A hip, walkable neighborhood full of unique Nashville spots
The beloved 12 South is a hot Nashville neighborhood full of unique shopping and dining and hip residences. It’s a very walkable neighborhood, and most places here are dog-friendly. It’s easy to bring your pup with you wherever you go! The neighborhood was designed to be a tight-knit community that has everything you need within reach.
The neighborhood gets its name from the fact that it stretches along 12th Avenue South. It has been a thriving business district for many decades, though the name 12 South is a more recent part of its revitalization. The goal in its development was alway to be a collection of the best businesses that Nashville has to offer.
On either side of 12th Avenue South, the residential area spreads out from the business along the main street. Luxury apartment complexes sit closer to center, while charming bungalow style residences line the streets as you make your way out. There’s a variety in the housing here, but all homes share the biggest perk - being within walking distance of one of the hottest strips in Nashville.
What to Love
- Local businesses that feel uniquely Nashville
- A dog-friendly community
- Convenient access to the rest of the city
- Everything you need for daily life at your fingertips
The hip shopping and dining and walkable convenience of 12 South draws many young professionals and families. Everywhere you go here, you’ll see people with their dogs. The area is full of unique, local businesses that are all determined to keep revitalizing and supporting the neighborhood as a whole.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining and shopping along 12 South is unparalleled, offering a uniquely hip taste of Nashville favorites.
is part cafe and part wholesale bakery, so come here for your morning coffee and leave with a bag full of pastries. Embers Ski Lodge
is a cozy neighborhood bar that, true to its name, makes you feel like you just came in off the slopes. The 12 South Taproom
is a staple of the neighborhood when it comes to draft beers. The delicious pastries at Five Daughters Bakery
are made from scratch every morning with love and only the finest ingredients. More honorable mentions on the long list of best eateries in 12 South are Urban Grub
and The Filling Station
Find timeless pieces to add to your wardrobe in the many vintage clothing stores, such as Savant Vintage
. Imogene and Willie
is the place to go for high-quality jeans that last. At White’s Mercantile
, style and function meet in a store designed for the modern-day tastemaker. Reese Witherspoon’s flagship store for her dress shop, Draper James
, stands proudly along 12th Avenue South.
Things to Do
The iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural, which brings visitors from all over the city, is found in 12 South. The 12 South Farmers Market
fills Sevier Park with live music and fresh produce every Tuesday from May through October. Sevier Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, with playgrounds and lots of recreational greenspaces.