12 South features a perfect combination of beautifully restored homes.

Welcome to 12 South

A vibrant and welcoming Nashville community 
12 South is a family-friendly residential community and one of Nashville's hottest neighborhoods, stretching a half-mile along 12th Avenue South. It is a perfect one-stop destination for exceptional elegant boutiques, on-the-go snack options, eclectic and delectable restaurants, vintage clothing stores, and quirky entertainment spots. 
Known as one of Music City's trendiest areas, 12 South features a perfect combination of beautifully restored homes with cozy front porches and an endless collection of quaint boutiques and cafes. Many homes and properties boast historic Victorian and Craftsman-style designs along leafy streets and well-maintained lots, adding to the area’s appeal and desirability. 

What to Love

  • An incredible dining and shopping scene
  • A strong community feel
  • Hospitable and friendly 
  • Very walkable 
  • Proximity to Downtown Nashville

Local Lifestyle

12 South offers small-town charm and a suburban feel where residents can easily access numerous chef-driven eateries and popular retail spaces. While the community lies just south of downtown Nashville, 12 South maintains a tranquil lifestyle ideal for raising a family. Its terrific curb appeal and friendly residents make 12 South a special place to live. Residents enjoy their days by strolling well-kept sidewalks, meandering through locally-owned clothing stores, grabbing a cup of joe at charming coffeehouses, and exploring nearby parks. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Whether looking for the best dining spots, shopping places, or memorable areas to have fun, 12 South has everything you might need and more. Josephine, located along 12th Avenue Street, is a perfect dining destination. As you step inside, you’ll come face to face with a stylish setting complete with a tufted banquette and exposed ductwork. The restaurant offers modern American dishes and wine prepared from simple, classically composed recipes. 
Those craving authentic Mexican cuisine visit Bar Taco, a classy restaurant offering delectable classic and creative tacos and an extensive wine and cocktail list. For mouthwatering breakfast and dinner served in a hip, laid-back space, visit Frothy Monkey, a local coffeehouse chain in 12 South. The restaurant specializes in classic coffee favorites and specialty drinks, including tasty beverages like craft beer, wine, and cocktails.
When shopping around 12 South, step into White's Mercantile, a popular general store offering unique, beautifully-crafted gifts. Pick up whimsical, floral dresses, boho rompers, tortoise sunglasses, and striped tweed shirts created by Reece Witherspoon’s apparel line at Draper James, a luxurious women’s boutique on 12th Avenue. 

Things to Do

12 South boasts a multitude of fun-filled activities. Park enthusiasts can discover Sevier Park Community Center, a welcoming place for children and adults in the heart of one of Nashville's most exquisite parks. It is a tranquil spot with numerous trees, a bubbling creek, and flat fields ideal for picnicking. The center also features a walking path, a newly built gymnasium, a fitness center, and a dance room. 
Among 12 South’s favorite features is its picturesque murals, which are seen while strolling throughout the neighborhood. As you walk, you’ll discover a variety of local businesses that boast colorful art displays, including Christie Cookies, 5 Daughters Donuts, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. After snapping pictures along these Instagram-worthy backdrops, attend the weekly 12 South Farmers' Market, a community market featuring incredible fresh produce, artisan goods, live music, food trucks, and other fun-filled, family-oriented activities.
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