Neighborhoods to Explore
Both accessible and cosmopolitan, 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 line West End Avenue. Just a few blocks away, Vanderbilt University’s beautiful campus is ideal for an afternoon stroll.
One of Music City’s most walkable neighborhoods, 12 South, is a half-mile stretch that beckons with a host of al fresco dining options and boutique shops. You can spend an entire day making your way from one end to the other, and plenty of locals devote their weekends to doing just that.
Perhaps the most immediately recognizable representation of Nashville is Lower Broadway. There, 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 next to the Cumberland River, Lower Broadway remains the quintessential image of the past, present, and future of Music City.
Charming Victorian homes line the streets in this handsome and stately neighborhood. Germantown features some of Nashville’s finest restaurants as well as First Horizon Park, home to the Nashville Sounds. The neighborhood’s walkability lends itself well to grabbing a cup of coffee and taking in the sights before dinner reservations and the first pitch later that night.
The ever-popular and upscale Gulch neighborhood is a prime example of the city’s continued regeneration. Renovated warehouses are now home to young urbanites and world-class restaurants blend with the area’s abundant boutiques and workspaces. Paired with a lively nightlife scene, The Gulch is a popular Nashville neighborhood to actively experience an evolving Music City.
A short drive across the river is East Nashville, the headquarters of the city’s arts and music circle. Historically, the area has been home to hip residents who thrive within the neighborhood’s low-key and relaxed aesthetic. Its rich history coupled with plenty of hangouts, bars, restaurants, and venues creates an attractive and energetic part of town.
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 that serves as a 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, Belcourt Theatre.