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.
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.
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.
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.
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.