The next neighborhood spotlight takes us just left of Hillsboro Village-Belmont-12 South to West End. Green Hills and Belle Meade are directly south. There's immediate access to Interstate 440, Interstate 40, Interstate 24 and State Highway 70/100. West End is one of Nashville's oldest areas, and the largest private employer of Tennessee occupies most of its acreage: Vanderbilt University. A college town equals several key attributes: intelligence, tradition and lots of diversity. Openmindedness and academic progress extend well beyond campus and the local happenings nearby.
Life here will make you wonder where Plato is. After all, we are the Athens of the South!
Rotier's Restaurant (below)
Noshville Delicatessen (below)
The Tin Angel (below)
Maggiano's Little Italy (below)
Hog Heaven (below)
Cafe Coco (below)
Blackstone Brewpub & Brewery (below)
Ken's Sushi & Japanese (below)
San Antonio Taco Company (below)
Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant (below)
Exit/In (circa 1971, below)
Vanderbilt Commodores (below)
Blair School of Music (below)
Centennial Park (below) - Metro green area on former Tennessee Centennial Exposition (circa 1896) grounds. Includes a duck pond, 1 mile track, wide open spaces, a community center, historical landmarks and the only full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon (1897) in the world!
Love Circle Park (below) - At the summit of the preserved hilltop, the entire Nashville skyline can be seen. Whether you come to be motivated, reminded or need to relax, imagine this extravagant sight at night!
Written by Stephanie Brake