Joelton is a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. Joelton is located primarily in the northwestern portion of Davidson County along Interstate 24 (Exit 35) and junctions with U.S. Highway 431, but parts of Joelton bordering Exit 31 of Interstate 24 lie in Cheatham County. Governmentally, most of Joelton is in Metropolitan Nashville - Davidson County, but it retains a separate identity as a community. Joelton is a semi-rural community of farms and suburban neighborhoods 20 minutes north of Nashville. It sits on a ridge, called Paradise Ridge, and features hilly terrain. Germantown Hill is a business district at the "top of the hill" that marks the top of the ridge. A middle school and elementary school are located in Joelton. Local high school students are zone to attend either nearby Whites Creek High School in the Metropolitan Nashville school district or Sycamore Middle School and Sycamore High School in Pleasant View. Joelton High School closed its doors in 1980. Businesses in the area include Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home; Mazatlan, a Mexican restaurant; Pizza Done Right, Marcy's Restaurant, Taste of N'awlins, Tony's Foodland grocery store, Sun Trust bank, and Dairy Queen. As a part of Metro Nashville, Joelton is represented by one Metro Council member. Residents vote in mayoral and other city elections. Nashville city services are provided on a limited basis. The general services area includes city water, street maintenance and fire and police service. However, garbage pickup is not included. A fire station is located in the heart of Joelton, maintained by Metro Nashville. However, bookmobile service was canceled. Many homes are located on multi-acre lots. It is a mix of middle class and lower middle class, with mobile homes often sitting next to large, newer conventionally built homes. Some areas are zoned rural/agricultural and some are residential. Many people keep farm animals in the areas zoned for such. Several organic farms are located in the Joelton area. Justin Ashburn, an ARCA driver, is a notable resident. The town's ZIP code is 37080 and the area code is 615.