Vanderbilt / West End

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Welcome to Vanderbilt / West End

Vanderbilt/West End, situated in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, is a lively and diverse neighborhood known for its proximity to Vanderbilt University, upscale amenities, and a mix of cultural attractions. Here's a guide highlighting some of the best things about Vanderbilt/West End:


  1. Vanderbilt University Campus: Explore the beautiful Vanderbilt University campus, known for its historic architecture, lush green spaces, and cultural venues. Take a stroll through the campus or attend events, lectures, and performances.

  2. Centennial Park: Enjoy the expansive Centennial Park, featuring a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, walking trails, and a picturesque lake. The park is a popular spot for picnics, outdoor activities, and events throughout the year.

  3. Hillsboro Village: Visit the charming Hillsboro Village, a bustling district with boutique shops, independent bookstores, and a variety of eateries. It's a favorite spot for both locals and students, offering a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere.

  4. Dining and Cafés: Vanderbilt/West End offers a diverse culinary scene. From upscale dining establishments to trendy cafes and casual eateries, there's a wide range of options catering to various tastes and preferences.

  5. Local Boutiques and Shops: Explore local boutiques and shops in the area, particularly along 21st Avenue and the Hillsboro Village district. Discover unique clothing, gifts, and accessories in these curated spaces.

  6. Music Row: Immerse yourself in the heart of Nashville's music industry at Music Row. Explore the iconic recording studios, historic landmarks, and pay homage to the city's musical heritage.

  7. Fannie Mae Dees Park (Dragon Park): Bring family or friends to Fannie Mae Dees Park, affectionately known as Dragon Park. This unique playground features whimsical dragon sculptures, making it a delightful destination for children and families.

  8. Cultural Venues: Attend cultural performances and events at venues like the Belcourt Theatre, a historic movie house showcasing independent and foreign films, as well as live performances.

  9. Dragon Park Festival: Join the Dragon Music Sundays, a local event that brings the community together for live music, food, and fun in Fannie Mae Dees Park.

  10. Village Real Estate Services - Farmer's Market: Check out the Village Real Estate Services - Farmer's Market for fresh produce, artisanal goods, and local products. It's a great place to support local farmers and vendors.

  11. Belmont Mansion: Explore the Belmont Mansion, located on the Belmont University campus. This historic mansion offers guided tours, showcasing its architectural significance and ties to Nashville's past.

  12. Live Music Venues: Vanderbilt/West End is close to various live music venues and bars, allowing residents to enjoy Nashville's renowned music scene without venturing too far from home.

  13. Sevier Park: Take a short drive to Sevier Park, located in the nearby 12 South neighborhood. This popular park features walking trails, a community center, and a vibrant atmosphere.

  14. Proximity to Downtown Nashville: Enjoy the convenience of being close to downtown Nashville, allowing easy access to the city's vibrant nightlife, cultural attractions, and entertainment options.

Vanderbilt/West End offers a dynamic blend of academic, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Whether you're a student, a professional, or a resident looking for a lively urban environment, this neighborhood provides a rich and diverse living experience.

Overview for Vanderbilt / West End, TN

20,917 people live in Vanderbilt / West End, where the median age is 25.4 and the average individual income is $55,357. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Vanderbilt / West End, TN

There's plenty to do around Vanderbilt / West End, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Galena Garlic Company at Fatherland Corner, Nashville Daily Spirits, and Cast Iron Kitchen Nashville.

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Dining 3.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.05 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.04 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.5 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Vanderbilt / West End, TN

Vanderbilt / West End has 6,896 households, with an average household size of 2.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Vanderbilt / West End do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 20,917 people call Vanderbilt / West End home. The population density is 7,606.21 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Vanderbilt / West End, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Vanderbilt / West End. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Harris-Hillman Special Education
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Christ The King School
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