 3Bd, 2.5Ba, Lake home in Quiet Neighborhood!! - This beautiful classic lake home sits on a very large, shaded lot on Old Hickory Lake at the end of a cul de sac. The house is 2900 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
1 Unit Available
749 Bradburn Village Way
749 Bradburn Village Way
Nashville, TN
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1307 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Beautiful move-in Ready home - Property Id: 368632 2 bed/ 2.
1 Unit Available
1345 Bell Rd 306
1345 Bell Road
Nashville, TN | Villas at Belle Parke
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,800
1774 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Beautiful townhouse now available for rent - Property Id: 368270 AVAILABLE now accepting applications for this home.
1 Unit Available
5940 Woodlands Ave
5940 Woodlands Avenue
Nashville, TN | The Woodlands
3 Bedrooms
$2,650
2223 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
This spacious 3BD/2.5BA with a huge upstairs bonus room is like new and only 5 years old! - You'll love the modern kitchen that's open to the living room and a cozy fireplace.
1 Unit Available
1923 28th Avenue N.
1923 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN | Cumberland Gardens
4 Bedrooms
$2,050
2439 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Beautiful 3Bd, 4Ba Home! - Incredible value only minutes from downtown! 5 minutes from Germantown and 10 minutes from East Nashville. All brick home across from Ted Rhodes Golf Course.
1 Unit Available
1246 Hillwood Private Cove
1246 Hillwood Private Cv
Nashville, TN | Hillwood
4 Bedrooms
$2,449
1971 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
LIFE SIMPLIFIED Coming soon! THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY BEING ENJOYED BY ANOTHER RESIDENT BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY. PLEASE RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY AND DO NOT DISTURB.
1 Unit Available
8721 Ambonnay Drive
8721 Ambornay Drive
Nashville, TN
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1574 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Highly sought after Townhome - 3/2.5 - Highly sought after 'Villas of Concord Place' home conveniently located off Nolensville Pike / Concord Rd, behind the Kroger, Starbucks, Las Palmas (walking distance).
1 Unit Available
1636 Chase St.
1636 Chase Street
Nashville, TN | Inglewood
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1616 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
1636 Chase St. Available 10/01/20 Renovated 3 Bed East Nashville Home - Located in the heart of East Nashville, this 3 bed 2.5 bath updated home offers hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and beautiful master suite.
1 Unit Available
5014 Madeline Dr
5014 Madeline Drive
Nashville, TN | Fairlane Park
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
950 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
3 Bed/1 Bath Home w/ Amazing Screened-In Back Porch - This move in ready 2-3 bedroom 1 bath house is conveniently located off Nolensville Pike! Hardwoods and tile throughout the home.
1 Unit Available
2006 Nashboro Blvd
2006 Nashboro Boulevard
Nashville, TN | Nashboro Village
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1300 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Available 10/03/20 Easily Accessible Townhome in Quiet Neighborhood - Property Id: 365723 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/2006-nashboro-blvd-nashville-tn/365723 Property Id 365723 No Pets Allowed (RLNE6087826)
1 Unit Available
1626 Long Ave
1626 Long Avenue
Nashville, TN | Boscobel Heights
3 Bedrooms
$2,450
1776 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
3 bed / 2 bath home - This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is located in Shelby Hills! On the main floor you will find a spacious living room and dining room.
1 Unit Available
1207 N 5th St
1207 North 5th Street
Nashville, TN | Cleveland Park
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
1332 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
1207 N 5th St In Historic East Nashville - Just totally remodeled in East Nashville. 2 bedrooms Down Stairs and 1 Bedroom upstairs. , 2 Bathrooms and decorative fireplace in the living room.
1 Unit Available
1304 Joseph Ave
1304 Joseph Avenue
Nashville, TN | Trinity Lane
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
1196 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
3 bed / 2 bath home - This beautiful 3 bedroom and 2 bath home is located in Highland Heights. The main living area has carpet flooring and the bedrooms all have carpet flooring as well.
1 Unit Available
221 Orlando Avenue
221 Orlando Avenue
Nashville, TN | Whitebridge
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1338 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
West Nashville! - Cute! Little cottage tucked away off of White Bridge rd just minutes to Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. St. Thomas Hospital is also only 5 miles away.
1 Unit Available
1412 Angel Court
1412 Angel Court
Nashville, TN | Villages of Larchwood
3 Bedrooms
$1,899
1792 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
LIFE SIMPLIFIED Take a look at this beautiful home featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and approximately 1,792 square feet. Enjoy the freedom of a virtually maintenance free lifestyle while residing in a great community.
1 Unit Available
2905 Burch Ave 2
2905 Burch Avenue
Nashville, TN | West End Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1050 sqft
Last updated September 29 at 09:34 AM
Unit 2 Available 10/07/20 2905 Burch Avenue - Property Id: 357450 Awesome 2 BR/2 BA furnished apartment in the HEART of West End. This location cannot be beat.
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In Nashville, the median rent is $1,031 for a studio, $1,068 for a 1-bedroom, $1,231 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,452 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Nashville, check out our monthly Nashville Rent Report.
How much is rent in Nashville?
In Nashville, the median rent is $1,031 for a studio, $1,068 for a 1-bedroom, $1,231 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,452 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Nashville, check out our monthly Nashville Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Nashville

