12 South is a great and very popular family-friendly area located about 10 minutes from downtown Nashville. You will find college students and musicians at the local coffeehouses and moms with strollers walking along the half-mile strip of businesses along 12 Avenue South. There are over 20 places to eat and drink in the 12 South area including laid back joints as well as fine dining. You can also enjoy the 12 South Farmer’s Market at Sevier Park every Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm during the warmer months.
12 South also has several apparel shops that sell everything from vintage to modern styles as well as jewelry stores and an incredible neighborhood bike shop. From 12 South, you can walk to Belmont Blvd, Melrose, and Hillsboro Village, but would need to drive to the other areas in Nashville.