The Music City is home to an ever-growing LGBT population. Mostly found in East Nashville, there are also several gay-friendly neighborhoods. Whether you are looking to buy a home or find an assisted living community within a great neighborhood, Nashville has the answer.
There are several LGBT-friendly neighborhoods in Nashville including Germantown, Salemtown, Sylvan Park, 12 South, and Hillsboro Village. The homes located in East Nashville are historic with plenty of sidewalks for a quick trip to the nearby shops and coffee houses, such as Bongo Java, The Post East, and Ugly Mugs Coffee and Tea. For a lunch, consider stopping at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor or Frothy Monkey.
Germantown is home to the Nashville Farmer’s Market and is ornamented with Victorian homes and buildings throughout. Check out the Germantown Café at lunchtime to try their southern fare or stop in for a coffee and dessert at Steadfast Coffee.
Salemtown is a residential neighborhood bordering Germantown and combines historic buildings with contemporary architecture. Consider stopping for an espresso at Red Bicycle Coffee and Crepes or meeting friends at Big Al’s Deli.
Sylvan Park is a quiet neighborhood with homes from the 1920s and 1930s. It also has plenty of restaurants to enjoy an evening out with friends. You can try Castrillo’s Pizza of Sylvan Park, Star Bagel Café, Neighbors of Sylvan Park, or McCabe Pub. 12 South is a fun neighborhood with music, food, and drink to make every day an adventure. There are plenty of bars and clubs in the neighborhood, including bartaco 12 South, 12 South Taproom and Grill, and Bar Louie.
Hillsboro Village is near Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. You can find quaint shops, boutiques, and eateries throughout the neighborhood. You can pick up a quick lunch at Double Dogs or have a drink at Village Tavern.
You can find several assisted living communities within these neighborhoods, including Grace Manor Assisted Living in Germantown and Morningside of Belmont in 12 South, to name a few.
Nashville Pride is by far the largest LGBT event in Nashville. The festival, concert, and equality walk are held annually. The festival takes place in June with the Equality Walk occurring on Saturday. The event is sponsored by Bridgestone, Coors Light, Nissan, Delta, Genesco, Journeys, Sam’s Club, Dollar General, and Vanderbilt University.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates for the gay community and represents more than 150 businesses in the Music City.
Out Central is another resource that hosts LGBT events in the area, including a charitable 5K race. The center is located on Church Street and members are invited to special activities, such as an evening eating chili and watching Netflix.
Psychology Today keeps a listing of support groups that serve the LGBT community and hosted by professionals. The site lists the contact information for each listing. You can attend groups covering interpersonal relationships, weight loss/bariatric, and experimental-psychodrama.
With so many gay-friendly neighborhoods to choose from, find one that fits your personality and lifestyle.
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