About Us

The City of Oak Hill is a hidden jewel just south of downtown Nashville. The City encompasses 8 square miles with about 1,800 homes. Its 4,700 residents are drawn to the exclusive single-family zoning and low-density housing on large, tree-filled lots.

City Management

Incorporated in 1952 before the formation of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Oak Hill exists as a satellite City within the Metropolitan family. The City's primary responsibility is community planning, land use, and zoning.

City Officials

The City has a manager/commission form of government, with an elected board of commissioners, which selects the mayor and vice mayor, and a planning commission and board of zoning appeals appointed by the mayor.


The City contracts and provides services such as street maintenance and paving, monthly chipper service, once weekly backdoor trash and recycling pickup, right-of-way maintenance, and other services at no cost to the residents of Oak Hill. Oak Hill also issues building permits and manages building code inspections. Emergency services, including fire and police, are the responsibility of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.


The City of Oak Hill is generally bounded by Old Hickory Boulevard on the south, Woodmont Boulevard on the north, and I-65 on the east. The western border includes General Bate Drive in the northwest, Granny White Pike in the midsection, and Bright Hour Farm on Old Hickory Boulevard in the southwest.
A map showing Oak Hill and Nashville
A map showing the streets and boundaries of Oak Hill.


The City of Oak Hill is completely residential with no commercial establishments. It is home to the Tennessee Governor's Residence, 15 churches, and a number of schools. Within its borders is Tennessee's largest state natural area, the 1,200-acre Radnor Lake.


The mission of the City of Oak Hill is to preserve its natural resources and residential environment; to offer an enhanced level of services to its citizens; and to provide a strong sense of community pride with historical awareness all within close proximity to a world-class metropolitan area.