“Stately” doesn’t do Oak Hill justice, but it may be one of the first things that comes to mind when you take a drive through the eight square mile city (yep, the city was incorporated in 1952). Significant homes on lots averaging one acre create a sense that you may have stumbled right into a fairy tale full of forest creatures and magical palaces, and residents may agree.
Small but mighty, Oak Hill lays claim to Tennessee’s Governor’s Residence and also a rich history dating back to the 1790s when Judge John Overton established it as a horse-breeding farm. A lot has changed since then, but not the area’s focus on preserving the natural world, as its name suggests. Perhaps Oak Hill’s biggest claim to fame is Radnor Lake State Park – the state’s largest natural park at 1,200 acres – complete with otters, bald eagles, blue herons, turtles, walking trails, a lake, and a well-groomed visitor center. While you won’t find any commercial zoning whatsoever in Oak Hill, residents are only a few minutes to world-class shopping and dining in Green Hills and only 15 minutes to the center of downtown, making it both private and convenient.
Voted #1 place to raise a family in Davidson County by niche.com, children will thrive among mature trees, wide open spaces, and well-respected schools. iPads are easier for kids to put away when the Nashville Zoo is only 10 minutes away, the treasures of Radnor Lake are in your backyard, and lot sizes are large enough for plenty of exploring.
If Oak Hill were a song, it would be…
“Take It Easy” by The Eagles
Architecture and Composition
100% of the area is zoned for single family residences by design, featuring French Chateau and Colonial Revival styles.
- The Tennessee Governor’s Mansion
- Historic Travelers Rest House Museum
Percy Priest Elementary and Crieve Hall Elementary
Croft Middle and JT Moore Middle
Hillsboro High and Overton High
Private: Father Ryan High, Franklin Road Academy, and Lipscomb Academy