12 South/Belmont

Welcome to 12 South/Belmont

Relaxed neighborhoods with trendy shopping and dining
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12 South and Belmont are adjacent South Nashville neighborhoods offering lots of trendy shopping, dining, and nightlife. 12 South covers a half-mile stretch of 12th Avenue South with hip eateries and chic boutiques, including Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James clothing store. The streets surrounding this stretch of 12th Avenue South feature charming bungalows dating back to the early 20th century. 12 South is also home to the attractive green space of Sevier Park. Belmont is named after Belmont University. This neighborhood has a collegiate atmosphere with lots of independent businesses catering to a young adult clientele. Belmont’s housing mix is an eclectic array of classic architecture, with styles including bungalows, four-squares, and Tudor Revival single-family homes.
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What to Love

  • Trendy shops and restaurants 
  • Sevier Park
  • Eclectic architectural mix 
  • Close to Belmont University
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People & Lifestyle

12 South and Belmont are impeccably walkable neighborhoods with some of Nashville’s trendiest businesses. Both neighborhoods are conveniently close to downtown and The Gulch but have a laid-back vibe all of their own. The area draws an eclectic mix of residents, including young families and students and faculty from Belmont University.
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Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

12 South is one of the hippest places in Nashville to shop, dine, and drink. Frothy Monkey opens from breakfast through dinner for delicious food and drinks. Start your day with fresh- roasted coffee and freshly-baked bagels, stop by for a lunchtime salad or sandwich, or head over in the evening for artisanal Southern-style eats paired with wine or craft beer. Five Daughters Bakery serves delicious pastries made from scratch. Bartaco offers a chic contemporary twist on traditional Mexican street food as well as great cocktails. Fast-casual spot Taqueria del Sol serves tasty Tex-Mex staples such as soft tacos and enchiladas. Urban Grub has earned rave reviews from Zagat and Lonely Planet for their raw bar oysters, house-cured charcuterie, brunch specials, and an excellent selection of cocktails and craft beers. Burger Up serves mouthwatering burgers with gourmet toppings, such as crumbled bleu cheese and homemade chili. Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon’s stylish clothing store Draper James is a must-visit for fashionistas. Discover classic American apparel with a twist of Southern charm before stopping by the iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural on the store’s exterior to pose for a pic in your new attire. Other 12 South boutiques include inventive denimwear specialists Imogene + Willie and elevated casual womenswear store Emerson Grace. Belmont Boulevard winds through Hillsboro just two blocks west of 12 South. Here, you can grab freshly-made New York-style bagels at Proper Bagel or head to PM for Asian fusion fare and drinks served in a convivial atmosphere.
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Things to Do

Sevier Park is an attractively-landscaped green space located at the southern end of the 12 South neighborhood. A gentle creek flows through the park, where the stately 1850's Sunnyside Mansion sits on its banks. Sevier Park also has playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and a community center. 12 South Farmers Market takes place at Sevier Park on Tuesdays between May and October. During the summer, the 12 South Concert Series brings a diverse lineup of live music performances to Sevier Park. Sevier Park Fest takes place over the first weekend in May with live entertainment and lots of fun and family-friendly activities. Close to the Belmont University campus, guided tours are available at the beautiful mid-19th century Belmont Mansion. Other attractions close to the campus include Troutt Theater for theatrical performances and McAfee Concert Hall for classical music.
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Schools

12 South and Belmont are served by the Davidson County School District.

  • Eakin Elementary School, Public, K-4
  • Christ the King School, Private, Roman Catholic, PK-8
  • Belmont University, Private, Christian, Higher Education
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