Hillsboro / West End, TN

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What is Hillsboro - West End known for?

The West End Nashville neighborhood is a dynamic area that offers something for nearly everyone. With close proximity to Nashville’s largest universities and downtown.

Who is Hillsboro - West End End a good fit for?

Hillsboro - West End is a thriving community of young professionals and university students. This area is also bustling with young families alongside Nashville long-time residents that have stayed put and embraced the ever-changing personality of this area.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

When it comes to West End nightlife, most residents take a rideshare downtown or over to Music Row where there are nearly endless places to explore. That doesn’t mean that West End doesn’t have its own mainstays that locals frequent for cocktails and music, though. Most of West End’s best restaurants and bars can be found along West End Avenue.

Springwater is a fun dive bar with a rich history and some added flare. This bar may look a bit rough, but it’s a hipster’s (and music lover’s) paradise. They host a wide array of excellent bands and the atmosphere is far from pretentious. Springwater is also the oldest continuously open bar in all of Tennessee.

For an easier time at conversation and a more upscale experience, head to Fable Lounge where you can enjoy a classic or craft cocktail. If you’re looking for a nice place to take a date, Fable is a winner.

If fine dining is your thing, Chateau West offers exquisitely plated French fare and Jimmy Kelly’s Steakhouse is an iconic restaurant with some of the best-rated steaks in Nashville.

For more casual dining, locals love Bombay Palace and Roma Pizza & Pasta.

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Pros & Cons of living in Hillsboro / West End


  • Hillsboro - West End has a lot going for it. There are nearly endless activities for young active professionals and university students. It also has a family-friendly and inviting vibe.
  • There are plenty of excellent restaurants and lively bars, and locals love being just a stone’s throw from Music Row and downtown.
  • Thanks to the Parthenon and Vanderbilt the West End neighborhood has many cultural events and activities the whole family can enjoy.


  • West End continues to grow and develop. This can be a positive in many residents’ eyes, but the hustle and bustle accompanied by the growth can deter people looking for expansive yards, less traffic, and a quieter setting.
  • Some parents have decided to move further out to areas like Franklin to get more yard space and a slower pace of living.
  • The cost of housing in this neighborhood will deter new families on a budget.

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How to get around in Hillsboro / West End

West End residents can often get by without a vehicle if they work in the area or downtown. Many of Vanderbilt’s staff live in the condos nearby and walk or bike to work. The same is true for the students attending Vanderbilt. Rideshares are easy and most side streets don’t see a lot of traffic if you’re one for walking. There is also the Metro bus system, which is an easy way to get downtown. If you plan to live in West End and work elsewhere in the city, though, you likely will want to invest in a vehicle.

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Things to do around Hillsboro / West End

Vanderbilt University and Belmont University are within walking distance of many neighborhood residences, which means easy access to school-related functions like sports and concerts. Centennial Park, Nashville’s most iconic public greenspace (complete with a Parthenon replica) nearly backs right up to the area. The park even has an expansive dog park and sports complex. For dining and nightlife, Midtown’s famed restaurant district is just on the other side of Centennial Park, and 12 South’s mix of shops and food options are just to the east of Hillsboro. If you don’t want to leave the neighborhood, right at the heart of Hillsboro/West End, 21st Avenue is also full of local restaurants that cater to the Universities as well as the surrounding community.

Vanderbuilt Farmers Market

Farmers Market

2211 Garland Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

The Pilates Garage

Pilates studio

2106A Acklen Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Belcourt Theatre

Cinema, event venue

2102 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212

Parks and Recreation in Hillsboro / West End

The best park in West End (and arguably in all of Nashville) is Centennial Park. Centennial Park is home to the Parthenon and the Centennial Art Center where you can register for art classes. Residents also enjoy walking around the park’s lake, where you can spot a wide array of wildlife, relax in the gardens, or enjoy a free live concert.

For kids with a penchant for playgrounds, Fannie Mae Dees Park will have their hearts fluttering. Many West End locals also love kicking the ball around or tossing the frisbee at the Vanderbilt fields.

Sevier Park

3021 Lealand Ln, Nashville, TN 37204

Sevier Park is a big, multi-purpose park with large, grassy fields, picnic areas, and also has historical significance.

