4.0 out of 10

Metro Center

36.192249194253 -86.8051564038501
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"More Business and Less Homes"

Metro Center in Nashville Tennessee is mostly businesses with the occasional homes and apartment complexes. Many of the residents of Nashville will work in the Metro Center area and will travel here on a daily basis.

Many of the businesses in the Metro Center area are government offices and warehouses. There are a bunch of smaller businesses in the area as well. When looking for a retail shop, you will most likely need to travel a bit further downtown or out of town in order to shop. The area is home to the women’s shelter as well.

The interstate connects you to downtown Nashville and the outskirts of Nashville. The interstate stays pretty busy with all the residents traveling to and from work on a daily basis and there are a few schools in the area. There is a couple small parks in the area that you can visit during the day and on weekends.

There are several fast food restaurants in the area for you to choose from such as the Long John Silvers and Kentucky Fried Chicken as well as McDonalds. A Subway is not to far away from the intersection of the I65 corridor and Metro Center.

The area is clean for the most part with the government caring for their properties and you will get to see local wildlife in the area such as ducks and geese who will stop in Metro Center to bathe and drink from the numerous areas of standing water.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Duck Crossing"

During the flood back in May (of 2010), Metro Center saw a few harrowing days; some streets in the area flooded, and local authorities worried that a nearby levee would fail. You can't tell it when you drive through there now, though; as of this writing (September 2010), everything is "business as usual" in Metro Center.

And "business" is the right word - this area is upscale commercial. It holds various government offices, several affluent businesses, and the Tennessee Titans' training facility. Metro Center is just far enough from downtown Nashville that a drive downtown would be too far for lunch and would be a hassle for a hotel; but fortunately that's not a problem. A fair number of fast food establishments and delis have sprung up in the area to accommodate the breakfast and lunchtime crowds. There are also a couple of good hotels in Metro Center.

One of the best features of Metro Center, though, is the lake in the center of the area. Not surprisingly, this lake saw the worst of the Center's flooding back in May, and some of the trash cans around it still show some minor damage. But the water is back to normal levels now, the grounds around it are neat and tidy, and the local "duck crossing" sign on a nearby street is still very much called for. (Gotta love an office park that has a “duck crossing” sign!)

Metro Center borders Buena Vista Jones and Buena Vista Heights. MTA bus route 9 serves the main Metro Center area. The number 42 bus runs past some of the southernmost points of this "neighborhood" as defined by StreetAdvisor.
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Metro Center--Office Buildings Galore"

Metro Center is a large area composed mainly of office and governmental buildings. It is not downtown Nashville proper, but an area slightly north. There are a few, but not many apartment complexes, and many fast food restaurants. Hotels include the Maxwell House,

Located in the area is the Watkins of Art, Design, and Film, which offers both bachelor's degrees and community education.

Nearby is the Ted Rhodes public golf course, and the Charles Davis Foundation for inner city youth
Also, visible on a hill in the area is the Motherhouse for Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia, which is very beautfiul.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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