We're considering leaving Southern California for the Nashville area. One thing we like about Burbank, our current town near L.A., is that we can walk from our house to downtown Burbank, with lots of shopping, restuarants, movie theaters, etc. Are there any good neighborhoods like that in Nashville? Or, alternatively, any towns near Nashville that have their own downtown areas that are walkable? I'd prefer to avoid bedroom communities where doing anything means hopping in the car.
We have little kids, so good schools are also important.