West End/The Gulch | Best Nashville Neighborhoods


  • Average Sale Price:  $625,208
  • Cost Per Square Foot:  $191
  • Average Sold Per Year:  68
  • Average Square Feet:  3,267


  • Average Sale Price:  $287,639
  • Cost Per Square Foot:  $1201
  • Average Sold Per Year:  105
  • Average Square Feet: 1,428

Zip Code: 37209

Advertised in the 1890s as the “garden spot of this Queen City of the South,” West End Park was Nashville’s original gated community. West End Park is a charming, urban residential area characterized by early-to mid-20th century single-family residences and multi-family units representing a range of architectural styles.

West End Park offers convenient access to Nashville’s best restaurants, entertainment, shopping, offices and hospitals. It is also adjacent to two of Nashville’s most beautiful and distinctive landmarks; the Parthenon in Centennial Park and Vanderbilt University. Today, West End is one of the most popular spots for urban living.

Officially established in 1893, it is rumored to be Nashville’s first urban neighborhood.  The area later became a suburb and was one of the biggest visions for westward residential expansion.  In the late 1800s, the neighborhood was a 140-acre gated community with lots no smaller than one acre, ranging up to three.  According to a Nashville publication in the 1890s, there were plans to put outer fences and gates to surround the entire development and to render it protected from intruding the public. Since then, West End has blossomed into a bustling and popular neighborhood thanks to its extremely convenient location and charm.

Popular and well-known restaurants in this area include Bricktops and Flemings.  From chains to locally owned, this area is full of fun places to dine, drink, and relax.

2 Responses to “ West End/The Gulch | Best Nashville Neighborhoods ”

  1. Barbie Says:
    August 14th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Graduated recently with masters degree in Occupational Therapy and the West End area looks very appealing and thinking about relocating to the area. Can you provide additional information on hospitals in the area?

  2. leah@nashvilleonthemove.com Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Hey there!

    Thanks for reading our blog. The West End neighborhood is beautiful and a great place to call home here in Nashville. Congratulations on your masters! That is quite the accomplishment! The major Nashville hospitals are:

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Baptist Hospital
    Centennial Hospital
    Southern Hills Medical Center
    Williamson County Medical Center

    Hope this helps! Best of luck in your job search! Call us if we can help you find a home in the West End neighborhood!

    -Team Nashville on the Move

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