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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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