Gorgeous neighborhood streets, top-notch Mexican food and a recently revamped community library are just a few perks of settling down in Crieve Hall. With easy access to major highways, its very own recycling drop-off site at Granbery Elementary School and an unspoken family-first environment, it’s no wonder this peaceful area is rapidly becoming popular for families moving to Nashville. Crieve Hall wraps around several public schools and rests a short, scenic drive from Franklin Road AcademyTarget, Publix, Aldi and two Kroger stores circle Crieve Hall to satisfy any grocery needs, and automotive services aren’t hard to come by, either. Upscale dining and Chinese takeout are both a cinch for anyone living in this wonderfully ordinary neighborhood.

Snug with single-family homes and hilly apartment complexes, residents of Crieve Hall enjoy a backroads route to 100 Oaks Mall and Baja Burrito on Thompson Lane, as well as a local florist and conveniently located gas stations. Most homes are refurbished one-story ranch style houses and mid-century modern homes known for their fancy kitchens, long floor plans, and wide windows inviting buckets of natural lighting. Many folks living here work in management, computers, service jobs, ministry or media. In fact, some of the unsuspecting homes you may see in Crieve Hall are decked out with recording studio equipment and ambiance inside, an indicator of the active and tight-knit artistic community around these parts. Ardent supporters of live theatre, art gallery enthusiasts, wine-tasters and local band lovers reside here happily alongside karaoke junkies, faithful followers of The Bachelor and mac & cheese connoisseurs - and oftentimes, they're one and the same. Cultured meets comfy here in Crieve Hall.

Restaurant options aren't limited since Crieve Hall isn't far from Cool Springs, Brentwood, Green Hills or 12 South. For an even shorter drive, you can zip around Nolensville Pike for simmering fajitas and authentic sopapillas at La Terraza  or Fogatas, or heaps of fried pickles and baby back ribs at Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse. For special occasions, LongHorn Steakhouse is right down Old Hickory Blvd. The Well Coffeehouse is a tranquil and hip place to work or socialize, a tasty testament to the city's social conscience and service-minded inhabitants. If you've had enough to eat, explore the trails and agricultural museum at Ellington Agricultural Center, or drive a whopping eight minutes to the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere and casually pet the most demure kangaroos and hundred-year-old turtles you've ever seen. For a fun Friday night outing, sneak some candy into the dollar theater off I-24 E or grab frozen yogurt at Menchie's, where you can fill a cup for $5 after 8 pm (Mondays, too). There's even a Canadian-based toy store stocking quirky, enriching toys and games, many of which serve therapeutic purposes for kids who struggle with emotional, mental or neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities.

Idyllic for dog-owners, concert-goers, garden-growers and frisbee-throwers, Crieve Hall houses a community welcoming and warm just a short trek from trendy Downtown and its surrounding hipster hubs. It's speckled with ethnic food from Cuban to Korean, sits two stoplights away from an aquatic pet store, and it's a vision in orange and gold when autumn rolls around. Full of character and quiet, Crieve Hall just might capture your heart.