Old Nashville neighborhood full of stately, historic homes
Driving down any of the streets of Belle Meade, it’s plain to see that this neighborhood is Old Nashville at its finest. Full of historic spots and a countryside vibe, Belle Mead charms by making residents feel like they’ve stepped back in time but taken all their modern amenities with them.
Belle Mead is famous for its namesake plantation. The Belle Meade Plantation was established in the 1800s and was a central hub for Southern society for decades. Many of those buildings remain, giving Belle Meade an atmosphere unlike any other in Nashville.
Most of the homes in Belle Meade are set on sprawling plots of land. There is everything from stately homes to cozy, single-family houses and townhomes. Everything about this neighborhood is quaint, charming, and a clear reflection of its storied past.
What to Love
- Gorgeous, stately homes
- Historic architecture throughout the neighborhood
- Abundant greenery throughout the countryside neighborhood
Belle Meade is by far the greenest Nashville neighborhood. It has always had countryside roots, and that serene vibe continues to permeate throughout. Because it is mostly a residential community within the city, residents have access to the best that Nashville has to offer on all sides. This affluent, historic neighborhood is ideal for those who want to feel tucked away but still enjoy incredible access.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The shopping and dining of Belle Meade is eclectic and upscale, and much of it is clustered just off Harding Pike in a charming commercial sector.
Located on the famous Belle Meade Plantation, Belle Meade Meat and Three
is carrying on the tradition of this historic location's Southern hospitality. Sperry’s
is an iconic Nashville steakhouse that has been owned by several generations of a local family and continues to remain relevant as the decades go by. Roze Pony
is the hip sister restaurant to The Roze Cafe, serving cocktails and coffee in a chic space alongside menus for every meal.
Eclectic and welcoming, The Belle Meade Shoppes
is a market of antiques and vintage finds. The French Shoppe
is a must-shop for the fashion-savvy, and you’ll find everything from the latest trends to classic staples in this charming boutique. If you’re searching for home decor or upscale gifts, look no further than Epergne
’s chic shopping space.
Things to Do
Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
is perhaps the most iconic of all the things that the neighborhood has to offer, with wine tastings and tours of the grounds. Belle Meade has a lot to offer beyond its namesake, however.
Belle Meade Country Club
has been at the center of Belle Mead’s social scene since it opened in 1901. It has one of the best golf courses in the city, as well as thrilling social events and luxurious amenities. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
hosts fun events throughout the year, including their fall Cheekwood Harvest
. Even if there’s not an event or learning program happening, strolling through their gardens is a beautiful way to spend the afternoon.
Warner Park Nature Center
is the gateway to thousands of gorgeous acres of wooded land, with hiking, biking, and equestrian trails as well as drivable scenic overlooks. Cool Springs House
is the perfect place to hold an event. From weddings to holiday parties to corporate events, any occasion is made wonderful by the beauty of this historic farmhouse. Ravenswood Mansion
is another stunning event space, and this Antebellum mansion also comes with 400 acres of land to enjoy.
Belle Meade is served by a dazzling collection of public and private schools.