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12 South Real Estate


The small, tight-knit neighborhood of 12South is located on the blocks to either side of 12th Avenue South, between Wedgewood Avenue to the north and the I-440 overpass to the south. The neighborhood was developed into a mixed-use area of independent small businesses and residential streets in the 1940s and has experienced amazing revitalization and growth in the past 15 years. Today it is a largely upper-middle class area of lovingly restored homes and an active community network, where folks are frequently out walking their dogs, working in the yard, and making their way to 12th Avenue to shop and socialize.

For such a geographically small area, 12South is absolutely jam-packed with things to do and see! Extremely walkable and bikeable, the neighborhood is anchored by one of Nashville’s most beautiful neighborhood parks, Sevier Park. Sevier Park boasts 20 acres of mature trees, rolling hills, and walking trails, and is home to a new community center featuring a full service fitness center, an aerobics studio, fitness classes, indoor and outdoor walking/running tracks, a gymnasium, outdoor playgrounds, and club rooms with kitchen facilities for rent. Another high visibility feature is the “I Believe in Nashville” mural, which appears on the side of the 12 South Dental Studio on 12th Avenue South between Montrose and Halcyon Avenues. It’s a popular spot for photos and has become one of Nashville’s most recognizable images.

12South also features some of the city’s most iconic shopping, including Nashville’s hometown darling and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon’s boutique Draper James, world-famous denim designer imogene + willie, Emerson Grace Nashville, singer-songwriter Holly Williams’ boutique White’s Mercantile, Serendipity Emporium, country artist Gary Allan’s men’s boutique The Label Nashville, MODA Boutique, Minor Jewelry, Judith Bright Jewelry, 21st Century Christian Bookstore, Halcyon New & Used Full Service Bike Shop, Corner Music, Fork’s Drum Closet, Craft South, and Savant Vintage Couture. Even Santa’s Christmas Trees sets up a convenient neighborhood tree lot during the holidays! All of these fantastic independent businesses—and so much more—are within easy walking distance of the entire 12South neighborhood.

In addition to the fantastic shopping in 12South, the area is hopping with some of Nashville’s most delectable eats, including popular spots like Urban Grub, Burger Up, and Edley’s Bar-B-Que, as well as coffee shops and sweet treats. There are also plenty of beauty and healthcare spots to be found: Suite One Salon, Green Pea Salon, 12 South Yoga, M L Crawford’s Salon, Trim Classic Barber, and Wags and Whiskers for furry family members. It’s easy to spend entire days shopping, dining, and strolling through this compact treasure trove that is just 3 miles from downtown. With 12South’s convenience and growing popularity, charming flats and apartments have also begun to appear among the mostly single-family, bungalow-style homes.

Zoned and Public Schools:

  • Waverly Belmont Elementary
  • Carter-Lawrence Elementary
  • Glendale Spanish Immersion (K -4th Grade)
  • John Trotwood Moore Middle
  • Rose Park Middle Magnet
  • Hillsboro High School

Private Schools:

  • Nashville Academy (9th – 12th Grade)
  • Father Ryan High (9th – 12th Grade)
  • Lipscomb Academy (K – 12th Grade)

Area Churches:

  • Bass Street Baptist Church
  • Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • Islamic Center of Nashville
  • Midtown Fellowship
  • The Hope Center
  • Cane Memorial Church of God in Christ
  • Southside Community Church
  • Second Missionary Baptist Church
  • Greater Christ Temple Church
  • Hills Tabernacle
  • Mt. Paran Baptist Church
  • Hicks Tabernacle Baptist Church

Area Restaurants:

  • The Cookery
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
  • 12 South Taproom & Grill
  • Mafiaoza’s Pizza
  • Taqueria del Sol
  • The Flipside
  • Embers Ski Lodge
  • Five Daughters Bakery
  • Urban Grub
  • Edley’s Bar-B-Que
  • Burger Up
  • Sloco
  • Epice
  • Las Paletas
  • The Filling Station (craft beer shop)
  • bartaco
  • Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
  • Josephine

Area Coffee Shops

  • Frothy Monkey
  • Portland Brew

Area Amenities:

  • Sevier Park and Community Center

Other Important Nearby Facilities:

  • Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic
  • JW Adkins Funeral Home