Neighborhood Profile: Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a residential area in Nashville just south of downtown, that grew out of the post- World War II era. Bordered by Harding Place, Granny White Pike, Old Hickory Boulevard, and Chickering/Page, Forest Hills is a small and charming community centered in the heart of the many action points around the city. It is a mix of older homes and high-end new construction all on large yards with lots of mature trees.

History and What It Has to Offer

Forest Hills grew out of the burgeoning imaginings of two Nashvillians who worked to create West Wood – the first neighborhood in what would become the Forest Hills area. They began to build what they themed “gentlemen’s estates” right as the country was facing World War II and stabilizing after the Great Depression. The West Wood subdivision comprised of North and South Stanford Drive and was the predecessor to many other Nashville subdivisions, like Harpeth Valley. Forest Hills is a small city that maintained its identity after the 1963 Nashville consolidation with Davidson County. It is a small 9.3 square miles almost exclusively residential, and while Forest Hills residents don’t receive all of the city/county services, they do provide road maintenance, storm water management, and chipper services.

What to Expect if You Buy in Forest Hills

Forest Hills is a desirable area with an easy commute to downtown via Interstate 65 or straight up Hillsboro Pike to Green Hills’ commercial area. It has a mix of many charming ranch style homes from the 1950’ and 1960’s, along with new builds that have been built on the large stately lots of Forest Hills. It also provides easy access to many of the best outdoor elements of Nashville, like part of the Natchez Trace, close access to the Warner Parks, Radnor Lake, and historical sites from Forest Hills earliest residents to the Civil War.

If you’re looking for all older home close to downtown Nashville or new high-end construction on a large, treed lot, you will enjoy calling Forest Hills home.