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Nashville is $1,068, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,231.
Studio
$1,031
1 Bed
$1,068
2 Beds
$1,231
3+ Beds
$1,452

City Guide

Nashville
Nashville’s a city so lovely you could write a song about it. In fact, you and 60,000 other songwriters here could put the words to music. Yes, in “Music City,” selling that country hit may take a while but you don’t have to live in your car in the meantime. Your new apartment is waiting to be discovered in one of the great neighborhoods of Nashville. Now that should be music to your ears.
Nashville’s a city so lovely you could write a song about it. In fact, you and 60,000 other songwriters here could put the words to music. Yes, in “Music City,” selling that country hit may take a while but you don’t have to live in your car in the meantime. Your new apartment is waiting to be discovered in one of the great neighborhoods of Nashville. Now that should be music to your ears.

Having trouble with Craigslist Nashville? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

A Place to Hang Your Hat

The neighborhoods of Nashville are as unique as the people that call this city home. Rental properties old and new seem to mirror the heartbeat of this city that’s steeped in tradition and redefining its image at every turn. Whether a student at one of the universities, a music exec, or one of the thousands that work in the healthcare industry, there is a place to hang your hat in Nashville.

Downtown is booming. A recently revitalized metro area makes this part of the city an exciting place to live. Downtown Nashville is abuzz with working professionals, independent businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues that add plenty of hustle and bustle. Known as “The District,” the areas near Second Ave., Broadway, and Printer’s Alley are the heart of nightlife and entertainment. Most of the rental properties downtown are modern lofts and high-rises with luxurious amenities including roof top decks and swimming pools. Expect rents to be pricey but well worth it for modern downtown living.

East of the river. Many of the historic neighborhoods east of the Cumberland River are considered to be “up and coming.” The mix of longtime residents, young professionals, and families create a strong neighborhood feel in an urban landscape. The artistic bohemian as well as the trendy gallery type will feel right at home in East Nashville. Plenty of independent restaurants and shops, bookstores and boutiques are found in the areas east of the city, making such neighborhoods as Edgefield, East End, and Lockeland Springs desirable locations to live in. Thriving commercial districts, tree-lined streets, and access to parks also add to the appeal. Apartment properties are fewer in this area of town but reasonably priced.

University culture. Demand is high in the residential areas surrounding Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. And it’s not just the students. The neighborhoods south of downtown attract young professionals and families seeking culture and charm in all forms. The Belmont-Hillsboro, Hillsboro Village, and West End areas are popular choices for their walkable proximity to shops, cafes, specialty stores, and trendy restaurants. Rents are higher the closer you get to campus, as are levels of intoxication. Nashville gets top marks as far as college towns go..

