These Are The 10 Worst Nashville Neighborhoods For 2017


We used science and data to determine which Nashville neighborhoods are the real pits.

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Nashville’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Nashville.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Nashville. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Nashville neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Nashville hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Nashville area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Green Hills ranks way above the rest.

We examined 88 of Nashville’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Nashville’s reputation:

  1. Buena Vista Heights
  2. Cumberland Gardens
  3. Southside
  4. Mckissack Park
  5. College Heights-Clifton
  6. Osage-North Fisk
  7. Haynes Area
  8. Elizabeth Park
  9. Hadley-Washngton
  10. Fisk-Meharry

Read on to see how we determined the places around Nashville that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

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How we determined the worst Nashville hoods

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Nashville:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Nashville for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Nashville.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Nashville to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 88 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

1. Buena Vista Heights

Buena Vista Heights, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 982
Median Income: $29,472
Median Home Value: $76,200

2. Cumberland Gardens

Cumberland Gardens, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 896
Median Income: $19,870
Median Home Value: $92,900

3. Southside

Southside, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 2,876
Median Income: $14,429
Median Home Value: $90,650

4. Mckissack Park

Mckissack Park, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 472
Median Income: $27,317
Median Home Value: $84,200

5. College Heights-Clifton

College Heights-Clifton, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 1,172
Median Income: $21,022
Median Home Value: $101,067

6. Osage-North Fisk

Osage-North Fisk, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 2,147
Median Income: $20,197
Median Home Value: $93,367

7. Haynes Area

Haynes Area, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 6,241
Median Income: $27,147
Median Home Value: $119,657

8. Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 1,334
Median Income: $19,206
Median Home Value: $103,300

9. Hadley-Washngton

Hadley-Washngton, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 1,431
Median Income: $28,384
Median Home Value: $89,250

10. Fisk-Meharry

Fisk-Meharry, Nashville, TN

Source: Google Maps

Population: 2,307
Median Income: $15,461
Median Home Value: $113,250

The ‘hoods around Nashville that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Nashville with Buena Vista Heights landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Nashville aren’t all bad. Green Hills takes the cake as the best place to live in Nashville.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of Nashville Neighborhoods

Place Rank Population Median Income Median Home Value
Buena Vista Heights 1 982 $29,472 $76,200
Cumberland Gardens 2 896 $19,870 $92,900
Southside 3 2,876 $14,429 $90,650
McKissack Park 4 472 $27,317 $84,200
College Heights-Clifton 5 1,172 $21,022 $101,067
Osage-North Fisk 6 2,147 $20,197 $93,367
Haynes Area 7 6,241 $27,147 $119,657
Elizabeth Park 8 1,334 $19,206 $103,300
Hadley-Washngton 9 1,431 $28,384 $89,250
Fisk-Meharry 10 2,307 $15,461 $113,250
Talbot’s Corner 11 10,061 $29,414 $111,580
Woodycrest 12 1,299 $32,288 $102,067
Hadley Park 13 810 $26,820 $116,467
Brick Church Bellshire 14 9,477 $36,978 $132,522
Rosebank 15 2,505 $43,712 $125,533
Woodbine 16 2,347 $29,670 $115,967
Barclay Drive 17 1,289 $42,547 $136,000
McFerrin Park 18 1,963 $26,530 $145,850
Capitol View 19 3,235 $25,373 $103,850
Heron Walk 20 10,767 $35,263 $117,162
Hickory Woods 21 575 $56,411 $154,200
Antioch 22 724 $41,781 $115,700
Jones-Buena Vista 23 1,215 $23,604 $188,900
Hermitage Hills 24 1,600 $40,846 $144,100
Stadium Area 25 872 $18,851 $215,433
Bordeaux 26 5,079 $38,326 $137,540
Charlotte Park 27 2,446 $46,868 $107,900
CCSI-South Inglewood 28 4,728 $35,361 $136,712
Glencliff 29 7,576 $31,644 $109,400
Pennington Bend 30 425 $45,000 $134,700
Cahal Street 31 715 $29,167 $114,100
Donelson Hills 32 1,213 $43,302 $150,450
Edgehill 33 4,804 $20,570 $149,543
Shepherd Hills 34 283 $40,682 $163,700
Shelby Hills 35 1,424 $38,999 $137,475
Una 36 786 $48,877 $147,433
Buena Vista 37 884 $10,278 $222,500
Merry Oaks 38 5,744 $48,644 $157,217
Nashboro Village 39 1,645 $50,598 $141,700
Cleveland Park 40 2,041 $39,626 $160,225
Four Corners 41 3,934 $65,851 $153,975
Salemtown 42 235 $52,035 $205,200
Marrowbone 43 5,239 $54,838 $157,600
Villages Of Larchwood 44 1,943 $58,888 $126,500
Stanford Estates 45 965 $48,777 $142,100
Bellshire Estates 46 619 $47,938 $137,600
Germantown 47 505 $52,035 $205,200
Centenary 48 139 $41,875 $174,200
Enchanted Hills 49 540 $70,927 $156,000
Scottsboro 50 1,218 $48,602 $165,850
Neelys Bend 51 1,641 $48,028 $159,600
McMurray-Huntingdon 52 6,823 $47,510 $159,744
Rachel Jackson 53 527 $74,420 $190,200
Greenwood 54 1,997 $42,334 $178,700
Sylvan Heights 55 1,577 $33,023 $210,250
Inglewood-Riverwood 56 6,728 $49,840 $164,018
Your Neighborhood Group 57 3,334 $64,216 $186,400
Tulip Grove 58 2,509 $52,584 $137,750
Baxter Road 59 112 $95,341 $186,800
West Meade Park 60 462 $51,734 $384,900
Dalemere Area 61 297 $73,027 $206,800
Bells Bend 62 582 $68,523 $184,800
Hoggett Ford Road 63 443 $64,500 $157,400
Eastwood 64 1,935 $35,645 $202,500
Gra-Mar Acres 65 683 $67,500 $165,200
Harpeth Valley Park 66 586 $70,375 $193,400
Whites Bend 67 2,556 $54,562 $220,650
Sheffield On The Harpeth 68 179 $113,021 $282,000
Historic Edgefield 69 986 $50,315 $310,600
South Harpeth Area 70 738 $84,145 $235,700
West Meade 71 435 $56,524 $314,300
Cherokee Park 72 4,931 $47,163 $242,017
Brandywine Farms 73 744 $96,667 $377,400
Melrose 74 3,388 $52,606 $242,043
Edmondson-Cloverland 75 2,589 $96,389 $309,000
South Hampton 76 1,287 $99,135 $234,700
Granny White 77 191 $132,528 $551,250
Crieve Hall 78 4,075 $72,787 $239,450
Poplar Creek Estates 79 801 $108,940 $264,900
Lockeland Springs 80 3,058 $59,968 $265,880
East End 81 743 $66,440 $283,650
White Bridge 82 3,549 $69,984 $340,800
Hillsboro West End 83 8,749 $61,052 $401,933
Hillwood Estates 84 2,759 $91,440 $410,900
Bellmont Hillsboro 85 6,219 $65,727 $394,671
Sylvan Park 86 3,293 $68,587 $260,400
Southeast 87 6,273 $84,977 $272,767
Green Hills 88 23,494 $85,212 $424,116

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One thought on “These Are The 10 Worst Nashville Neighborhoods For 2017

  1. This was terrible and I can tell your not from Nashville. Did you really just rate rosebank as being worse then Mcferrin park? South inglewood? Bordeaux? Definitely a transplant

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