Hillsboro Village

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Some of the stores in Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Village is a neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee, located 3 miles southwest of downtown.

The center of Hillsboro Village is located along Hillsboro Road, a major thoroughfare dating from before the Civil War. It is a former streetcar suburb, and shopping and entertainment district, containing vintage clothing stores, a used bookstore, art galleries, the non-profit Belcourt Theatre, and independent restaurants. The heart of Hillsboro Village is Hillsboro Village is home to the Acklen Avenue Post Office, noted for its wall of autographed photos of country music stars. It is also home to local musicians Ben Folds and Mat Kearney. Hillsboro Village is adjacent to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and within close proximity to Belmont University, and Music Row. The village is popular with college students.[1] Hillsboro Road also divides the area into two neighborhoods: Hillsboro-West End to the West, and Belmont-Hillsboro to the East.

Through the 19th century, the neighborhood now known as Hillsboro-Belmont was then part of a single estate containing the Belmont Mansion. Hillsboro Village began to take shape in 1920, when two groceries and a pharmacy opened alongside the trolley line that ran down Hillsboro Road (21st Avenue). Residential houses were primarily built between 1910 and 1940.


  • Guier, Cindy Stooksbury, and Jackie Finch, Insiders' Guide to Nashville, 6th Edition, 2007.

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