Suburbanites in the ‘Ville. A rental dollar goes a whole lot farther in the communities outside of the city center. And there’s quite a lot to choose from. Rentals in the communities of Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, La Vergne, and Hermitage are spacious and affordable. Although the commute into the city can get hairy during rush hour (especially from the east), the drive in the evening or on weekends is hassle free. For those seeking big city excitement only on occasion, there is a happy medium when living outside of Nashville.

A Place to Hang Your Hat
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The neighborhoods of Nashville are as unique as the people that call this city home. Rental properties old and new seem to mirror the heartbeat of this city that’s steeped in tradition and redefining its image at every turn. Whether a student at one of the universities, a music exec, or one of the thousands that work in the healthcare industry, there is a place to hang your hat in Nashville.

Downtown is booming. A recently revitalized metro area makes this part of the city an exciting place to live. Downtown Nashville is abuzz with working professionals, independent businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues that add plenty of hustle and bustle. Known as “The District,” the areas near Second Ave., Broadway, and Printer’s Alley are the heart of nightlife and entertainment. Most of the rental properties downtown are modern lofts and high-rises with luxurious amenities including roof top decks and swimming pools. Expect rents to be pricey but well worth it for modern downtown living.

East of the river. Many of the historic neighborhoods east of the Cumberland River are considered to be “up and coming.” The mix of longtime residents, young professionals, and families create a strong neighborhood feel in an urban landscape. The artistic bohemian as well as the trendy gallery type will feel right at home in East Nashville. Plenty of independent restaurants and shops, bookstores and boutiques are found in the areas east of the city, making such neighborhoods as Edgefield, East End, and Lockeland Springs desirable locations to live in. Thriving commercial districts, tree-lined streets, and access to parks also add to the appeal. Apartment properties are fewer in this area of town but reasonably priced.

University culture. Demand is high in the residential areas surrounding Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. And it’s not just the students. The neighborhoods south of downtown attract young professionals and families seeking culture and charm in all forms. The Belmont-Hillsboro, Hillsboro Village, and West End areas are popular choices for their walkable proximity to shops, cafes, specialty stores, and trendy restaurants. Rents are higher the closer you get to campus, as are levels of intoxication. Nashville gets top marks as far as college towns go..

Suburbanites in the ‘Ville. A rental dollar goes a whole lot farther in the communities outside of the city center. And there’s quite a lot to choose from. Rentals in the communities of Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, La Vergne, and Hermitage are spacious and affordable. Although the commute into the city can get hairy during rush hour (especially from the east), the drive in the evening or on weekends is hassle free. For those seeking big city excitement only on occasion, there is a happy medium when living outside of Nashville.

City of Parks in the City of Music

Nashville isn’t necessarily a walking city, so when it’s time to give the car a rest and enjoy the southern air, there are many parks to get your green on. The only thing rivaling the amazing music scene (and the restaurants, real estate, shopping, and weather) is the number of public green spaces found in Nashville—over 100. One of the most impressive of these is Centennial Park and its centerpiece—a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece—home to Nashville’s art museum.

The 3,000 acres of forest that make up Edwin and Percy Warner Park just a few miles from downtown Nashville consists of hiking and equestrian trails, a golf course, dog park, scenic overlooks, and roads for cyclists. A nature lover’s wonderland in the heart of the city is just one more reason that life is good here.

City of Parks in the City of Music
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Nashville isn’t necessarily a walking city, so when it’s time to give the car a rest and enjoy the southern air, there are many parks to get your green on. The only thing rivaling the amazing music scene (and the restaurants, real estate, shopping, and weather) is the number of public green spaces found in Nashville—over 100. One of the most impressive of these is Centennial Park and its centerpiece—a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece—home to Nashville’s art museum.

The 3,000 acres of forest that make up Edwin and Percy Warner Park just a few miles from downtown Nashville consists of hiking and equestrian trails, a golf course, dog park, scenic overlooks, and roads for cyclists. A nature lover’s wonderland in the heart of the city is just one more reason that life is good here.

