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Lebanon TN Homes For Sale Show Areas Real Estate Boom
by TJ Anderson
Last week, WKRN in Nashville took a little breather from the busy real estate market in Nashville, and focused on the busy real estate market in Lebanon, TN.
It’s showing “no signs of slowing down” there on the home-building and home-sales front, the station said.
It makes sense, on a lot of levels, that as Nashville’s meteoric rise continues, the charm-filled cities in our immediate midst would follow. And that’s been the case across Middle Tennessee in recent years, from Murfreesboro emerging as one of the “fastest-growing suburbs in the country” to Brentwood ranking as one of the “best small cities in America.”
How could Lebanon, just a 40-minute drive or so east of Nashville, get left out?
Clearly, it’s very much part of Middle Tennessee’s boom. According to News 2’s report, between April of 2010 and early 2016, almost as many people were moving to Lebanon as to Nashville — about 92 a month.
And that’s driving a growth in new construction homes there — 33 new neighborhoods are currently under construction, with more to come. Last year, nearly 500 new single-family homes were built in the city, which is almost exactly double the number built just in 2013.
Why Lebanon earns the love
As a lover of historic architecture, I’m particularly partial to Lebanon’s Historic Public Square — stocked with boutiques and shops set in beautiful historic buildings.
There’s been a major revitalization effort underway to restore and reinvigorate Lebanon’s downtown, and it’s earning wide praise — last year, Historic Lebanon was been designated as an accredited Main Street America program, a national designation that honors communities engaged in preservation-based revitalization efforts.
In 2016 alone, local investments totaling $1,567,500 poured into the Main Street area in Lebanon, which bodes well for the future of an already charming district.
Lebanon is also home to one of Middle Tennessee’s best fairs, the Wilson County Fair, which brings a staggering number of people about to enjoy music, exhibits, kid-friendly activities and tons more every year.
In 2017, the celebrating Wilson County Fair masses included nearly 500,000 folks. Given its trajectory, when the fair returns in August, 2018, I’d guess they’ll top that number.
Plus — rooting back to what I do — there are lots of beautiful homes for sale in Lebanon, from historic properties to new builds, priced considerably lower than comparable listings inside Nashville.
Curious to see what the Lebanon listings look like? Below, a few homes on the market in Lebanon, TN, now, that I picked out from the MLS.
565 Lago Vista Dr.
On the starter-home front in Lebanon: This midcentury cottage is small, but cute, and looks like it could use a bit of TLC. But it’s also right on the water — not too small a plus.
162 Village Circle
Insight into new construction in Lebanon: This family home is pretty large, with 3 beds and 3 baths and a little under 2200 square feet, plus a covered porch and really impressive great room, with a fireplace and vaulted ceilings.
111 S Tarver Ave.
Priced out of owning your dream historic Craftsman in Nashville? Take a look at this 1900 gem: More than 4000 square feet, tons of cool original details, 3/4 of an acre of property, blocks from the Historic Public Square.
413 W Spring St.
Serious historic grandeur — this 1915 Colonial has more than 3600 square feet of space on the better part of an acre, blocks from downtown and Cumberland University. And while I could do without some of the wallpaper and carpet choices here, the bones are beautiful.
You can check a full rundown of homes on the market in Lebanon, TN here. If you’re planning on buying a home there — or anywhere in or near Nashville — I’d love to help you track down the perfect place. Just call or email TJ Anderson Homes.
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC, except where noted.
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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