Saturday, August 11, 2007

Funny bumper sticker

37206 is the zip code for East Nashville. There is a big "war" between Eastsiders and Westsiders as to which side of Nashville is better. The East side has a funky artist vibe with cool restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries, but you sort of have to drive through a not-so-great neighborhood to get there. While the neighborhood is certainly fun and gentrifying quickly, some areas can be a little rough around the edges.

The West side is where Vanderbilt is. It's nice, but it doesn't have the same quirky personality as the East side. It has a lot of "big box" stores like Pottery Barn and Tiffanys and stuff like that.

As you can probably tell, I prefer the East side. I've found that younger people generally prefer the East side, whereas older people prefer the West side because they think it's "safer". Of course, this security issue is in Nashville standards, which means that all the areas are pretty much safe. Someone steals a CD from a car in Nashville and everyone is up in arms about it-- it's pretty ridiculous.

These zip code bumper stickers also include other little sayings such as "We'll steal your heart and your lawnmower". Cute.

(Friday August 10, 2007)


Erin Palmer said...

I think it's so interesting how different neighborhoods have their own personalities, although I wish that they didn't always develop into "rivalries." I can't wait to hear a full travel report from Andrew and Chad after they get back after Labor Day--I love learning about different regions of the U.S.

Adina said...

I am sure they will give you an excellent account of the trip! And between the three of us I'm sure we'll take a gazillion pictures.