Nashville is recognized as a modern, vibrant city. It's the state capital and home to over 680,000 people. Perhaps most well-known as one of the most important cities in the music industry, especially for country music, Nashville has much to offer. For those who are thinking about buying a home in Nashville, it's important to get to know the area. Each area of Nashville has its own personality and much to offer homebuyers and the residents calling the location home. Looking for Nashville's upscale homes and luxury condos? Keep reading, because the following Music City communities are some of the most expensive neighborhoods in Nashville, Tennessee.
Green Hills Amenities
- Green Hills Park
- Lipscomb Academy Lower School
- JT Moore Middle School
- Whole Foods Market
- The Perch
- North Italia Restaurant
Green Hills real estate offers a more wooded landscape than other areas of Nashville. It has a range of home styles, including modern colonials and ranches. Home prices range from $600,000 to well over $700,000. Located about 7 miles from the heart of Nashville, Green Hills is close enough for just about any need but far enough away to provide for privacy and larger lots. Most certainly, Green Hills maintains a small-town feel. It has a number of unique subdivisions and offers easy access to the surrounding area along Route 431. There are a number of parks and open spaces that help to make this area feel welcoming and natural.
The main thoroughfare here is Hillsboro Pike. This is the commercial center for the community, with several grocery stores, restaurants, banks, and other services provided available. Perhaps one of the most recognized restaurants here is Blue Bird Café, a location known for the musicians who got their start in the area. The Mall at Green Hills is home to over 100 retailers but has an outdoor mall feel. This is the main place to go for relaxing, enjoying a meal out, or shopping.
- Belmont University
- Hillsboro Hardware and Repair Shop
- Vanderbilt Children's Developmental Medicine
- First Farmers and Merchant Bank
- Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
- Five Daughters Bakery
- Frothy Monkey
The Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood of Nashville offers a range of homes, including large single-family homes, townhomes, and everything in between. It's possible to find homes at just about every price point imaginable—prices range from $300,000 all the way up to $2 million. Newer homes tend to be more expensive as there are several custom builders in the area. House-hunters can find a wide variety of properties, from sprawling homes of over 4,800 square feet to older estates built in the 1930s.
Why choose Belmont to buy a home? Belmont-Hillsboro homes are outstanding when it comes to amenities. It is located just a few minutes from I-440, which provides good access to the surrounding region. There are several fine dining establishments along Belmont Boulevard, along with some more casual local favorites, including Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint. Along 12st Avenue South are a number of boutiques and businesses as more of the commercial center in the community. For those getting to know the area, a tour of Belmont Mansion may be in order. It's a gorgeous mid-1850s historic home in the area. The community is home to a number of smaller parks and playgrounds but is quite developed when it comes to things to do and see.
West Meade Amenities
- Westmeade Elementary School
- West Meade Swim Club
- H.G. Hill Middle School
- Hillwood High School
- Belle Meade Links
- Percy Warner Golf Course
Another Nashville neighborhood to look to is West Meade. West Meade homes consist of a nice mixture of historic homes and mansions and brand new construction. Many of the homes in the area have developed, one subdivision after another, for the last 100 years. Home prices in West Meade range from $575,000 to $725,000. These homes range from custom build estates to smaller townhomes. There are a few high-rise apartments and condo communities here, though much of the area is filled with areas of single-family homes.
The neighborhood is located along Route 705, with the boundary extending to I-40. There is an exchange off of the highway to make for good access to the surrounding area.
Perhaps most noted for the Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, the area has a lot of nearby amenities and attractions. It's also a great area for golf, as it's close to the Belle Meade Links and Percy Warner Golf Course, with the Hillwood Country Club located just to the north. Much of West Meade itself is residential, with a few streets for commercial amenities. There are a number of smaller parks here, too.
Hillwood Estates Amenities
- Nashville West Shopping Center
- McCabe Golf Course (nearby)
- Belle Meade Links (nearby)
- Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery (nearby)
- Beacon Square (nearby)
- Hillwood Country Club
Hillwood Estates homes offer a lot of variety and amenities. These homes typically have larger lots, some of which have acreage. What makes the area so unique is that there are numerous home styles present. It's possible to find a 1,700-square-foot home worth $600,000 here, one of the lower end price points, or a large 5,400-square-foot estate worth well over $2 million. Most homes range from $1–$2 million.
Hillwood Estates is mostly residential and green space. Hillwood Country Club has a private golf course located in the heart of the community. The Cumberland River is just to the west of the neighborhood and can provide for some trails and outdoor activities for residents. Also along the western border is Route 70, which is home to several shops and restaurants, including NY Pie, Party City, and Publix Super Market, though they are not in Hillwood Estates proper. There's a Starbucks near the interchange to I-40, making it the perfect place to stop on the way into the city.
