Neighborhood Profile: Belmont

Home to the Belmont Mansion, Belmont University, and Bongo Java, the Belmont neighborhood has a fascinating history. A college and family neighborhood comingled, the wide sidewalks and historic homes make for an area of town that has a homey feel with a very cool vibe.


History and What It Has to Offer


The Belmont neighborhood experienced a boom in the early part of the twentieth century when a street car was established, making it a “street car suburb.” As cars took over the mode of transportation in the 1950s and 60s, the Belmont area saw a downturn in interest. Then, in the 1970s, it underwent a revival as Nashvillians recognized the value of the classic homes and short drive to downtown, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, or Vanderbilt University.


By 1980, many of the homes in the Belmont neighborhood were listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Because of the variety of home sizes, any size family can find a home suitable for them in this neighborhood.


What to Expect if You Buy in Belmont

Belmont is like a small college town in the heart of the city. Enjoy a stroll through Belmont mansion or meet a friend in Bongo Java for coffee or to see the nun bun. Because of the wide sidewalks, you enjoy meeting and greeting neighbors for walks all around the area.


It is a safe neighborhood tucked away in the heart of the city with small to large homes and good-sized yards. With its small shops and eateries and Hillsboro Village a short bike ride away, the city is at your fingertips.

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2020 by Sarah Milligan, Realtor®