Named for the Anatolian city of Antioch, Turkey, this up-and-coming neighborhood is situated 15 minutes southeast of downtown Nashville, and is home to nearly 80,000 people. The area has changed a great deal in the past several years, and as more businesses and investors move in to take advantage of the low property prices, more job opportunities and residents are expected to follow suit.
Things to Do
One of the major establishments that has long defined Antioch is the Global Mall at the Crossings, a 1.1 million-square-foot indoor shopping mall located just off Interstate 24. Next door to the mall you’ll find the Ford Ice Center, which offers lessons and teams for figure skating and hockey as well as daily public skate sessions. Looking for some fresh air? Antioch Park, which is located just across the street from Antioch Middle School, is home to the Mill Creek Greenway and the Antioch Community Center. And of course, with downtown Nashville located just 15 minutes to the north, you’re never far away from the region’s hottest restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions.
With home prices that rarely creep higher than $200,000, Antioch features a wealth of affordable apartments, townhomes and single family homes that were constructed from the 1970’s to today.
Antioch is served by more than a dozen schools across the Antioch and Cane Ridge clusters of Metro Nashville Public Schools’ District 6. A handful of these schools include Cane Ridge Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, Antioch Middle School, Margaret Allen Middle School, Cane Ridge High School and Antioch High School. Private schools include Ezell-Harding Christian School and Lighthouse Christian School.
Life in Antioch
With its close proximity to downtown Nashville and incredibly affordable housing stock, Antioch provides urban accessibility at an extremely attractive price point.
Local Hot Spots
Best Place to Learn to Skate – Ford Ice Center
Best Mexican Restaurant – Joselito’s Mexican Grill & Oyster Bar
Best Pizza – Starwood Pizza