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Open Houses On Tomato Art Fest Weekend
by TJ Anderson
This weekend, East Nashville transforms into a massive celebration of the vegetablest fruit around, as the Tomato Art Fest descends on 5 Points, bringing with it a parade, live music, contests, a huge collection of vendors and lots more.
If you’ve lived in the Nashville area even a few months, you’ve almost certainly heard about it — since launching in 2004, the Tomato Art Fest has become a massive and massively attended party. Last year, more than 30,000 folks took part, and it’s doubtful we’ll see a smaller crowd on Saturday.
By now, a lot of you probably already have your festival plans sketched out, but for you newcomers/late planners, the Tomato Art Fest website has a full rundown of activities to take part in. Some kick off tonight (Friday); most go down on the full fest day, Saturday.
Given all that, it only seemed logical to focus this weekend’s Open Houses roundup on East Nashville.
If you’re already in love with that neighborhood, you know the mix of food/fun/great historic and new houses it has to offer. House hunters who haven’t already been drawn in by East Nashville: I wouldn’t be surprised if wandering around the Tomato Art Fest did the trick.
First, the larger scope of weekend Open Houses:
Then, some great East Nashville homes hosting Open Houses this weekend (all of which are on Sunday, so you can pop by while you’re still on a Tomato Art Fest high):
1618 ORDWAY PL., NASHVILLE
Lockeland Springs under $300K? Cute as can be, too. Don’t expect this 2-bed, 1-bath to last too long after the Open House: Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
728 DOUGLAS AVE., NASHVILLE
A newer home that fits beautifully with East Nashville’s historic structures — 4 beds, 3 baths, just shy of 2,500 square feet and all the contemporary cool you could hope for: open kitchen and living area, beautiful tile baths, huge closets and more. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
1119B GRANADA AVE., NASHVILLE
Something more modern, maybe? New construction on the East Side with cool contemporary design inside and out, plus modern efficiency (tankless water heater, low-flow plumbing fixtures). Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
1036 CHICAMAUGA AVE., NASHVILLE
A gorgeous Craftsman-style 4-bedroom, and not a hair out of place. Subway tile, light and airy colors, a great fenced-in yard and lots of outdoor entertaining space. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
1404 ORDWAY PL., NASHVILLE
A perfect capture of East Nashville charm in Lockeland Springs: This 3-bed brick bungalow has all the 1920s detail you could want, from the fireplace to the trim, and a few details that aren’t so common in East Nashville — like an inground pool. The renter-ready apartment with separate entrance could be a great bonus for buyers who want to get into this hugely desirable part of East Nashville but are struggling with budget a bit. Open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
And something a little different:
506 ELGIN ST., NASHVILLE
Buyers looking for up-and-coming corners to buy in are looking to East Nashville a tad less lately, since the East Side has really up and come. But there are some great rising Nashville neighborhoods that are threatening to be the next East Nashville, like the Woodbine and Radnor area. This new build is gorgeous, and has the historic-inspired style that so many buyers look for on the East Side, with 10-foot ceilings and a huge and inviting rockingchair porch. A great excuse to check out Radnor this weekend: It’s open Sunday 2 to 4 p.m.
Whether you’re thinking about East Nashville, up-and-coming Nashville neighborhoods or up-and-come Middle Tennessee areas, we’d love to help you find the perfect place. If you’re on the hunt for a new home, reach out and tell us about what you need.
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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