Welcome to Hillsboro Village
With two universities — Belmont University and Vanderbilt University — situated within its boundaries, Hillsboro Village is a magnet for academics and students, as well as anyone seeking out a trendy metropolitan atmosphere inside the city. Like other historic Nashville neighborhoods, Hillsboro Village seamlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities. Many of the area’s original 1920s buildings are still standing, making the area a great place to score a charming vintage home. Home types range from cute 20th-century bungalows to restored Tudors. The area has also seen a recent resurgence, resulting in new construction homes spread throughout the neighborhood.
What to Love
- Easy access to most of Nashville’s other popular neighborhoods
- Lively nightlife
- Creative culture with ongoing cultural events
- Numerous public-transportation options
- Variety of home options, from historic bungalows to new construction
People & Lifestyle
While the area is home to two colleges, this historic neighborhood isn’t relegated to the college crowd. With the abundance of single-family homes in the area, Hillsboro Village attracts a large number of young families to its streets. In addition to the great housing options, the neighborhood boasts a large urban park, perfect for families with young children.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Dining in Hillsboro Village ranges from southern staples, like the Pancake Pantry that has served up sweet breakfast dishes here for more than five decades, to more experimental eateries serving raw vegan menus or healthy juices. The thriving nightlife caters to the college-aged crowd, with Belcourt Avenue particularly happening in the evenings, filled with a variety of bars. You’ll also find small boutiques and specialty stores selling everything from clothing and jewelry to home goods and artisan foods.
Things to Do
There is no shortage of cultural attractions in this lively neighborhood. Head to Vanderbilt or Belmont universities for an ongoing selection of art shows and live musical and theatrical performances. Belcourt Theatre, a local nonprofit film center, often holds live music or theater productions, and also shows classic and indie films.
The neighborhood also features interesting landmarks: Belmont Mansion is one of the largest house museums in the city, and the Gallery of Iconic Guitars has a huge selection of instruments on display.
Residents of Hillsboro Village are part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools system. Students can attend:
- Eakin Elementary School, K–4, an International Baccalaureate World School certified school with a state-of-the-art computer lab and massive modern library
- West End Middle School, 5–8, an IB World School housed on a historic campus designed by Donald Southgate
- Hillsboro High School, 9–12, one of the top-performing schools in the city that offers both IB World School and Academy School programs