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Hillsboro / West End School Info

West End Middle School is a great neighborhood school with small class sizes and excellent achievement scores. Eakin Elementary has an active PTA, enthusiastic teachers, and students that perform better than the Tennessee average. Harris-Hillman Special Education School is well-regarded by most Nashville residents. They offer special learning needs students (k-12) the opportunity to excel and a 6-to-1 teacher-to-student ratio.


Crime in Hillsboro / West End

In the past year in Hillsboro / West End there were 75% more assaults, 67% more burglaries, 87% more robberies, 77% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

West End is by no means dangerous. It is ranked as #2 in the NCA’s safest neighborhoods in Nashville. Of course, it’s going to have a higher crime rate than areas outside of Nashville-proper such as Hendersonville, but much of this can be explained by its proximity to downtown and the population density.

Cost of Living in Hillsboro / West End

The West End/Hillsboro area is highly sought after and the cost of living reflects its popularity. Many college students and young professionals opt for affordable apartments that tend to be on the small side. And most find the sacrifice of space is worth the benefits of living in a lively and convenient Nashville neighborhood. What does your money get you in terms of a West End home? Many homes in the area have a hefty price tag, but these abodes are often spacious, modern or traditional, and most have yards.

  • Education costs 70.5% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 32.70% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 36% more than the national average.
  • In Hillsboro / West End utilities costs 24.60% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 13.70% more than the national average.

Overall, Hillsboro / West End’s cost of living is 37.5% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Hillsboro / West End

7,336 Total Popultation

The median household income in Hillsboro / West End is $63,849 and the average household income in Hillsboro / West End is $91,218. 26.13% of the population people works in Education, 16.34% works in Healthcare, and 6.55% works in Professional.

Real Estate Trends of Hillsboro / West End

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With a few exceptions, this area is mostly a mix of upscale cottages and high-end apartments/condos. Quaint, attractive 2-4 bedroom homes dot the grid-like streets that run between upscale restaurant and shop districts. The location yields a high baseline for home sale prices, which swell with additional square footage and modern updates. Although new construction is slowly reshaping the market, older homes are being replaced at a much lower rate than most of Nashville’s other original neighborhoods, which lends properties a coveted authenticity. Even cozy bungalows built before 1920 sell for between $500k-$800k, while single-family homes with 3-4 bedrooms command prices approaching a million dollars. Hillsboro houses rarely come on the market, and when they do they don’t stay there for long. Usually, they’re under contract within thirty days—which is impressive for homes with such a lofty price range.

Approaching West End Avenue, properties start to provide a contrast to quiet neighborhood streets. Here high-rise condos, apartments, and townhomes make an appearance in the real estate landscape. Two and three-bedroom units often cost anywhere from $300k-$600k. Those looking to rent in this community will find options ranging from $1,000 to well over $2,000 per month. Renters seeking a house also tend to have good luck in Hillsboro/West End, where plenty of rental properties are available for a similar price range. Basically, whatever your preference or budget, there’s likely a place for you in the Hillsboro/West End area.

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“This is the area close to Vanderbilt”

This is the area close to Vanderbilt. It includes Hillsboro Village. Just like everything in Nashville this area has really changed. I love going to movies at the Belcourt, and when it’s chilly all I want to do is grab a coffee and walk around this neighborhood. It has the perfect combination of coffee shops and craftsman houses. Centennial Park is a great spot to lounge on a sunny day.

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What is life in Hillsboro-West End like?

When living in Hillsboro-West End, you can expect a cultural melting pot of available cuisines. This urban neighborhood sits within close proximity of Downtown but isn’t highly trafficked by many tourists. The neighborhood has so much to offer, including music venues and nightclubs.

Why are homes in Hillsboro-West End a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Hillsboro-West End is a good investment for its desirable location near Downtown Nashville. The neighborhood is also close to many other appealing and convenient areas, such as Green Hills, The Nations, Sylvan Park, and Vanderbilt. West End provides the favorable aspects of living in an urban location, but still showcases plenty of greenery.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Hillsboro-West End?

Commuting from West End to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 8 minutes.

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