West Meade / Hillwood
The West Meade mansion was built in 1886 by U.S. Supreme Court Judge Howell Jackson and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of General William G. Harding, of the Belle Meade mansion.
The West Meade area was originally owned by Mrs. Jackson - a gift from her father. In the early to mid 1950s, the property was subdivided and developed into the West Meade and Hillwood neighborhoods. The houses in West Meade and Hillwood are all unique and individual, having been built at different times by the individual owners. Lots range from 0.5 acres to 6 acres, but the average home in West Meade has just over an acre of land.
If you take a drive through the West Meade neighborhhood, two things will stick out as uniquely pleasant - the quiet and the large trees. Many of the trees were here long before the 50s, and still stand tall. Also, there is a beautiful natural spring creek, complete with waterfalls and rapids, that runs beside Jocelyn Hollow.