Joelton is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. Joelton is primarily in the northwestern portion of Davidson County along Interstate 24 (Exit 35) and junctions with U.S. Route 431, but parts of Joelton bordering Exit 31 of Interstate 24 lie in Cheatham County. Governmentally, most of Joelton is in Metropolitan Nashville - Davidson County, but it retains a separate identity as a community. Joelton is a semi-rural community of farms and suburban neighborhoods 20 minutes north of Nashville.
A middle school and elementary school are located in Joelton. Local high school students are zone to attend either nearby Whites Creek High School in the Metropolitan Nashville school district or Sycamore Middle School and Sycamore High School in Pleasant View. Joelton High School closed its doors in 1980. As a part of Metro Nashville, Joelton is represented by one Metro Council member. Residents vote in mayoral and other city elections.
Nashville city services are provided on a limited basis. The general services area includes city water, street maintenance and fire and police service. Garbage pickup is not included. A fire station is located in the heart of Joelton, maintained by Metro Nashville. The music video for country music artist Miranda Lambert's "Only Prettier" was filmed in Joelton in June 2010, at the Middle School.