Thanks. I’ve been told by some faculty members already there to consider the Franklin, Brentwood, and Mt. Juliet areas for commuting purposes. How quick would the commute be from Hillsboro?
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The drive from anywhere in the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood (HWEN) to Belmont Univ. is about 5 minutes. A little more during rush hour but not much. It’s just south of Vanderbilt Univ. and on the other side (west) of 21st Avenue South from Belmont Univ. and neighborhood.
Sylvan Park, a little farther east, is another popular nearby neighborhood with a fairly wide range of home prices. Type “sylvan park nashville” in the Zillow search and you’ll find it. Homes there that are closer to Murphy Road are better than those closer to Charlotte Ave where minor crime can be a problem but is decreasing. This was true over ten years ago — might be a non-issue now.
People with kids in grades K-4 like to live around HWEN/Belmont for Eakin School (public school w/ lots of smarty-pants university faculty kids, lol) but other than that, I believe Williamson County (Brentwood and Franklin) public schools are considered better.
I’ve heard that the commute to Nashville from the south (Brentwood, Franklin) or east (Mt. Juliet) is less of a hardship than from the west in places like Bellevue.
And then there are downtown lofts or farms or places near one of the 2 lakes or Al Gore’s exclusive Belle Meade to consider.
HWEN map: http://6479856197785766733-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/hwensite/Home/map-hwen.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7co6BI_VktMyHgtsdAyLJ1rXS-rdCPjnpeQ47gj7SYCO0GO4Z2hNE3YveUKhewrTdad_VjvV3U3hYOD4uxPW1kLTxqV2SFk7VPWF5c4RoaB-lBrtbfo26T12DIZetvEV-SBAf-8EaP76fKEV98AhSTXbZ55O_d066B1GciicLLTNy8ssyCkSZ4NuVEnDnJsvz26klAMo&attredirects=0
Sylvan Park, a little farther east...
WRONG, it’s WEST of Belmont and HWEN.
just blocks ..from 3 to 10 or so
it's the same neighborhood...like from Canal st to Washington Square but not as flat if you know Manhattan
The I-65 south commute can be rough...some studies say we have the longest commute time in the US....I drive a lot...from south Williamson county below Franklin to West Nashville and then to Lakewood area in NW Nashville and then on to Hermitage, Mt Juliet and Lebanon ..all to the east and then back across 57 miles from Lebanon to South Williamson...5-7 days a week...to supervise my businesses
125-150 miles a day
most folks here probably do 15-30 mile commute each way
Mt Juliet is easy...I think...I-40 east
Pegram and west Nashville...Kingston Springs etc....not too bad..gotten better...I-40 west
I-65 north...Goodlettesville-Joelton-Ridgetop-Hendersonville and all to the north with I-65 north and I-24 north splitting can be awful but it has improved..still though...it used to be brutal
I-24 SE to Murfreesboro...much better than before...widened like all highways here...but can still be rough if there is a wreck
I-65 south...sometimes easy....other times it's an Anaconda of snarl...I know this one..it's mine...I often avoid it from Lebanon and take I-840...southern outer loop
the traffic times differ too...some are earlier..bluecollar and some are later for white collar folks
I moved out rural and wish I had long ago...but that's me...I spent 12 years in a fancy part of town (Tyne Blvd-Green Hills) and never fit in..only met 2-3 neighbors who weren't MSNBC style loons
out here..it's easy..my kids love it and most of our neighbors..some distance away...are just likie us
old school traditional values...you hear deer hunting sounds or a dove hunt and you just grin
it's like I grew up and I feel more at home now than since I was a boy in Mississippi
I just wished I coulda got “Mrs Douglas” to go further out and get more land and less house
our boys ride 4-wheelers and dirt bikes and hunt squirrels with their plinkers and we have a big Little Rascals style bulldog...it's perfect as I've seen in many a year
and close enough to those other nearly 2 million folks around here to get what we need and the schools are not bad...
hope that helps
I don't fault folks who live in town...were most Nashvillians circa 2011 like they were 30 years ago then I would probably still live in town...but they are not...it all kind of came as a slow shock to me how a once truly southern town could get so un-southern and trendy lib so quick...not for me.