As you can see you have all the right answers coming about the areas of Nashville that would include Midtown(high rise condos), but the Green Hills area sounds just like what you are looking for and I have just listed the perfect condo in a small neighborhood called Park Green....near I440 and the new Hill Center of Green Hills and Vanderbilt....This is going on my web site immediately, so take a look.
There are also other condos listed in this same area, from Burton Hills to Four Seasons to Versailles to Hillmont to Hillsboro Station (and more)mostly ranging in the low $200's......Take a look!
Keller Williams Realty
If a home better suits you, the hot spots in this price point are in Cleveland & McFerrin Park (East Nashville), Inglewood (East Nashville), Shelby Village/Boscobel Heights (East Nashville), Woodbine (South Nashville), Hope Gardens (Downtown District) and Murray Hills (South Nashville).
One thing you want to look for when you are looking into a particular development is to check on their bank accounts and association meetings as well as special assessments. You don't want to move into a development that has no reserve account or a poor financial history.
For instance, we dealt with an association that had no reserve account and about 4 of the 6 buildings in the development needed a new roof. Instead of pulling money out of the reserve account or account for captial improvements, all the homeowners were charged a special assessment to cover the repairs. In another similar situation, roofs needed repair on another complex. There was no special assessment and the Home owners association took care of it because they had the money, they were also a larger development.
Hope this helps and I have attached a link with some available properties that met your criteria.
As was mentioned already, the zip code 37215 you are already looking encompasses the Green Hills area, which is definitely very close to the entertainment while still being in the city. 37204 also has Green Hills and surrounding area properties. Green Hills, itself, has plenty of entertainment, shopping, restaurants, etc. so if convenience is what you're looking for, it's a great area. It can get a little congested at times because of its popularity. 37203 is a good option that is almost in the middle of it all so it's definitely convenient to everything in the city. The 37214 zip code is a little further out, but if you were to consider that area, I'd recommend the Donelson area.
As for areas you did not have on your list, East Nashville may be an option for your consideration. It definitely has it's own character, charm and entertainment, but is also very conveniently located as well. So you may be interested in some properties in the 37206 zip code.
Just on the other side of I 440, you might look at 37209 around the Sylvan Park area. There's a complex called Parklane Condos that give extremely quick access to the West End area and any area really in and around Downtown.
Check out 37204 in general as it has a lot of great areas encompassing it. It will cover some of the other areas you've already been searching as well as a few new ones.
Bellevue is not really a suburb as it's still within the city limits, but it has more of a suburb feel to it close to the city. It is a nice area that is close to the Natchez Trace and has easy access to several really great parks. I mention it because it has a ton of condo/townhome options. That zip code is 37221.
Hopefully, that is enough information to get you started. The best thing is to schedule a visit soon to see some of these areas for yourself so you can make the determination of which area is best for you.
37215 is considered the Green Hills area. It is great for dining, shopping, and entertainment. The condos/townhomes in this area are about the same, however there are not as many new developments. They too start in the low to mid 100's and go up over $1,000,000. Some of the new developments are the Whitney, Bedford Commons, Hobbs Place, and The Enclave. You can get to the downtown area in about 10 minutes depending on traffic.
Some other things to think about are how far do you want to commute, is traffic an issue, do you want to be close to parks, schools, etc? If you would like more info on the developments listed above, just let me know and I'll be glad to send you more info.
I hope this info has helped and happy house hunting!
Second choice might be one of the nicer parts of East Nashville.