Chimpanzees, the closest extant relative to humans, enjoy touring each other’s treetops to scout for prime real estate—topiary that provides ample fruit and optimal cover for illegal poker games. Peruse man's most sought-after domiciles with today’s Groupon. For $5, you get one ticket to the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s Live It Up! Downtown Home Tour (a $10 value). The seventh annual self-guided tour takes place on Sunday, April 18, from noon to 6 p.m. and showcases Nashville’s swankiest lofts, apartments, and rooftop-perched mobile homes. The event is held rain or shine. To redeem your Groupon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event, head to the Cohen Building, located beside the Viridian Condominiums.
Touring other people’s homes provides a place to fantasize about elaborate Clue reenactments and call dibs on couches eventually headed for a garage sale. Now in its seventh year, the Downtown Home Tour allows curious folks to peek into Nashville’s most impressive urban living abodes. Boasting impeccably decorated interiors, striking views, and stainless-steel teleportation pods, tour spots offer a glimpse of high-society living without a visit to Xanadu. Focusing on the Downtown Core, North Capitol, Hope Gardens, and SoBro neighborhoods, the six-hour tour allows map-guided visitors to scope at their own pace while providing free shuttle rides, parking, and soothing leather couch smells.
When Lewis and Clark browsed real-estate options, they had to brave steep mountain passes, tumultuous rivers, and elevatorless expanses. Instead, stroll through historic rehabs, two-story townhomes, and single-family residences located downtown while enjoying the vibe of Nashville’s standout neighborhoods and avoiding run-ins with territorial bears and perplexing bridge trolls.
Nashville Downtown Partnership
Founded with the goal of transforming downtown Nashville into a compelling, culturally rich urban center, Nashville Downtown Partnership fosters a sense of community via fun-filled initiatives that showcase the city’s finest offerings, such as the annual Downtown Home Tour. Participants on the tour get a chance to see a variety of chic private spaces, ogling unique floor plans with an emphasis on ultramodern design that whisk guests into the future without the disheveled hairdos inherent with leaps through the time-space continuum. The Partnership creates such interactive experiences to help introduce locals to the benefits of living in the center of Music City, such as having easy access to its hundreds of restaurants as well as sports and entertainment venues.