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Mill Ridge Park Set To Bring Hundreds Of Acres Of Green Space To Southeast Nashville
by TJ Anderson
This has been years in the planning, but we finally know a name and an expected start time: In 2019, Nashville should begin work on Mill Ridge Park, a 650-acre public park that's sure to be a big boost for residents and homeowners in Southeast Nashville.
City officials dedicated the space near Cane Ridge High School in Antioch late last week, and outlined what phase one construction would look like, and deliver.
According to The Tennessean, with just phase one at Mill Ridge Park, we should see new festival grounds and a playground come into view, along with a greenway through the Moore Farm Grasslands and more.
Worth noting for southeast Nashville parents, too: Playground plans are pretty serious — it’s envisioned ultimately as a “destination playground,” with picnic pavilions, fitness space, water features and other amenities.
If everything goes as planned, that phase will be complete in 2020.
‘Providing park services for a changing Nashville’
City officials put significant effort and planning into conceptualizing and designing this new Nashville park — it was first announced back in 2015, and the area was chosen because several studies showed a significant lack of green/park space in that part of Nashville, and a growing need for it.
From the Regional Park Master Plan in 2017:
“With the rapid population growth in Davidson County and ever increasing development pressure, Southeast Nashville is seeing not only an influx of new residents, but of long-time Nashvillians being priced out of in-town neighborhoods. The increasing density and rapid development of once open space create a sense of urgency to provide park services for a changing Nashville.”
As a Nashville Realtor, I’ve certainly seen both the migration and the need. Many Southeast Nashville neighborhoods offer lots of location pluses (like easy access to the airport and to waterfront fun), growing independent business sectors, and home prices that are more approachable for first-time buyers and growing families. But for a long time now, green space and greenways have been a major attraction and a major desire for Nashville homebuyers, and something that's been lacking in that part of town. The addition of Mill Ridge Park should only add more appeal to Southeast Nashville, from Antioch further out to La Vergne.
Read more about the Metro Nashville Parks Department’s plans for Mill Ridge Park from The Tennessean, and if you’re really intrigued, you can read the full Mill Ridge Park Master Plan here.
Curious about what home listings/housing prices are looking like in that area, ahead of the ground breaking for Mill Ridge Park? Take a look at some homes for sale in Southeast Nashville here.
If you’re looking for a new home in Nashville, and aren’t sure what part of town best suits your needs, I’d love to help you explore. If you are sure where you want your next home to be, I’d love to help you find your dream home. Call or email TJ Anderson Homes here, and tell me all about your Nashville home wish list.
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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