"West End - (West of I440) The Reason I Wanted to Grow Up and Get a Job"
When I was younger and we would venture out of Belle Meade and down to either Vanderbilt or to the Ryman for a concert, we would take the most direct route, in our case that being West End. I would stare up at the windows of the incredibly chic apartments and condos and try to imagine what the inside of the expansive spaces must look like inside. West End in Nashville is home to some of the most beautiful and unique - albeit extremely high-end - apartment buildings anywhere and gives one the impression that they are somewhere other than in the home of country music. Being on the West side of the 440 Loop, yet just a couple of miles from Vandy, West End enjoys the leafy surroundings offered by bordering the Historic Whitland District and Belle Meade, yet is only a stone's throw away from the dining that surrounds Vandy as well as the shopping and socializing available in Green Hills. The apartments on offer range from uber modern to completely traditional, with a few that were born traditional and recently converted to Scandic modern thrown in for good measure. Most all of the buildings boast the most up to date electronic security and some even offer on-site concierge service. A recently built Harris Teeter grocery store has been a godsend to choosy residents who otherwise had to fight the traffic over to the Whole Foods in Green Hills in order to get their quality food and produce. The main downside is that West End is a major five lane thoroughfare, though it somehow seems more intimate at times. Being less than two football fields away from St. Thomas hospital, medical care is never far away. West End Middle School is exactly where it says, but for private education there is Montgomery Bell Academy for Boys or St. Cecilia's school for girls.