As we grew as a city, Brentwood, Franklin, parts of Murfreesboro as well as Hendersonville have developed massive communities of expensive homes, well manicured lawns, and stunning Country Clubs that rival any city in the South!
As a native Nashvillian I've watched it all happen and we are only getting better. Yes, Belle Meade is a fine community of well kept homes and estates however don't rule out Hillwood, Green HIlls,Governors Club, Leipers Fork, downtown Franklin, Fariview Plantation, Annandale, Blue Ridge, Hidden Point, Oak Hill, or Forest Hills. There are many many fine homes and neighborhoods all over Middle Tennessee!
By the way, there are also excellent shopping, health facilities, educational, and recreational factilities near all of these areas!