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Helping You Stay Away From Downtown Nashville This Weekend
by TJ Anderson
If I’m to be completely honest, this week, I’m struggling to think about anything other than the Nashville Predators. Related, I’m struggling to think of a time when downtown Nashville has been more packed than it will be this weekend.
Between Sunday’s Predators Playoff game at home, the CMA Music Festival and overflow/returning fest-goers from Bonnaroo in Manchester — plus whatever normal summer traffic we have… Well, if I wasn’t taking part in any of that, I’d probably be staying as far away from innermost Nashville as possible.
So for this week’s Open House roundup, I’m going to offer some merciful distance, via some cool listings I found that’ll bring you miles away from the madness, as you’re shopping for a new Nashville-area home.
First, the broader options (including Nashville homes on the market close to downtown):
Then, some further-flung picks:
117 N Maple Ridge Ln.
Nashville-area homebuyers with growing families can definitely benefit from looking north into Sumner County, toward Hendersonville or Goodlettsville, where family-friendly communities and high-rated schools and comparatively cheaper home prices abound. Take this beautiful brick home in Goodlettsville, backing up on woodsy privacy. It has fantastic, soaring great-room ceilings, cool hardwood details, a large and stylish kitchen, massive bonus space, decked-out deck (with pergola) for outdoor entertaining and lots more, at what’s now a cozy-condo price close in to downtown Nashville. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
3433 Cortina Way
There are some good reasons to explore Murfreesboro, among the country’s “fastest-growing suburbs.” One complaint I’ve heard consistently from Nashville-area home buyers, though, is that new builds there haven’t been as aesthetically forward-looking or, on the flip side, simple and classic as homes found in Nashville proper. This Craftsman-styled new construction in the Tuscany area is a great example of how that’s changing. Every bit as cool as new builds in Nashville neighborhoods, but with far more space for the price — more than 3100 square feet. Open Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2175 Veranda Pl.
Also among homes for sale in Murfreesboro: There’s a lot to like in this newer Tudor in gated Stratford Hall, spacious rooms (it’s almost 3000 square feet) and a sunny Florida room included. The private, manicured courtyard is a favorite, though. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
2825 Americas Dr.
Thompson’s Station, TN
Middle Tennessee homebuyers gravitate toward Franklin for good reason, but there are other parts of Williamson County that are well worth exploring too, steeped in history and bustling with tight-knit communities. Take Thompson’s Station, a little further South between Franklin and Spring Hill. There’s a boom of beautiful homes in well-appointed communities happening there too — like this nearly-new 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath property on a picturesque street, with some great community amenities (playground, pool, etc.). Open Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.
3110 Locust Hollow
Williamson County househunters: I’d also encourage you not to sleep on Nolensville, which has its own tight-knit charms and, as a rule, more approachable price points. This 2005 build has 4 beds, 2 1/2 baths and over 2500 square feet of space, with cute cottage style, upscale finishes and gorgeous outdoor entertaining space, plus a surprisingly low association fee for all the community amenities. Open Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
7008 Lanceleaf Dr.
College Grove, TN
On the higher end, I can’t seem to stop singing the praises of Hideaway at Arrington in College Grove, which has some of the more stunning new-construction homes in the area, and Middle Tennessee’s most impressive golf course, to boot. This 4500-plus-square-foot home is all about details, details details, from the brick barrel ceiling in the foyer to breath-stopping wood-paneled walls in the study, copper apron sink and coordinating range hood in the kitchen and tons more. Open Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Any of these homes catching your eye? Have something else in mind as you’re shopping for a new home in the Nashville area? Let me know if I can help you track down the perfect place!
Properties are listed with their own respective real estate firms, and not under agreement with TJ Anderson and/or Benchmark Realty, LLC.
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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