Renting in a Tight Market

Nashville’s growing appeal as a place to live has tightened the rental market in recent years, but don’t fret just yet. If there’s just one piece of advice, it’s this: when the place is right, be prepared to pounce. Consider these tips when hunting for your new place:

Get ahead of the application process. If possible, consider filling out the rental application ahead of your showing. If it turns out that you’ve found the perfect place, why waste time? Many properties will have a printable copy on their website, if not, stop by the office and pick one up. Also, be prepared to pay the application fee (these can range from free-ninety nine to around $70 at the highest end of things) on the day of the apartment showing. Show them you want the place and that you’re one step ahead of the game.

The rental season. In Nashville, like most places, the summer months are the busiest times for moving in and out. However, if you’re holding out to sign a lease in the “off season” with hopes of saving some cash, forget about it—rents are the same year round. The best deals come when the apartment owner offers them or when you try to create your own. You might miss out if you’re thinking about playing the waiting game.

Negotiate the deal. Savvy apartment hunters (and gatherers) know how to ask for what they want, and in most cases, get it. Negotiating a lower rent is possible if you bring something to the table (of course, good credit takes the lead). In addition to demonstrating that you’re financially responsible, consider other ways to highlight your awesomeness. Use your imagination here; we’ve all got something to bring to the table. And unless you’re really desperate and have a 1982 bottle of Lafite-Rothschild—wine doesn’t count.

Are you handy around the house? Offer up your services or a willingness to fill in when a maintenance employee isn’t available. Website designer by hobby or trade? Offer to work on the company’s site if you’ve got some good ideas and experience. And as always, money talks. In exchange for a reduced rate, offer to sign a longer lease; pay a few month’s rent in advance or offer a bigger security deposit in exchange for a lower monthly bill. And take note that in Nashville, rental deposits are generally low to begin with.

Renting in a Tight Market
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Nashville’s growing appeal as a place to live has tightened the rental market in recent years, but don’t fret just yet. If there’s just one piece of advice, it’s this: when the place is right, be prepared to pounce. Consider these tips when hunting for your new place:

Get ahead of the application process. If possible, consider filling out the rental application ahead of your showing. If it turns out that you’ve found the perfect place, why waste time? Many properties will have a printable copy on their website, if not, stop by the office and pick one up. Also, be prepared to pay the application fee (these can range from free-ninety nine to around $70 at the highest end of things) on the day of the apartment showing. Show them you want the place and that you’re one step ahead of the game.

The rental season. In Nashville, like most places, the summer months are the busiest times for moving in and out. However, if you’re holding out to sign a lease in the “off season” with hopes of saving some cash, forget about it—rents are the same year round. The best deals come when the apartment owner offers them or when you try to create your own. You might miss out if you’re thinking about playing the waiting game.

Negotiate the deal. Savvy apartment hunters (and gatherers) know how to ask for what they want, and in most cases, get it. Negotiating a lower rent is possible if you bring something to the table (of course, good credit takes the lead). In addition to demonstrating that you’re financially responsible, consider other ways to highlight your awesomeness. Use your imagination here; we’ve all got something to bring to the table. And unless you’re really desperate and have a 1982 bottle of Lafite-Rothschild—wine doesn’t count.

Are you handy around the house? Offer up your services or a willingness to fill in when a maintenance employee isn’t available. Website designer by hobby or trade? Offer to work on the company’s site if you’ve got some good ideas and experience. And as always, money talks. In exchange for a reduced rate, offer to sign a longer lease; pay a few month’s rent in advance or offer a bigger security deposit in exchange for a lower monthly bill. And take note that in Nashville, rental deposits are generally low to begin with.

The High Note is Yours to Hit

Finding a great apartment in Nashville is an endeavor worth every ounce of your talent; it’s a thriving city filled with friendly people and growing opportunities. And if at times it feels like you’re in the same line for the very same thing everyone else wants, take heart; there’s something for everyone here, most notably, the collective energy that truly makes a city great. Now back to that song you were writing...

