Bellevue is a neighborhood of Nashville, located roughly 13 miles southwest of the downtown area off Interstate-40. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. There’s lots to do in Bellevue and be sure to check out the links below.
In the 50’s, Bellevue was a small community which existed primarily to service the needs of nearby farms. It was located mostly along the railroad tracks near the Harpeth River, and had only a few buildings such as a hardware store, a post office, and a Masonic lodge hall. The suburbanization was made official when the United States Postal Service changed the designation of the office there from “Bellview, Tennessee” to a branch of the Nashville office in the late 1970s.
Harpeth Valley Elementary School, located on the outskirts of Bellevue along State Route 100, was the inspiration for the title of the hit country song “Harper Valley PTA”.
Since the year 2000, Bellevue has grown in population and development not only in the already established areas along Old Hickory Boulevard and Hwy 70S, but also in the more affluent and rural developments off Tennessee State Highway 100.