Our Favorite Neighborhoods
Downtown living is new to Nashville, having only started in the mid 1990s. For those interested in a Live/Work/Play lifestyle all in the same place, Downtown is a perfect choice. Many old buildings are being converted into urban lofts with exposed brick and large windows that offer Nashvillians the a bit of the feel of New York without the price tag.
Tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and early 20th century homes such as Bungalows, Cottages, and Four Squares define West End as such a charming neighborhood that it has been used for countless movie and TV sets over the years. West End includes mini-neighborhoods such as Richland-West End, Cherokee Park and Whitland.
12South is the continuously improving neighborhood district along 12th Ave S. between Wedgewood Ave and Gale Lane. More rencetly revitalized, it has a thriving restaurant scene as well as as a great family atmosphere with larger historic homes and easy access to Sevier Park.
Hillsboro Village is best known as a popular walkable commercial district sandwiched between Belmont University and Vanderbilt University. Only a handful of blocks total, it is jam packed with local restaurants, trendy boutiques, local book and cooking shops, a post office, a service station, and a local theater.
Waverly-Belmont, along with Belmont-Hillsboro, sits between the Hillsboro Village and 12South neighborhoods and is home to Belmont University. In addition to historic homes, there are many townhome and condo developments throughout the neighborhood. If you're looking for a grand historic home in a traditional small town setting, this is a neighborhood worth visiting.