"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.