The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Nashville For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Nashville are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Nashville.
Safest Neighborhoods In Nashville
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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Nashville are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Nashville. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Nashville neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Nashville in 2020? That would be Edmondson-Cloverland. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Nashville.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Nashville neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Nashville that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Nashville.

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How We Determined The Safest Nashville Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Nashville.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 80 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Nashville.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Edmondson-Cloverland.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Nashville. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,497
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 42
Property Crime Per 100k: 227
More on Edmondson-Cloverland: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Edmondson-Cloverland comes in at 42 and the property crime per capita is 227 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 677
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 103
Property Crime Per 100k: 252
More on Rachel Jackson: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Rachel Jackson comes in at 103 and the property crime per capita is 252 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,409
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142
Property Crime Per 100k: 602
More on Southeast: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Southeast comes in at 142 and the property crime per capita is 602 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 196
Property Crime Per 100k: 423
More on Hermitage Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hermitage Hills comes in at 196 and the property crime per capita is 423 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,215
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 58
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,121
More on Barclay Drive: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Barclay Drive comes in at 58 and the property crime per capita is 1,121 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 449
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 156
Property Crime Per 100k: 759
More on West Meade Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in West Meade Park comes in at 156 and the property crime per capita is 759 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 651
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 108
Property Crime Per 100k: 872
More on Hoggett Ford Road: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hoggett Ford Road comes in at 108 and the property crime per capita is 872 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,516
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 204
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,472
More on Bellmont Hillsboro: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Bellmont Hillsboro comes in at 204 and the property crime per capita is 1,472 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 24,013
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 239
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,470
More on Green Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Green Hills comes in at 239 and the property crime per capita is 1,470 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,342
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 574
Property Crime Per 100k: 634
More on Donelson Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Donelson Hills comes in at 574 and the property crime per capita is 634 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Nashville

Looking at the data, you can tell that Edmondson-Cloverland is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Tennessee residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Nashville For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Edmondson-Cloverland 269
2 Rachel Jackson 355
3 Southeast 744
4 Hermitage Hills 619
5 Barclay Drive 1,179
6 West Meade Park 915
7 Hoggett Ford Road 980
8 Bellmont Hillsboro 1,676
9 Green Hills 1,709
10 Donelson Hills 1,208
11 Mcmurray-Huntingdon 1,933
12 Germantown 1,982
13 Historic Edgefield 1,982
14 Enchanted Hills 2,470
15 Tulip Grove 1,967
16 Sylvan Heights 2,546
17 Charlotte Park 2,878
18 Neelys Bend 2,280
19 Scottsboro 3,107
20 Crieve Hall 3,100
21 Rosebank 3,103
22 Dalemere Area 3,395
23 Stanford Estates 2,956
24 Lockeland Springs 3,176
25 Hillsboro West End 3,624
26 Buena Vista 3,211
27 Bellshire Estates 3,184
28 Your Neighborhood Group 3,593
29 Woodycrest 3,720
30 Melrose 3,748
31 Hillwood Estates 4,071
32 Eastwood 3,606
33 Sylvan Park 3,988
34 Hickory Woods 3,702
35 Salemtown 3,282
36 Centenary 4,108
37 Cherokee Park 4,273
38 Villages Of Larchwood 4,309
39 Bells Bend 4,294
40 Harpeth Valley Park 4,498
41 Stadium Area 4,358
42 Cahal Street 4,457
43 Bordeaux 4,412
44 Baxter Road 4,627
45 Antioch 4,567
46 White Bridge 4,704
47 Una 4,836
48 Four Corners 4,847
49 Talbot’s Corner 4,864
50 Whites Bend 6,731
51 Nashboro Village 5,005
52 West Meade 5,069
53 Jones-Buena Vista 6,214
54 Glencliff 5,756
55 Inglewood-Riverwood 6,719
56 Shelby Hills 6,890
57 Heron Walk 6,579
58 Haynes Area 6,761
59 Hadley Park 6,997
60 Fisk-Meharry 7,130
61 Marrowbone 7,238
62 Greenwood 6,913
63 Hadley-Washngton 7,304
64 Ccsi-South Inglewood 7,277
65 College Heights-Clifton 7,670
66 Southside 7,930
67 Brick Church Bellshire 8,198
68 Shepherd Hills 8,163
69 Capitol View 8,071
70 Edgehill 10,147
71 Mcferrin Park 9,425
72 Osage-North Fisk 9,422
73 Buena Vista Heights 10,111
74 Woodbine 11,661
75 Mckissack Park 10,603
76 Cumberland Gardens 11,293
77 Elizabeth Park 10,898
78 East End 12,939
79 Cleveland Park 10,953
80 Merry Oaks 12,972

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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