How Far Your Money Goes In The Most Affluent ZIP Code In Middle Tennessee

Dated: 11/23/2015

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by TJ Anderson

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The Nashville Business Journal ran a piece this week digging into a study that tracked wealth in more than 22,000 ZIP codes and 15,000-plus communities. And in the Nashville area, that study showed something that probably won’t surprise too many of you: The most affluent ZIP code in our area is 37215, encompassing Green Hills, Forest Hills and some of tony Belle Meade

In the national picture, 37215 still stands out, landing at No. 261 among all those zips.

Does it make you wonder how far a dollar goes when you’re purchasing a home in that area? Here’s a quick look at what a mix of budgets can grab you right now in Middle Tennessee’s most flush locale.



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5025 Hillsboro Pike Apt 21G 

Nashville, TN 37215

Can you get into the most affluent zip code in our area at a first-time-buyer’s tight budget? Sure — you just can’t bank on a ton of space. This condo has 2 beds and 1 bath over a cozy 1,240 square feet, but you have great amenities (swimming pool, tennis) and a great location.


Arden Place

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4400 Belmont Park Ter Apt 162 

Nashville, TN 37215

When you’re below around $400,000 in 37215, you’re still generally talking townhomes and condos — but there are definitely some special ones to be found at this price point. This nearly 1800-square-foot townhome has that Brooklyn rowhouse curb appeal, and is in great shape, with 2 beds, 2 1/2 baths and a private garden courtyard.


Green Hills

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1816 Shackleford Rd.

Nashville, TN 37215

In 37215, a half million won’t buy you all the upscale bells and whistles, but i can buy you a lovely home, like this 1942 tudor that’s in great shape and has a solid amount of living space, at more than 2,400 square feet. Cute checkerboard tile in the kitchen, a bright and sunny sitting room and a pretty and private courtyard all add to its charm. 


Green Hills

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1913 Kimbark Drive

Nashville, TN 37215 

Brand new construction with high-end finishes and nearly 3,000 square feet of living area, this 3-bed, 2 1/2-bath home doesn’t bring a ton of property, but it does offer a walkable and convenient location, close to the famous Bluebird Cafe.


Forest Hills

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4374 Chickering Lane

Nashville, TN 37215

Closer to $800,000, you have an architect and an artist’s own dream home in Forest Hills, with singular style over nearly 4,000 square feet. The 4-bed, 5 1/2-bath home is completely updated, but architect Robert Street’s distinctly mid-century-modern aesthetic is built into the bones. Maybe the biggest draw: 3 1/2-plus acres of woodland hideaway in one of the MidState’s most sought-after areas.


Green Hills

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4325 Estes Road

Nashville, TN 37215

For house-hunters with traditional tastes and a budget in the vicinity of $1 million, you can find a sizable home (5,600-plus square feet) with a sizable piece of land (almost 3/4 of an acre) in Green Hills, totally outfitted with fittingly upscale finishes and some nice bonuses — a billiard room, wine cellar and a gorgeous gazebo/pavilion and English gardens outside.


Forest Hills/Belle Meade

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1142 Balbade Drive

Nashville, TN 37215 

In the $2 million range, you can get nearly 2 1/2 acres of leafy land in highly desired Forest Hills/Belle Meade, with mid-century bones (this home was built in 1964), totally renovated with luxury at the front of mind. The baths are spa-like, the outdoor living area is resort-like and the kitchen is as cool as it is spacious. This might be a healthy budget, but when you put things into perspective — a luxury home on a large property in the most affluent part of a city — we’re still getting a lot here in Middle Tennessee.

So what do you think about what’s available in the area’s wealthiest zip code? Are you dying to get in there, or thinking about a zip code that might offer some more square footage for your budget?

If you’re thinking about Green Hills, Forest Hills, Belle Meade or anywhere else in Middle Tennessee, we’d love to help you track down the perfect home. Reach out and tell us about your house hunt!

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TJ Anderson

TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....

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