Updated: Mar 9
If you continue down this path of wanting to live in downtown Nashville, I can guarantee two things:
You will need to buy a fly swatter to fend off your friends that will want to crash your pad because of the intangible energy that dominates Nashville.
You will have a tough time reverting back to yard work on your weekends, instead of enjoying both the peace and prestige that comes with living downtown.
Buying a Downtown Nashville High Rise Condo
Fun Fact: Buying Downtown Nashville Condos has only been an option in the last two decades. How is this possible? Well compared to NYC where they have been around since the 1920's, Nashville high rises (because of local legislation) have basically only been around for 15 or so years and do not have a long history. This allows for sprawling views, and immediate access to the enviable locations.
From entry level to top of the line luxury condos to a one bedroom flat in Nashville, there has never been a more exciting time to enter the market.
Now if you are ready, lets go over the future, present, and past of Nashville downtown nashville condo living.
If you are interested in buying a downtown Nashville high rise condo, or would like to talk to a local market expert, you can reach out and contact me directly here.
The Four Seasons – Top of the Line
The World’s best-known luxury high rise brand, Four Seasons, is currently building at a pinnacle location just south of Broadway and hooked to the Pedestrian Bridge. Located right next to the best that downtown Nashville has to offer.
If you are unfamiliar with the Four Seasons brand, they are the type that knows your name when you walk in, your favorite cut of steak, and how fluffy you like your bathrobe.
Here at the Four Seasons Nashville, residents will have the best that Nashville has to offer.
Location? You are so close to Nissan Stadium; it is in the building’s afternoon shadow.
When will Four Seasons Nashville be open?
Currently they have already opened up their first window of sales, bringing in $80,000,000 on the first day alone.
Single bedroom units start at $800,000.
The Grand Penthouse - occupying the entirety of the 40th floor - is currently marked at $25,000,000. Early 2021, they will release a second and final batch of residences for purchase.
Top Features and Luxury Amenities
Completion Date: 2022
24 Hour Concierge Service and Valet Parking
Soundproof Glass (tested at four-inch nails concert)
Outdoor Amenity and Resort Pool Deck with 5 Star Catered Restaurant and Bar
Bespoke Private Four Seasons Spa
Outdoor Live Music Venue On-Site
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Broadwest – A Midtown Paradise
Further west, and creating a bridge from midtown to downtown, Broadwest emerges. Sprawling 3.4 acres, the 540-million-dollar project will consist of two main towers.
Located on the western side, crossing the football field sized 1.5-acre greenspace, sits Nashville’s second mixed-use tower being built at the moment (the other is The Four Seasons).
Standing 34 stories tall, Broadwest’s residences will be split into two parts. The bottom 14 floors occupied with the Luxury Hilton brand: The Conrad, and the upper 20 stories to be luxury private residences.
Massive Underground Parking
Before we begin mentioning what they did above ground, what Propst Developers did initially below ground may be the most spectacular gift they have given this property. Simply, there will not be a shortage in parking at Broadwest.
Other developments have to limit parking to one spot for even two-bedroom units, which is simply not the case here. Propst blasted down seven stories into the Tennessee limestone to allow for more than enough parking for both buildings – and is 40% bigger than the parking garage built for the Music City Center with more than 2,500 spots.
Broadwest Features and Luxury Amenities
Rooftop resort-style pool
Restaurant and bar with all-day access to sunlight.
Fitness center with sauna and steam room
Outdoor green space with a rural feel
Gaming lawn and gas grills.
And much more!
With the exquisite Conrad hotel below, owners will have access to everything that they have to offer as well. From home delivery from the restaurants and bars, laundry and dry cleaning, and valet parking for yourself and your guests. Condo living, at its finest.
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505 – A Cut Above the Rest
Nestled in a downtown entertainer’s prime location, sits Nashville’s tallest residential tower. A Tony Giarratana development, is in the perfect location for the best that Downtown and Lower Broadway has to offer.
If location is paramount in your search for a high-rise condo, look no further. The best entertainment options Downtown has to offer are nearby. Broadway and great food is an easy two minutes away and Nissan Stadium is only a 15 minute walk away.
Downtown entertainment near the 505:
Lower Broadway bars and live music
Secret Speakeasies (hidden bars)
Top restaurants and rooftop bars
Bridgestone Arena for Pro Hockey, Concerts
The 505 not only has the best location, but it is also the tallest residential tower in Nashville standing 45 stories tall.
The only other building taller is the Batman Building, but with the 505 sitting uphill, it is a close call! The building is split between long-term rentals and owners at the 30th floor, each with their own parking, elevators and amenity levels.
Luxury Amenities on the 7th Floor:
Two swimming pools
And much more!
The eighth floor is available for owners only, and includes rentable entertainment space for guests with a full-service chef’s kitchen, coffee bar, and gym.
Carmen’s Room is available to reserve for residents and is named after Tony Giarratana’s mother, pays homage to her Italian upbringing and features a massive table that seats enough to host the busiest of Thanksgiving dinners. It is nestled next to the wine cellar with rentable wine storage lockers.
Inside the units, residents will find floor to ceiling windows and six feet of concrete between units to leave only the views of Broadway, and not the sounds. Incredible views from every unit no matter which direction you face. The bottom most available unit on the 30th floor is at the same level as the Penthouses at the Viridian.
