The Home Buyer's Korner

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January 15th, 2016

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12th Ave S/Wedgewood Neighborhood

Nashville, Tennessee

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The median real estate price in the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood neighborhood is $248,304, which is more expensive than 89.9 percent of the neighborhoods in Tennessee and 66.0 percent of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in 12Th Ave S is currently $1,456, and the average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 94.8 percent of the neighborhoods in Tennessee.

Vacancy rates are 11.1 percent in 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave and lower than 41.2 percent of the neighborhoods in the nation, near the mid range of vacancies.

12Th Ave S/Wedgewood is an urban neighborhood located south of Division and runs north to south just past Wedgewood Ave, and east and west from 16TH Ave S to 12TH Ave S in Nashville, Tennessee. Within the southern half of is neighborhood and the adjacent neighborhood of Wedgewood lies a subdivision called 12South.

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels

One of Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods, 12South has emerged as the perfect one-stop destination to live, eat, drink, play, and socialize. Stylish shops, beautifully-restored homes, charming coffee shops, and a wide array of dining options are all within walking distance. You are likely to find a vintage guitar, local craft beer, gourmet Popsicle, hand-stitched pair of jeans, and a fabulous meal within walking distance of the place you call home. 

Take a walk to Judith Bright and shop for handmade designer jewelry. You can also find treasures in clothing, jewelry and accessories at Serendipity Emporium, or find used, excellent quality vintage and consignment clothing at Savant Vintage Couture. A men’s boutique store, The Label Nashville, is a hotbed for cutting-edge design menswear, jewelry, home furnishings, and a splash of women’s wear. The store is owned by country artist Gary Allan.

Any time you like, you can start a unique shopping adventure at one of the new developments on the ground level of 12South Flats, which includes women’s contemporary fashion shops, home goods, modern gift shops, and upscale clothing boutiques. Dinner at Josephine, a new contemporary restaurant featuring refined American farmhouse cuisines, and stop by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream for dessert.

Close by is Imogene + Willie, Nashville’s first and only custom jeans store. Housed in an old gas station, Imogene + Willie has become a local hangout for visiting celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The jeans are made on the premises, and when customers buy a pair they can get their fit customized the same day.

Stroll around 12South and you’ll find Snow Gallery that features talented local artists and ever changing exhibits. Across the street in a former gas station called White’s Mercantile, opened by Nashville songwriter and Hank Williams’s granddaughter, Holly Williams. White’s Mercantile is a general store for the modern era and a convenient place to pick up kitchen staples. 

When it comes to dining in 12South, the opportunities are endless. Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub is located in the heart of the 12South district, and it fits right into the bustling neighborhood. On the other side of Mafiaoza’s is 12South Taproom, the quintessential friendly neighborhood hangout and has  22 different beers on tap. 

Get your caffeine fix at the neighborhood coffeehouse Frothy Monkey. With a selection of coffees and teas from all over the world, as well as a delicious breakfast and lunch menu filled with local ingredients, the Frothy Monkey is a popular neighborhood spot.


12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized three or four bedroom to small studios to two bedroom single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood are established, but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999, with a number of residences built between 1940 and 1969.

Another really interesting characteristic about the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood is that, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you’ll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement, however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Tennessee.

One of the most interesting things about the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone at 47 percent of residents, than most all neighborhoods in America. This is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 95.4 percent of the neighborhoods in America.

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.6 percent of residents in the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 95.8 percent of all neighborhoods in the U.S.

Also, 12.5 percent of residents in 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave choose to walk to work each day. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Your future neighbors in the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood of Nashville earn modest incomes, and this neighborhood has an income lower than 93.8 percent of U.S. neighborhoods, but much of that can be contributed to the high amount of full time college students living in the area and focusing on their academic careers.

In the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood, 42.1 percent of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.9 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations at 15.2 percent, and 9.8 percent in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Each neighborhood in America has its own culture, some more unique than others, based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households, and importantly, on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood in Nashville, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African at 11.5 percent. There are also a number of people of African ancestry at 8.3 percent, and residents who report German roots at 6.1 percent. Some of the residents are also of English ancestry at 3.1 percent, along with some Italian ancestry residents at 2.9 percent, and 1.9 percent of this neighborhood’s residents have Greek ancestry, among others.

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the 12Th Ave S/Wedgewood Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.6 percent of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, which is spoken by 5.1 percent of its residents, followed by Spanish. 

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