Hillsboro Westend

A vibrant, boutique neighborhood
Closeby to local universities, Hillsboro Village features a community lined with local retailers and restaurants. Very walkable, and situated between Vanderbilt and Belmont University, it creates a lively urban environment.

With a great collection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants, there is never a dull moment downtown.
What Hillsboro Westend Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
8.0
amenities
5.8
social
6.2
management
7.2
Median rents in Hillsboro Westend
Studio
$
1047
1 Bedroom
$
1495
2 Bedroom
$
2119

Living in
Hillsboro Westend

Boutique
Historic
walkable
Local Business
Great Eats
Hillsboro Westend — 8.7/10 Rating (based on 90 neighborhood reviews)
I am obsessed with this neighborhood. I love easy access to the shops on 21st ave (Fido's, Jeni's, Hopdoddy, now a Crumbl cookies!!!). I am also a runner and love the surrounding neighborhoods I explore on my running routes through this neighborhood- many of which are cute houses with families, Belmont area if you want a walk around their beautiful campus and surrounding areas. Overall very pleased with this neighborhood.

It does not feel safe 100% of the time (mostly late at night), but for the most part it feels friendly and safe. I say this because in three years I have been here, we have had someone break into my car as well as someone try to get into our apartment. These may be random, isolated incidents, and is probably 'safe' relative to most big city/urban areas!
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Hamilton Fairfax
At Acklen Flats, you're right above Jeni's and Double Dogs, across the way from Fido, and within walking distance of anything in Hillsboro Village.
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2100 Acklen Flats
Super close to 21st near lots of restaurants, shops, and bars. I feel safe walking around late at night as a woman. Also walking distance to VUMC is great- don't have to pay for parking.
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8
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2110 Portland Ave
I love Hillsboro Village. It's super close to VUMC, and has a lot of students. Feels safe. Close to a lot of shops/restaurants. Highly highly recommend.
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9
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2118 Portland Avenue
Super close to VUMC campus, walking to West End restaurants/Centennial park as well as to Hillsboro village restaurants. Close Uber to downtown.
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9
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2659 Blakemore Ave
Residential area with lots of families and doctors. Quiet neighborhood with friendly people.
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The Acklen House
Very safe with lots of families and older couples. We were able to pass out candy on Halloween, so there is obviously sense of community!
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Linden AVe
The Hillsboro Westend location has been great for my time in the program thus far! I am able to walk to a bus stop about 10-15 minutes away so that I do not need a yearly parking pass (I pay for daily parking if I need it on a clinical day!). This location is right next to the highway, multiple grocery stores, and 21st Street where there are lots of fun restaurants and shops. Would highly recommend this area!
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Jeannie Apartments
Great neighborhood with lots of families. Very safe to walk/run in. People are always walking dogs or out and about early in the morning through the evening. About a block from Elmington park which has events such as movies in the park and food trucks all summer. A beautiful and safe neighborhood about 3 miles from downtown and 1 mile from Vanderbilt.
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The Grove
There are a lot of other students and young adults in the area. I usually pass by several people walking their dogs no matter which time I leave my apartment.
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Convent Place
Hillsboro Village has a cute downtown with some good coffee shops and stores. I love being able to walk 5 min from my apt to restaurants because parking can be tricky. That said, I do hear a lot of traffic since my bedroom window faces 21st Ave S.
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Hayes House Hillsboro Village
Amazing, great family vibe with 95% grad student among the total 60% grad students at the apartment. Park 3 min walk away
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The Grove Richland
Love the neighborhood after four years here! Great area to run around Vandy and Belmont, near a park with tennis courts, easy walk to Vandy, lots of local restaurants and coffee shops and such.
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1810 Belcourt
I've always felt safe walking home from the hospital at all hours of the day/night. Plenty of restaurants/coffee shops/bars within walking distance; nice neighborhoods for running as well.
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Westwood I
Pretty quiet neighborhood with a lot of family houses. Feels safe to walk around!
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Hayes House
Very safe and close to school/21st Avenue restaurants. There are several nearby grocery stores. Sidewalks are excellent. I feel safe walking at night by myself in this location.
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Townhouse
Great neighbourhood. I run outside here all the time. Right next to 21st ave which has lots of restaurants. Many of my med school friends live within a 5 minute walk.
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8
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Westwood I
Close to campus. Great food and coffee shop options near by. There is a lot of traffic and it's definitely amplified during football season because of tailgates.
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8
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Blakemore Ave Townhouse
I love living so close to hillsboro village. It's only a 5 minute drive to Belmont and about a 30 minute walk. The walk is definitely doable on a nice day.
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Villager Condominiums
I love living in Hillsboro Village- it's walkable to campus, has lots of cute shops and restaurants, and is only 1-2 miles away from downtown.
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Belcourt Park
This is a great place to live and highly recommend it. Great walking distance to school and 21st Ave with lots of restaurants.
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None
Walkable neighborhood. Schools in the area. Close proximity to restaurants, Jenis Icecream and parks and recreational areas
