Equal parts cosmopolitan and accessible; the Midtown/West End area is anchored by Nashville’s creative heart, Music Row, where the city’s soundtrack is created. Nightlife options are plentiful and restaurants are peppered up and down West End Avenue. Vanderbilt University’s endlessly romantic campus is only a few blocks away and ideal for an afternoon stroll.
The ever-popular and upscale Gulch neighborhood is a glimmering example of the city’s continued regeneration. Renovated warehouses are now home to young urbanites and world-class restaurants blended with freshly arrived work spaces and boutiques. Paired with a lively nightlife scene, The Gulch is an ideal Nashville neighborhood to actively experience an evolving Music City.
Charming Victorian homes line the streets in this handsome and stately neighborhood. Germantown is home to some of Nashville’s finest restaurants and most recently has seen the addition of a brand new ball park, First Tennessee Park, home to the Nashville Sounds. The neighborhood’s walkability lends itself well to grabbing a coffee and taking in the sights before dinner reservations and first pitch later that night.
One of Music City’s most walkable neighborhoods is 12 South, is a long strip filled with golden opportunities for laissez faire afternoons, al fresco dining and assorted boutique shopping. An entire day can be spent making your way from one end to the other, and plenty of locals spend their weekends leisurely taking part.
Perhaps the most immediately recognizable representation of Nashville is Lower Broadway. Honky Tonks pump out tunes morning, noon, and night enticing passersby to duck in for a round and a listen while the neon signs buzz well into the night. Situated right against the bank of the Cumberland River, Lower Broadway remains the quintessential image of the past, present, and future of Music City.
Just around the corner from Hutton’s front door and along the edge of Vanderbilt’s campus is Hillsboro Village, the eclectic and relaxed neighborhood which serves as a very popular destination for students and locals alike. This beloved Nashville neighborhood is serving up everything from some of the country’s best ice cream to our independent cinema, the Belcourt Theatre.
A short drive across the river brings you into East Nashville, which is the headquarters of the city’s arts and music circle. Historically, the area has always been home to hip citizens that thrive within the neighborhood’s low-key and relaxed aesthetic. This rich history coupled with plenty of hangouts, bars, restaurants and venues creates an attractive and energetic part of town.
Each of Nashville’s neighborhoods provide a unique experience complete with shopping, dining and nightlife.