The High Note is Yours to Hit
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Finding a great apartment in Nashville is an endeavor worth every ounce of your talent; it’s a thriving city filled with friendly people and growing opportunities. And if at times it feels like you’re in the same line for the very same thing everyone else wants, take heart; there’s something for everyone here, most notably, the collective energy that truly makes a city great. Now back to that song you were writing...

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City Guide

Nashville
Nashville’s a city so lovely you could write a song about it. In fact, you and 60,000 other songwriters here could put the words to music. Yes, in “Music City,” selling that country hit may take a while but you don’t have to live in your car in the meantime. Your new apartment is waiting to be discovered in one of the great neighborhoods of Nashville. Now that should be music to your ears.
Nashville’s a city so lovely you could write a song about it. In fact, you and 60,000 other songwriters here could put the words to music. Yes, in “Music City,” selling that country hit may take a while but you don’t have to live in your car in the meantime. Your new apartment is waiting to be discovered in one of the great neighborhoods of Nashville. Now that should be music to your ears.

Having trouble with Craigslist Nashville? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

A Place to Hang Your Hat

The neighborhoods of Nashville are as unique as the people that call this city home. Rental properties old and new seem to mirror the heartbeat of this city that’s steeped in tradition and redefining its image at every turn. Whether a student at one of the universities, a music exec, or one of the thousands that work in the healthcare industry, there is a place to hang your hat in Nashville.

Downtown is booming. A recently revitalized metro area makes this part of the city an exciting place to live. Downtown Nashville is abuzz with working professionals, independent businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues that add plenty of hustle and bustle. Known as “The District,” the areas near Second Ave., Broadway, and Printer’s Alley are the heart of nightlife and entertainment. Most of the rental properties downtown are modern lofts and high-rises with luxurious amenities including roof top decks and swimming pools. Expect rents to be pricey but well worth it for modern downtown living.

East of the river. Many of the historic neighborhoods east of the Cumberland River are considered to be “up and coming.” The mix of longtime residents, young professionals, and families create a strong neighborhood feel in an urban landscape. The artistic bohemian as well as the trendy gallery type will feel right at home in East Nashville. Plenty of independent restaurants and shops, bookstores and boutiques are found in the areas east of the city, making such neighborhoods as Edgefield, East End, and Lockeland Springs desirable locations to live in. Thriving commercial districts, tree-lined streets, and access to parks also add to the appeal. Apartment properties are fewer in this area of town but reasonably priced.

University culture. Demand is high in the residential areas surrounding Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. And it’s not just the students. The neighborhoods south of downtown attract young professionals and families seeking culture and charm in all forms. The Belmont-Hillsboro, Hillsboro Village, and West End areas are popular choices for their walkable proximity to shops, cafes, specialty stores, and trendy restaurants. Rents are higher the closer you get to campus, as are levels of intoxication. Nashville gets top marks as far as college towns go..

Suburbanites in the ‘Ville. A rental dollar goes a whole lot farther in the communities outside of the city center. And there’s quite a lot to choose from. Rentals in the communities of Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, La Vergne, and Hermitage are spacious and affordable. Although the commute into the city can get hairy during rush hour (especially from the east), the drive in the evening or on weekends is hassle free. For those seeking big city excitement only on occasion, there is a happy medium when living outside of Nashville.

A Place to Hang Your Hat
+

The neighborhoods of Nashville are as unique as the people that call this city home. Rental properties old and new seem to mirror the heartbeat of this city that’s steeped in tradition and redefining its image at every turn. Whether a student at one of the universities, a music exec, or one of the thousands that work in the healthcare industry, there is a place to hang your hat in Nashville.

Downtown is booming. A recently revitalized metro area makes this part of the city an exciting place to live. Downtown Nashville is abuzz with working professionals, independent businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues that add plenty of hustle and bustle. Known as “The District,” the areas near Second Ave., Broadway, and Printer’s Alley are the heart of nightlife and entertainment. Most of the rental properties downtown are modern lofts and high-rises with luxurious amenities including roof top decks and swimming pools. Expect rents to be pricey but well worth it for modern downtown living.

