Could you tell me what the area around Belmont University and the southern part of Nashville is like?
Belmont....a former antebellum mansion owned by Adelicia Acklen...a beauty of note in her day...is now a college covering what looks like around 20-30 acres on a hilltop about 3 miles south of downtown center.
To the north lies Music Row area...dead at night but fairly safe
To the south lies Belmont blvd....expensive...very liberal..old Victorian homes and gentrified Prairie style bungalows...leads to Nashville's huge southern spreading moneyed areas...a swath of wealth from Belmont that stretches for 20-30 miles to Brentwood and Franklin and beyond into deep Williamson county..the South's equivalent of Westchester county NY or Fairfield cty NY...fans out from Belmont and then Green Hills and Belle Meade between I-40 and I-65 and even east over to Nolensville road...it's an amazing swath of the American dream
To the west is Hillsboro Village and Vanderbilt University...shopping, food, clubs...pretty safe
East....this is where it gets dicey towards 12th ave south...some projects NE of Belmont about 4-5 blocks away...but due east there is student housing and some old home gentrification and then Melrose area of Franklin road...used to be homosexual area now just some underground clubs and a nice pool hall...in the basement of course.
I would say Belmont is a 7 on the safety scale for an urban school.
Both my girls got accepted there but one chose Lipscomb for more conservatism and the other chose NYC.
Fullchroma lives near there...she may have something to add.
Belmont is a good school...a lower ranked first tier southern private school or top ranked second tier..depending on who you talk to
but who cares about all that...I was at a fancy law firm downtown last year and they were laughing about how the UT grad and the Georgetown grad got paid the same..
Belmont does have a great Music Biz degree so I hear..Happy New Year
We moved out in the country summer 2009 about 25 miles south...but I drive thru daily.