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Neighborhoods

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 and conquer the city like a local.

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8th Avenue/Melrose
8th Avenue/Melrose

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

I Believe in Nashville Mural in 12South
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.

Belmont/Hillsboro Village
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 in Nashivlle
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

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

Downtown Nashville
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.

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. 

Germantown in Nashville
Germantown

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 entrance
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. 

Station Inn in Nashville
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.

Shopping by Neighborhood.
Marathon Village

Marathon Village, a unique neighborhood of sorts that has become quite a Nashville hotspot, is made up of a group of 100-year-old warehouse buildings which was originally where the Marathon, a car made in the early 1900s, was built.

Midtown/Vanderbilt neighborhood in Nashville
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.

Music Row/Demonbreun/Edgehill
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.

Oprlyand/Music Valley
Opryland/Music Valley

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

Craft Beer & Drinks
SoBro

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.

Edley's in 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.

Wedgewood/Houston in Nashville
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. 

West End in Nashville
West End/Elliston Place

In the heart of the neighborhood is the Elliston Place Rock Block, a block-long section of Elliston Place that is home to some of the loudest nightclubs in town.

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