5.6 out of 10


35.9922515844103 -86.793628114799
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Safe & Sound
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Welcome to Stepford"

I realize that I have already written about other neighborhoods in Brentwood, but technically those are one exit south of what people consider to be the heart and soul of Brentwood, although they are all inside the city boundaries. But Brentwood proper is, to me, one of the scariest places on earth. Everything is artificial, including the people. No one is nice because they're afraid you have something they don't. If they follow you to your car, it isn't to rob you. It's to make sure that yours isn't nicer than theirs. Appearances are everything and so rather than deal with one another, well-off couples simply build houses so large that they never have to see one another. But instead of putting them down private drives or well off of main roads, they plop them as close to the main roads as possible, for all to see. The local school systems are some of the best in the country, without a doubt. Both Brentwood and Ravenswood high are consistently ranked in the best high schools in the entire US, so do not bother paying to send your child to Brentwood Academy or Franklin Road Academy, neither of which is known for academic excellence. Everything is here and it's difficult to conceive for what, exactly, one would need to go into Nashville. But it's likewise hard to see why anyone with any depth would move here.
JacqueR Your review might be an accurate description of the Nashville suburb I grew up in and if so, that's a shame but not very surprising since it is in the wealthiest county in TN but more than ever it's almost completely made from new unestablished money. It is very obvious when talking to friends still in the area or friends from college who aren't originally from TN and those who are weren't born and raised (here so there's a good example of the new money comment ) that THE zip code most desirable and prestigious in Williamson Co is Franklin. They have this idea that it's always been wealthier and more desirable city in the county not the artists interpretation painting that apparently was paid to create this visual of grandeur but in reality is a fib. I would tell Franklin that Brentwood is in fact what put Williamson County in the #1 position of TN's wealthiest counties. Certainly not Franklin. Undoubtedly people moved on out into the spacious empty land that Franklin once was but if you aren't an entertainer with a large farm, you are about the same as those residents in Brentwood. There is no doubt that the appearance of being weathy is not something either area has a trade mark on the visual for this Nashville suburb. Memphis has theirs Knoxille has Farragut which i can't help but be amused at the entire community as well as many Knoxville residents who have such a large ego and mentality that is far greater of a lie than either Brentwood or Franklin's perception of themselves and keeping score on who's got what. I've gone into very nice homes in Farragut that had little to no furniture. I've gone into those homes that were filled beautifully with large salaries built from long careers and residents who are as down to earth and unassuming as you'll meet. The city that I find being TN's best kept secret with such even amount of wealth levels is Chattanooga. You never get the over inflated egos that are suffocating in the weathy area of any town, but the lovely area made out young professionals doing well in their career thus bringing Nashville a new and friendly gathering of just hard working people who did enjoy the perks of honestly earned money and rewarded the entire county in the long run as it did the neighhoods of genuinely good families living in them.
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