East of the river. Many of the historic neighborhoods east of the Cumberland River are considered to be “up and coming.” The mix of longtime residents, young professionals, and families create a strong neighborhood feel in an urban landscape. The artistic bohemian as well as the trendy gallery type will feel right at home in East Nashville. Plenty of independent restaurants and shops, bookstores and boutiques are found in the areas east of the city, making such neighborhoods as Edgefield, East End, and Lockeland Springs desirable locations to live in. Thriving commercial districts, tree-lined streets, and access to parks also add to the appeal. Apartment properties are fewer in this area of town but reasonably priced.

University culture. Demand is high in the residential areas surrounding Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. And it’s not just the students. The neighborhoods south of downtown attract young professionals and families seeking culture and charm in all forms. The Belmont-Hillsboro, Hillsboro Village, and West End areas are popular choices for their walkable proximity to shops, cafes, specialty stores, and trendy restaurants. Rents are higher the closer you get to campus, as are levels of intoxication. Nashville gets top marks as far as college towns go..

Suburbanites in the ‘Ville. A rental dollar goes a whole lot farther in the communities outside of the city center. And there’s quite a lot to choose from. Rentals in the communities of Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, La Vergne, and Hermitage are spacious and affordable. Although the commute into the city can get hairy during rush hour (especially from the east), the drive in the evening or on weekends is hassle free. For those seeking big city excitement only on occasion, there is a happy medium when living outside of Nashville.

City of Parks in the City of Music

Nashville isn’t necessarily a walking city, so when it’s time to give the car a rest and enjoy the southern air, there are many parks to get your green on. The only thing rivaling the amazing music scene (and the restaurants, real estate, shopping, and weather) is the number of public green spaces found in Nashville—over 100. One of the most impressive of these is Centennial Park and its centerpiece—a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece—home to Nashville’s art museum.

The 3,000 acres of forest that make up Edwin and Percy Warner Park just a few miles from downtown Nashville consists of hiking and equestrian trails, a golf course, dog park, scenic overlooks, and roads for cyclists. A nature lover’s wonderland in the heart of the city is just one more reason that life is good here.

City of Parks in the City of Music
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Nashville isn’t necessarily a walking city, so when it’s time to give the car a rest and enjoy the southern air, there are many parks to get your green on. The only thing rivaling the amazing music scene (and the restaurants, real estate, shopping, and weather) is the number of public green spaces found in Nashville—over 100. One of the most impressive of these is Centennial Park and its centerpiece—a full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece—home to Nashville’s art museum.

The 3,000 acres of forest that make up Edwin and Percy Warner Park just a few miles from downtown Nashville consists of hiking and equestrian trails, a golf course, dog park, scenic overlooks, and roads for cyclists. A nature lover’s wonderland in the heart of the city is just one more reason that life is good here.

Renting in a Tight Market

Nashville’s growing appeal as a place to live has tightened the rental market in recent years, but don’t fret just yet. If there’s just one piece of advice, it’s this: when the place is right, be prepared to pounce. Consider these tips when hunting for your new place:

Get ahead of the application process. If possible, consider filling out the rental application ahead of your showing. If it turns out that you’ve found the perfect place, why waste time? Many properties will have a printable copy on their website, if not, stop by the office and pick one up. Also, be prepared to pay the application fee (these can range from free-ninety nine to around $70 at the highest end of things) on the day of the apartment showing. Show them you want the place and that you’re one step ahead of the game.

The rental season. In Nashville, like most places, the summer months are the busiest times for moving in and out. However, if you’re holding out to sign a lease in the “off season” with hopes of saving some cash, forget about it—rents are the same year round. The best deals come when the apartment owner offers them or when you try to create your own. You might miss out if you’re thinking about playing the waiting game.

