The Davidson County government has not been its own entityÂ since it merged with the Nashville city government in 1963Â become â€œMetro Nashville.â€ The county, however, has severalÂ distinct areas out side of the inner city of Nashville.
Belle Meade, located right outside Nashville, notÂ only has the highest per capita income in theÂ state, but one of the highest in the nation. It isÂ also home to the beautiful Belle MeadeÂ Plantation, which has been featured in manyÂ weddings.
Bellevue is located about 13 miles outside ofÂ Nashville. The area has been very popular forÂ many years because of its proximity to Nashville.
Named after Antioch, Turkey, Antioch is aÂ community featured in the southern region ofÂ Davidson County. The area is unique because of its diverse culture and proximity to Percy Warner Lake.
Hermitage serves as the divider between Mt.Â Juliet and Nashville. Named after AndrewÂ Jacksonâ€™s Estate, The Hermitage, this area hasÂ had a dramatic increase in the last 30 years.
Home of the Grand Ole Opry House, Opry millsÂ Mall and the Opryland hotel. This area a hot spotÂ of entertainment. Closing in 2010 due to theÂ Nashville flood, the area was renovated andÂ reopened in 2012.
Named after the main street that runs throughÂ the community, 12 South has expanded beyondÂ the central street to create a thriving neighborhood filled with variousÂ demographics and cultures.Â Almost every store or restaurant on this street is locally owned and locally supported by this community.
Between Old Hickory and Granny White, ForestÂ Hills is a quality suburb of Nashville. The area isÂ home to many of the cities private schools, asÂ well as, Lipscomb University.