is a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, located in the southern part of Davidson County. It is not autonomous, and is governed by the Nashville-Davidson metropolitan government. The area is assigned to postal zip code 37013.
The community takes its name from Antioch First Baptist Church, established in 1810. As recently as the 1960s Antioch was a small community catering to the needs of area farmers with amenities such as a feed mill. Adjacent to Bakertown (a similar small community) it was located on the banks of Mill Creek, a minor tributary of the Cumberland River that rises near Nolensville, several miles to the southeast. This area has become less important over time as zoning restrictions forbidding further development on a floodplain have limited the construction of more businesses in this area, which had started to become quite congested.
In the 1970s Antioch experienced explosive growth, largely due to the expansion of the Nashville sewer system to the area and the availability of large amounts of former farmland, which made possible the construction of many low-rise apartment complexes, and several mobile home communities. More than perhaps any other Nashville neighborhood, Antioch maintained a "blue-collar" image and became a magnet for those seeking affordable housing. Many relatively low-priced, site-built detached "starter" homes were built as well.