Negotiate the deal. Savvy apartment hunters (and gatherers) know how to ask for what they want, and in most cases, get it. Negotiating a lower rent is possible if you bring something to the table (of course, good credit takes the lead). In addition to demonstrating that you’re financially responsible, consider other ways to highlight your awesomeness. Use your imagination here; we’ve all got something to bring to the table. And unless you’re really desperate and have a 1982 bottle of Lafite-Rothschild—wine doesn’t count.

Are you handy around the house? Offer up your services or a willingness to fill in when a maintenance employee isn’t available. Website designer by hobby or trade? Offer to work on the company’s site if you’ve got some good ideas and experience. And as always, money talks. In exchange for a reduced rate, offer to sign a longer lease; pay a few month’s rent in advance or offer a bigger security deposit in exchange for a lower monthly bill. And take note that in Nashville, rental deposits are generally low to begin with.

Renting in a Tight Market
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Nashville’s growing appeal as a place to live has tightened the rental market in recent years, but don’t fret just yet. If there’s just one piece of advice, it’s this: when the place is right, be prepared to pounce. Consider these tips when hunting for your new place:

Get ahead of the application process. If possible, consider filling out the rental application ahead of your showing. If it turns out that you’ve found the perfect place, why waste time? Many properties will have a printable copy on their website, if not, stop by the office and pick one up. Also, be prepared to pay the application fee (these can range from free-ninety nine to around $70 at the highest end of things) on the day of the apartment showing. Show them you want the place and that you’re one step ahead of the game.

The rental season. In Nashville, like most places, the summer months are the busiest times for moving in and out. However, if you’re holding out to sign a lease in the “off season” with hopes of saving some cash, forget about it—rents are the same year round. The best deals come when the apartment owner offers them or when you try to create your own. You might miss out if you’re thinking about playing the waiting game.

Negotiate the deal. Savvy apartment hunters (and gatherers) know how to ask for what they want, and in most cases, get it. Negotiating a lower rent is possible if you bring something to the table (of course, good credit takes the lead). In addition to demonstrating that you’re financially responsible, consider other ways to highlight your awesomeness. Use your imagination here; we’ve all got something to bring to the table. And unless you’re really desperate and have a 1982 bottle of Lafite-Rothschild—wine doesn’t count.

Are you handy around the house? Offer up your services or a willingness to fill in when a maintenance employee isn’t available. Website designer by hobby or trade? Offer to work on the company’s site if you’ve got some good ideas and experience. And as always, money talks. In exchange for a reduced rate, offer to sign a longer lease; pay a few month’s rent in advance or offer a bigger security deposit in exchange for a lower monthly bill. And take note that in Nashville, rental deposits are generally low to begin with.

The High Note is Yours to Hit

Finding a great apartment in Nashville is an endeavor worth every ounce of your talent; it’s a thriving city filled with friendly people and growing opportunities. And if at times it feels like you’re in the same line for the very same thing everyone else wants, take heart; there’s something for everyone here, most notably, the collective energy that truly makes a city great. Now back to that song you were writing...

The High Note is Yours to Hit
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Finding a great apartment in Nashville is an endeavor worth every ounce of your talent; it’s a thriving city filled with friendly people and growing opportunities. And if at times it feels like you’re in the same line for the very same thing everyone else wants, take heart; there’s something for everyone here, most notably, the collective energy that truly makes a city great. Now back to that song you were writing...

Rent Report
Nashville

October 2020 Nashville Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Nashville Rent Report. Nashville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Nashville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Nashville rents decline sharply over the past month

Nashville rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, and are down significantly by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Nashville stand at $1,068 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,232 for a two-bedroom. Nashville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.8%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents rising across cities in Tennessee

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Nashville over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Tennessee for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.8% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Franklin is the most expensive of all Tennessee's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,514; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Franklin, is the only other major city besides Nashville to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.4%).
    • Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Memphis have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.3%, 4.3%, and 4.0%, respectively).

