Relocating to Nashville by June 1st. We have school age children. Need a short commute to the airport, great

Asked by Flyboy, Flordia Sun Feb 24, 2008

schools, activities (sports, dance) and convenient shopping. Have looked at the Mt. Juliet, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Brentwood/Franklin areas. I like peace and quiet after the hustle of the day. What specific subdivisions in these areas offer a great home under $300K (prefer $200-250K) with 2500sq. ft, pool(ours or a community), and conveniences within 30 minutes. Schools are #1 concern, commute to airport, and a great house with appreciation. This is our final move for at least 10 years. Current middle school and high school situations are a major concern....Need an honors program where you do not play cards and hang out with friends. Please be specific about areas of concern(avoid at all cost) and rapid areas of appreciation. Thanks for the information.

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Marilyn Bell, Agent, Calabasas, CA
Fri Jul 3, 2009
Did Flyboy make his move? There seems to be a lot of activity here.

Well, if anyone else is shopping in his price range, with schools, a pool, and great commutes I'd recommend Nolensville in Williamson Co. zoned for Ravenwood schools. Some neighborhoods to try would be Bent Creek, Silver Stream and Stonebrook. Since Flyboy was planning a move for at least 10 years, then I think it's okay to go in a new construction neighborhood. I'd be more cautious if the move were for a short period of time. Ask around these days and a lot of people are stuck in their brand new homes right now.

I'm not knocking new construction. I had my home built, but did so knowing how long I would keep the home.
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Jodi Griffey, Agent, Nashville, TN
Thu Jul 2, 2009
you might also want to check out the Clarksville/Montgomery County area, as well as Cheatham County/Pleasant View. Home values just about beat all other areas - usually in the $80-$90/sf range on new construction. Exit 19 and 11 are a little more rural and quiet, but close to shopping, groceries, mall, etc. Another alternative location would be Springfield/Robertson County.
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Jade, , Nashville, TN
Tue Jun 30, 2009
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Ginni Zedan, , 38401
Thu Jun 18, 2009
Spring Hill is a fast growing town. There are many commerical and residential developments in this town. This is a great place to get a home with appreciation. It is about 30 minutes to the airport and is located South of Nashville. You can get a new all brick home with 2,470 sq ft with a club house and pool located walking distance from a new YMCA for only $225,700.
Good Luck with your search and I would be happy to show you and your family around.
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Jan Wood, , Gallatin, TN
Thu May 8, 2008
My husband and I lived in Brandywood Farms in Old Hickory for about five years... we loved it there and it is a short distance to the airport. Let me know if you need any help. Best of luck to you.
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Pauline Char…, Agent, Brentwood, TN
Tue May 6, 2008
Rutherford County may be good for the price range you want. There is a great deal of development and commercial and residential building in the Cason Lane area of Murfreesboro and Smyrna and Lavergne may have some opportunities.
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Todd, Home Seller, 37122
Fri Apr 25, 2008
I live in Willoughby Station in Mount Juliet. It's a family oriented subdivision with pools, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts. Our house has appreciated roughly $55k over the last 6 yrs. You've seen the area so you know what it's like. There's several homes for sale in the subdivision if you'd like to get feel for it. Don't get the wrong idea by seeing the houses for sale. Most people are either relocating for jobs, building new houses, etc.

We're actually selling ours to build new and I've included a link to give you an idea of the neighborhood. Let me know if you have specific questions.
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Mike Cortez, , Smyrna, GA
Thu Apr 24, 2008
Take a look at our homes in LaVergne, Tn. The subdivision is called Pinical Point. Check our web site pricing from 254900 to 299990. Close to good schools in Rutherford county. Close to airport. Mike Cortez--Jerry Butler Homes. 615-582-0386
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Shanna Hall, , 37122
Tue Apr 15, 2008
I would say that Mt.Juliet is going to be the best values for what your looking for...I would look in the Providence community. Great area for a family.
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Jarratt Bell, Agent, Nashville, TN
Wed Mar 12, 2008
There are several options for you in the area. Given your desire to focus on good schools I think that your best bet is to venture to Wilson County where homes are more affordable or to the Nolensiville area of Williamson (Winterset Woods). Williamson may have the best reputation but Wilson schools rank strongly as well. The painful reality is that most Davidson County schools are very weak academically although the magnet schools do offer some encouragement. My mother taught for over 30 years in Metro Davidson and is currently an educational consultant for the state. She would be happy to discuss the specifics of each school system with you. You can reach me at
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Lisa, Home Seller, Nashville, TN
Sun Mar 2, 2008
Crieve Hall, check out the website and see how great our neighborhood is. Mostly older homes that have been or need updating, but Aberdeen Woods subdivision is in this area with newer homes, community pool. :)
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Megan Manly, Agent, Nashville, TN
Sun Feb 24, 2008

You will certainly find the best value in Rutherford County (Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne). Finding homes in Williamson County (Franklin, Brentwood, et. Al.) in the $200-$250K price point may be challenging. In Murfreesboro, Garrison Cove was my home a few years ago; however, the prices there have escalated about that point. I would take a serious look at Indian Hills. While Murfreesboro pushes the 30 minute airport time, Indian Hills is easily accessible to I-24 and will put you right at 30 minutes. Rutherford County schools have a strong reputation for quality.

Recent studies show that college towns (like Murfreesboro) are seeing interesting potential for appreciation thanks to the correlation between active lifestyles for retiring baby boomers.
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