Neighborhood Profile: Edgehill

It’s hard to say if there is a Nashville neighborhood that lies more in the heart of the action than Edgehill. Bordering Music Row, just a few miles from downtown, and right in the heart of Belmont and Vanderbilt campuses, it is an area of Nashville full of history and life and people from all walks of life.

History and What It Has to Offer

Edgehill’s roots go back to the 1820s when a mansion was built by the then-mayor of Nashville. During the Civil War, it became a refuge of sorts for refugee slaves. Then, the nineteenth century saw growth as a suburb of downtown Nashville, as the new street car line went through the heart of Edgehill and it drew professionals out of the city center. One piece of history you may have seen in the Edgehill neighborhood are the polar bear statues that live in Polar Bear Plaza. They were erected in the 1930s to decorate a frozen custard shop!

What to Expect if You Buy in Edgehill

Edgehill offers a bounty of bungalows and cottages with a healthy mix of homeowners and renters. With an easy commute to downtown, university campus’, music row, and quick access to I-65, it is still a draw to the professionals and college students.