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    Buying first-rate second homes in the Nashville area



    This week, The Tennessean was talking about the rise in second home purchases in the Nashville area, pushed forward by business travelers and retirees.

    The benefits of a second Nashville home — usually condos and townhouses — are many. Some homeowners found that their monthly mortgage equaled as few as three nights in a hotel. Others love having a place for friends and family (or employees) to crash here. Then there’s the investment benefit in a city that continues to grow swiftly and steadily.

    The draw is part of what’s helping encourage more condo and townhome development in town, which brings more house-hunting options to not only those part-time Nashvillians, but first-time buyers looking for something cozy and affordable, too.

    Have you been thinking about hunting for a second home in the area? Here’s a look at some condo/townhome options on the market now in Nashville and Franklin that have a lot to offer to homeowners with various needs/wants:


    420 Elysian Fields Rd
    420 Elysian Fields Rd. Apt. D6
    Nashville, TN 37211
    PRICE: $119,900

    If you’re sticking to a tighter budget, going a little more far-flung on the south side gets you 2 beds, 2 baths and almost 1000 square feet in a gated community for just a tad over $100K, and you’re still looking at a well-kept condo with amenities (including a pool).



    700 Church Street

    700 Church Street Apt. 808
    Nashville, TN 37203
    PRICE: $235,000

    Hoping for something historic? The Bennie Dillon building traces back to the mid-‘20s, and was one of Nashville’s first skyscrapers. Today, the Renaissance Revival property has updated condos with industrial design touches and awesome skyline views. This one comes with a downtown parking space, too, which is worth its square footage in gold nowadays.



    2600 Hillsboro Pike
    2600 Hillsboro Pike Apt. 139
    Nashville, TN 37212
    PRICE: $270,000

    If you really want your home-away-from-home to be right in the middle of things, this 1-bed, 1-bath condo at The Enclave in Hillsboro Village is close to all the walkable stuff to do in the Village, close to downtown, close to Music Row, close to Green Hills and lots more. The building has lots of amenities, too, from a Starbucks lounge to a workout facility.



    725 Mcferrin
    725 Mcferrin Ave. A
    Nashville, TN 37206
    PRICE: $279,900

    Need a little more Nashville space and want a lot of style without totally busting the budget? In East Nashville (just steps from Holland House, The Pharmacy and Mas Tacos), you have 2 beds, 2 1/2 baths and cool design touches, including stained concrete floors and two-story bedroom ceilings.



    122 Pennystone Cir
    122 Pennystone Cir
    Franklin, TN 37067
    PRICE: $349,900

    Focused on Franklin? You can snag a lot of space in the gated Avalon near Cool Springs: 2 beds and 3 baths over almost 1900 square feet, with a flex space and 2-car garage (with the potential for more finished space above it).



    2013 Beech Ave
    2013 Beech Ave D
    Nashville, TN 37204
    PRICE: $359,953

    Prefer new construction? Here’s a brand new 2-bed, 2 1/2-bath townhouse in growing Wedgewood-Houston, with high ceilings, high-end finishes and a luxurious master suite with both a walk-in shower and tub.



    1212 Laurel St
    1212 Laurel St #1111
    Nashville, TN 37203
    PRICE: $372,900

    Luxury and nightlife in your list? Right on the edge of the busy Gulch and all its restaurants and shops, this 1-bed, 1-bath condo has upscale finishes, impeccable wall-of-windows views and serious amenities, included a heated saline pool.



    1400 Rosa L Parks Blvd
    1400 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Apt. 110 
    Nashville, TN 37208
    PRICE: $459,985

    More creative loft-style tastes? This one, in the historic Werthan Mills, is absolutely overflowing with character — exposed brick, stone, beams and ductwork, warm weathered wood and cool industrial design elements and lots more. And you’re amid all that Germantown has to offer, from some of the city’s best food to the new First Tennessee Park ballpark.


    There’s a pretty broad cross-section of options in the area for second home hunters (or other condo/townhome seekers). Any of these fit your needs? Let us know if we can help you lock down your second (or first) home!


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