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Nashville's Trendy 12South Neighborhood

The 12South neighborhood offers everything from boutique shops to art galleries and music stores.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.6 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  One of Nashville’s newer neighborhoods, 12South is the "up-and-coming place to live and socialize" in Nashville dusting off ... more »

Tips:  Things to bring: Camera, tripod, notepad and pen (for taking notes), umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, tote bag (if you shop) and... more »

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Points of Interest

Start your tour of Nsshville's 12South neighborhood with a coffee at the Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse. Known for its organic coffees, teas and food good, the Frothy Monkey is also popular for its low-key atmosphere and "banged-up furniture."

Culinary favorites include the sandwich-salad-soup-breakfast menu, shrimp and grits and the... More

2. Imogene + Willie

Get fitted for a pair of artisan denim jeans at Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite shop in Nashville, Imogene + Willie. Located in a former gas station, Imogene + Willie is the creation of Matt and Carrie Eddmenson, who had worked for many years at Sights Denim Systems in Henderson, Kentucky.

Since June 2009, the Eddmensons have sold more than 10,000... More

3. MODA Boutique

If you want to shop a little bit more, check out MODA Boutique, just down the street from Imogene + Willie.

MODA is known for its designer clothing (jeans and dresses) and accessories like shoes, belts and tights.

Tip: MODA Boutique was voted “Best Place to Buy Jeans” by the Nashville Scene.
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Hours:
Monday: 12pm-5pm
Tuesday-Saturday: 10... More

Next stop is Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles, an authentic Mexican popsicle shop that serves fruit and vegetable popsicles from old family recipes. Stripped bare of any accessories, two stand-alone freezers separate the customers from the two sisters who own the shop, and a chalkboard with the flavors of the day is the only menu in the store. Don’t ... More

5. The Art House Gallery & Studio

Get your art fix at the Art House Gallery & Studio. The Art House is described by visitors as "a cute little gallery" where you can find funky finds great for gift-giving, as well as take an art class or one=time workshop.

The Art House is just that, a house. The main floor is where the art gallery is maintained. The exhibit rotates... More

Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub is located in the heart of the 12South district, and it fits right into the bustling neighborhood. With the slogan “Welcome to the Family,” you know you’ll feel at home in this Godfather-themed restaurant.

Besides the homemade pizza, local favorites include the cheese bread topped with feta, mozzarella,... More