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TwelveTwelve – The Jewel in the Gulch
TwelveTwelve was the first high rise to be built following the recession as the Nashville high rise market was bursting at the seams.
Previous projects seen in Nashville had been hit and miss with a key demographic. The two-bedroom condo buyer. Hensler was able to recognize that, building out 57% of the TwelveTwelve units into thoughtfully laid out two-bedroom units, with a handful of three-bedroom units and seven Penthouses.
TwelveTwelve is also Nashville’s most recent tower built in the southern corner of downtown, an area called The Gulch.
The Gulch neighborhood is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified neighborhood located in the south, tenth nationwide, and 14th worldwide. This focal point made the area extremely walkable, environmentally safe; full of fun shops, office buildings, restaurants and residences.
1212 Features and Amenities:
3,800-square-foot wellness center space (voted “Best Local Gym” in the Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville” awards)
Outdoor park space five stories in the air
Saline heated pool and hot-tub
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The ICON in the Gulch
After being voted best place to live downtown by NashvilleScene in their 2010 reader’s poll, ICON and the surrounding area in the Gulch has only improved.
Behind the main initiative led by Jay Turner (MarketStreet Enterprises) and Charles Carlisle (Bristol Development Group), was at its core, to build out the Gulch neighborhood with urban designs that remembered its past but also reached into the future.
The roughly 60 acres making up The Gulch historically back to the 1980’s was a railroad and train depot area, with very few residents or other business. Today it has incorporated a few old themes, reusing much of the old steel all while catering to the environmentally conscious buyer of the now and future.
Today it boasts an incredibly fashionable, hip urban neighborhood with safe, easy to walk streets. Locally owned businesses dot the streets, including some favorites like Saint Anejo, Pins Mechanical Company, and the rooftop bar at LA Jackson (a personal favorite).
Once inside the Icon in the Gulch, residents are greeted by a 24-hour concierge, and for easy access, can step into the high-speed elevators to get to your room, or to the massive amenity deck.
The ICON in the Gulch Amenities:
Massive courtyard pool
Outdoor / Indoor dining
Newly Upgraded Gym
The ICON on this level features an indoor/ outdoor courthouse with doors that roll up in nice weather.
The condo units themselves (unless upgraded) feature floor to ceiling glass windows, quartz countertops, and polished concrete floors and partially unfinished concrete ceilings.
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The Encore is the closest high rise to live music on Lower Broadway and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. After it was built, it helped kick off the building craze in SoBro.
It is the best condo for the money if you value being able to enjoy the glow of the Batman Building and city lights at night. And features an outdoor amenity deck, with heated stretch pool, fire pits, grills and green space to relax or entertain.
In the clubhouse, residents can enjoy billiards, or even a movie with friends in the rentable theatre.
Developer Tony Giarratana over the course of the rest of the article will be mentioned in the last three out of four Nashville high rises as he was the first to develop and discover the downtown residential high life beginning in 1998 at the Cumberland, continuing with Viridian, Encore, and 505.
The major difference being that Encore was his first and only condo tower that didn’t have a Church Street address.
Encore is the first and most recent tower in SoBro - until the Four Seasons when it reaches completion in 2022.
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Out of Nashville’s Downtown High Rises, the luxurious Adelicia is the furthest west, making it the closest to Music Row, Midtown, and Vanderbilt.
For nearly a half decade, The Adelicia enjoyed its reign as the ‘it’ high-rise, setting records for price per sqft and highest price for a unit (which of course have since been surpassed.)
Ray Hensler, who would later go on to be the Developer for TwelveTwelve, was paired with a trio of local investors for this project. The Adelicia, built to 18 stories in 2007 attracted Taylor Swift and Simon Fuller, among other heavy hitters in varying industries.
The big attraction for The Adelicia, is that is it the perfect high rise for residents that enjoy the city atmosphere, while also having the chance to experience all that Nashville has to offer.
This is to say that while you are so close to downtown, you also have the luxury to be able to escape when you are needing to go to Green Hills or 12 South for food or shopping. Radnor Lake and Percy Warner Park are just ten minutes away if you are wanting an outdoors escape as well.
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Before the conversion at the Cumberland to change it from luxury rentals to condos, The Viridian was the first luxury tower in Nashville.
Voted in 2007 by Executive Magazine as Best High Rise in the Nation, The Viridian was the spark that has started the downtown living boom.
The Viridian sold out six months before completion – a feat that has yet to be duplicated.
With 360-degree views, Church Street locale, rooftop pool, and a low cost to entry, it is the perfect place to start out if you are a high rise first-timer.
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Renovated in 2006-2007, The Cumberland changed from hosting exclusively apartments to including condominiums and penthouses. The Cumberland is technically the oldest high rise in Nashville, it just wasn’t originally envisioned that way.
Recently updated common areas and lobby with a very uniquely Nashville vibe. Artwork adorns most walls, from the front doors through the billiards room, all the way out back to the outdoor lounge area complete with gas grills.
The best priced two-story penthouses are located here, each has been uniquely updated, and range from the mid 800’s to north of 1 million dollars.
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