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Belle Meade | Best Nashville Neighborhoods

This week’s featured neighborhood is the Belle Meade Neighborhood.
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  • Average Home List Price in this Area:   $841,505
  • Average Home Sale Price in this Area:   $779,251
  • Average Home Square Footage and Rate of Absorption: 3,753, 16-month
  • Average Price per Square Foot:   $207
  • Average Number of Homes Sold Per Year:   79


  • Average List Price of Condominiums:    $285,986
  • Average Sale Price of Condominiums:   $265,170
  • Average Price per Square Foot for Condominiums:   $168
  • Average Number of Condominiums Sold Per Year: 15
  • Average Condominium Square Footage and Rate of Absorption: 1,575, 12.8-month

Zip Code: 37205

West of downtown Nashville is the lush and beautiful city of Belle Meade. You’ll know you’re in Belle Meade when you drive past the horse and foal that welcome you from Harding Road, a marker of the city’s past as a horse farm area. Homes in this area typically range from about $500,000 to well over $1 million, with traditional and contemporary homes lined up beside the historic mansions that call Belle Meade home.

Belle Meade is a picturesque neighborhood with plentiful history and beautiful homes. It is arguably considered Nashville’s most prestigious neighborhood and is a desirable location for people to reside from all over the country.  Its location also makes it very desirable, being just southwest of downtown and near the west end of Nashville.  Driving through, one will notice rolling hills, green trees and beautiful landscaping. Some families have passed down homes and estates in this area for many generations.  It is extremely well protected and supervised, bringing vast safety to its residents.

If you are looking to be close to the city and the Vanderbilt area but have the privilege of living in a very exclusive and safe community, Belle Meade is certainly a neighborhood to consider.  At the end of Belle Meade Blvd., you’ll find a treasure in Percy Warner Park with its wooded trails through the hills and open spaces. Percy Warner Golf Course, Harpeth Hills Golf Course and Belle Meade Country Club all offer scenic golf course settings. The area also provides a nature center, hiking trails, equestrian facilities, golf courses, and athletic fields.

Nearby you also have the historic Belle Meade Plantation and Cheekwood botanical gardens.  Upscale seafood and steakhouse Sperry’s is a popular spot for brunch and dinner. Award-winning Phillip’s Toy Mart has been in business in Belle Meade for over 40 years, and boasts the largest model selection in the South. The historic Belle Meade Plantation is a 30-acre site where thoroughbred horses were once raised. Now it remains open for tours of the Antebellum architecture as well as visits to the winery. Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, a mansion-turned-art gallery located on hundreds of acres of gardens and outdoor sculptures, is also located in Belle Meade. Here you can find Japanese gardens, water gardens, herb gardens and much more outside with art pieces from internationally acclaimed Nashville artists as well as other American and European artists inside.

Head to Belle Meade to soak up its rich history and scenery and enjoy another one of the Best Neighborhoods of Nashville.

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