Eclectic and Modern
The description is all in its name. The area of West End picks up where West End Avenue splits off from lower Broadway as you leave downtown Nashville. It is characterized by its geographical position being west of the city but also by its major landmarks the area. The epicenter of West End is undoubtably Centennial Park, one of Nashville‘s busiest and most premier urban city parks in the city. It is adjacent to Vanderbilt University and home to a full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon, where it gets its name.
Right next to Centennial Park is an area called Elliston Place were some of Nashville’s most storied rock clubs can be located. This includes fame music venue the Exit-In. Hence where Ellison neighborhood gets its nickname “the rock block.” Ellison Place also has several other eclectic dining options including Brown’s Diner in Michaelangelo‘s Pizza.
West End is known for some of the longest standing retail and restaurant spots in the city this includes: Bricktop‘s, Amerigo Italian Restaurant, Mason’s Nashville, J Alexander’s, Ruth Chris Steakhouse, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Ted’s Montana Grill, Valentino’s, Tavern, Hugh Babys, Biscuit love, and PF Changs.
In addition to its dining options, there has also been a fair amount of new construction in the area which includes some new mixed use development on the northeast end of Centennial Park. Within this development includes a new Microsoft Campus as well as several other eateries including vegan favorite Avo, the Sand Bar and Pastaria.
West End includes a vast array of housing and development including multi family and single residential units. There is also a large concentration of apartments and condos for rent or sale in the area that border centennial park.
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