We’ve been moving families into, out of, and around Nashville for over two decades now, and we know one of the best parts about moving is finding your new “favorites”! You’ll need a new coffee shop to frequent each morning, a park where you can take the kids during school holidays, and a fun spot to hang with your friends in the evening. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite places to visit in the Green Hills area of town.
Morning Java: When you’re ready for your caffeine fix, we recommend The Well Coffeehouse near Lipscomb! The Well is our favorite because they are a non-profit, and all of their sales benefit organizations which build wells for poor communities around the world. Another fun spot is The Perch Cafe, which serves sweet or savory crepes alongside your Morning Joe.
Best Playgrounds: Green Hills has some of the best playgrounds in Nashville! Our favorite is Fannie Mae Dees Park, also known as Dragon Park to most Nashville parents. Located near Belcourt Theatre, Dragon Park has a giant mosaic-covered dragon sculpture ready for climbing alongside two different play sets. Green Hills Park is also nearby, with its playground set in the northwest corner. And if you want something a little different and bad weather-resistant, check out our friends at Gymboree Play & Music! Your child can join a Play & Music group where they can groove to some tunes while playing on Gymboree’s fun indoor equipment.
Casual Eats: When it’s too late for lunch but too early for dinner, or you’re not quite hungry enough for a full meal, where do you go? Green Hills has lots of fun options, but we think the best one is the Donut Den. Their donuts are delicious, and the owners like to employ local college students from Belmont, Vanderbilt, and Lipscomb. We also recommend eating in the Hill Center at Green Hills, where everyone in the family has plenty of options for snacks. If you want some Mediterranean cuisine, your spouse wants some sweet and sour chicken, and the kids want to fill their pizza fix, everyone can be happy!
Family Fun: Green Hills is such a great neighborhood for your whole family. On a nice, sunny day, Radnor Lake is the perfect place to take an easy hike. The Education Center by the entrance is great for teaching your kids about the local forest animals and plants, and you can even bring a picnic lunch to eat by the water. If you’re looking for some sit-down indoor fun, check out our friends at Brushfire Pottery. This locally owned pottery studio offers different sculptures, kitchenware, and other household figures for their guests to paint. Then Brushfire will glaze your painted pottery to seal the color and give it a smooth, glossy finish. We especially like Brushfire around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day so your kids can create a unique present for their parents!
Grown-Up Fun: The Green Hills neighborhood also has plenty to offer when it’s time for a Girls’ Night Out, your next date, or a big group hang. For the fitness-loving Nashvillian, we always recommend Krank Cycle Studio. You can get your exercise while cycling to a nice, loud workout playlist. After you shower up, visit Kendra Scott in the Hill Center! Kendra Scott is one of our favorite local businesses because they are so community-oriented. Nearly every week you can go to a KS Shopping Party and have a huge percentage of your purchases benefit a local non-profit organization. And when the sun goes down, you can visit one of Nashville’s coolest bar scenes at The Greenhouse Bar. Drink and dine in an actual greenhouse, complete with water features and allergy-friendly menu options.
Staycation Attractions: When you need a quick break from reality, you can vacation without even leaving the Green Hills backyard. Make reservations at one of Nashville’s most famous restaurants and music venues, The Bluebird Cafe! This is the spot where the TV show Nashville actually films their Bluebird scenes, and local songwriters get discovered. You can even get a taste of France at the local Little Gourmand market and cafe.
Unique Spots: Green Hills contains plenty of gems that you can’t find anywhere else, like Parnassus Books! This bookstore was opened by a local Nashville author and contains lots of books written by other Tennessee authors. You may find the owners’ two dogs wandering around the store, and even find yourself inside a storybook castle as you peruse the children’s section! If you’re a dog owner, you’ll also want to visit Winston Dog, Nashville’s own luxury doggie boutique. And don’t forget the Green Hills Theatre next to the Mall at Green Hills. It may seem like an ordinary movie theatre, but this one often features limited-release movies and documentaries which normal movie theatres never get to show.
Moving Help: Don’t spend your first two weeks in Green Hills packing, moving, sweating, and unpacking… Skip straight to the fun part–exploring! Give us a call or text at 615-248-6288 for your free moving quote, and we’ll finish all the heavy-lifting for you. You can also get your free estimate started online at our website.