Nashville December 21, 2016
10 Historic Neighborhoods In Nashville That Will Take You Back In Time
A historic neighborhood adds a bit of charm to constantly growing and changing cities, and it’s the same way in Nashville. We scoured our city history books to find some historic spots that you may know of and remember – and those that you may not be as familiar with. How many can you name?
Located off of West End, historic Whitland is listed Nashville's Historic Zoning Commission. There's not a ton of information on the spot, but it is rife with historic homes and deep-rooted families.
9. 12 South
Now a famed shopping mecca, 12 South is actually home to quite a few historic structures and has been a city watering hole for years.
You can find Eastwood in East Nashville (shocker) and the first house in the neighborhood was built in 1849. That's a long way back, you know.
7. Oak Hill
Home to the Governor's Residence, this is precisely where the governor of Nashville spends his days. It has been home to the state official since 1949. That's a pretty great neighbor to have, don't you think?
6. Maxwell Heights
Another neighborhood most of us didn't even know existed - but it most definitely does. Largely developed in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Maxwell Heights was built up on land that was originally owned by the Shelby Family.
5. Sylvan Park
Although Sylvan Park is now THE spot for families, it was once a bit roughed up and worse for wear. The local association is now extremely well-voiced when it comes to sustaining the character of the lush, tree-laden neighborhood.
The Acklen and Montgomery families owned much of the land in this part of the city. The oldest areas in the neighborhood actually date back to the late 1800s, and it was one of the first streetcar suburbs in the city. It ran right along Belmont Boulevard.
Edgehill was actually the home of THREE different forts during the Civil War. It wasn't until the early 1900s, however, that it saw much expansion. It is also home to the famed Music Row.
2. Cherokee Park
Bet you've never heard of Cherokee Park, have you? Located just south of Sylvan Park, it hugs West End and garners its historic status with stunning Nashville historic homes. It's known for their darling cottage houses as opposed to looming mansions.
Established in the 1850s, Germantown is known as the city's first suburb. It was characterized by large brick town homes, although the area has now become one of the most popular spots for rebuilding in the recent Nashville upkick.
Lovely, lovely. After you’re done walking our neighborhoods, why don’t you head out to this
beautiful wintry park?