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➺ Living In Inglewood

It’s funny how much can change in just a few years. In roughly a decade, East Nashville has gone from a mecca for artists on a budget, to a deal on a first home, to a sought after community. The northern part of East Nashville, with its own zip code, is charming Inglewood. Quieter than East Nashville but with easy access to the same growing list of hot spots, Inglewood is known for its historic cottage style homes, recently peppered with new builds as well, and for several of its own shops and eateries that Nashvillians come from all over the city to enjoy. These are our favorites!

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FOOD
You have not experienced all that Nashville has to offer if you haven’t eaten at Mitchell Deli. You absolutely cannot go wrong with any of their fresh vegetables, local meats, and amazing bread. These are sandwiches you must have in your life. A favorite stop in Inglewood! We also love Village Pub & Beer Garden. They have the most delicious soft pretzels (that you can have made into a sandwich!) plus a patio for this perfect fall weather.

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COFFEE
The original Dose Coffee is in West End, but they recently opened a new location in Inglewood! Stop by this quaint coffee shop for breakfast or come by with friends in the afternoon for a little pick-me-up.

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SHOPPING
Old Made Good has made its mark in the homes of Nashville residents! With refurnished finds and whimsical décor and gifts, this is always a fun shop to browse through. If you live in Inglewood chances are you have a record player at home! Add some new vinyl finds to your collection from Fond Object Records. The Riverside Village Pharmacy has all the soaps, supplements, and sundries you could possibly need!

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THINGS TO SEE
With a Nature Center, a Greenway, a golf course, urban community gardening, a B-Cycle station and more, Shelby Bottoms Park could keep you busy for days! Go for a walk or run, take the dog, play 18 holes, bike for miles, and so much more. Being close to the park is a major perk of living in Inglewood!

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WHERE TO LIVE
Though the competition for homes in Inglewood has been on the rise, there are numerous homes on the market that may perfectly suit your needs! A brand new 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house (1,890 square feet) is listed at $369,900. A quintessential Inglewood cottage built in 1938 (updated) has 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths (2,228 square feet) and is listed at $419,900. Thinking a little smaller? There’s a newly renovated cottage with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1018 square feet) listed at $249,000!

Curious about what else Inglewood has to offer? Connect with us for your own personal tour!

➺ How to Choose the Right Neighborhood

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How many decisions do you think the average person makes in a day? 50? 100? 1000? Sometimes the decisions are as simple as where to have dinner (link to family style post or new restaurant openings post). Other times the decisions are much more life changing, like “what’s our budget for a new home?” or “where should we live?” As important as it is, choosing a neighborhood to buy your next home in should not be a stressful decision. We’ve made a list of factors to consider to help guide you in how to choose your next community.

SAFETY
Is the neighborhood safe? Is it a high crime area? Do you value a gated community? Is it a higher traffic area with commercial properties or more residential? See which Nashville neighborhoods are safest!

LOCATION
How close is it to where you work? Is it a remote location or is it relatively close to the grocery store, bank, gym, and places you visit on a regular basis?

SCHOOL DISTRICT
A very important factor for many! Will your kids have to change schools? Or if you don’t have kids yet, is this a school zone you would want to send your children to? Find out more about Nashville area school districts.

COUNTY
Are you in the same county as your currently live or will you be in a new county? Is there a benefit to staying in your county or will you receive more benefits from changing counties? Remember different counties may have different tax rates. Something else you may want to be aware of is who your local government district council members and representatives are and what kind of work they’re doing for your new community.

PRICE
Are you getting the most bang for your buck? Could this be the next potential “it” neighborhood where you can sell your property for significantly more than what you bought it for? Or are you planning to stick around for the long haul no matter what happens?

Connect with us for extra help in figuring out which Nashville neighborhood is right for you!

➺ Nashville Market Report: September Review

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Fall seems to be everyone’s favorite time of year. Cozy bonfires, holiday parties, festive decorations, etc. Plenty of Nashvillians are celebrating the change of season in their new homes!

There were 3,474 home closings reported for the month of September, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of REALTORS®.

