Nashville is defined by its neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and character. Discover what to do and where to stay, eat, and shop. Conquer the city like a local.

Nashville's neighborhoods

Browse through Nashville neighborhoods

I Believe in Nashville Mural in 12South

Sandwiched between a vintage clothing store and a gourmet Mexican popsicle shop is a half-mile stretch along 12th Avenue South called the 12South neighborhood. One of the most walkable neighborhoods in Nashville, 12South is a shopping and dining destination chock full of restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, bars, and boutiques featuring local designers and makers. Don’t miss the “I Believe in Nashville” mural located next door to Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James store.


A neighborhood on the rise, Antioch lies just 12 miles southeast of Downtown. Just a short drive from the city’s center, this culturally diverse hub – with its vibrant Plaza Mariachi and ethnically varied eateries – is full of family-owned businesses for those seeking off-the-beaten-path experiences. The growing neighborhood includes the new Century Farms development with Tanger Outlets Nashville and 290,000 sq. feet of open-air retail and dining. 

Belmont/Hillsboro Neighborhood | Belcourt Theatre
Belmont/Hillsboro Village

Nestled between Vanderbilt University and Belmont University is a four-block stretch down 21st Avenue South packed with cafes, shops, restaurants, and Nashville’s oldest movie theater, a former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Berry Hill
Berry Hill

At first glance, Berry Hill looks like a purely residential neighborhood until you realize funky independent shops, restaurants, recording studios, and music publishers occupy many of the homes. Technically its own city, Berry Hill is treated as a distinct neighborhood of Nashville and is located just south of Downtown beyond 8th Avenue South. 

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Exterior

Donelson and Hermitage is just 10 miles east of downtown Nashville and is often the first and last place seen by visitors who travel to Nashville by air.

Fifth Broadway Downtown

Downtown Nashville is alive with exciting live music, great food, and elegant hotels. World-famous Lower Broadway is at the heart of downtown, offering something for every kind of taste, fun, and sound.

Five Points Alley Shops East Nashville
East Nashville

Located across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville is the stomping ground of Nashville’s creative class, attracted to the area’s culturally-diverse and eclectic vibe and historic homes dating back to the early 1900s. In the early aughts, East Nashville helped put Nashville on the map as a culinary destination, a reputation the neighborhood maintains today. Locals frequent the many dive bars, craft cocktail joints, coffee shops, and vintage stores sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. 

Tennessee State Museum Exterior Fountain

Germantown, lined with beautiful Victorian buildings and homes, has great restaurants and shops making Nashville's oldest neighborhood the perfect place for a daytime stroll or a nice evening out.

Bluebird Cafe
Green Hills

Considered one of the most desirable areas to live in Nashville, Green Hills is an affluent suburban enclave known for upscale brands and boutiques. Hidden within an inconspicuous strip mall is the famed Bluebird Cafe, home to both established and up-and-coming songwriters. 

The Gulch
The Gulch

Just south of downtown lies this once-abandoned industrial area that's undergone an urban revitalization in recent years sparking an intoxicating new energy. The exceedingly walkable LEED-certified community is teeming with boutique hotels, high-rise condos, instagrammable murals, shops, live music venues, breweries, and diverse culinary offerings spanning everything from biscuits and Nashville Hot Chicken to Detroit-style pizza, traditional ramen and Indian food.

8th Avenue and Melrose - Sinema

Not far from downtown, antique stores line both sides of Melrose. A collector’s haven, the area has become known as a premier antiques district.

RCA Studio B at sunset
Music Row/Demonbreun/Edghehill

Located between the edge of downtown and West End is Music Row, the center of the recording industry and a neighborhood steeped in history. Home to the recording studios where music greats recorded their biggest hits, Music Row is populated by stately homes converted into recording studios, songwriting rooms, record labels, management offices, public relations offices, and everything in between required to write, record, publish, and publicize an album.

Bringles Smoking Oasis The Nations
The Nations

Many argue the meaning behind its name, but all can agree that The Nations is the place to go for a hyper-local experience. The formerly industrial area’s abandoned warehouses and mills with interesting architectural features have attracted craft breweries, convivial bars, unique fast-casual eateries, innovative chef-driven restaurants and art galleries to the area, serving residents and visitors alike.

Fisk University Galleries - Van Vechten
North Nashville

Located a few miles from downtown, North Nashville is a neighborhood steeped in rich history. Home to three historically black universities, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University, North Nashville has long been the hub of the city's black community. 

Grand Ole Opry
Opryland/Music Valley

Opryland/Music Valley offers great entertainment, dining, and shopping options close to Gaylord Opryland and Opry Mills.


South of Broadway’s honky tonks and neon lights is an area called SoBro, filled with the new Music City Center convention center, hot new restaurants, attractions, cocktail bars, and trendy hotels.

Sylvan Supply - Sylvan Park
Sylvan Park

Southwest of downtown Nashville lies the quaint and quiet neighborhood of Sylvan Park, a beautiful setting with homes, businesses, restaurants and nightlife that run the gamut from funky to upscale.

Any Old Iron Midtown Vanderbilt

This bustling neighborhood, extending up Broadway and Division Street, is home to a variety of hotels, restaurants, and bars that come alive at night.

Bastion - Wedgewood Houston

Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston (or “WeHo”) neighborhood is located a few blocks south of downtown Nashville with borders defined by Houston Street to the north, Wedgewood Avenue to the south, Eighth Avenue South to the west, and Fourth Avenue South/Nolensville Pike to the east. 

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