Sherith Israel is conveniently located a block west of the I-440 and West End Avenue intersection. While only minutes from Vanderbilt University, shopping, major hospitals, downtown Nashville, and an easy commute to both the airport and the growing Brentwood and Cool Springs areas, the neighborhoods in close proximity to the Shul are among the most desirable in Nashville. Below, we list several neighborhoods, developments, condominiums and rental complexes that are within the Eruv and in which many members live. This list is not comprehensive; there are many other housing options within the Eruv. There are also areas that are easy walking distance from Shul but not within the Eruv at this time.
Whitland Area Historic Neighborhood
The Whitland Area Historic Neighborhood is bounded on the north by West End Avenue, Bowling Avenue on the east, Brighton Road on the south and Wilson Boulevard on the west. Architectural styles include Craftsman bungalows, Tudor Revival, and Colonial, as well as some new construction off Whitland Avenue itself. With its tree-lined streets and sidewalks, Whitland is an ideal family neighborhood. The Whitland Area Neighborhood Association is active, with projects including beautification and flood prevention of Kingfisher Branch Creek, traffic calming in the neighborhood, and social events like the annual meeting, the May Picnic by the Creek on Rolland Road and “Movies in the Dark”. A program to “Re-Leaf” the Whitland area began in the fall of 2007 and will continue for a number of years to replenish and add to the variety of beautiful trees in the neighborhood. In August 2007, a portion of the Whitland Area Neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Attractive new signage throughout the neighborhood was added in 2009-2010. It is entirely within the Eruv. (www.whitland.org and https://www.facebook.com/whitlandnashville?fref=ts)
Richland-West End Neighborhood
One of Nashville's earliest planned subdivisions, the Richland-West End neighborhood was created in 1905, and is bounded on the south by West End Avenue, the east by Murphy Road, the north by the CSX railroad tracks and the west by Wilson Boulevard. Streets have landscaped medians and sidewalks and, because cars were rare in Nashville in 1905, the original front walks for each property lead from the front door to the public sidewalk rather than to a driveway. Houses range from large four-squares on Richland and Central Avenues to bungalows and cottages on Princeton, Meadowbrook, Westbrook, and Greenway Avenues. In 1978, the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with the listing citing “the numerous representative styles of early 20th century architecture in a geographically small area.” Richland is also recognized in Nashville as an Arboretum. It is entirely within the Eruv. (www.rwena.org)
Cherokee Park was developed during the period 1920 to 1950 and is bounded on the south by West End Avenue, the east by Wilson Boulevard, the north by the CSX railroad tracks, and the west by Cherokee Road. Architectural styles in the neighborhood include Colonial Revival, Bungalow, and Tudor Revival. Cherokee Park provides access to the Richland Creek Greenway, a linear park open during daylight hours with a variety of wildlife including birds (red-tailed hawks, wild turkeys, great blue herons, yellow-billed night herons, mallards, geese, indigo buntings), and mammals (deer, coyotes, foxes, raccoons). Cherokee Park is entirely within the Eruv. (www.cherokeepark.org)
Sylvan Park is bordered on the south by the CSX railroad tracks, the north by Charlotte Avenue, the west by Richland Creek and McCabe Park, and the east by CSX railroad tracks. Historically, Sylvan Park homes were mainly smaller clapboard and bungalow dwellings, but in the last twenty years, many were expanded and developers have built new homes. Not all of Sylvan Park is in the Eruv. (www.sylvanpark.org)
Bellwood is a small area west of Bowling and comprising Valley Vista Road, Bellwood Avenue and Saratoga Drive. It is entirely within the Eruv.
Whitworth is an upscale gated community developed in 1987 that has been recognized in Nashville as an arboretum. There is a side gate with a mechanical lock that can be used on Shabbat and holidays. Whitworth is entirely within the Eruv. (www.whitworthnashville.com)
The Rokeby is a high-rise, full-service condominium with many amenities including heated swimming pool, fitness center, roof-top terrace with gas grill and solarium party room, attached and secured garage parking, and two guest suites available for guest rentals. It is within the Eruv. (www.therokeby.com)
Richmeade is a townhouse development built during the 1970s. It is situated between Bowling Avenue, Rolland Road, Leonard Avenue and backs on Brighton Road, but all homes carry the address of 401 Bowling Avenue. The complex has a clubhouse, pool and tennis court. It is within the Eruv.
The Grove at Whitworth
The Grove at Whitworth is a rental apartment complex with units ranging from one to three bedrooms with in-unit laundry facilities. Amenities include swimming pools, a fitness center, a Starbucks coffee bar, and Wifi hotspots. It is within the Eruv's expanded borders. (www.ntsgrovenashvlile.com)
The Metropolitan is a rental apartment complex with one- and two-bedroom apartments. It has a pool, fitness center and a 24-hour Wifi cafe. It is within the Eruv. (www.themetropolitanapartments.com/#home)
Be sure to view our Nashville Eruv page for a comprehensive view of areas covered!