Rich in culture and history, Nashville North is primarily urban residential in character with walkable neighborhoods that offer a variety of housing choices, commercial corridors, and some small neighborhood centers.
A combination of Interstates (I-40), roads (Jefferson Street and Rosa Parks), and railroads serve the community. Jefferson Street has historically been the cultural and entertainment hub of North Nashville. The corridor has played host to many nationally known recording blues and jazz artists. Features include the MetroCenter business area and well-known institutions of higher learning, including Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and the Watkins College of Art and Design.
The Nashville North Opportunity Zone is a cluster of six qualified Census tracts. It is part of the Nashville Promise Zone, and the Jefferson Street Corridor is included in the Jefferson Street Redevelopment District.