Anyone exploring Green Hills will find restaurants and shopping centers abounding in the midst of sunlit, quiet residential roads. As one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States, Green Hills is mostly populated by educated executives in single-family homes or high-rise apartments, according to Neighborhood Scout. The neighborhood is a short distance from the business hubs of Nashville but still maintains a peaceful pace, making it an enviable location. Near to music venues and trendy spots for weekend outings but still spacious and private, Green Hills is ideal for the wine-tasting parents, board members, art museum patrons, busy-but-comfortable executives and active retirees of Music City. Plus, it flaunts the only California Pizza Kitchen in the state of Tennessee.

As if a swanky pizza place weren't enticing enough, the shops and stops along bustling Hillsboro Pike have something for everyone. Local business and community-oriented Parnassus Books is a sidewalk stroll away from Donut Den, where anyone with a couple dollars can be the lucky recipient of a maple bacon donut or glazed cronut. Green Hills Mall, a high-end retail universe connected to The Cheesecake Factory, sits in the same parking lot as the neighborhood movie theater. Specialty stores like Uptown's Smoke Shop (offering cigars galore) or Olive Oil Store (exactly what it sounds like) are everywhere, not far from Nashville's trademark music venue Bluebird CafeThe Hills Center, next door neighbor to Green Hills Mall, is a glamorous strip of stores with a chic-but-sweet town square atmosphere, home to shops such as Paper Source, Whole Foods Market, Anthropologie and countless clothing boutiques catering to men, women and children.

With Trader Joe's and Kroger nearby and city playgrounds nestled between street signs, the Green Hills neighborhood is heavenly for people with full plates and an appetite for fun. Known for its lovely homes and access to the hustle and bustle of Hillsboro Pike, West End and Belmont Boulevard, one would never suspect a professional and busy place could also be so calm and cozy. The houses, though established, are not especially old, and no two look alike. Full of cultured and capable folks making their way in the world, Green Hills is charming for single adults, married couples and families just hoping for a place to enjoy a full and fulfilling life.