Green Hills, TN

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What is Green Hills known for?

Green Hills offers a slice of peak suburban living just a stone’s throw away from downtown, which makes it a rare find even in a market as diverse as Nashville. It’s truly one of the original homes of suburban swank, with delightful boutiques tucked between sprawling lawns and elegant houses. The style of living caters to Nashville’s high-powered professional class, as well as to retirees looking for a comfortable community. Combine these groups with the intellectually-inclined populations of Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Lipscomb Universities, and you get a diverse mix of white-collar residents. What binds them all together? Their love of the exquisite Green Hills lifestyle.

Who is Green Hills a good fit for?

Green Hills is a vibrant, lively, and city-oriented area. For those wanting to reside in an area filled with energy and activity, Green Hills is an excellent choice. Because Green Hills features a safe, yet exciting environment with a variety of housing options, it is a top choice among retirees moving to the Nashville area. Green Hills is also a popular option for upper-income families and established young professionals seeking to network. It should be noted that the expense of this area may be a dealbreaker for a number of potential residents, but many consider the amenities and convenience of this area to be worth the higher cost of living.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Green Hills is one of the best neighborhoods to experience a variety of delicious cuisines and nightlife activities. Char Restaurant features live piano music in a chic environment, offering an appealing menu of burgers, seafood, and salads. Residents rave over the Detroit-style pizza of Emmy Squared, a trendy favorite of locals for a night out of appetizers and drinks.

Potential residents searching for a more upscale dining experience will find just that at etc., a restaurant perfect for adventurous taste palates. Those looking for a middle-ground of familiar Southern cooking with a fresh twist should head to Green Hills Grille, a more casual eatery with a variety of delicious dishes.

One of Nashville’s most iconic attractions, The Bluebird Cafe, is located in Green Hills. With a variety of nightly shows – from major artists to independent newbies to hopeful auditioners – crowds often gather at this exciting hotspot where many superstars played their first concert.

Shopping is the main attraction at Green Hills and a major perk of living in this area. Locals have convenient access to one of Nashville’s premier shopping areas, the spacious Green Hills Mall. This mall offers a variety of popular shops and eateries, as well as a movie theatre, making this attraction a favored weekend hangout spot for all ages.

For bookworms, Green Hills harbors one of the best public libraries in the state, notably featuring the NPL enrichment program for aspiring youth that draws many families to the area.

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Pros & Cons of living in Green Hills


  • Green Hills is one of Nashville’s most coveted areas to reside.
  • Green Hills features top-tier shopping, a multitude of dining and nightlife options, and convenient grocery stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.
  • Its close proximity to downtown Nashville, safe environment, and variety of beautiful housing options make this area a top choice for families, retirees, and established young professionals.


  • Because of its many perks and desirability, Green Hills has become an expensive area with a high cost of living, which can be a major deal-breaker for many potential residents.
  • The bustling environment of Green Hills may be overly stimulating for those seeking a quieter, more peaceful, and more secluded area to settle down.
  • Driving around Green Hills can feel congested with so many cars on the road.

How to get around in Green Hills

Since Green Hills is conveniently located near many businesses, some fortunate residents have the ability to walk to work. Otherwise, travel by personal vehicle is the most popular method of transportation or utilizing Uber and Lyft. Additionally, the Nashville MTA does make a stop in Green Hills.

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Things to do around Green Hills

Besides being one of the top places to live in Nashville, it’s also a top place to shop. The Mall at Green Hills has high-end, name-brand stores — like Nordstrom and Gucci — that place it in an elevated consumer echelon. Right down the road, Hillsboro Village is home to a tempting mix of boutique-style shops. Around these two shopping centers cluster a selection of first-rate restaurants as broad as almost anywhere in Nashville. If you’re looking for something with more of a neighborhood vibe, the area still has you covered, since the shops and restaurants of 12 South are just a few miles away. If you’re into the music history side of Nashville, just south of all the shopping is The Bluebird Cafe. In this famous, off-the-beaten-path music venue, a slew of country music stars, including Garth Brooks, were discovered. Now, like the neighborhood that calls it home, it’s one of the most striking and enjoyable spots in the city.

Green Hills Farmers Market

Farmers Market

1906 Glen Echo Rd, Nashville, TN 37246

The Bluebird Cafe

Live music

4104 Hillsboro Rd, Nashville, TN

Manduu Green Hills

Fitness center

2026 Glen Echo Rd, Nashville, TN 37215

Parks and Recreation in Green Hills

Green Hills is only 4 miles away from Nashville’s most popular park, Centennial Park. This huge park features miles of jogging paths, picturesque picnic areas by the pond, a full-scale replica of The Parthenon, and a multitude of summertime programs for all ages (such as swing-dancing under the pavilion or catching an outdoor theatre show).

