Welcome to Green Hills
Upscale shopping & up-and-coming musicians converge just South of Downtown Nashville
Bisected by Harding Pike, this affluent neighborhood is nestled between Belle Meade to the Southwest and Duncan Wood to the Southeast. Green Hills is a popular shopping destination, with high-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany, Nordstrom, and the stunning 4-story Restoration Hardware store and restaurant drawing in a steady stream of local and out-of-town shoppers.
The area has long been associated with quality shopping. In 1939, the Green Hills Market opened where what now stands a Trader Joe’s. The supermarket and pharmacy were the first of their kind in the area. A grade school opened in the same year, and after World War II, Green Hills experienced a real boom in population, with residents flocking to Nashville’s suburban areas.
Today, Green Hills is part suburb, part shopping district. Home types and styles range from luxury condos to charming brick ranches.
What to Love
- Home of the famous Bluebird Cafe
- The Mall at Green Hills features over 100 specialty stores & restaurants
- 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville
- Affluent, suburban area
Much like neighboring Belle Meade, Green Hills is considered one of Nashville’s most affluent areas. The neighborhood has a distinctly suburban feel, which makes it a popular place for families to reside. In fact, the majority of homes in Green Hills are family households. Housing availability in Green Hills is somewhat limited, which tends to make the area even more desirable. In recent years, however, the area has seen some new construction, which has expanded living opportunities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Green Hill’s reputation as a premier shopping destination can be attributed to The Mall at Green Hills, home to shops like Nordstrom, Gucci, Burberry, Peloton, and Warby Parker. Also located in the Mall at Green Hills is the four-level, 7,000 square feet Restoration Hardware Store. The stunning building has a rooftop park and conservatory, wine bar, and courtyard restaurant. When patrons have shopped until they’ve dropped, they can enjoy an exquisite meal served under a domed atrium.
For a more relaxed (but equally delicious) dining experience, Green Hills Grille is a great choice. They serve up an elevated menu of salads, sandwiches, tacos, and wide-ranging entrees with the motto “dining doesn’t have to be pretentious.”
Just down the road from Green Hills Grille is Parnassus Books. The popular independent bookstore is co-owned by author Anne Patchett and business partner Karen Hayes. Stop in and stock up on an assortment of reading material.
Things to Do
While Green Hills is known primarily for its retail and culinary treasures, it’s also home to a musical gem: The Bluebird Cafe. Regarded as one of the “world’s preeminent listening rooms,” the cafe regularly features up-and-coming musicians before they’re discovered. Artists like Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, and Taylor Swift have all played at the Bluebird Cafe.
Residents can also enjoy an afternoon outdoors at beautiful Woodmont Park or Green Hills Park. When they need to refresh their reading supply, Green Hill’s excellent Public Library offers a huge selection of books, as well as a children’s area.
Families have access to a number of excellent schools in the Green Hills area. Top educational opportunities include:
Harpeth Hall, 5-12, private all-girls college preparatory school
Julia Green Elementary School, K-4, an excellent public school with high test scores & low student to faculty ratio
Vanderbilt University, four-year university, highly selective private research university
Lipscomb University, private liberal arts college, nationally ranked business and nursing programs