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Lots of Vandy students and young families, walking distance to cute college area with lots of restaurants and cafes.
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8
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Portland Avenue Townhouse
The close proximity to restaurants, parks, and campus makes the area a perfect balance of safety and fun for me
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2631 BLAKEMORE AVENUE
It is very much a young professional, college student, and young family area. There is a park, grocery store, and elementary/middle schools within walking or bike distance. The campus is also extremely close, with a 15 minute walk or 5-10 minute bike ride. It feels very safe, and I have had no issues. It is also a mix of condo complexes and small houses. Overall, I love the area and some of the streets can be very pretty.
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7
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The Cloisters
Lots of good restaurants and shopping around. the area is easy and friendly to go on walks.
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9
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Belcourt Park
Very close to campus and lots of great places to eat that are walking distance
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Belcourt Park
Near an elementary school and an upscale gated community. I feel very safe.
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The Grove Richland
I don’t think a student could live in a better neighborhood in Nashville.
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The Grove
Wonderful neighborhood full of kind, enthusiastic neighbors
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2104 Natchez Trace
The neighborhood is very friendly and full of students.
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6
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2605 Belcourt Ave
Lots of good walking trails and close to everything!
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The Grove
Neighbors are so friendly and great, decent number of medical students around. Need to walk a little bit to get to main streets and public transit
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2709 Barton Avenue
The neighborhood is lovely and very safe
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None
small residential college feel, but 5 minutes to everything. Hillsboro village is the best. easy access to highway, everyone who lives close is Vandy related.
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The Grove
Overall great, with many restaurants on 21st Ave and West End, nearby grocery stores, easy interstate access. Some petty crime but feels safe.
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8
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2137 Fairfax Ave
The area around the Grove is quiet, it's close to Love Hill, and it's easy to get to the highway. Super close to Vandy campus.
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The Grove
Close to coffee shops, Jeni's, etc in Hillsboro Village. Short walk to school. Lots of other students living nearby.
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Champion Hillsboro Convent Place Townhouse
Very walkable, safe, lots of friends nearby
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2005 Convent Pl
Great neighborhood. Close to everything.
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The Grove Richland
Great, walking community. Very friendly.
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8
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2901 Blair Blvd
A very quiet and peaceful environment
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Villager Condominiums
Many restaurants and clothing stores
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Hayes House Hillsboro Village
Close to everything
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2118 Acklen Ave
Comfortable neighborhood, welcoming neighbors
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2104 Natchez Trace
I definitely recommend living in Hillsboro Village. A lot of the class lives in this spot and it makes it easy to visit others. Really quick drive or walk away from school. There's a park close by for basketball or soccer. Very safe neighborhood, lots of dog walking and young kids out on the streets. Also close to 21st Street with lots of restaurant options.
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Villager Condominiums
This is the ideal neighborhood for Vanderbilt students! Close to campus, accessible to the grocery store, restaurants on 21st, and not very far (a few miles) from Downtown (an easy Uber ride or even walk!)
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The Chardonnay
Great proximity to school! There are also lots of restaurants and boutiques - on the weekends and Friday afternoons there is a lot of great energy and buzz in the neighborhood.
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2115 Acklen Avenue
The neighborhood is very residential and family-friendly. On any nice day, you will see a lot of families walking and people outside walking dogs.
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8
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The Grove
The neighborhood is wonderful- very safe and a great distance from campus. Restaurants and Kroger are both in walking distance
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2110 Portland Ave
Safe, friendly, close to campus, great for walks/runs.
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2104 Natchez Trace
Great experience and amazing neighbors. My neighbors helped me with many concerns I had so far. I love it!
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Enclave At Hillsboro Village
The neighborhood has felt pretty secure to me while I've been living here. It's nearby a school, and there is a park close-by. It feels like a little bit of an escape from living in the city because there are so many trees around us.
My commute is about 10 minutes, and there are lots of shortcuts from here to there. Traffic has not been too bad thus far, but I would leave extra time for the stoplights (they are a bit long).
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The Grove Richland
In Hillsboro west end village area. Lots of college age and young professionals with and without families. Great area with both condo complexes and standalone houses. Easy are to go for walk or run.
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The Cloisters
Great neighborhood. I run here all the time, even a night where I usually just run into families or people walking their dog. While the area near 21st and the medical campus is mostly apartments, after a few blocks it transitions to single family homes.
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8
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Villager West Condominiums