Green Hills Park is another green space filled with engaging outdoor activities. With 3 baseball fields, a tennis court, a playground, and a natural obstacle course, families will enjoy the amenities this smaller park offers.

Additionally, Woodmont Park is a convenient park option for all ages. Also featuring a playground, tennis court, and baseball field, Woodmont has plenty of wide-open space to set up a game of frisbee or host a picnic.

Green Hills Park

1200 Lone Oak Rd, Nashville, TN 37215

Green Hills Park is a pleasant park with a wonderful playground with many unique features, such as a climbing wall. There is a walking path, playground, picnic shelter, tennis courts, baseball field, and soccer field.


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Green Hills School Info

With average test scores 39% higher than the national average, Green Hills has several reputable school options for families. For younger students, Julia Green Elementary and JT Moore Middle are excellent public school options. Hillsboro High is a popular public school choice for older students.

Green Hills is mainly known for its reputable private schools, including St. Paul Christian Academy, The Covenant School, Lipscomb Academy, and Montgomery Bell Academy. One of Tennessee's most popular private universities, Lipscomb University, is located within walking distance of Green Hills.


Crime in Green Hills

In the past year in Green Hills there were 49% more assaults, 30% more burglaries, 50% more robberies, 44% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Green Hills is a very safe place to live. With a crime rate 30% lower than the national average, residents can feel confident about their safety in this area.

Cost of Living in Green Hills

The many perks of Green Hills do come with a price tag, as it is one of Nashville’s most expensive neighborhoods. With an average cost of living above both the state and national average, and a median housing price of nearly $1,500,000, prospective residents will need to consider their budget before surveying this area.

  • Education costs 64.4% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 41.90% more than the national average.
  • Food costs 29.80% more than the national average.
  • In Green Hills utilities costs 19.20% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 22.40% more than the national average.

Overall, Green Hills’s cost of living is 37% more expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Green Hills

2,185 Total Popultation

The median household income in Green Hills is $121,659 and the average household income in Green Hills is $151,088. 21.07% of the population people works in Healthcare, 16.09% works in Education, and 10.38% works in Professional.

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Green Hills started as one of Nashville’s earliest commuter communities, with ranch-style houses on large lots. Over the years, the look and feel of the neighborhood have evolved. Bigger houses have been built on the generous acreage, and many of the lots have been subdivided to fit extra housing. The large homes (and even some of the smaller ones) fetch some of the loftiest prices in the city. It’s not at all unusual to find homes priced from $1,000,000 to $5,000,000.

Even smaller single-family homes with two or three bedrooms usually fall in the $700,000 - $1,200,000 range. Fortunately, there are alternative options for those who aren’t keen to make such a financial commitment. Condominiums, albeit at somewhat dated developments, can be found for under $300,000, and there are plenty of high-end complexes with rental properties available. Even for the Nashville market, this rent can be high, with most studio apartments and small homes renting for at least $1,600 per month. Prices for larger rentals usually plateau around $3,000, but serious high rollers can find properties renting for upwards of $15,000 per month.

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“Green Hills is one of my favorite areas of Nashville!”

Green Hills is one of my favorite areas of Nashville! Not only does it provide a suburban feel, which is great for families, the area still has so much life! Many people travel to Green Hills for its fantastic shopping scene too! It's only a short commute away from Downtown but is really its own slice of paradise.

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“Green Hills is adjacent to Belle Meade and the residential areas can blend together”

Green Hills is adjacent to Belle Meade and the residential areas can blend together. The big difference would be there are more condos and apartments in Green Hills. There is also a mall. The mall has all of the luxury stores like Nordstrom Rack. Gucci, and Crate and Barrel. But traffic is terrible in this area. The mall is just on one road, and there has been so much density built in this area. So you will definitely sit in traffic. But the houses in this area are charming, and you are connected to other great neighborhoods like 12th South and Belle Meade.

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What is life in Green Hills like?

Residents in Green Hills can expect the perfect blend of urban convenience, with a rural residential feel. The area offers a bustling center, complete with an array of shops, restaurants, and music venues. However, the residential streets of Green Hills are quiet and fitting for its suburban atmosphere.

Why are homes in Green Hills a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Green Hills is a good investment as it provides the best of both worlds. The location offers a variety of activities, shopping, and restaurants, but you’ll also find an abundance of green space. It is also less than 20 minutes away from Nashville, which aids in driving up the demand for living in Green Hills.

How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Green Hills?

Commuting from Green Hills to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 13 minutes.

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