Middle Tennessee spotlight: Mount Pleasant, TN

    We work in Nashville more than anywhere else, but it’s certainly not the only part of Middle Tennessee that intrigues and excites us — there are beautiful homes and charming communities from Sumner to Williamson County and well beyond, and we fall in love with farther-flung listings on a nearly daily basis.

    Case in point:

    508 Washington

    508 Washington Avenue, a 1912 Foursquare in historic Mount Pleasant, out in Maury County, kept in large part like a time capsule — the woodwork, the fireplaces, the expansive rocking-chair porch… if you swoon for historic homes, this one’ll definitely get you. And the clincher: It’s on the market for $191,900.

    Got your attention? We thought we’d share something just a little different this week, so here’s a bit more to help you get to know one of the small towns that help give Middle Tennessee its unique character:

    About Mount Pleasant

    Mt Pleasant historical

    • about 60 miles southwest of downtown Nashville, or roughly an hour’s drive
    • population of about 4,500 people
    • total area of about 11 square miles
    • a charming historic downtown business district, and areas on the National Register of Historic Places
    • roots as a phosphate mining town in the 1800s, with settlement shaping up around the turn of the century
    • the small Mt. Pleasant/Maury Museum of Local History shares exhibits about the area’s early years, from Native American artifacts to phosphate mining to the Civil and World Wars
    • a quick jump from the 90 acres of natural beauty at Stillhouse Hollow Falls
    • lots of community events, including spring and summer movie and arts nights on the historic Square, the Mid-South Barbecue Festival in October

    The particularly fun part of Mount Pleasant, Tenn., for house-hunters, is the cache of charming early-1900s homes, many of which retain original details, top to bottom.

    Just to round things out, let’s take a look at a few more gorgeous, historic Mount Pleasant homes, on the market now.

     

    206 Pleasant St206 Pleasant St
    Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
    PRICE: $632,000

    This restored brick home traces back to 1900, and, with nearly 5,300 square feet of living space, sits on almost 3 1/2 acres of treed property. If you get giddy over stained glass, this is a property you have to take a look at — in particular, the grand staircase that leads up to a landing with windows that are nothing short of stunning. And the screened porch is so perfectly placid, it could be a movie set.

     

    203 Hay Long Ave203 Hay Long Ave
    Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
    PRICE: $144,900

    You see a 3-bed, 2-bath 1885 Queen Ann Victorian with 1760 square feet at this price point, and you think “fixer-upper,” right? Nope. This home doesn’t really need a thing — it’s adorable and full of well-kept period details. Plus (there’s a plus!), the guest cottage, with a kitchenette and bath, is adorable and in fantastic shape, too.

     

     

    203 Pleasant Street203 Pleasant Street
    Mount Pleasant, TN 38474
    PRICE: $269,900

    Big family? Here’s a 7-bedroom historic Foursquare at over 4,200 square feet, built in 1900, and with those fantastic period-perfect touchstones (porch! plantation shutters! floors!). It has some tasteful updates, too, including an updated kitchen that isn’t at all out of place.
    You falling for Mount Pleasant too? Interested in a new home a little further out, or a home closer in but with this kind of historic charm? We’d love to help you hunt down your dream home, just reach out and tell us about what you love!

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