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.
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.
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.
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.
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.