Belle Meade

Elegant and sophisticated, Belle Meade is located a short jaunt southwest of downtown. It's one of the most affluent areas in Nashville, and home values as well as taxes are some of the highest in the city. With that comes a sense of both safety and exclusivity.

Of course, like the rest of the city, neighbors in this area are friendly and welcoming. Prospective homebuyers who enjoy luxuries like a devoted neighborhood police patrol and well-kept lawns will find this part of town appealing.

This area will certainly appeal to those who desire a quiet, well-kept neighborhood with proximity to parks. Indeed, easy access to Percy Warner Park (home of Steeplechase), Edwin Warner Park, and Cheekwood (with its magnificent gardens), make this a sought-after area for those drawn to nature.

Belle Meade keeps intact the pre-civil war era architecture found through the community. And neighborhoods have strict regulations about what can be done in terms of building. Many homes found here will be in the old world style -- ranches are in abundance, and some mansions can be found as well.