West Nashville

Neighborhood Scores

Using a combo of our local, expert knowledge + third-party stats from Yardi, here's our scorecard to help you find your next favorite neighborhood!

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What Its Known For

West End: Just on the other side of Centennial Park from Midtown.
The Nations: Used to be a super industrial area but is undergoing lots of development with the addition of coffee shops, breweries and residential homes. Home to England Park and West Park
Sylvan Park/Sylvan Heights: Known for it’s charming restaurants and shops along Charlotte Avenue. Known for McCabe Park and Golf Course as well as Richland Creek Greenway.
Green Hills: Known for it’s high-end shopping at the Mall at Green Hills and Hill Center Green Hills. Home of one of country music’s most iconic and intimate venues, The Bluebird Cafe where many famous Musicians played before being discovered.


More affordable than living in Downtown and Midtown, but close enough to all the action
Easy access to Centennial Park


Heavy commuter traffic
Limited nightlife

West End, the Nations, Sylvan Park, and Green Hills make up the majority of West Nashville.

Nashville’s West End neighborhood is trendy and centrally located, packed with tree-lined streets, boutiques, local microbreweries, and ethnic eateries. Speaking of ethnic food, be sure to check out Sitar, West End’s famous long-running Indian restaurant. Or experience the original Nashville by visiting the Blackstone Brewing Company, which has been around since 1994! The nightlife in West End is mostly quiet get-togethers of close friends, with the exception of Church Street on a Friday night which sees it’s fair share of bachelorette parties! Living in West End, you have various dwellings, including several apartment buildings, condos, and townhomes in Centennial Park! Plus, the park has several year-round attractions and a 42-foot-tall statue of Athena–that’s pretty neat!

The Nations is located on the western edge of Nashville, north of Sylvan Park and east of West Meade. Another one of Nashville’s long-lasting neighborhoods, The Nations is packed with fully renovated homes aging back to the 1930s–a seamless blend of modern convenience and historic design! The area is also known for its eclectic shops and well-loved eateries such as Cool Stuff Weird Things (a thrift shop with repurposed furniture and vintage clothing), Coco’s Italian Market (a traditional Italian cuisine and shop) and Thistle stop cafe.

The Green Hills neighborhood is home to several shopping malls featuring high-end department stores, trendy boutiques and restaurants. The famous Bluebird Cafe is tucked into a little strip mall on Hillsboro Pike just south of the larger malls. Some of the biggest names in country music have performed on its intimate stage, so frequent the Bluebird hoping see the next big country star. There are a handful of apartment properties sprinkled throughout Green Hills, most of them located along the Hillsboro Pike. Although the area is not very walkable, residents can get to Downtown quickly by car or bus on Hillsboro Pike/US-43, and the Nashville International Airport is just a 15-minute drive away.

On the southwest corner of Nashville is Sylvan Park, one of the friendliest communities in the city. Residents here are actively involved in supporting local businesses and creating relationships with their neighbors. Sylvan Park is loaded with exciting cuisine, live music and outdoor recreational activities like hiking. The quiet atmosphere and neighborly approach, as well as an excellent craft beer scene, have made Sylvan Park one of Nashville’s favorite neighborhoods to live, especially for people looking for a cozy community and eclectic style of home. While the majority of the area is modest and residential, most of the action (shops and restaurants) can be found on the neighborhood’s northern edge at Charlotte Avenue.

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Home of the Bluebird Cafe where country artists like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were discovered!

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