Next neighborhood up on our blog series is Belmont.
The neighborhood is named for the Belmont Mansion which was built for the Acklen family and had 177 acres. Unlike other Southern homes, the Acklen family had no need for money-producing lands, but wanted to have a home that would be an entertaining oasis. Thus, much of the land was beautifully landscaped, and there was a small working farm to provide food for the family and staff. The name Belmont comes from the fact that the house sits on one of the highest hills in Nashville and was called “Belle Monte”, which means “beautiful mountain” in Italian.