Nashville is a network of unique neighborhoods, with some spread to the edges of the county and some nearly overlapping. One of the most popular areas of town includes three such communities – 12 South, Belmont, and Edgehill.
Edley's Bar-B-Que Nashville | Parks Realty
12 South is a bustling community known for its walkability. Murals dress up the walls of local businesses like Draper James. Some of the restaurants that helped set the Nashville foodie scene on the map started here, including the original Edley’s Barbecue and Five Daughters Bakery, the home of the 100 layer doughnut. The neighborhood is also home to Sevier Park which hosts a weekly farmers market, music festivals, and other family-friendly events each year.

5 Daughters Bakery | Parks Realty

Belmont is most well known for Belmont University, a beautiful campus that draws students from across the country for their highly touted music industry programs. The area is surrounded with one of a kind shops and restaurants, plus unique houses that were built in the early 1900’s.

Belmont University | Parks Realty

The community of Edgehill is centered around Edgehill Village, an eight-building mixed-use space that served as a laundry company in the 1920s. Featuring local favorite restaurants such as Taco Mamacita and Barcelona Wine Bar, unique stores like Warby Parker, and public spaces like Rose Park and Reservoir Park, the small neighborhood is incredibly walkable. They also put on an annual music, food, and art fest called Edgehill Rocks that should not be missed.

Taco Mamacita Nashville | Parks Realty
Together these areas make up a beautiful community fit for both the college coed or the native Nashvillian looking for a unique place to call home. Spend a day in Belmont, 12 South, and Edgehill and see which fits your personality best.


Southern food lovers will just love Edley’s! They mix Nashville personality with traditional barbeque and locals love it! In addition to meat, they always have 8-10 “Southern style side dishes” made from delicious veggies!

Check it all out on their Instagram! Warning: your mouth will water!

This locally owned donut shop is operated by Isaac and Stephanie Meek who call Franklin, Tennessee their home. Third generation bakers, they have created the 100-layer donut which draws in both locals and tourists alike! Make sure to play around on their website and check out their Instagram, everything they serve is absolutely amazing!

Make sure to grab a seat on the patio to enjoy this amazing Mexican restaurant! T-Mex inspired, they serve up tacos, guacamole, Peruvian chicken, margaritas and more!

This gourmet addition to Edgehill is a nicer option for a night out on the town or a date night! They serve a number of fantastically curated Tapas to delight your tastes buds. To drink, they have a large wine menu that earned them their name.

Check out their Instagram here!


Enjoy fresh veggies and fruit at this lovely local Farmer’s Market! Held every Tuesday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm, you can also enjoy live music! Dogs are allowed and there are kids activities to make sure everyone can come and have fun!

Sevier Park Fest offers both ticketed music and a free festival component with the goal of uniting the Belmont, Hillsboro Village, and 12 South communities. Local talent and food trucks always make an appearance making this a truly “shop local”

  •  “I Believe in Nashville Mural”

Grab your friends and your phone and take an Instagram-worthy photo in front of Nashville’s most famous murals! Located at 2706 12th Ave. South, you’ll find another gorgeous mural just across the street on the side of Draper James.


Residents have the option of sending their children to any of the Metro Nashville Public Schools. Enjoy quality education close to home!

  • Private Schools

Residents of this area are central to many private education options! Among the many nearby, University School of Nashville and St. Bernard Academy!

Learn about other communities in our Get To Know Series!

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