Nashville Neighborhoods You Should Explore
Whether you’re a Nashville native or planning a visit to the city for the first time, Music City is ever-growing with plenty of new things to do and discover all over town. That’s why we’ve put together this list of Nashville neighborhoods you should explore from live music and shopping to local restaurants and spending time outside.
Some of our favorite neighborhoods include:
- 12 South
- Hillsboro Village
- East Nashville
- Elliston Place
- Marathon Village
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If you’re looking for a pleasant walk and exploring local boutiques and restaurants, the 12th South neighborhood is perfect for you. As one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Nashville, this half-mile stretch features shopping and dining destinations full of restaurants, coffee houses, bakeries, bars, and boutiques featuring local designers and makers. Visiting any time from May to October? The 12th South Farmers Market takes place from late Spring to early Fall at Sevier Park every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Just a walk away from Music Row, Hillsboro Village is an ever-evolving neighborhood near both the Vanderbilt and Belmont campuses. With restaurants like Biscuit Love and Pancake Pantry, it’s the ultimate brunch destination, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Some other local favorites include Fido, Ruby Sunshine, and Greenery Co. And if you’re wanting to walk off your meal after, there are plenty of trendy shops you can walk to like Molly Green, Posh Boutique, and Rebecca James Clothing.
Looking for a more artsy local scene? Located across the Cumberland River, East Nashville is full of local music, boutiques, and local restaurants. East Nashville also loves its dive bars — more than 15 of them! — but also has plenty of more elevated options where you can grab a cocktail and enjoy some food that lives up to the incredible restaurant scene that has made Nashville famous over the past few years.
Located on the West End and nicknamed the Rock Block, Elliston Place holds some of Nashville’s most iconic venues like the historic The End and Exit/In. You can also walk on over to Centennial Park, which has a full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon, as well as several recreational and sporting facilities. After a day out exploring the area’s landmarks, you can take advantage of a number of local places to enjoy dinner or drinks in the evenings like Commodore Grille or Central Bar + Kitchen.
Marathon Village is a one-of-a-kind craft city built around the former factory buildings of Marathon Motor Works in the early 1900s and conveniently located just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Today, a creative community of unique retail, business and entertainment facilities reside here, including a bourbon distillery, gourmet confectionery, and Antique Archaeology – a store filled with items from the History Channel’s show, American Pickers.
Explore the City with Tommy’s Tours
Make the most of your trip (or stay!) with a guided tour from Tommy’s Tours. Guided by Comedian Charmin’ Tommy Garmon, it’s a fun-packed, three-hour Nashville bus tour of Downton Nashville’s hotspots and celebrity homes. Along with downtown, you’ll be able to see a variety of places like the Hall of Fame Museum, Music Row, the State Capitol, and more.
Contact Tommy’s Tours today to book your tour.