A New Fortune 500 Auto Company HQ Could Be A Big Boost For Antioch

Dated: 01/18/2017

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by TJ Anderson

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Earlier this week, the Nashville Business Journal reported on a Fortune 500 auto company, LKQ Corp., and its big plans for the Nashville area — an expanded regional headquarters is in the works, with a 100,000-square-foot office building and scores of new jobs.

Then details followed on where that square footage will likely be: Antioch, Tennessee.

Should that new $25 million HQ come through, it’ll help cement Antioch as another local auto-industry hotbed, along with Smyrna (Nissan North America's headquarters and a factory are there) and Spring Hill (home to a General Motors plant). (Not familiar with LKQ Corp.? They’re “a leading provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles,” so you may already be driving some of their creations around.) 

With an estimated 550 workers settling down at that location, too, Antioch could have a fresh crop of new families coming to call the area home.

What does that mean for the real-estate picture in the Antioch area? It’s too early to say, for sure, but one thing worth noting now: In a city that’s rapidly becoming more expensive for home buyers, Antioch remains a bright spot for the budget-conscious.

The median price for a home in Antioch right now is just over $100 per square foot. For comparison’s sake, Brentwood is closer to $170, Nashville overall $175. A home in highly desired 37215 zip code in Nashville, meanwhile, jumped to $216 over the past year. So if you’re looking for a large family home with a $200,000 or so budget, your prospects are more plentiful in Antioch than in most other parts of the Nashville area.

Interested in seeing some examples? I took a look through the MLS, and picked out some Antioch listings that represent the different kinds of homes you can find there right now.

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2950 Baby Ruth Ln Unit 22

Antioch, TN 37013


First-time buyers hunting for a townhome in Nashville can definitely get some sticker shock, with 2-bedroom units fetching in the mid-$200s and well above in many parts of town. So something like this is a friendly find: 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 1558 square feet and a nice deck off the back of the unit, at an asking price that’s approachable for folks just getting started.

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4076 Pineorchard Pl

Antioch, TN 37013


Lots of space for the price here, with more than 2200 square feet, 3 beds and 2 1/2 baths, plus a nice deck, two-car garage, fireplace and bonus room. Very few sacrifices in terms of details here, too — you might end up wanting to upgrade the kitchen countertops and a few light fixtures, but much of the house has great hardwoods and nice, neutral decor.

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2017 Hamilton Hill Drive #59

Antioch, TN 37013


Hoping to score new construction? This 4-bed, 2 1/2-bath home in Rolling Hills has all the details buyers ask for now — granite, hardwoods, luxury tile — and it’s still clocking in at a $136 per square foot asking price.

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5871 Cane Ridge Rd

Antioch, TN 37013


What the high end of things looks like in the Antioch area: a huge home (3400-plus square feet, with 4 beds and 3 baths), plus more than two acres of fenced property with gated entry, a saltwater pool and hot tub, big detached workshop and a bonus room with bar that musicians and/or anyone in search of a serious man cave will find quite appealing.

Have you been thinking about checking out the real-estate options around Antioch? I’d be glad to show you around, and show you what kind of homes are available. Give me a call or send me an email if I can help!

Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.

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TJ Anderson

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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