Downtown Nashville’s Arts, Business, Hospitality, Education and Urban Living Is Thriving

Nashvillians have ways of creating something from nothing. Those who work or live downtown see firsthand the positive energy and collaborative excitement that fuels this region!

Downtown Nashville growth is unprecedented. In the 37203 zip code alone, households nearly doubled since 2010 to more than 10,000. In neighboring 37204, residential population grew by 28 percent since 2010. This growth means transportation and mobility are critical, which is why Metro recently launched Nashville Connector to help employers and employees plan better commutes.

The business community in the urban core is strong. This year, investment management firm AllianceBernstein announced they’re moving their headquarters to Nashville from New York. They will anchor the new Fifth + Broadway office tower set to open in 2020.

Our hospitality industry continues to add new venues, restaurants and hotels. The Noelle hotel restoration revitalized the area near Printer’s Alley. Fairlane Hotel offers visitors a timeless style and warm welcome, while 21c Museum Hotel provides an art-filled escape.

There’s always something new emerging from our historic streetscapes. TomKats Hospitality’s Woolworth on 5th opened its doors earlier this year, honoring the important history of that space during the Civil Rights Movement. In 2019, we have more to look forward to from Goldberg brothers’ Strategic Hospitality as they build out their new Downtown Sporting Club concept on Broadway.

Arts and culture abound downtown. The FirstBank First Saturday Art Crawl brings 1,000-plus to the district’s eclectic art galleries, and the beautiful new Tennessee State Museum is now open. Additionally, The Studio 208 is pivotal in promoting local artists and curating art for public spaces.

Every Nashvillian plays a role in building a strong community. We hope that together we can positively impact and transform our future. In such a vibrant region, we know the urban core is central to that vision.