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Nashville Neighborhood Spotlight: 12South

May 24th, 2017 11:57 AM by Corey Hammonds Founder/CEO

As many of you know Nashville is growing at a tremendous pace. According to the census data, about 30,000 people permanently move to Music City every year. That is translating into more development, economic growth, investment and job opportunities as something new is happening here every day.  If there is part of town that is all about that, then it is 12th Avenue S—or simply, 12South.

Just south of the Gulch, the 12South Neighborhood, is one of the pride and joys of Nashville. The pace of development here is really impressive. Tall, slim, and modern houses are being built next to older rehabbed homes while the 12th Avenue retail strip is now full of upscale retail stores and restaurants. Although these new businesses at the neighborhood are loved by locals, the old favorites like 12 South Taproom, Burger Up, Frothy Monkey, and Mafiaoza’s are enjoying their loyal following.

What does it mean? It means, in the recent years, the 12South Neighborhood has become one of the best places in Nashville to visit because of its stylish shops, delightful coffee outlets, charming homes, and various kinds of restaurants all within walking distance. If you are visiting 12South, you will can get a lovely meal, alluring sights, and some of the best walkability in the city. 

Many people are in love with this place for its beauty and uniqueness. One of them is Javier Salado, who is the manager of Taqueria del Sol, a fast casual chain from Atlanta. When it came for the Taqueria del Sol to open its location in Nashville, 12South was the best place for it. About the growth of the area, Salado said, “I have seen this area grow and I know a lot of the people who live in this neighborhood. It feels very local when you know a lot of the business owners and the customers that shop here.”

Javier Salado standing in front of Taqueria del Sol on 12 South Avenue


The neighborhood’s popularity owes a lot to the beautiful Sevier Park. The enormous place is filled with people of all age with kids having fun with swings and basket courts, and young adults and families enjoying the charm of the place on their picnic blankets.

“The park is such a central part of the neighborhood that brings people together.” Salado continued, “Where is there in Nashville that there is a park, that is walkable, you can get cupcakes, or a donut, or ice cream. We have places as nice as Josephine and Urban Grub or you can grab bbq or a slice of pizza. We also have shopping and that you don’t have often in these small Nashville neighborhoods.”

Another reason of 12South’s appeal is that it’s quite near Belmont University and Downtown Nashville—and even the highways are not too far. The real estate sector is seeing a rapid growth too as property values continue to grow in the area as the demand to live there rises. 

All in all, the delicious food of restaurants, diverse shopping places, small community feel, and the elegance of the place makes it a must-visit in Nashville. 

If you want to learn how you can purchase a property in the 12South Neighborhood your please contact us 615-216-4809 or solutions@hammondsrealestate.com.

Posted by Corey Hammonds Founder/CEO on May 24th, 2017 11:57 AM