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Oak Hill

Oak Hill, just south of Nashville, is home to the Governor’s mansion, also known as the Tennessee Residence. Built in 1931, the Tennessee Residence became the governor’s official home in 1949 and is just one of the many splendid houses in this entirely residential neighborhood. Though Oak Hill has no commercial establishments, it’s so close to downtown Nashville, Green Hills, and Brentwood that it never feels isolated or inconvenient. Lake Radnor, a 1,368-acre park, is a favorite place for nature lovers to visit, with plenty of hiking and biking paths, kayaking opportunities, as well as a trail that’s accessible for wheelchair users. Oak Hill is its own city but is also considered a part of Metropolitan Nashville. As such, the town’s two public schools are part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools system and there are several private schools as well.

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Living in the Nashville Metropolitan Area

Nashville’s nickname is “Music City,” and it has steadily been climbing the charts as one of the best places to live in the country. The quality that sets Nashville apart is its spirit—something that’s hard to quantify, but that touches every part of the metro area. Of course, by any measure, Nashville is a powerhouse, as it serves as the state capital; a well-known college town, anchored by Vanderbilt University; a major center for healthcare; and as a burgeoning destination for tech, with both Amazon and Oracle building major campuses in town. But it’s the generations of musicians who have imbued Nashville with its distinct personality. Nashville is synonymous with country music, but the city’s musicians can’t be so easily defined, as they play everything from the blues to indie rock. Music is Nashville’s heart and soul, creating a soundtrack to every part of life here.