    Nashville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen significantly in Nashville, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Nashville is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Nashville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,232 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 2.1% decline in Nashville.
    • While rents in Nashville fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Nashville than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Nashville.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Nashville
    $1,070
    $1,230
    -0.6%
    -2.1%
    Murfreesboro
    $980
    $1,250
    0.3%
    1.3%
    Franklin
    $1,380
    $1,510
    0.3%
    -2.4%
    Hendersonville
    $1,000
    $1,200
    0.2%
    2.7%
    Smyrna
    $980
    $1,210
    -0.5%
    0.7%
    Lebanon
    $790
    $1,020
    -0.5%
    0.9%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    October 2020 Nashville Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Nashville Rent Report. Nashville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Nashville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Nashville Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Nashville Rent Report. Nashville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Nashville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Nashville rents decline sharply over the past month

    Nashville rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, and are down significantly by 2.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Nashville stand at $1,068 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,232 for a two-bedroom. Nashville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.8%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents rising across cities in Tennessee

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Nashville over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Tennessee for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.8% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Franklin is the most expensive of all Tennessee's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,514; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Franklin, is the only other major city besides Nashville to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.4%).
      • Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Memphis have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (5.3%, 4.3%, and 4.0%, respectively).

      Nashville rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen significantly in Nashville, similar cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Nashville is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

      • Nashville's median two-bedroom rent of $1,232 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 2.1% decline in Nashville.
      • While rents in Nashville fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Nashville than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Nashville.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Nashville
      $1,070
      $1,230
      -0.6%
      -2.1%
      Murfreesboro
      $980
      $1,250
      0.3%
      1.3%
      Franklin
      $1,380
      $1,510
      0.3%
      -2.4%
      Hendersonville
      $1,000
      $1,200
      0.2%
      2.7%
      Smyrna
      $980
      $1,210
      -0.5%
      0.7%
      Lebanon
      $790
      $1,020
      -0.5%
      0.9%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Nashville Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Nashville ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A-
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Nashville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Nashville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though rents love Nashville, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Nashville include the following:

      • Nashville renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Nashville were jobs and career opportunities (A), state and local taxes (A-) and recreational activities (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Nashville renters are public transit and affordability, which received D and C scores, respectively.
      • Nashville millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
      • Nashville did relatively well compared to other cities in Tennessee, including Memphis (C) and Knoxville (B-).
      • Nashville earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide like Austin (A-) and Charlotte (A-), and earned higher marks than Portland (B) and Atlanta (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Nashville is growing and it’s an exciting time to be here. The cost of living is increasing, but so is the city’s profile." -William H.
      • "There’s always something to do here (and with plenty of options for great food). Everyone is friendly, but with so many residents, Nashville traffic is a real problem." -Erica K.
      • "I love all the activities, but I hate that there’s no good public transportation system." -Nigel S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
      Read More

      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Nashville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Nashville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

      View full Nashville Renter Survey

      Here’s how Nashville ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      A
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A-
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      B-
      Quality of schools
      A-
      Social Life
      B+
      Weather
      B
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      D
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Nashville’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Nashville renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though rents love Nashville, some aspects can be better."

      Key Findings in Nashville include the following:

      • Nashville renters gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Nashville were jobs and career opportunities (A), state and local taxes (A-) and recreational activities (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Nashville renters are public transit and affordability, which received D and C scores, respectively.
      • Nashville millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
      • Nashville did relatively well compared to other cities in Tennessee, including Memphis (C) and Knoxville (B-).
      • Nashville earned similar scores compared to other cities nationwide like Austin (A-) and Charlotte (A-), and earned higher marks than Portland (B) and Atlanta (B).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "Nashville is growing and it’s an exciting time to be here. The cost of living is increasing, but so is the city’s profile." -William H.
      • "There’s always something to do here (and with plenty of options for great food). Everyone is friendly, but with so many residents, Nashville traffic is a real problem." -Erica K.
      • "I love all the activities, but I hate that there’s no good public transportation system." -Nigel S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.