“The monthly, quarterly and year-to-date numbers are actually very similar, despite only two of the three showing an increase,” said GNAR President Denise Creswell. “Year-over-year sales for the month and the quarter are essentially flat, which is to be expected this time of year. Our region’s ability to remain stable given the inventory shortage is a strong indication of the healthy market we have.”

Stats at a glance:

· There were 3,577 sales pending at the end of September, compared with 3,244 pending sales at this time last year.

· The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 50 days, compared with 56 days for September 2015.

· The median residential price for a single-family home during September was $256,900, and for a condominium, it was $188,495. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $236,866 and $171,325, respectively.

· Inventory at the end of September was 11,886, down from 13,141 in September 2015.

Take the first steps and connect with us about starting your search. What better way to create some amazing memories this fall than in a new home?

➺ Family Style: Where to Dine in Nashville with a Group

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Coming into the holiday season, sharing and celebrating are definitely on the menu! Choosing a place to do so, however, isn’t always so easy. Luckily for us, some of Nashville’s best restaurants are set up for ideal bites sharing, drinks toasting, and special occasion celebrating.

Here’s our guide to go-to places for dinner with friends, including what we like to order.

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Arnold’s Country Kitchen
When you want some southern home cooked comfort food, look no further. From fried chicken to meatloaf to all the fixings you can share, you can’t go wrong.

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Martin’s BBQ
Try the new 13,000 sq ft location on Belmont Blvd for all your BBQ needs. Each friend can get a different meat and sides, and then pass around to share.

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DeSano Pizza Bakery
If you are looking for authentic Italian pizza, this is the spot for you. Order up a couple pizzas and pass them around the table. What better way to enjoy carbs than to have numerous options of toppings on said carbs?

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Here’s a fun idea. Everyone orders a different level of heat on their chicken. Then mix it up and everyone has a piece to represent the different spice levels. Just make sure you note which was in the clucking hot piece!

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Bartaco
Confession…we could eat tacos every day of the week. We also love the atmosphere bartaco offers. We always make sure to ask about the special taco of the day. But you can’t go wrong with the tortilla soup, plantains, or the chicken tacos! Order some appetizers, and try at least one of every taco on the menu to pass around your group.

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Monell’s
Nashville’s best spot for sharing, Monell’s is a Nashville tradition that’s perfect for a big group celebration or even a holiday when no one wants to do the cooking. Serving soul foods family style, you’ll feel right at home passing the potatoes. Prepare to eat seconds, and maybe even thirds.

Want to live near the best places to eat? Let us show you which neighborhood is right for you… and your appetite!

➺ Nashville’s Best Halloween Events

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Pumpkins, costumes, and candy corn, oh my! With all things Halloween in full force, we wanted to give you a quick list of festive events all around town. Here are some of our favorites:

Salemtown Halloween Block Party
This family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 6pm-9pm on the 1600 block of 5th Avenue North. There will be food trucks, games, live entertainment, trick or treating, prizes and more.

Nashville Ghost Tours
Ready to hear some ghost stories? Take the Nashville Ghost tour through November 15th. There are three options: Haunted Nashville Downtown tour, Haunted Tavern tour, and Nashville Hearse tour. Tickets range from $15-$25.

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Day of the Dead Tequila Festival
Tequila, music, and food…what more could you ask for? The Day of the Dead Tequila Festival will take place Friday, October 28th from 6pm-9pm at the Pavilion East. Tickets are $29 in advance.

Battle for the Bones
What’s a better way to spend the holiday than listening to music while raising money for a good cause? The Big 98 is raising money for cancer research while throwing the biggest costume party in Nashville. The event takes place at Cannery Row on October 28th and the lineup features Chase Rice, Locash, Luke Combs, Craig Campbell, DJ Sinister, Brett Young and Michael Tyler. Tickets start at $40.

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Something Wicked-Nashville Ballet
The Nashville Ballet is performing Something Wicked at TPAC from October 20-22. Tickets as low as $28.

Want to know what’s happening in your neighborhood this season, or looking for a new neighborhood to call home? Connect with us to chat!