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Emily Galley, Home Buyer in 37013

My husband works in Franklin & I work in Nash. Tn. Where are some good cities? Not in Davidson County?

Asked by Emily Galley, 37013 Tue Jul 3, 2007

I would like to not live in Davidson county, and am concerned about resale in a few years. Safety, nice neighbors, and school systems are very important to me. Being within a reasonable driving distance to work for both of us is important as well.

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You work in Nashville, right? ...So I would NOT consider Spring Hill or Thompsons Station. I had a client in Spring Hill and it took her 45 minutes to get to work in Cool Springs. Brentwood or Franklin would be two logical choices. Your husband would be traveling against the traffic going to work from Brentwood. You might consider driving from each location to your job in Nashville at rush hour to "experience" the difference firsthand. In reference to your other questions, this link will help.

1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 12, 2007
Brentwood is just North of Franklin and south of Nashville, in the middle of the two cities, and is within 15-20 minutes driving distance to just about anywhere in the Nashville area. Brentwood is both in Davidson and Williamson County. If you do not want Davidson as you stated, make sure you check the county in Brentwood.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 29, 2007
Well, the favorites outside of Davidson include Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Hendersonville, Gallatin, Spring Hill and Thompson Station. Your husband gets the best end of the bargain if you choose Spring Hill or Thompson Station with his smaller commute time in comparison to yours. The best compromise is, of course, Brentwood; however, you're not going to see the bargains that you see in Spring Hill and Thompson Station.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 7, 2007
It all depends on your price range and where you work in Nashville. Smyrna and Spring Hill may be convenient for your husband as far as the distance is concerned. Rush hour would be a consideration on the portion of the highway that is only 2 lanes, though. Travel to Nashville would be farther for you. There are portions of Davidson County that would serve both your needs well however, it all depends on the price range you have in mind and your reason for eliminating Davidson County.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2008
Same in here. My husband works in Murfreesboro and I work in downtown Nashville. We made the choice for the part of Brentwood which is in the Davidson county (37027 zipcode) after a long search, because we have 2 kids. The neighborhoods and schools here are great, housing prices appreciate well, and very safe. My husband takes shortcuts to South, I take I-65 North we both have a great ride. Plus the conveniency of being close to good shopping malls, YMCA and high quality of life. If you can afford,t is I would say this is the best.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 25, 2008
Hi, Smyrna would be a good location. Close to 840 for hubby and I-24 for you. We have houses available starting at 134900 and topping out at 175900. We have good schools, police and fire protection.
Mike Cortez agent for Jerry Butler Homes--an equal housing provider. phone 582-0386. Look at Village of Valley Green subdivision. nicehomes370@aol.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2008
I would say if you guys are convenient to it, Fairview will be the most bang for your buck. I considered living there but it was too far to drive into work in Cool Springs. I worked in Cool Springs until last month and my wife worked at Vanderbilt. We chose to live in Crieve Hall because it worked out as a great commute for both of us (15 minutes for each of us). Crieve Hall elementary is a great elementary school, and the neighborhood is very safe. Across Harding north is not an area I feel as great about, and it is the same east of Crieve Hall but you can easily get a feel for that by driving around a neighborhood.

I would guess the little residential left in Berry Hill may be poised for growth now that the decrepit 100 Oaks Mall is becoming all Vanderbilt doctors offices. I also think the area around the torn down Bellevue Mall will do better because I am fairly certain they are putting an IKEA in where the old Dillards was.

Drive from wherever you are thinking about buying in terms of area, and as silly as it sounds, do it from there at the time you would be leaving and go to your work. That is the only way to get a sense of the commute. I drove all over the place but I am glad I did because the area of new development I liked down Old Hickory would have been a nightmare commute for me due to multiple new townhomes all over and not enough road.

Our house is linked at the bottom. We are going to do the drive thing here in Atlanta and live in an apartment for 6 months while we figure out the area. I think that by going up 400 I can have a reverse commute here (like I did going down to Cool Springs in Rush Hour) and my wife will not be too far from hospital work options in Atlanta. Enjoy the search process!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 10, 2008
Really it depends on price. The farther south you go, the more house you get for your money. If you can stay north of highway 96 and I-65, the traffic is not too bad. South of hwy 96 the interstate is 2 lanes, and it's really bad during rush hour. I would stay in Williamson county, the taxes are lower than davidson county, the schools are much better, and resale value is usually good. West of Franklin is Fairview, and you can get some good deals right now. I depends on where you work downtown as to how coming in on I-40 or Hwy 100 might work..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2008
Emily, the answer to your question depends on a lot of factors not the least of which is the part of Nashville in which you work. If your work is in west Nashville or central Nashville, you might seriously consider the Fairview area in Williamson County. You would have access to I-40 or Hwy 100 to get into Nashville. Your husband gets to Franklin via Hwy 96. Eventually, you both would be able to use the new Hwy 840 connector.

But why Fairview?

1. It is in Williamson County and has access to the excellent school system of Williamson County. Additionally, because of the small town community spirit , education is enhanced significally by community envolvement.
2. Building development has been slowed by the lack of sufficient intrastructure especially water resources. That has recently been resolved and will result in the same level of development we have seen in Franklin, Spring Hill,etc If the past is prolog to the future, development will result in increasing home values.
3. The HWY 840 connector to Franklin and I-65 will bring additional development as well as additional access to Nashville, Franklin and Cool Springs.
4. Home Buyers have not discovered Fairview yet. To many, it is a sleepy little country town. They do not see the future growth. As a result of this lack of vision by most home buyers, home prices are relatively low. As compared to the rest of Williamson County, cost per square foot is low. In other words, you can get the most for your money in Fairview.

Good luck,
Steve Jackson
Keller Williams Realty
9175 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, TN 37067
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2007
Murfreesboro is a great area! My husband works in Franklin and the drive down 840 is not bad at all. I also have several friends who work in downtown Nashville and live in Murfreesboro. The west side of Murfreesboro is a great area and right off 24 and state route 840. Lots of new constuction and older homes at great deals. The schools here are great if you have children also.

Hope you find a great place to live and if you need any help please feel free to contact me :)

Angie Morris
Exit Realty Network
615-494-5964 office
615-556-8554 cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 29, 2007
Spring Hill, Columbia, Chapel Hill, Thompson Station are all good choices. They offer affordable housing with easy access to I-65. All of these areas should appeal to you regarding safety, neighbors, and schools. I will be happy to send you school, neighborhood, and crime reports for all of these areas. You should have no more than a 30-45 minute commute depending on time you are heading to work.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2007
Not sure what price range you are looking in, but I haven't seen Nolensville mentioned here. You may want to check it out. It is east of Brentwood and Franklin and would give you both a reasonable commute. You still get Williamson County schools, and this area is really booming so I don't think you would have to worry much about resale. Hope this helps...and we would be happy to give you a quick tour of the area!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 11, 2007
Spring Hill and Thompsons Station are good places to live and Williamson County schools are ranked up there for school systems. If you want some country with city conveniences, Maury County or Columbia is a good place to live. Spring Hill is divided into Williamson County and Maury County.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 10, 2007
Emily, You should check out Mt Juliet, it is growing like crazy. Near the interstate and airport, has lots of new shopping areas, and really nice family neighborhoods. The housing prices are fair. Not inflated like a lot of areas. Check out the web site!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 4, 2007
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