South Nashville is one of the oldest communities within the city. It is located south of the Cumberland River and is loosely defined by its location between the major roadways of Nashville. Most of South Nashville lies southwest of Interstate 24, east of Interstate 65 and north of the southern portion of the Interstate 440 beltway. This neighborhood also borders the city of Antioch to the east.
The neighborhood of South Nashville is filled with a variety of significant Nashville landmarks including historic Fort Negley, the Mount Olivet Cemetery, which was first established in 1856 and serves as the final resting place for a number of Tennessee politicians and confederate heroes, the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, and the Nashville City Cemetery.
For entertainment, residents of South Nashville appreciate their close proximity to such Nashville venues as the Adventure Science Museum, the Sudekum Planetarium, and Greer Stadium, the home ball park for the Nashville Sounds, a minor-league farm team for the Milwaukee Brewers.
While much of South Nashville is industrial, there are also a variety of shopping opportunities in and near the area, particularly for antiques. South Nashville is home to the Tennessee Antique Mall and very close to Eighth Avenue South, the premiere location for antiques in Nashville. Eighth Avenue South is lined with antique shops on both sides and also includes Nashville’s only comedy club, Zanies.
The neighborhood of South Nashville also includes one of the many universities of the city. Trevecca Nazarene University is located off Murfreesboro Pike on the eastern edge of South Nashville.
Residents of South Nashville appreciate easy access to Interstate 65 as it serves as the primary connection between this Nashville neighborhood and the rest of the city.