Downtown Nashville continues to see rapid, consistent growth. And according to the Nashville Downtown Partnership “Residential Report,” the percentage of baby boomers living downtown has contributed to that growth — rising by 5 percent in less than 5 years. Boomers make up 38 percent of downtown Nashville residents — more than any other age group. Additionally, thirty-four percent of residents have moved downtown from out-of-state while 32 percent have moved from outside the city.

This comes as no surprise, considering there are so many wonderful benefits to downtown living.

Here a few reasons boomers may be choosing to relocate to condo buildings in downtown Nashville:

Simplified Lifestyle Happy mature couple with cardboard boxes at new home

Urban condo living offers many advantages. While downsizing may initially seem intimidating, it can also be very liberating.  Studies have shown that simplifying your life can result in less stress and less clutter which can lead to a much happier life.

Less Upkeep

ConciergeImagine never having to worry about mowing your grass again. Condo buildings like CityLights offer services to help manage your life. With upscale services like a full-time concierge, maintenance staff, and a cleaning service for common spaces, you won’t have to worry about coordinating repairs to that leak in your basement or mowing the grass every Saturday.


john-seigenthaler-pedestrian-bridge-740According to, downtown Nashville is “very walkable” and pedestrian-friendly. The stresses of driving are a thing of the past when you live downtown and convenience is key. Walk next door for your morning coffee, stroll Riverfront Park over lunch, and catch a concert at the Symphony Center in the evening

A Plethora of Downtown Activities 

Nashville, United States - November 12, 2009: Nashville Downtown scene with the Birth of Apollo statue and fountain on the left in the foreground and the Nashville downtown skyline, and trees and park area to the right. The Birth of Apollo statue is located near the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and was created by Casey Eskridge. Picture was taken during Autumn.According to Travel and Leisure, Nashville is one of America’s best cities because of its friendly vibe, accessible qualities, and of course the hot music scene. Nashville’s entertainment and cultural activities are unlike any other city in the U.S. From the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to the Ascend Amphitheater, there is no shortage of daily events and activities right outside your doorstep.

To Entertain Friends

ascendCondo living offers modern amenities like pools and rooftop terraces that encourage entertaining, not to mention downtown Nashville provides built-in entertainment.  According to a recent article in the Tennessean, Joyce McDaniel, a downtown resident, wasn’t surprised when friends called to ask whether they could sit on her apartment balcony and listen to the recent Jimmy Buffett concert at Ascend Amphitheater. “Everybody wants to come and hang out,” she said. With so many fun activities taking place downtown, it becomes a reason to entertain and have friends over.”

CityLights is made up of 71 luxury condos perched atop Rutledge Hill overlooking downtown Nashville. CityLights has a rooftop terrace, saltwater pool, and an in-house restaurant. Reserve your unit today: