Sometimes, less is more, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to studio apartments in Nashville.
Typically located in urban, walkable areas, a studio’s smaller square footage means more affordable rent, not to mention less time cleaning and maintaining the space, which leaves more time for enjoying everything Music City has to offer. Plus, many apartment complexes offer communal amenities that give studio dwellers additional space to spread out beyond their four walls, featuring everything from rooftop swimming pools to on-site dining spots.
Although studios may require residents to do some initial downsizing, it’s a small price to pay for the easy-breezy lifestyle they offer – especially in a place like Nashville, where there’s always incredible live entertainment on deck, and there’s never a shortage of fun festivals, new restaurants or cool bars to check out.
Keep reading to see what buildings we think offer the best studio apartments in Nashville, or contact us to start your search with an expert apartment locator who has the local knowledge you need to find your dream studio.
AptAmigo’s Top Studio Apartment Picks in Nashville
Rent Amount: $1,778-$2,098+
Neighborhood: Music Row/Edgehill
Why We Love It: At The Morris, residents live large – even in studio apartments – and have quick, easy access to many of Nashville’s most popular attractions and entertainment venues, thanks to the complex’s prime location near the legendary Music Row.
Each studio at The Morris has a light, airy feeling, due in part to each unit’s 10- to 16-foot ceilings. The apartments in this 19-story complex also include private terraces, full-size washer and dryer sets, walk-in closets, and stainless steel appliances. Residents enjoy plenty of community amenities too, including a rooftop pool with panoramic skyline views, a professional music studio, a rooftop performance venue with a stage, a gym and private yoga studio, a pet spa, and much more.
Crossroads at the Gulch
Rent Amount: $1,690-$1,720+
Neighborhood: The Gulch (near Downtown)
Why We Love It: For a truly luxurious experience, look no further than the Crossroads at the Gulch. Each studio apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows with retractable blinds, energy-efficient stainless steel appliances with gas ranges, quartz countertops with undermount sinks, designer cabinetry, a full-size stackable washer and dryer set, and a walk-in closet.
Crossroads at the Gulch residents also gain access to a sky lounge with unobstructed views of the Nashville skyline, along with a resident clubhouse and lounge, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24/7 fitness center, a bark park and dog run area, and an office space and conference room. But that’s not all – because of the complex’s excellent location in the Gulch, residents are never far from attractions and conveniences, including coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and fitness studios.
Rent Amount: Call for pricing (615) 808-8246
Neighborhood: The Nations
Why We Love It: Aimed at drawing Nashville’s creative class, Broadstone Nations is in the Nations district, a hip area just over 4 miles from downtown. This walkable, bikeable West Nashville neighborhood is packed with coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, and more, making it a perfect place for young professionals to call home.
The studio apartments at Broadstone Nations feature many of the usual suspects, like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry, but this complex really shines when it comes to its community amenities. Residents can enjoy a resort-style saltwater pool, a double-height fitness center offering views of Centennial Avenue, a custom coffee bar, a yoga mezzanine, an artists’ space/makers’ room – and that’s just a small sampling of what’s available.
Rent Amount: $1,856-$1,996+
Neighborhood: Rolling Mill Hill
Why We Love It: At River House, studios function more like one-bedroom units, with a partition wall separating the bedroom from the living space, a change of pace from the more common fully open studio concepts. These apartments also feature large walk-in closets, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances.
With many units overlooking the Cumberland River, River House is just a short walk away from downtown Nashville, making this complex an ideal location for those looking to enjoy the nightlife scene. Plus, River House has its fair share of community amenities, like a state-of-the-art fitness center that includes private rooms, a dog park and dog wash area, a swimming pool, an elevated sun deck with a fire pit and bar-style seating, and more.
2010 West End
Rent Amount: $1,560-$2,200+
Why We Love It: 2010 West End is one of the tallest buildings in the area, which means impressive views abound from their units, especially from the highest floors.
Located on Nashville’s vibrant West End Avenue, this complex has modern, sleek studio apartments that range in size from 395 to just under 550 square feet. Each unit features quartz countertops, premium appliances, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Residents can also access shared amenities, like a sixth-floor terrace, a gym and yoga studio, a rooftop swimming pool, a party lounge designed for entertaining guests, a game lounge with billiards, and a view lounge that offers panoramic views of the city.
Rent Amount: $1,666-$2,089+
Neighborhood: SoBro (South Broadway)
Why We Love It: Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, The SoBro is the perfect spot for anyone looking to be close to the action.
This complex features four different studio floor plans, including two units with large outdoor terraces, and each studio has quartz kitchen countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows, and exposed concrete ceilings. However, The SoBro’s club-style amenities may be its No. 1 selling point. Residents have access to more than 18,000 square feet of incredible amenities, including an on-site convenience store, restaurant and bar, and cafe. A state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, hot tub and sundeck as well as a resident lounge and party suite, social and gaming lounge, and an outdoor dog area provide ample space for residents to roam and play.
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Jessica is a Nashville-based freelance writer and yoga teacher who also dabbles in CrossFit and running (slowly). When she's not writing or working up a sweat, she can be found with her two cats, Shooby and Minju, or exploring the ever-growing city she calls home.