Buying a home in Nashville, or any other area, comes with a multitude of questions. This is especially true if you are relocating or unfamiliar with the Nashville area. While REALTORS are often the main resource for a new homeowner and can be of great assistance, an anxious homeowner may overlook a key question or two. Getting the feel for an area is often tough to do based on just questions alone.
Like every major city, Nashville has a wide variety of surrounding areas and neighborhoods. Each section contains pros and cons, and each area certainly has its own unique “personality.” Today’s post is dedicated to highlighting one of these Nashville areas so potential homeowners can learn about more about it.
This week, here are 5 need-to-know facts about Belle Meade:
- It’s stunning – For locals and newcomers, the experience of driving down Belle Meade Boulevard is full of wonder. This tree-lined street runs directly in front of the gorgeous mansions surrounding it, and literally ends at a park (Percy Warner Park) and botanical garden (Cheekwood). Many weddings and events take place at the Belle Meade Plantation and Belle Meade County Club too, thanks to the beautiful landscape at each.
- It’s prestigious – Belle Meade is actually an incorporated city unto itself within Nashville. This means it has its own police force, mayor and town hall. The name stemmed from the Belle Meade Plantation, long recognized as one of the South’s most beautiful estates. For decades, Belle Meade was known as one of the premier and most exclusive areas to live in Nashville.
- It’s small but tight knit – Belle Meade is only 3.1 square miles in size. However, the city prides itself on values such as compassion, respect and teamwork that guide its residents. With regularly planned actives and events, Belle Meade provides much to do for its residents.
- It’s not developing – Though many homes are undergoing renovations and expansions, the area is not able to expand or add signifiant housing development options. This also adds to its desirability and exclusivity as well.
- It’s an ideal location – Downtown Nashville is a mere 15 minute drive, with no interstate involvement. In fact, the entire commute goes from one Nashville neighborhood to the next, which gives the feeling of a suburb far more than a metropolitan area.
Belle Meade has a long, rich history in Nashville. In some circles it is held in a higher regard than other Nashville areas, in part because of it’s rich history and also because of its residents commitment to a particular standard of living.
If you would like to visit Belle Meade to look at current home listings, give us a call and we can help you get started. If you would like to look at other Nashville area neighborhoods, let us know, as we can help you find the one that makes sense for you and your family. DeSelms Real Estate 615.550.5565.