Neighborhood Profile: West End

The West End neighborhood in Nashville is in the heart of all the action! With borders touching, downtown, the Belle Meade neighborhood, and Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, it attracts singles and families looking for short commutes and who want to keep a pulse on the happening in their city.


History and What It Has to Offer


The West End neighborhood derived its name from its main thoroughfare – West End Avenue. At the turn of the 20th century, West End developed as the street car made it a popular location. Along the large and main boulevards, you’ll find mansions that keep the median home prices high in this prime location, but there are also many cottages and homes to be found in this neighborhood.

There is a rich architectural history in this location of Nashville with 94% of homes built before World War II. If you love the old and historical homes (many of them impeccably updated), you will love the homes in this historic district.


The most common homes you’ll find are the Bungalow, Pyramid, and American Foursquare. Since 1975, there has been an active neighborhood association looking out for the greater neighborhood.


What to Expect if You Buy in West End

You’ll find a healthy mix of singles, couples, and families in the West End neighborhoods with many employed by Vanderbilt or Belmont. For the busy single ready to buy, but not interested in lawn maintenance, there are many townhome and condo options. With quick and easy access to all major interstates in Nashville and one of its major roads (West End Avenue), commuting is a breeze.

And don’t forget Centennial Park with the famed Parthenon replica as green oasis in the heart of the city. You’ll also have access to great shopping and yummy eats.

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2020 by Sarah Milligan, Realtor®