Our Favorite Neighborhoods
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.
Belle Meade has many large estate homes, but also a few smaller residences from the 1930s and 1940s. It was subdivided in the early 20th century when the Belle Meade Plantation was sold to developers and the original homes were built by many of the biggest family names in Nashville at the time. It is home to the Warner Parks that have over 300 acres of walking and hiking trails, an equestrian track, sports fields, and a dog park.
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.
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.
The Gulch is Nashville's newest urban neighborhood. What was once an old train yard has quickly developed into the most hip and trendy locale for mid-rise and highrise condominiums that offer impressive views and eco-friendly living.