Green Hills/Forest Hills

Welcome to Green Hills/Forest Hills

Upscale suburban communities with parks and great amenities

Green Hills and Forest Hills are upscale suburban neighborhoods located to the southwest of Downtown Nashville. Though both neighborhoods offer large homes and leafy suburban calm, they are considered to be intown Nashville neighborhoods within easy reach of all of the action downtown. These neighborhoods are also close to Belmont, Vanderbilt, and Lipscomb University along with several large medical centers. These high energy neighborhoods enjoy a wealth of first-class amenities and high-end retail. You can shop stylish brands at The Mill at Green Hills, enjoy intimate performances at the iconic Bluebird Café, or head to Forest Hills’ large parks for outdoor recreation.

Green Hills’ real estate includes mid-century ranches and lavish luxury estates. Vertis Green Hills is the community’s first residential tower, featuring stylish condominiums with exceptional amenities. Forest Hills features spacious single-family homes and grand estates secluded within verdant forested hillsides.

What to Love

 Elegant estates 
 The Bluebird Café
 Upscale shopping and dining
 The Warner Parks 

People & Lifestyle

Green Hills and Forest Hills are among the most affluent neighborhoods in the Nashville area. Residents enjoy access to upscale amenities such as high-end shopping and dining. Forest Hills has a more rural feel than Green Hills, with large parks and lots of open space. The bucolic surrounding scenery provides lots of recreation opportunities.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Hillsboro Pike runs north to south through the heart of Green Hills and is lined with a wealth of shopping, dining, and entertainment choices. Upscale Mediterranean restaurant Santo opened in 2019 with a menu of high-quality meat and fish dishes paired with classic cocktails and premium wine. The Mall at Green Hills is a first-class shopping destination with more than 100 businesses. High-end brands at The Mall include David Yurman, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade New York, and Tiffany & Co. This large retail hub is anchored by Macy’s and Nordstrom department stores and also features a huge Restoration Hardware Gallery, fashion brands such as Banana Republic and Victoria’s Secret, and a variety of international dining spots. Just behind The Mall, the creative chef-driven fare at etc. draws on diverse global influences with specialties such as grilled filet, venison, seared scallops, and ginger-brined pork chop. More boutiques, specialty stores, and restaurants can be found at Hill Center Green Hills. Highlights at this attractive outdoor mall include Anthropologie, Lululemon Athletica, Kendra Scott, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Whole Foods Market. Hillsboro Pike is also home to the iconic Bluebird Café. This intimate bar and performance space showcases performances from both established and up-and-coming singer-songwriters. Artists who have played here include Kathy Mattea, Garth Brooks, LeAnn Rimes, Phil Vassar, Maren Morris, and John Prine. The Bluebird Café’s legendary status grew even further after it was featured in a major plotline in the ABC drama Nashville.

Things to Do

Radnor Lake State Park extends over 1,332 acres towards Forest Hills’ east. This park has more than seven miles of trails and is home to owls, herons, waterfowl, reptiles, minks, and otters. To the west of Forest Hills, the gorgeous 1930s Cheekwood Estate features a grand Georgian mansion and 55 acres of botanical gardens. The mansion at Cheekwood has an art gallery with post-war American artworks, including the world’s largest collection of William Edmonson sculptures, as well as paintings by Andy Warhol and Robert Ryman. The surrounding gardens offer beautiful scenery throughout the year with over 150,000 flowering bulbs in the spring and enchanting Christmas lights in the winter. The Warner Parks run along Forest Hills’ western boundary and cover 2,684 acres, making these combined parks the second largest in Tennessee. The Warner Parks have miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. There are also sports fields and the picturesque 18 holes of the Harpeth Hills Golf Course.


Green Hills and Forest Hills are both zoned in the Davidson County Public School District.

    Julia Green Elementary, Public (Magnet), K-4
    Percy Priest Elementary, Public, K-4
   Harpeth Hall School, Private (All-Girls), 5-12
    Montgomery Bell Academy, Private (All-Boys), 7-12

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