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➺ 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!

➺ Living in Woodbine

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Woodbine is turning into a buzzword in Nashville, but how much do you really know about this neighborhood on the rise? Allow us to introduce you! Here’s what to eat, see, and do, and why you might choose this location for your next Nashville home.

WHERE IS WOODBINE
Woodbine is located in South Nashville, reaching from I-440 to beyond Thompson Lane and centered around Nolensville Road.

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WHERE TO EAT
This area of town is known for it’s diversity in food options: authentic Mexican food, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, you name it. You may just end up finding your favorite hole in the wall restaurant in this part of town! Mixed Grill Café or the burgers and full bar at Twin Kegs are just some of our favorites, plus several others that are so old school they don’t even have websites, so you’ll just have to stop in! New Nashville, meet old Nashville.

If you’re looking for some caffeine or a solid crepe, look no further than Red Bicycle Coffee Shop. This is one of two locations in Nashville, and you can’t go wrong with any of their 40 crepe options! If you like your flavored lattes like we do, try the Honey Miel.

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WHAT TO DO
The great thing about Woodbine is that you are a very short drive (or a $5 Uber ride) from downtown. If you want to stay close, there are several antique stores, pawnshops, and local storefronts where you can spend your afternoon. We’ve been known to find some great furniture and home décor at Southeastern Salvage and Nashville Pickers, to name a few. Just down the street is the Nashville Zoo! Check out their special events or just spend the day visiting with the animals.

WHY WOODBINE
Woodbine is a part of Nashville that hasn’t boomed to peak popularity yet like The Gulch or 12 South, so homeowners can get more bang for their buck. By that we mean a bigger yard and more square footage for less money. With the rising prices and competition for home sales in Nashville, that makes Woodbine a hot commodity!

WHERE TO LIVE
Homes are going fast in Woodbine! Here’s what’s available now. There’s a renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with 1308 square feet listed at $235,000; a new 3 bed 2.5 bath home with 1399 square feet listed at $249,000; a renovated 3 bed 2 bath home with 1440 square feet listed at $289,900; a new 3 bed 2 bath with 1589 square feet listed at $319,900; 2 versions of new 3 bed 2.5 bath homes both with 1844 square feet on 0.29 acres listed at $349,900. Based on these homes prices and sizes, the average price per square foot in Woodbine right now is $190.

If Woodbine is calling your name, let’s make a move! Connect with us to see these or other homes in Nashville.

 

➺ How Much Money Does it Take to Buy a Home in Nashville

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How affordable is your dream neighborhood?

It’s no secret that the Nashville we’re living in today is very different from that of just a few years ago when it comes to buying real estate. The hot neighborhoods have gotten hotter and new “next best” areas of town to buy are popping up all over the place. It can be overwhelming to figure out which area suits both your needs and your budget, and which locations are likely to give you the most long-term bang for your buck.

That’s why we created this neighborhood guide! Comparing contemporary, stylish homes with the most commonly requested finishes, you can easily see how much money you’ll need to become a homeowner in any given part of town.

12 SOUTH
A longtime Nashville favorite, 12 South is experiencing a new growth spurt, drawing even more attention to the hip, friendly neighborhood.

  • $550,000 – 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,507 square feet
  • $619,900 – 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,789 square feet
  • $649,900 – 4 bed, 3 beth, 2,384 square feet

Using these examples the average price per square foot is $237.

THE GULCH
Home to Nashville’s shiniest high rises as well as the restaurants lining M Street, The Gulch calls to many who want to live in the center of the city’s culture.

  • $405,000 – 2 bed, 1 bath condo, 1,108 square feet
  • $480,000 – 2 bed, 2 bath condo, 1,292 square feet
  • $579,900 – 2 bed, 2 bath condo, 1,465 square feet

The average price per square foot is $379.

GERMANTOWN
With the Sounds baseball stadium and new restaurants opening around the clock, Germantown is one of Nashville’s top neighborhoods on the rise.

  • $367,900 – 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,424 square feet
  • $369,900 – 1 bed, 1 bath, 1,209 square feet
  • $419,900 – 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,140 square feet
  • $519,950 – 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,271 square feet
  • $649,987 – 4 bed, 3 bath historic home, 2,895 square feet

The average price per square foot is $234.

INGLEWOOD
East Nashville’s quieter neighbor to the north, Inglewood has been drawing a lot of attention for its historic charm and large yards, the perfect recipe for potential future renovations.

  • $199,900 – 2 bed, 1 bath, 1,066 square feet
  • $244,500 – 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,200 square feet
  • $365,000 – 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,930 square feet
  • $439,900 – 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,220 square feet

The average price per square foot is $186.

EAST NASHVILLE
When we think of how Nashville has changed in recent years, we think first of East Nashville. First drawing the city’s artists a decade or so ago, East Nashville has become known as a creative epicenter.

  • $389,900 – 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,619 square feet
  • $590,000 – 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,905 square feet
  • $625,000 – 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,562 square feet

The average price per square foot is $226.

SYLVAN PARK
In beautiful and convenient Sylvan Park, you’ll find options for families or singles looking to live in a more residential area close to West End.

  • $549,000 – 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,105 square feet
  • $695,000 – 4 bed, 3 bath, 3,016 square feet

This average price per square foot is $243.

THE NATIONS
There has also been a lot of new construction in The Nations. It’s an opportune time to find your new home here with new development flowing in over the next few years.

  • $359,900 – 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,208 square feet
  • $379,900 – 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,000 square feet
  • $414,900 – 3 bed, 2 bath, 2,317 square feet

The average price per square foot is $177.

WEDGEWOOD-HOUSTON
Wedgewood Houston has been garnering a lot of attention lately for its new development and proximity to downtown.

  • $439,000 – 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 1,918 square feet
  • $439,000 – 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2125 square feet

The average price per square foot is $217.