This neighborhood is safe, close to Vanderbilt, and has plenty of places to eat. Good access to 21st ave which can take you to most of the city.
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Columns Condominums
Very safe neighborhood. Right by a park and school and lots of single family homes around us.
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The Grove Richland
Walkable to the university, downtown shopping, grocery stores, and Walgreens and CVS. A quiet neighborhood with lots of students and families. It has nice roads to run/walk on and many parks.
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525 32nd Ave. S.
Really great location, especially if you want to avoid paying for parking on campus. Definitely walkable to school and nearby eats. Uber’s to other parts of town are usually pretty cheap.
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2137 Fairfax
I love living here. So close to everything, but still very quiet. Can get to Green Hills, Downtown, Brentwood, Airport--basically anywhere in just a few minutes. Great part of town.
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The Grove
Hillsboro Village is charming, safe, and close to school. Lots of classmates live nearby, as do many other students and young professionals. It has all necessities nearby.
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Hayes House Hillsboro Village
The neighborhood is great! Very safe, close to lots of coffee shops and restaurants and Vanderbilt campus. The noise isn't bad at all and it's very family friendly.
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7
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The Grove
Quite and safe neighborhood. Right next to Elmington Park!
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The Grove
Super safe residential neighborhood. Everyone is very nice, lots of dogs! Great park near by and close to grocery and shopping and restaurants.
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The Grove Richland
Neighborhood is good. Decent amount restaurants nearby. Not loud since you're away from late night bar scene. Easy walk to school.
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Westwood I
I really like the neighborhood. They have good places to eat in the more social area and it is a safe place to go for walks.
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Hayes House
Hillsboro is great. We had multiple neighbors who are very friendly. Lots of families. Very walkable/runnable neighborhood.
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Acklen House
Really kind neighbors who always go out of their way to say hello, make us a home-cooked meal, and be neighborly
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2104 Natchez Trace
Safe neighborhood, right next to a park and middle school.& feel very safe to run and walk around here.
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The Grove
Great place for getting out and getting some exercise by walking/running around the neighborhood
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Villager Condominiums
People are often out walking around the neighborhood. Very friendly, safe environment
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Villager Condominiums
Close to campus, restaurants, and grocery store. Easily walkable neighborhood.
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Private townhome
Lovely, quiet, and safe residential neighborhood with lots of green spaces
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The Grove Richland
Hillsboro is great if you want to be near students, restaurants, and campus. I would recommend living here the first 1-2 years then moving on elsewhere if you’d like.
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2118 Acklen Ave
Very safe with lots of options for entertainment and food!
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Hayes House Hillsboro Village
Great food scene. Jeni’s down the street is dangerous
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Hayes House
Very safe, beautiful trees, easy bike ride to campus
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Jeannie Apartments
There are a lot of shops and restaurants right next to the apartment complex, and it is only a 20 minute walk from the nursing school (15 minute walk from the medical center). I was able to walk to classes throughout the fall semester.
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Hayes House
Safe and quiet neighbourhood
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Villager Condominiums
I haven't spent much time exploring the neighborhood because of Covid! But it's close to school and a short walk to Centennial Park, which is nice.
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Rose Hall
The Grove is a bit far from restaurants and businesses but it's a very short drive away. It's a residential neighborhood that is very safe.
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The Grove
Lots of classmates live nearby. < 15 minute walk to class at a leisurely pace. Children's hospital is even closer.
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Villager West
amazing neighbors
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Natchez Boys House
very safe! grocery stores and pharmacy nearby
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The Grove
Loved it here
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Hayes House
Very nice!
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Jeannie Apartments
Great and quiet neighborhood
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The Grove Richland
The neighborhood is nice and feels very safe.
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Jeannie Apartments
Quiet neighborhood.
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Villager Condominiums
Great neighborhood
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Villager Condominiums


Getting to Know
Hillsboro Westend

Neighborhood Boundaries
12 South Ave to 21st South Ave (East to West)
Wedgewood Ave to 440 Parkway(North to South)
dining
Aladdin’s Hookah Lounge & Bar
Brown’s Diner
Cabana
Courtyard Cafe
Domino’s Pizza
Dose Coffee & Tea
Dough Joe’s Hot Dogs
Jackson’s Bar & Bistro
McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings
Revelator Coffee Company
Tavern
The Dog of Nashville
Two Boots Pizza
convenience
Mapco
Mapco
fitness
Basics and Beyond Fitness & Nutrition
Springs Studio For Pilates
parks
Love Circle
Springs Studio For Pilates
Sunset Yoga Nashville
The Pilates Garage
coffee
Kay Bob’s Grill & Ale
Pizza Perfect
Sams Sports Bar and Grill
The Dog of Nashville
bus
2/21 (bus)
21 (bus)
3/5 (bus)
7 (bus)
7 (bus)
93 (bus)
93 (bus)

Best Apartments
in Hillsboro Westend


1 Bed $1,640
2 Beds $1,750
3 Beds $2,250

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2 Beds $1,499
3 Beds $1,599

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