Our Favorite Neighborhoods
The residential side of Green Hills is comprised mostly of charming older (and some newer) homes on secluded, stately lots, as well as many ranch-style homes and cottages near Lipscomb University. The retail side of Green Hills includes the Green Hills Mall and the Hill Center, both of which feature upscale chain stores selling clothing, jewelry and other gifts and accessories.
Germantown is all about diversity. The eight-block area is an architecturally heterogeneous mixture of residences built between 1840 and 1930, and new houses are built according to the neighborhood's historic architectural guidelines. It is home to Nashville's largest Farmers Market, several great restaurants, and it is the only tranditional neighborhood with houses that is not seperated from Downtown by an interstate.
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.
Sylvan Park is located near the intersection of I-440 and West End Ave is a charming, historic neighborhood with traditionally smaller Cottages and Victorian homes built from 1910 to 1940. Sylvan Park also includes a vibrant restaurant and shopping Village as well as a public library, a park, a new community center, and a public golf course.
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.