Nashville and its neighborhoods
The Greater Nashville Area is divided into counties. Nashville is located in Davidson County. Within Nashville there are neighborhoods, each with its own personality. We will focus on six of the most popular ones. (www.niche.com)
1. Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville is never quiet. It is convenient to walk or take public transportation to work. You can visit the Ryman Auditorium, Victory Park, or take the walk on the Cumberland River’s Pedestrian Bridge. You may want to eat at The Loveless Café, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, or Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa. There are predominantly condo buildings and, depending on the view, amenities and size, they can range from the $400,000’s to $10M, with the median sale price of $497,000. (Nashvilleguru.com)
The economy is booming in Nashville and surrounding suburbs. Many companies, like Amazon, have established distribution centers and headquarters here. The movement of companies from other states shows no signs of slowing down – with Nashville’s lower cost of living, lack of state income tax, availability and affordability of land, very low property tax rate, and mild winters, companies are flocking to the state. Families from more expensive states are attracted to Middle Tennessee for the same reasons. It is not unusual to meet people from California, Illinois, New York and New Jersey as my clients, or neighbors.
Germantown is one of the most popular of the Nashville neighborhoods. It is just a mile to the north of downtown Nashville. Germantown is on the National Register of Historic Places and you can see beautiful Victorian homes and a range of architecture dating from the 1830’s forward. You can walk to parks, bars/restaurants, and loft shopping boutiques. Germantown is also the new home of the Nashville Sounds baseball stadium. Rental apartments are plentiful whether in a historic building or newer construction. It is a very walkable community and the Nashville Farmers Market is held close by. (Nashvilleguru.com, 2021)
3. The Gulch
The Gulch is a luxury neighborhood with high-end homes and some of the finest restaurants and nightlife in the Nashville area. Hip, trendy, fashion forward, and outstanding boutique shopping all describe The Gulch. If you want a prestigious address in Nashville, this is it. (Livingtn.com, 2021 and Tripadvisor.com, 2021)
4. Green Hills
Green Hills is an upscale area which is large and self-contained. It is located in the far south area of Nashville. It starts to feel more suburban here, but still with the vibrancy of Nashville. You will find everything you need in Green Hills from grocery stores, “big box stores,” to high-end shopping at Green Hills Mall. Hill Center is home to many local boutiques. It is an affluent area and home prices reflect this. Most single-family homes go for $1M and above. (neighborhoods.com, 2021)
5. 12 South
12 South is an up-and-coming area which has seen above average growth recently. New high rise condo buildings, as well as new restaurants, and shopping make this an attractive area. Condos are affordable and single-family homes start in the $800,000’s. 12 South is located just South of the Gulch.
6. Music Row
Music Row, as the name describes, is in the thick of all thing’s music. There are many historic places, such as the RCA Studio B where Elvis recorded 30 songs, and Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and others have made music history. Live music from country to gospel can be found at the local restaurants and bars, or you can opt for fine dining. Condos and townhomes dominate the area starting in the 300’s for a 1 bed/1 bath, up to $1M-3M. Single-family homes are quite expensive too.
Salemtown is one of the best places to live in Tennessee! It offers an urban feel with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.
It is popular for both families and young professionals. (Niche.com, 2021)
Planning a Visit?
Let me show you existing homes, and/or new building developments on your trip. Whether you want to live in the city, suburbs, or a rural community, there is a “right” home for you and your family, and together we can find it!
Virtual Showings and Offers
If you are from out of state and want me to initiate a search for you, I can easily conduct live video tours of homes as soon as they are listed. This an easy and time saving way to see homes within the first hours of a home coming to market.
We can discuss the considerations of the “new normal” for housing and how this is reflected in writing a contract. Contracts can be created and finalized virtually with electronic signatures. Even waiting a day could cost you the home you desire.
Many homes, especially in Nashville, Davidson County, and Williamson County are going for above asking price. I can quickly pull recent listings of similar homes that sold in the last 3 months to give you some pricing parameters to consider for your offer. “Above asking,” in the last several months could range from $10K to $50K, or more. (MLS, June 22, 2021 – Cherry Grove Subdivision, Spring Hill, TN)
Want to check on current mortgage rates, check your credit score, or get prequalified? Just ask me and I can provide a list of resources for quick answers to these questions. You will need to be prequalified before placing an offer.
Should you desire to live in an area before making your decision on purchasing, I have a pipeline of homes and condos for rent for short-term (3-6 months), or 1-year leases. The “new normal” with the rental market is to make a decision quickly, get qualified, and sign a lease. The best rentals go quickly. I can do a video tour for rentals as well. Plan to pay $2000 and up for a nicely maintained home or condo, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There are some that are furnished.