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Belmont-Hillsboro Real Estate

Come live in the very heart of “The Athens of the South”! Nashville is so named because of the city’s abundance of colleges and universities, as well as its full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon. This town has serious academic chops, and the Hillsboro neighborhood is especially close to the “Athens of the South” moniker. Bordered by Belmont University and Belmont Boulevard to the east, 440 Parkway to the south, West End Avenue to the west, and the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center campus to the north, this area is arguably the most highly-educated part of the city!


Hillsboro owes its intellectual life to its location, nestled between the campuses of Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, and just a stone’s throw away from Lipscomb University. From independent films at the Belcourt Theater, to performances at the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music, to public lectures by some of Nashville’s most esteemed academics, this is the area of town to live in if your scholarly curiosity knows no bounds. Hillsboro is also convenient to visiting the world’s only full-scale replica of the original Parthenon and its accompanying statue of Athena, located at Centennial Park on West End Avenue.


This area is also well-known for its mixed-used developments and walkability. The Hillsboro Village and Belmont University areas are especially bustling with chic boutiques, coffee shops, independent restaurants, and more. Nashville’s famous Fannie Mae Dees Park, also known by generations of Nashville children as Dragon Park for its climbable dragon centerpiece, is located inside this neighborhood. This area is exceptionally convenient for college students, faculty, and employees.


Real estate in Hillsboro is among the most sought-after in Nashville; well-manicured lawns accentuate the architectural beauty of homes that range from bungalows to new, luxury construction. Most streets have sidewalks, of which residents take full advantage; dedicated joggers and walkers are out daily in all types of weather. Many residents—especially the hardworking college and freelance crowds—treasure their neighborhood coffee shops, which include Fido and the original Bongo Java.


This section of Nashville is incredibly convenient to downtown, Green Hills, 12South, and the Gulch, with fast access to the rest of the city via 440 Parkway. With an easy commute, family-friendly parks, and all the urban comforts, plus local access to some of Nashville’s finest education from Pre-K clear through college, it’s easy to see why Hillsboro is an enduring hot spot in the Nashville real estate scene!


Zoned and Public Schools:

  • Eakin Elememtary
  • Waverly Belmont Elementary
  • Sylvan Park Paideia Design Center
  • Glendale Spanish Immersion
  • West End Middle
  • J.T. Moore Middle
  • Rose Park Middle Magnet
  • Hillsboro High Schools

Private Schools:

  • University School of Nashville (K – 12th Grade)
  • Christ the King School (Pre-K – 8th Grade)
  • St. Bernard Academy (Pre-K – 8th Grade)
  • Lipscomb Academy (K – 12th Grade)

Area Churches:

  • Natchez Trace Church of Christ
  • Blakemore Church of the Nazarene
  • Nashville First Seventh-Day Adventist
  • The Village Chapel
  • Belmont United Methodist Church
  • Belmont Heights Baptist Church
  • Ethos Church Hillsboro Village
  • Blakemore Primitive Baptist Church
  • Ashwood Church of Christ
  • Christ the King Catholic Church

Area Restaurants:

  • Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
  • The Tin Angel
  • BrickTop’s Restaurant
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • J. Alexander’s
  • Fido
  • Cabana
  • Savarino’s Cucina
  • Pancake Pantry
  • Jackson’s Bar & Bistro
  • PM
  • blvd Nashville
  • McDougal’s Chicken Fingers & Wings
  • The Dog of Nashville
  • Double Dogs
  • Kay Bob’s Grille & Ale
  • International Market & Restaurant
  • Chagos Cantina
  • and more!

Area Coffee Shops:

  • Fido
  • Bongo Java
  • Revelator Coffee Company
  • Provence Breads & Café
  • Starbucks
  • Three Brothers Coffee

Area Amenities:

  • St. Bernard Park
  • Love Park
  • Fannie Mae Dees Park
  • Centennial Park

Other Important Nearby Facilities:

  • Vanderbilt Medical Center
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Belmont University
  • Lipscomb University