Helpful Housing Information

You can view a helpful map of Nashville here, which describes all of the neighborhoods and indicates their location on a map of Nashville. Many students find it convenient to live in the Gulch, Hillsboro Village, Midtown, East Nashville, 12th South and West End. All areas have varying housing options (apartments, condos, houses), rent ranges, and […]

Job Resources

Finding a job is always difficulty when you are moving to a new city. To make this transition easier, Owen has put together a list of resources to aid in your job search. Please note that the “Career Coach” list has kindly been comprised by Owen staff members and each coach has their own style, specialties, services and […]

Upcoming 2017-2018 OPA Events

Below is a list of events that we have planned for OPA members. As always, all spouses, families and friends are welcome. If you have any suggestions please let Kristen, Meg or Cass know! OPA Club Fair Thursday, August 17 5:30-7:30pm Come by the OPA booth at the Club Fair, which is also the first official […]

English Language Classes

What would help make the transition to life in Nashville easier for you and your family? How about a free English conversation group designed especially for spouses/partners of Owen students? While your spouse/partner is busy with Owen classes, you can practice English conversation and meet new friends. The group meets twice a week at the […]


Recreational Parks Davidson County Centennial East Bank Greenway Fannie Mae Dees (Dragon Park) McCabe  Percy Warner Sevier Park Williamson County Grassland Park James Warren  Pinkerton Park Family Recreation Davidson County YMCA Downtown YMCA Green Hills YMCA Bellevue School of Dance & Music Williamson County YMCA Brentwood YMCA Franklin YMCA Maryland Farms Let It Shine Gymnastics  […]

Resources for Parents

Registering for Kindergarten Davidson County Williamson County Day Care Centers Davidson County Vanderbilt Child and Family Center (normally about a 1 year waiting list) West End Methodist The Gordon Jewish Community Center Montessori Centre The Children’s House Williamson County Primrose School Brentwood Primrose School Cool Springs Goddard School The Gardner School Montessori Academy Center for […]

Housing & Neighborhoods

  Downtown – With the state capitol, the Tennessee State Museum, the Tennessee Center for the Performing Arts, the Tennessee Convention Center, and the Ryman Auditorium, downtown Nashville is a surprisingly vibrant area for a small Southern city. However, this is still almost exclusively a business and government district, and after dark the streets empty […]

Local Services & Shopping

Emergency Numbers Metropolitan Nashville Metro Police Department – 615.862.8600 or 911 Vanderbilt University Police Department – 615.322.2745 or 911 Utilities Nashville Electric Service –  – 615-736-6900 Metro Water Services –  – 615.862.4600 Cable and Internet Comcast – 800.266.2278 AT&T U-Verse – 888.388.7116 Direct TV – 855.266.5699 Department of Motor Vehicles New Resident License […]

Favorite Restaurants & Bars by Neighborhood

Price Guide $ = $10 or less $$ = $25 or less $$$ = $75 or less Midtown/Hillsboro Village Pancake Pantry ($) – Nashville brunch staple (but be prepared to wait!) Hattie B’s ($)– Hot Chicken Tavern ($/$$) – Gastropub and great brunch (2-4-1 Mimosas & Bloodys!) Noshville – Brunch Fido […]

Nashville Attractions

Nashville Shores and Wave Country Water Parks Nashville Shores Wave Country Water Park Nashville Zoo “Since the move to Grassmere in 1996, Nashville Zoo has created many new exhibits, hosted exciting community events and designed a variety of children’s programs. Our Jungle Gym playground is the largest community-built playground in the United States and includes […]