Bordeaux is steeped in Nashville history while being primed to expand. Bordeaux has been an official city since the late 1800’s having been named by a local doctor while applying for an official post office. Today it offers easy access to other neighborhoods such as The Nations, Green Hills, and East Nash so residents have local restaurants and hot spots at their fingertips; all while staying in a mostly residential neighborhood. Bordeaux is also nicely situated between the city and the country so it not only offers access to restaurants but also to outdoor activities such as the Cumberland Greenway and the Ted Rhodes Golfcourse.
A fun fact about this storied community is that archeological evidence indicates that people were living in the Bordeaux area thousands of years ago before the Bordeaux area was settled in the early 1800s by Scots-Irish, German, and Italian families who were later joined by freed African Americans. and 1,000 apple trees in Bordeaux. The area along Trinity Lane and Brick Church Pike is now known as Historic Talbot’s Corner. But it wasn’t until 1886 that the name was chosen. Dr. M.O. Randall, a dentist originally from New York state, is credited with the naming of the Bordeaux community because it reminded him of an area in France where he had once practiced dentistry.
Much of the Haynes Trinity area in the southeastern part of Greater Bordeaux reflects the influence of the Rev. William Haynes, 1850-1933, the son of a plantation owner and enslaved mother. Haynes became an educator, minister, and real estate developer. He was instrumental in locating the American Baptist College to the area and donated land for the Haynes School, which opened in 1931 for African American children. In the 1950s, the Haynes Heights community was created to appeal to African American college professors, lawyers, doctors, and architects. The neighborhood consists of midcentury modern brick houses on large lots situated on curvilinear streets, as are many similar subdivisions in Nashville from that era.
Bordeaux is separated from the urban section of Nashville by the Cumberland River and offers an easy commute to much of the city including Downtown and Germantown.
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In true foodie fashion, we recommend the delectable Jack’s BBQ. Jack’s has dine-in, pick up, and a drive-thru! The food here is out of this world and will send your taste buds soaring.
Just a short drive over the Cumberland River is the Ted Rhodes Golf Course. Named in honor of Theodore “Ted” Rhodes, a renowned, black golf professional from Nashville, who paved the way for other black golfers like Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Renee Powell, and Tiger Woods. Golfing not your sport? Then check out the Cumberland Greenway whose entrance is beside the golfcourse and offers city bikes for rent.
If you’re rained out then pop into the Nashville Public Library Bordeaux Branch for Chair Yoga, Family Story Time, our favorite Casual Cooking Club! The first Bordeaux Branch Library opened in 1976 on Hydes Ferry Road at a site donated by the Bordeaux Civic Club. The 2,230 sq. ft. library was replaced by the new Bordeaux Branch Library in 2000. The new facility tripled the size of the book collection, added public computers and online catalogs. The 20,000 square-foot building was designed by McFarlin Huitt Panvini Architects, and incorporated library motifs in the building design. The library was remodeled in 2015, to feature a vending café area, flexible conference rooms for public use, and a central service desk.
The median sales price for a single-family home is $336,000 with an average of 1,720 square feet.