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By Margie Casey | Broker in Florida
  • Music City - Best Places to Live in Tennessee

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Nashville, Parks & Recreation in Nashville  |  May 31, 2013 6:14 AM  |  387 views  |  No comments

    Nashville has become an art and college mecca, in addition to its 200 year old reputation as the Music City. Major music record labels have recording studios and distribution facilities in Nashville making the city one of the largest music production cities, second to New York City. Songwriters, musicians, singers and production talent make pilgrimages to Nashville to launch their career in hopes of being discovered globally. It’s no surprise that Rolling Stone Magazine named Nashville Best Music Scene. 

    Pick up any local magazine and you will find concerts, art exhibitions, theatre performances and festivals taking place in downtown and in the suburbs of the city. Whether its nightlife or play days in the city, the local’s treasure what has become Nash Vegas, as much as the 10 million visitors who trek to visit Nashville. Sports fans ignite the city’s energy even further during the football and hockey season. The Tennessee Titans NFL football team and NHL Predators compete from venues in downtown Nashville. Take a quick look at the Nashville home pricing trend over the last two years:

  • Fairvue Plantation Community Update - Old Lake Hickory

    Posted Under: Market Conditions in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville, In My Neighborhood in Nashville  |  May 15, 2012 6:42 AM  |  870 views  |  No comments

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    Our come back kid, Fairvue Plantation was a refreshing surprise after the developer’s exodus due to bankruptcy. Buyer’s who prefer a quieter way of life yet want quick city access won’t want to miss considering homes at Fairvue Plantation, 30 minutes north of downtown Nashville. The European architecture and meticulous landscaping compliment the Bill Bergin championship golf course and rolling hills leading down to Old Hickory Lake. Lakefront homes with dockage are available at Fairvue Plantation.

    Since KemperSports took over the golf club management in March 2011, club membership has increased from 550 members to over 700 members a testament to club member satisfaction. The club and golf course are independently owned. In 2012, the dining room was renovated and during my visit, the swimming pool was being resurfaced. I was informed no special assessments were expected for these amenity upgrades. One of Fairvue’s most popular builders, Phillips Builders reported a 50% increase in new construction in 2011 verses 2010. In 2011, there were 23 closed sales. There are currently 34 homes for sale at Fairvue Plantation ranging from $266k to lakefront homes priced over $4 million. Ask me to connect you with our colleague who lives at Fairvue Plantation. Call me at 866.384.1799 ext 1.

    Fairvue Plantation property owner scorecards are available for members to read.

    Click below to read April 2012 updates for Westhaven, The Governors Club, Providence, The Icon in the Gulch, Burkitt Place and Highlands at Ladd Park:


  • Tennessee's Best College Town to Retire - Nashville

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville  |  April 3, 2012 12:55 PM  |  891 views  |  No comments

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    The capital of Tennessee, Nashville has become the second largest city and is one of the best college towns. Baby boomers are attracted Nashville neighborhoods because of the favorable climate conditions with elevations ranging from 385 feet to 1,160 feet. The Cumberland River winds right through the center of the city leading to beautiful Nashville lakes. Weather is mild with average temperatures in the winter range 38 degrees to the high 70's in the summer. Average winter snowfall is about 10 inches and the snow melts quickly. March generally is the wettest month of the year and October the driest month.

    Nashville Tennessee is nicknamed Music City, the home of country music making it a hot spot for 3RD HOME luxury home exchanges. The most visited tourist attraction is The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame are located in the heart of Nashville neighborhoods. Major music record labels have recording studios and distribution facilities in Nashville making the city one of the largest music production cities second to New York City.

    While Nashville is known for music, the health care industry is actually Nashville's largest industry employing approximately 100,000 people throughout 250 health care companies offering a number of preferred health-care programs as quality medical care in Nashville Tennessee is important to Baby Boomers. The automotive industry has also shown an interest in Nashville as Nissan North America has moved its corporate headquarters to the city in 2006.

    As a best college town, Nashville is educationally known as the Athens of the South reminiscent of the ancient city of learning site - Plato's Academy. Tourists are drawn to The Parthenon in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to see the full size replica of this famous historical Greek structure. More than 130 public schools, 50 private schools, 21 colleges and universities, 6 community colleges and 11 vocational technical schools are located in and around Nashville neighborhoods. Vanderbilt University offers exciting lifelong learning programs designed by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for students over 50 years of age. Lipscomb University's offers five week Lifelong Learning Programs and enriching studies for active adults and retirees.

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  • 10 Reasons to Retire in Nashville Tennessee

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Parks & Recreation in Nashville  |  October 18, 2011 9:25 AM  |  1,343 views  |  No comments

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    Nashvillians aren’t thrilled with the labeling ‘Nash Vegas’ however it is hard to deny the excitement present day and night in Nashville Tennessee, one of the best cities to live in. Country music legends like The Charlie Daniels Band launched their success in the streets of Nashville contributing to the country music craze. New gigs still follow in their footsteps on Music Row, hoping to reach the stars and become one.

    When you walk the Gulch in downtown, you can’t help but sense this old neighborhood transforming itself into a contemporary new one. Why? The Gulch is walking distance from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. Revitalized urban downtowns across America are attracting the cultural snobs and wannabes. You can take it fast or take it slow in Nashville, making the Music City one of the best cities to live in while it’s incredibly affordable. From the big city lights on top of the skyscraper's in downtown to the rolling hills lined with white picket fences heading out of town, the landscape of Nashville and its suburbs are as diverse as guitar types.

    Here is a list of the reasons why we think Nashville Tennessee is one of the Best States to Retire:

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  • Top 20 Parks In and Around Nashville Tennessee

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Parks & Recreation in Nashville  |  August 29, 2011 1:16 PM  |  1,215 views  |  1 comment

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    On any given Sunday, you will find parks across America filled with families enjoying natural amenities created and preserved for us, by our government. Although Nashville Tennessee is known as Music City and The Home of Country Music, I didn’t believe at first, when a friend of mine mentioned the city of Nashville has 109 parks and Greenway’s within the city limits. After further research, I discovered it is true: The list of Nashville Tennessee City Parks. This does not count the amazing state parks less than an hour’s drive from Nashville’s city center.

    If you are considering relocating to one of the best places to retire in Nashville Tennessee, take a look at your 'bigger backyard', the parks and playgrounds preserved for you in Middle Tennessee...

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