Sylvan Park Amenities
- McCabe Golf Course
- McCabe Park
- The Dominican Campus
- Café Nonna
- The Produce Place
- Richland Park Farmers Market (nearby)
Sylvan Park is located between West End and Charlotte. This is a quiet community with much to offer—walkable neighborhoods, tree-lined streets, and numerous types of green areas. It's a much more natural area than what might be expected in the heart of Nashville. It's also located along the Charlotte Pike corridor, which provides residents with access to numerous shops and restaurants. Homes in Sylvan Park range in value from $800,000 to $1.6 million.
Many of the homes in Sylvan Park were built in the early 1930s and 1940s and include bungalows. It's an older neighborhood established in the early 1900s, providing for some restoration homes with beautiful architectural style. One nice aspect of Sylvan Park is that most of it is residential with just a few businesses along Murphy Road and Charlotte Pike, creating ample privacy and a more remote feel even though it is just a few minutes from downtown Nashville.
Neighborhood amenities include the Richland Creek Greenway, a 27-hole golf course with chipping practice and putting greens, and the Richland Park Library.
The Gulch Amenities
- City Winery
- Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
- Milk & Honey
The Gulch is a downtown neighborhood in the heart of the city. It is close to some of the largest and trendiest neighborhoods in Nashville. There are towering Nashville high-rises in this area with some of the most modern condos and townhomes to offer. It's quite the modern urban feel. Property buyers will find smaller home footprints here, but some of the sleekest and elegant homes in the area. Most of the homes for sale in the Gulch are in condos and high-rise developments. Prices range from $875,000 up to $1 million, though there are a few custom homes, including penthouse suites, that top $7 million in this area.
Those who decide to live in The Gulch will find a range of options each day for dining, entertainment, and socializing. Being located between the railroad tracks and 8th Avenue on the east and Demonbreun Street to the north, it's close to it all, including an I-40 interchange. The Icon in The Gulch condo building is one of the hallmark destinations here with its stunning condos for sale. The Velocity is another high-rise development that's made this area known. Restaurants in the Gulch include Biscuit Love Gulch, Arnold's Country Kitchen, and Kayne Prime Steakhouse, among others.
Brandywine Farms Amenities
- Andrew Jackson Elementary School
- Emerald Bay Fish & Reptile (nearby)
- Brandywine Place (nearby)
- Simply Thai (nearby)
Brandywine Farms is a smaller neighborhood just outside of Nashville in Old Hickory. It's recognized for its large, wide-open spaces and traditional farm-like areas. However, it's also seen a significant amount of development in the last few years. It is home to some of the largest homes in the Nashville area. Homes in Brandywine Farms are typically listed for $600,000 to $625,000 and are usually 2,000 or more square feet. Many sit on lots closer to an acre in size, though there are some smaller properties as well. Most of the area has single-family homes, but a few multi-family homes may exist as well.
The Brandywine Farms area has numerous modern homes, but the neighborhood was established around 1966 and has seen much of its development in subdivisions since that time. One of the nice benefits of buying a home here is being right on the water. The community sits on the Cumberland River, and its status as mostly residential helps accentuate its privacy and beauty.
Forest Hills Amenities
- John T Moore Middle School
- Hillsboro High School
- Percy Priest Elementary School
A residential community located along the northern border of the county, Forest Hills is a beautiful community to buy a home. It spans nearly 10 square miles and has seen a number of new developments in recent years. The area was first developed in 1957 and has spread out significantly since then. Even though it has around 4,700 people calling it home, it has maintained its residential, small-town feel. Homes for sale in Forest Hills are some of the most upscale and luxurious in the region, often listing for $3.2 to $5.5 million. Homes in this prestigious neighborhood are often expansive, with around 5,000 or more square feet of space, with some smaller homes dotting the landscape.
The Richmond Country Club is located in this area, and Harpeth Hills Golf Course is also nearby. The Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery is located just to the northwest of the community as well. Otter Creek, a small waterway, runs through some of the backyards in this area, and the community has a park with the same name.
Finding the Right Neighborhood for Your Needs in Nashville
It's not always easy to know which neighborhood in a new community is a good fit for your needs. The more homebuyers learn about Nashville's suburbs and neighborhoods, the better they're able to choose a place to call home. The key is finding the right atmosphere and surroundings to ensure that a new home offers everything a new resident needs to love the community. Take a closer look at each of these neighborhoods or the others in Nashville that may have something special to offer today's buyers.
If the opportunities of Nashville excite you, contact The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage with Nashville's MLS at (615) 603-3602 to get in touch with local real estate agents who can help find the perfect Nashville home for you today.
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