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12 South Real Estate

12 South Real Estate Guide

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One of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods, 12 South is located just 3 miles south of downtown. You can visit or walk to a variety of high-end retail stores, hip restaurants, cafes, and businesses.

12 South is also the perfect example of Nashville’s development surge and soaring home prices. Filled with historic and charming homes along with new condos and new houses, this neighborhood has a place for everyone.

Within walking distance, you are likely to find local craft beer, vintage guitars, hand-stitched jeans, and plenty of gourmet treats all in one trip.  Having so many attractions that are easily accessible from your home, it’s no wonder 12 South is a popular place to live!

History of 12 South

12 South, originally known as the Waverly Belmont community, was bustling in the 1940s. Waverly Belmont fell into despair once the mid-20th century migration to the suburbs occurred. Developers began the restoration process of 12 South real estate in the 1990s to it’s original splendor, and today it is a booming neighborhood. Foursquare homes and bungalows that date back to the early 20th century blend perfectly with the new construction and blocks of shops, restaurants and local businesses.

Local Attractions 

12 South has something for everyone. Within walking distance, you can find several restaurants and bars along with great shopping. Some honorable mentions are restaurants Edley’s Bar-B-Que and Urban Grub, a popular ice cream shop called Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Imogene & Willie (known for their locally handmade jeans), Moda Boutique, Whites Merchantile, and Reese Witherspoon’s clothing store Draper James, and Frothy Monkey (a local favorite coffee shop). For those keeping an active lifestyle, Fahrenheit Yoga and Liberation Yoga offer classes for anyone to try out.

Some new tourist attractions in this area include many creative murals. The Iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural lies just to the side of 12th Avenue South right next to Draper James. Another popular mural located in this area behind Frothy Monkey, is the “Nashville Looks Good on You” mural. If you are lucky enough, you may find Amelia’s Flower truck sitting out by Whites Merchantile for a bonus photo opportunity!

Fun fact.. one door down from Taqueria Del Sol (a Mexican restaurant) to the south (unknown to most local people) is Dolly Parton’s rehearsal studio, a faux hacienda complex.

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Sevier Park, One of the Most Walkable Areas in Nashville, Coffee Shops, Bakeries, Shopping, Restaurants, Dog Friendly

Parks + Playgrounds

The neighborhood gem is Sevier Park –a large green space used for Tuesday’s farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts, picnics, and many other fun activities.

The beautiful Sevier Park Community Center has a state-of-the-art gym, indoor basketball court, walking track, and an after-school childcare program.

The 12 South Farmer’s Market offers wonderful local produce, groceries, candles, soaps, arts, crafts, food trucks, and music May-October.

Real Estate Information

12th south is also the perfect example of Nashville’s development surge and soaring home prices. Filled with historic and charming homes along with new condos and new houses, this neighborhood has a place for everyone.

Many homes are beautifully renovated with a small neighborhood feel and the new constructions blend well with the original architecture.

  • 12 South is located within the following zip code: 37204
  • Distance to downtown Nashville: 1.5 miles

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