Southwest of downtown Nashville lies the quaint and quiet neighborhood of Sylvan Park, a beautiful setting with homes and businesses that run the gamut from funky to upscale. Here, 1920s clapboard homes and 1930s stone bungalows look right at home together.
Caffé Nonna is a cozy, neighborhood Italian bistro. Seating 45 people, the cafe has an intimate ambience with servers who maneuver deftly between wooden tables. Just next door is Neighbors of Sylvan Park, a neighborhood dive bar. Catering to all who love live music, watching sports, drinking beer and cocktails in an indoor/outdoor environment, Neighbors features cheap specials so you can have a great time and not break the bank.
You can also find Park Café nestled in Sylvan Park. Comfortable and quirky, this fusion eatery serves creative dishes with influences from Asia, India, France, and Italy. Known for its upscale dining, Park Cafe has become a top choice for many of Nashville’s prominent faces.
At The Produce Place, one can find a wide selection of fresh food and produce, including organic and gourmet items. This small establishment offers fresh bread from local bakeries and a varied selection of fine cheeses as well as preservative-free juices and soups.
If you’re into golfing, hiking, biking or running, you can always hit up The McCabe Golf Course.This public course offers a cheaper golfing experience to those looking for a quick (or not so quick) game. You will also find the Richland Creek Greenway Trails circling the golf course, a popular exercise path for both humans and dogs alike. There’s even an area where you can find puppies enjoying a quick swim during the summertime.
“Sylvan Park is a haven for families and urbanites that prefer their city with a bit more greenery than chrome and glass. Hosting an active neighborhood association, you sense a pride of ownership and a place where young families interact with long established ones. There are some excellent local dining establishments here as well as recreation and education. Parks and a golf course co-exist with education and medicine.” – Nesting Nashville