"A Balanced University Neighborhood"
I suppose we are fortunate in Nashville that we have more than a university. A top 20 in the entire world university, at that. Not that we're bragging, because honestly, to locals, it's been a part of the city for so long that we tend to take it for granted and have therefore not, perhaps, paid much attention to its trajectory as it has climbed the rankings ladder. The campus itself is large and takes up almost every inch of land between West End and 21st, all the way from I440 almost down to I40, and encompasses the massive medical center (2 hospitals) and research facilities as well. Peabody College/Vandy Law is actually on the other side of 21st, in its own small campus. But if you live near Vandy it isn't really a given that you will feel as though you are trapped on or near a typical campus. The area competes with being near music row, as well as backing up to historic neighborhoods to its East. So mixed in with the students are professors and doctors (and LOTS of doctors doing their residencies) are transplants who like the vibe of Hillsboro Village or the hustle and bustle of West End on the other side. There are apartment buildings near, but they are not cheap, though this is not a problem for the families of many of the affluent Vandy kids. There are also older houses rented out to students, and those that have been sub-divided into rooms for rent. And then still other streets of solid single dwelling homes lived in by the afore-mentioned professionals who like this part of town. Private school for kids would be close by at either the University School of Nashville, MBA or St. Cecilia's, with Middle School being on West End and High School on Hillsboro. Unless, of course, you are fortunate enough to get your child into Hume Fogg magnet school which is ranked as one of the very finest public academic schools in the entire country.