12 South, sometimes known as Belmont, is a suburban neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. It is a peaceful, walkable neighborhood, but it is also considered an up and coming and one of Nashville’s most stylish neighborhoods. For now, it is still a very urban area with a generous mix of free-spirited, bohemian, working class and hipster residents. The neighborhood association is governed by an executive committee of residents. It is located near countless employment, entertainment opportunities and it is perfect for singles, couples, families, and retirees. The center of the neighborhood is Caruthers Avenue, the avenue has pre-1900s homes, re-purposed storefronts, a historic 1900 church and much more. The entire neighborhood is full of old world charm, Victorian homes in a variety of styles like four-square homes and bungalows are around every corner. The wonderful diversity of its residents and their homes and businesses give the neighborhood a vibrant, global, eclectic atmosphere. The population is fairly diverse, however, English remains the primary language throughout the community.
In recent history, the area was the home of farms, estates, and some interesting enterprises. It was the former central business district for the Waverly Belmont community. By 1940, Waverly Belmont had reached its peak. It featured grocery stores, gas stations, drugstores, churches, schools and growing subdivisions. There are approximately 20 buildings still existing in the community dating from an earlier era. In the beginning, the neighborhood had a bad reputation but today it is a wonderful example of urban luxury. Today the neighborhood is in the midst of transition and gentrification and his home to coffee shops, sweet shops, boutiques and other business that draws in visitors from outside.
The neighborhood features a variety of high-end and specialty shops, as well as a mix of mainstream stores and businesses. Local eateries and drinking establishments include Burger Up, the 12 South Taproom, Urban Grub Josephine’s, Jeni’s Ice Cream and more. Local shops and art galleries include Art & Soul, Corner Music, MODA Boutique and Savant Vintage. The neighborhood also has a seasonal farmer’s market and Sevier Park. A stunning 20-acre park with a beautiful community center. 12 South has one apartment complex with units to rent, a few condos for lease and many homes for sale that come in a wide range of sizes and styles. To begin your home search in 12 South call friendly local real estate agent Pauline Charlton at 615 482 2257 and find the home of your dreams today.
Examples of Homes in 12 South/Belmont: