Open Houses And Looking At Columbia Tennessee

Dated: 06/26/2015

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by TJ Anderson

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If you’re obsessed with historic homes, I hope you’ve spent some time taking a look at Columbia, Tennessee, about 45 miles away from Nashville to the south. 

It’s famous in part for its annual Mule Day festivities — a “celebration of all things related to mules,” which also includes music, dancing, traditional Appalachian food and more, bringing 200,000 people to the area over four days every April.

But Columbia is also known for being particularly stocked with pre-Civil War homes — check out some remarkable, grand homes at the Maury County Historical Society’s website to get a sense of the beautiful captures of the past you can see in the area.

One thing that makes that even more interesting: Beautiful historic homes in Columbia are often remarkably affordable, too. 

The home up top:

At 305 W 6th Street in Columbia, was built in 1833, and has almost 6,000 square feet of space, with 5 beds, 3 full and 2 half baths, 11 fireplaces and details to "Wow!" about — you hardly get past the chandeliers without swooning. It’s been preserved impeccably, with the historic beauty not only intact but in bloom. And all that, steps from Main Street, is on the market for well under $600,000.

Close by:

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500 W 7th Street, almost 6,000 square feet, built in 1900 and with fireplaces, stained glass and staircases that’ll take your breath away, under $450,000.

Under an hour’s drive away from Nashville, it’s quite the difference — you’d certainly pay more than twice these per-square-foot prices in most parts of Nashville. And it’s not all older builds; there are some impressive new homes in Columbia that offer great space for the money, too.

So for this week’s Open Houses roundup, I thought I’d shine a light southward.

First, the bigger weekend Open Houses picture:


Then a few Columbia homes hosting Open Houses this weekend that you might want to swing by:

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1414 Timberwood Dr.

Columbia, TN 38401


This 4-bed, 3 1/2-bath home was built in 1975, but as you can see, it has that timeless look that fits with a city stocked with historic homes. Lots of beauty here, from the 9-foot ceilings to the stately sitting room. But you definitely want to take a look at the yard — an impeccable green retreat. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

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914 Hillcrest Ave.

Columbia, TN 38401


The rocking chair front porch on this 1930 home is the first indication of its charm — the living room fireplace and phone nook carry that through. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

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130 N Laurel Cir.

Columbia, TN 38401


Mid-century brick 3BR in Columbia with a wood-burning fireplace, at a price you might’ve seen in East Nashville a decade ago. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

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1208 Wiltshire Ct.

Columbia, TN 38401


Curious about new construction in Columbia? Here’s 3 beds, 3 baths and more than 2,100 square feet with a beautiful and bright open kitchen, stately stone fireplace and lots of other high-end features and finishes. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.

Curious about Columbia? I’d love to show you around. Let me know if you’re looking there, or anywhere else in Middle Tennessee!

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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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