The Cumberland River runs some 688 miles from the Appalachians to Kentucky, and provides a scenic backdrop to downtown Nashville. Thanks to a stylish pedestrian bridge connecting the banks, you can explore both sides of the river on foot. The bustling honky-tonk strip of Lower Broadway on the west bank provides contrast to the quiet natural space of the Shelby Bottoms greenway on the east side.
By Sean McHugh The third installment of our Nashville “Walking Tour” series takes us to the close-knit neighborhood of 12 South. The 12 South neighborhood is one of Nashville’s best and brightest areas, with a wide swath of boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and general locales that make 12 […]
The second installment of our “Walking Tour” series is the Nashville neighborhood/area of West End. Situated along the street of the same name, the West End area is comprised of an array of private and commercial properties. There are medical hubs like Centennial hospital, institutions of education, such as Vanderbilt University, as well as a miscellany of other great spots to explore and check out.
What had once been 132-acres of farmland in the heart of Nashville, Centennial Park was the original site of the state of Tennessee’s state fairgrounds following the Civil War. Originally named West Side Park, the park was renamed to Centennial Park in 1897, during the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. That same year, the park saw the construction of the park’s most popular feature, a replica of The Parthenon.
Nashville is a city comprised of an array of diverse neighborhoods – each one unique in and of itself. Granted, the number of neighborhoods in Nashville pales in comparison to the number of boroughs and subsequent neighborhoods in a Megalopolis such as New York City, but nevertheless, the decidedly smaller quantity can still seem daunting.
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