WKRN just did a story that home buyers in Nashville might find interesting. The question posed: “As real estate market booms, where are Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods?”
The neighborhoods WKRN spotlighted probably won’t surprise any longtime Nashvillians — while they might not have been considered the top-pick parts of Nashville two decades ago, by now, these areas are thoroughly well-established/renewed, and only getting more popular.
Buried in there is an interesting prediction, though: According to the professionals WKRN polled, the part of Nashville that’s most poised for major growth is on the southwest side of town: Bellevue.
We have our eyes on a number of Nashville-area neighborhoods (and we’d be glad to chat with you about areas with potential, if you’re about to start househunting). But Bellevue is definitely in there — proximity to Warner Parks and Natchez Trace Parkway access are big bonuses to nature lovers, and the comparably low home-listing prices are attractive to families looking for space to stretch out, without over-stretching their budget.
Learn more about Bellevue in our Nashville Neighborhood Guide here, and let us know if you’d like to explore the area (or anywhere else in Nashville).
To put a little more perspective to the information in WKRN’s story, we picked out some Nashville homes on the market from on-the-rise Bellevue and “Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods,” all of which hover around the average median list price for their respective areas, as of February 2017.
Median area list price: $291K
108 Eller Ct
Nashville, TN 37221
If you’re looking for woodsy surroundings, this Colonial delivers — the yard is private and verdant, and a decent (but not overwhelmingly large) size, at a little over a third of an acre. Lots of space inside, too, with more than 2600 square feet. The curb appeal has historic charm, although the home’s a bit newer (built in 1986).
“Nashville’s hottest neighborhoods,” according to WKRN
Median area list price: $650K
803 A Montrose Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
Brand new construction a few blocks off 12th, with modern design, one-car garage and a nice, covered deck. This location lets you take pretty much equal advantage of all the dining/shopping in 12 South and Melrose — a pretty solid perk.
Median area list price: $340K
404 Avondale Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
Prices can vary widely across East Nashville’s many sub-sections — what you’ll see at the median list price in Lockeland Springs and, say, Maplewood can be as different as 12 South and Bellevue. But Little Hollywood — a cozy corner of mostly historic Spanish-style homes — remains a favorite among Nashvillians looking to become East Nashvillians, for good reason. It’s walkable to 5 Points/lots of other stuff to do, and super cute. This cottage just hit the market as we were putting this post together, with 3 beds, 2 baths and just over 1400 square feet. Guesses are it won’t last too long.
Median area list price: $555K
1726 B 7th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
Truth be told, around this median list price lately, you’ll generally be looking closer to Salemtown on the north end. There are lots of beautiful new homes going up there, like this large and modern new construction, with 4 beds, 3 1/2 baths and almost 2500 square feet. It has cool industrial details, like concrete floors and custom metal railings, but the coolest attribute — becoming something of a Germantown/Salemtown hallmark — is the large roof deck, with far-reaching views.
Median area list price: $360K
6202 A New York Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
This one’s pretty emblematic of the properties popping up in The Nations now: new construction with a modest, easy-to-wrangle backyard and lots of designer details. The kitchen here is particularly cool, with a full-wall herringbone backsplash that really catches the eye.
What did you think about WKRN’s mix of the “hottest Nashville neighborhoods”? Agree/disagree?
If you’re looking for a new home in any of these neighborhoods — or any other neighborhood in the Nashville area — we’d love to help you find it. Call or email ACRE, or start the process here by filling out a few new-Nashville-home wish-list details.