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This South Nashville zip code has a population of 77,770 and is growing daily. It is an irregularly shaped region of Metro generally defined by I-24 on the east, I-65 to the west, Thompson Lane to the north and reaching south to the Williamson County line. It is primarily an affordable residential area. The average home price is $249,300, but that doesn’t tell you a lot. A trip north to south along Nolensville Road is a road trip though suburban Nashville housing history. To the north, leaving downtown, are the small, working-class cottages of the Nashville suburbs of seventy-five years ago. This area, known as Woodbine, is transitioning as the small, older houses are being updated or replaced by new, larger houses. Farther south, there is a broad band of mostly brick ranch, split-level and split-foyer homes built in the fifties, sixties and seventies. The homes along the southern Metro Nashville border with Williamson County has newer style homes of the late twentieth century on up to developments building now.


Convenience is a word used often by people who live in 37211 as a reason why they like living here. A typical commute from home to work in 37211 is less than a half hour. In addition to the three interstate highways that border the area, major arteries like Nolensville Road, Bell Road and Briley Parkway get you where you need to go. Whatever you need for daily life, grocery stores, pharmacies, retail stores and restaurants are scattered throughout the area. The zip code has two Walmart stores and a Sam’s Club to make sure anything you need is nearby.

Healthcare services are available in abundance throughout South Nashville. Southern Hills Medical Center, a general medical and surgical facility, is located at 391 Wallace Road, Nashville. The hospital has 126 beds and the medical center has over 380 physicians. The 24/7 emergency room treats about 50,000 patients each year. Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks is a group of clinics related to Vanderbilt University Medical School and Medical Center. The clinics took over half of a former mall adjacent to and with an exit from I-65. Designed for the convenience, privacy and comfort of the patients, it doesn’t feel like a mall nor does it feel like a doctor’s office and the mall-type setting means parking is right outside the clinic entrance.


South Nashville has the most diverse population of any Metropolitan Nashville zip code. Nowhere is the diversity more evident than at Haywood Elementary School, a kindergarten through fourth-grade school in the heart of 37211. The school has students from more than thirty countries that have over 20 different language backgrounds.

South Nashville celebrates its diversity with food in this and neighboring zip codes. Want Southern fare? Try Dairy King, H&T’s Home Cooking or Dixon’s Soul Food for the traditional meat-and-three. If you want the Nashville rave, hot chicken, you’re in luck. An outpost of the original Prince’s Hot Chicken is on Nolensville Road and a Bolton’s is a few minutes away in the Melrose neighborhood. There isbarbeque and gourmet hamburgers. Or, choose the nationality of food you are craving today: Mexican, Honduran, Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Columbian, Venezuelan, Dominican, Cuban, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Indian, Turkish, and something opened while this was being written.

Nashville Zoo

The jewel in the middle of South Nashville is the Nashville Zoo. While the zoo is not as large as some zoos, it was built from the very beginning to offer an exceptional educational experience to visitors.

There are two parts to the zoo. The house, built about 1810, and 346-acres was a working farm through the Nineteenth Century and into the early 20th Century. The restored house and the historic farm, including a livestock barn, chicken coop and machine shed, is available for tours that illustrate farm life in the 1800’s.

In the wildlife park, you can see clouded leopards, southern white rhinoceros, Baird’s tapirs, Andean bears, cougars, giraffes, spider monkeys, red pandas and more. The zoo makes it possible to get up close and personal with many of their animals. Pet a kangaroo and a goat, feed a lorikeet and a tortoise. Get a unique view of zoo animals from the Soaring Eagle zip Line or take a slower, ground-level trip aboard the Wilderness Express train. Buy a family membership and enjoy the zoo all year round. Plan your visit here:

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