SYLVAN HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD: LIVING IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE
Known as the center of country music, Nashville is a popular destination for music related tourism. The city has been renovating its downtown area to attract first class amenities. Older buildings have been converted into shopping and nightlife attractions.
The economic base consists of government, banking, finance, and insurance. In the early 1990’s, General Motors located Saturn in Spring Hill. Nissan set up its U.S. assembly plant in Smyrna, and later moved their North American headquarters to the area.
Nashville is also a center for the healthcare industry. In 2014, health care generated over $21.03 billion in personal income in the local economy. Fifteen major publicly traded healthcare companies are based in the area, including three of the five largest investor-owned hospital operations.
The climate is typical of the location with warm, humid summers and cool to cold winters. Topography generally does not affect the weather and extremes seldom occur. But the location near primary storm tracks causes frequent weather changes.
Music is a major part of the Nashville economy. The "Big Three" recording labels - Sony BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group, make up 80% of the music market. Tourists flock to Nashville for venues like the Grand Ole Opry and Music City.
Architecturally, Sylvan Heights offers historic cottages, modern new construction, and a few fixer-uppers in West Nashville.
To the west are some of Nashville’s favorite local hangouts, bike trails/greenways, and picnic space.
Buying & Selling in Sylvan Heights
The median home value* in Sylvan Heights is $315,400. Home values have gone up 8.5% over the past year. Foreclosures will impact values over the next several years. In Sylvan Heights, 18 homes are foreclosed per 10,000. This is greater than the Nashville average of 1.4 and the national average of 1.6
* Stated values were current as of December, 2017
More Information on Living in Sylvan Heights
- Learn more about the Sylvan Heights community on the Sylvan Heights Neighborhood Association website.
Things To Do In & Around Sylvan Heights
The Belle Meade Plantation and mansion is one of Nashville's best attractions. Take a guided tour of the mansion, built in 1807 with costumed guides and explore the landscaped grounds including the plantation winery. Of note, President Andrew Jackson, whose Hermitage home is located nearby, is among the many people to have lived in the mansion during its more than 200 year history.
The historical Ryman Auditorium, a multipurpose auditorium that hosts a variety of events, is located in the Sylvan Heights neighborhood. Established in 1892, the auditorium has regular Opry and Bluegrass Nights and features events throughout the year for children as well as adults. Follow the auditorium's interesting history on the interactive timeline on their website.
A unique museum experience awaits at the Car Collector's Hall of Fame. The museum features cars owned by famous country music stars, from Elvis Presley's Cadillac Eldorado to Tammy Wynette's Buick Riviera.
To See in Sylvan Heights
Internet and Cell Service in Sylvan Hills
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Sylvan Heights Demographics
The current population of Sylvan Heights is 1,600.
The median age is 30.
White = 59%, African/American = 34%, Hispanic = 3%, Asian = 2, mixed race = 2%.
Schools in Sylvan Heights
Cockrill Elementary School - PK–4
Park Avenue Enhanced Option Elementary - PK–4
West End Middle School - 5–8
The Cohn Learning Center - 9–12
The current unemployment rate in Sylvan Heights is 9%.
The median household income is $34,000.
58.45% of the people in Nashville are registered Democrats.
39.87% are registered Republican
1.69% are independent.
Sylvan Heights gets 50 inches of rain per year, while the US average is 39.
The average snowfall is 4 inches.
On average Sylvan Heights has 205 sunny days per year.
Highest temperatures are in July and average 89 degrees.
Low temperatures occur in January and average 26 degrees.
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Additional Resources if You're Moving to Tennessee
Searching for a house can be both exciting and stressful. Here are online resources to help you plan your move.
- The Nashville Chamber of Commerce "Getting Established" page is a great resource for information on a variety of topics and is a great place to start.
- Department of Motor Vehicles instructions to re-register your out of state driver's license and vehicle.
- Check out the neighborhood! Read up on Nashville's eclectic neighborhoods and find your ideal vibe.
- Have kids? Learn about schools and their ratings before you move.