The Neighborhood

Melrose is a small community between Kirkwood and Bradford Avenues, just west of Eighth Avenue South. The Eighth Avenue South corridor is home to lots of unique businesses that have dotted Eighth Avenue and Franklin Pike since as far back as the 1970s and quickly became mainstays in the area. Today, those are just the tip of the iceberg. It was a go-to hangout thanks to the Melrose Theater, Billiard Parlor, and Bowling Alley, all now tastefully reimagined into dining and entertainment options that suit today’s residents, standing as a great example of Nashville’s growth and transformation.

The Market

Housing options range from stone and brick cottages to mid-century modern ranches to mixed-use developments. Many of the older homes have seen a facelift, but the charm of the original neighborhood remains.

The Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking to do some antiquing, want to catch a comedy show, or would prefer an evening of fine-dining, Melrose and Eighth Avenue have something to offer all. The area is becoming more walkable, and locals enjoy strolling along Eighth Avenue for their Sunday coffee or to one of the many bars and restaurants for fun nights out. The bustling area is ideal for anyone looking to be close to downtown.

Known For

Antique Shops

Zanies Comedy Club

Melrose Billiards

Small Music Venues


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