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Parkside Homes In Nashville Are Treated Like Oceanfront Property
by TJ Anderson
In our landlocked state, we don’t have the golden property perk of being right on the waves. But a new piece in The Tennessean suggests that we’ve found another attribute that gets homes “treated like oceanfront property”: being close to a park.
The Nashville area is more than healthy when it comes to park land — we have more than 160 parks on nearly 16,000 acres of property. And our weather has its downsides, but you can’t deny it keeps our surroundings (and our parks, in particular) lush and green. So yeah, “oceanfront property” might seem a little over the top, but I definitely see buyers being fiercely driven toward owning a home that keeps them close to one of our many parks.
To give you a more practical picture of what that looks like in Nashville, I poked around the listings and found some homes on the market that are right on top of a park, at a range of price points. These are spread all around town, but you’ll definitely see a commonality that follows The Tennessean’s point — the perk of a park tends to be reflected in the asking prices.
Take a look at what I found:
Homes for sale near Nashville parks
4425 Westlawn Dr., Apt, C204
Nashville, TN 37209
If condo life is more you’re style, this one scores big on locational perks. The community backs right up onto Richland Greenway/McCabe Park and Golf Course, and you’re within super short walking distance of lots of Sylvan Park dining. The unit itself is clean, cozy and simple — perfect for a first-time buyer looking to get into a highly desired area on an under-$200K budget.
1022 9th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
What they say about location tends to hold true. This small home needs work, but with a decent-sized property in a prime location — right up on E.S. Rose Park, a few blocks’ walk from shopping and dining on 8th Avenue South and in the 12 South neighborhood, plus a nice downtown view — and you’re seeing the asking price shoot upwards.
1820 Ordway Pl
Nashville, TN 37206
Little Hollywood is a particularly cool, unique corner of East Nashville stocked with older Mediterranean-style homes. This newer construction takes cues from that aesthetic and modernizes it, with custom upgrades throughout, including some really cool tile work. The outdoor living space is spectacular, too, plus being a stone’s throw from Shelby Park, you’ll have no shortage of access to outdoor splendor.
853 Forest Hills Dr
Nashville, TN 37220
This large and well-kept family home in Oak Hill Estates is tailor-made for the nature boys and nature girls among us. On almost two acres of beautiful, treed property, it has a treehouse perch for the big kids (a sizable deck overlooking the leafy land) and one for the kids (a really awesome actual treehouse), plus it backs up to the beautiful Radnor Lake State Park.
1328 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37205
Here’s a good example of how being park-adjacent can juice an asking price — though this 5,600-plus-square-foot Charleston-style luxury home would command a pretty penny even if it wasn’t overlooking Percy Warner golf course. With 5 beds, 5 1/2 baths and windows that bathe the high-ceilinged main floor with light, this is a pretty property, and it’s in the sought-after Belle Park area, too. But the fact that it has one of Nashville’s most expansive and beautiful parks, right in its backyard? Major bonus.
Are you set on having a Nashville-area park as your backyard? I’d love to help you find a place that suits your vision. Give me a call or drop me an email, and let’s talk about your wish list.
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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