Oak Hill and Forest Hills are relaxed small cities nestled amid the rolling hills and greenery to Nashville’s southwest. Each offers a peaceful small-town atmosphere within easy reach of all Nashville’s urban amenities. Oak Hill is home to the Tennessee Governor’s Mansion and 1,368-acre Radnor Lake State Park. Forest Hills contains the wildflower park of Bison Meadow and Richland Country Club. The city is flanked to the west by the expansive green space of the Warner Parks.
Oak Hill features spectacular country estates in diverse styles on acreage lots surrounded by trees and greenery. Forest Hills mostly features large homes on lots of between one and two acres, although the city’s grandest estates can reach ten acres in size. Most Forest Hills homes have been built from the 1970s onward. There are some well-preserved examples of elegant early-20th century architecture within Forest Hills’ real estate mix as well as a handful of 19th-century homes.
People & Lifestyle
Both Oak Hill and Forest Hills are quiet residential communities with almost no commercial development. These bucolic cities are conveniently located within the Nashville Metropolitan Area, offering a tranquil environment within easy reach of Nashville’s amenities, such as The Mall at Green Hills and the hip businesses lining 12th Avenue South. Oak Hill and Forest Hills are two of the most affluent cities in Tennessee and are home to some of Nashville's wealthiest residents.
Things to Do
covers the southernmost part of Oak Hill at Forest Hills’ eastern boundary. This expansive 1,368-acre park is the largest protected natural area in Tennessee. Close to eight miles of hiking trails run through the pristine woods surrounding scenic Radnor Lake. This beautiful natural area is also home to many varieties of local wildlife, including beavers, bobcats, coyotes, minks, otters, and white-tailed deer. Radnor Lake is also an excellent birdwatching spot. at Radnor Lake State Park has an elevated boardwalk offering a bird’s eye view over the woods. Residents of the aviary include great horned owls, black vultures, American gold eagles, and bald eagles. was originally built as a private residence for insurance magnate William Ridley Willis in the 1920s. This grand Georgian-style mansion in Oak Hills has been the official residence of the Governor of Tennessee since 1949. Guided tours are available of the mansion and its garden and arboretum. Forest Hills’ boasts an outstanding 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and a clubhouse with a family dining room, a taproom, a golf pro shop, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Gorgeous is a 2.5-acre green space in Forest Hills featuring blooming wildflowers. On Forest Hills’ western boundary, together cover an area of more than 3,100 acres. Miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding run through the Warner Parks’ attractive scenery of forests, fields, and outlooks. is a scenic 9-hole course nestled amid Percy Warner Park’s greenery. The Warner Parks also has an equestrian center, cross-country running courses, a dog park, and sports fields. Just north of the Warner Parks, features 55 acres of gorgeous botanical gardens surrounding a grand 1920s Georgian Revival mansion. The mansion houses an art museum with an impressive collection of works from prominent American artists such as Andy Warhol, Robert Ryman, and Marylyn Dintenfass.