Search all 12 South homes for sale in Nashville! The 12 South area is one of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods, between 8th Ave and Belmont. 12 South is home to condo buildings above luxe storefronts and many of Nashville’s iconic craftsmen homes and townhouses.
Among the great restaurants, it’s home to Frothy Monkey coffee house, Burger Up, Josephine’s, Las Paletas, Jeni’s Ice cream, Urban Grub, the Filling Stationed, Sloco, Mafioza’s, the Filling Station, Edley’s BBQ, Bartaco, Epice, Five Daughters Bakery, and more!
12 South is primarily a residential neighborhood. But the fact that the main street, 12th South, has such a great arrangement of bars, shops, amenities, restaurants, and parks makes it one of the most popular neighborhoods in Nashville. It’s immensely walkable, pet and child-friendly, and a haven for eclectic and creative personalities. It’s located close to grocery stores, interstate access, and Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, and also embraces bicyclists. Most 12 South homes for sale are within the zip codes 37203 (at the northern end), 37204 in the central area, and some south of the 440 loop are in the 37215 zip code.
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Southern Living calls 12 South one of the best neighborhoods in the U.S., and with good reason! It’s located next to some amazing shops and boutiques, restaurants, bars, and nightlife– but is also adjacent to several neighborhood parks and major thoroughfares. Top it off with the fact that there are amazing homes, town homes, and condos in 12 South which perfectly represent the Nashville aesthetic. From ethnic cuisine to barbecue and burgers to fine dining, top-rated restaurants pepper 12th Avenue, and the tree-lined avenues and lush lawns can make you feel like you’re far more than just 5 minutes from downtown.
Nearby Sevier park is also a big draw! With dozens of acres, it’s a great place for picnics (and has several picnic spots and tables), sports (there are a few courts on the green!), and playing with the family dog. But the park also has an updated community center, which offers fantastic community events and classes. It’s a hot spot for young families, and is even a historic location, with a well-maintained, beautiful historic home on the property.
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12South is also close to several of Nashville’s best universities! It’s just blocks away from Belmont University, which is notable as Tennessee’s largest Christian university; and many Belmont students opt to live in or near the 12 South area. It’s also close to Vanderbilt University, only about 2 or 3 minutes away by car. Vanderbilt University is an esteemed private university also known for its amazing doctoral programmes and leading healthcare center and hospital.
Most of the real estate in 12 South and adjoining neighborhoods is comprised of craftsman style homes, Victorian, modern southern town homes, and even a few new condo buildings! Rebuilding is very popular in the area, but most builders have opted to keep with the neighborhood’s craftsman aesthetic. Most of the yards in the neighborhood are small-to-medium in front, but many homes have large fenced or open backyards perfect for entertaining. Large, mature trees and great landscaping are visible from the street, and the sidewalks are pedestrian-oriented and frequently used by locals and visitors to wander between cute boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Most buyers looking to purchase homes in 12 South are looking for bungalow style hones for sale, but with the market as hot as it is today, some are even opting to consider newly built town homes and condos just to be able to enjoy the many neighborhood amenities.
There are a lot of great reasons to consider moving to the 12 South neighborhood beyond its quaint homes and great entertainment options! It’s got a unique, young, and hip vibe, and is known in Nashville to be a great lifestyle area. There are dozens of locally-owned shops with lots of personality you won’t ever find in a shopping mall. Imogene + Willie, for example, is a nationally famous maker of custom jeans and apparel. And many of the great local stores host fantastic live events, like ice-cream socials, cocktail tastings, and food truck lunches. Some will even have outdoor concerts! Even better, many local shop owners come together once or twice a year to host larger community events in nearby Sevier Park.
Speaking of the park, if you love pets and are looking at 12 South homes for sale, you’re going to love this neighborhood! Most of the bars and restaurants with patios are pet friendly, and most shops will put out bowls of water for dogs and even offer complimentary treats. On any given afternoon, it’s quite common to see people or families walking their dog or training them at the park.