12 South

12 South is an eclectic Nashville neighborhood with a homey residential feel.

Welcome to 12 South

Eclectic community with hip businesses and neighborhood feel.

12 South is an eclectic Nashville neighborhood with a homey residential feel. This charming neighborhood is named after its location on a half-mile stretch of 12th Avenue South. During the week, 12 South is a quiet neighborhood of 1900s bungalows with locals going about their daily routines. The neighborhood is bustling from Thursday through Saturday with tourists and locals alike walking down the main drag, shopping at funky boutiques, and dining at hip eateries. Weekends in 12 South typically begin with coffee and breakfast at Frothy Monkey followed by tacos and margaritas for lunch at Bartaco then oysters and charcuterie at Urban Grub later in the evening. In between, residents and visitors shop at 12 South’s home stores, pick up vintage finds, or relax in historic Sevier Park.

What to Love

  • Relaxed neighborhood feel 
  • Trendy businesses
  • Sevier Park
  • Charming bungalows 

People & Lifestyle

12 South is a happening neighborhood offering a variety of home stores, vintage finds, yoga studios, barber shops, ice cream parlors, and one of Nashville’s most attractive public parks. Homes cover a few blocks on either side of 12th Avenue and are all within close proximity to its diverse businesses. 12 South is also just a short hop from the many tourist attractions, chic restaurants, and lively nightlife spots in Downtown Nashville and The Gulch. The perfect mix of peace and convenience, 12 South is an easy neighborhood to fall in love with.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

12 South is teeming with trendy businesses, from sophisticated eateries to upscale boutiques. Bartaco offers an elevated take on authentic Mexican street food with creative tacos, share platters, and an impressive drinks selection prepared at a stylish bar in the restaurant’s center. Draper James’ flagship 12 South store has a curated collection of womenswear inspired by the personal style of Nashville-raised Hollywood superstar Reese Witherspoon. Nashville visitors flock to Witherspoon’s fashion store both for the chic apparel inside and the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural painted on its exterior. Imogene + Willie is another must-visit for the fashion-forward with handcrafted denimwear for both women and men. 12 South shoppers stop by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams for scoops of gourmet frozen sweet treats made from locally-sourced ingredients. Next door to Jeni’s, Josephine pairs innovative seasonal Southern-inspired dishes with carefully-selected wines and precision-crafted cocktails. Frothy Monkey is your 12 South go-to for delicious coffee blends and classic Southern breakfast and lunch eats.

Things to Do

Sevier Park is a relaxing leafy green space surrounding a historic home in the heart of the 12 South neighborhood. Sevier Park’s fields are dotted with trees and amenities, including two children’s playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, and a Community Center which hosts a variety of fitness classes and after-school programs. A relaxing creek runs through the park and passes the beautiful 1850s Sunnyside Mansion. On the first weekend in May, Sevier Park Fest fills the park with two days of entertainment, arts-and-crafts vendors, and family-friendly activities. Sevier Park also hosts the annual 12 South Concert Series with live music from diverse acts. 12 South Farmers’ Market is held at Sevier Park each Tuesday afternoon from May through October. The market features vendors selling locally-grown produce, meats, dairy products, and baked goods. There are also food trucks and live music performances.


12 South is zoned in the Davidson County School District.

  • Glendale Elementary, Public, Magnet, PK-5
  • Waverly-Belmont Elementary School, Public, PK-4
  • John Trotwood Moore Middle, Public, Magnet, 5-8

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Overview for 12 South, TN

4,521 people live in 12 South, where the median age is 31 and the average individual income is $83,414. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for 12 South, TN

12 South has 1,602 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in 12 South do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,521 people call 12 South home. The population density is 13,445.575 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in 12 South, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby 12 South. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Waverly-Belmont Elementary School
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Christ The King School
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Around 12 South, TN

There's plenty to do around 12 South, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Richland Park Farmers Market, Nashville Daily Spirits, and Black Box Ice Cream Truck.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.69 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.92 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.62 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.64 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.03 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars


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