Neighborhood Spotlight: Percy Priest Lake

Percy Priest Lake is a large neighborhood with a number of homes from the 1970s and the 1990s. Anderson Street and Smith Springs Road are the main two roads running through the area.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Percy Priest Lake

Posted by Gary Ashton RE/MAX Advantage on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 10:12am.

Percy Priest Lake is a large neighborhood with a number of homes from the 1970s and the 1990s. Anderson Street and Smith Springs Road are the main two roads running through the area. These two roads provide full access to the rest of the city.

This south side neighborhood provides a number of brick/vinyl constructed homes, along with townhome options. The townhomes here are some of the most affordable choices for housing in the area.

Percy Priest Lake is home to Nashboro Village, which is a very big locally planned unite development. It includes single-family homes, apartments, townhomes and a golf course. The area is close to the lake, I-40, I-24 and the airport.

This location is very popular for those enjoying water fun. Boaters, anglers, swimmers and others enjoying the water will love this location because of the lake. Families can enjoy plenty of outdoor fun in the area, along with easy access to the rest of the Nashville area.

Five marinas are fond on the lake and it's only about 15 minutes from Nashville. Homes in the area range in price starting at about $150,000 and going up to over $300,000, depending on the size and community.

Harvest Grove is the most affordable area and homes range in size up to about 2,000 square feet. Most of the homes in this area are single family homes and this subdivision is close to grocery stores, Long Hunter State Park and other shopping options.

Cooks Landing is another great option with homes ranging in size from two to four bedrooms. The pries here start around $225,000 and go as high as about $300,000. If you want to live within walking distance of the lake, this is the right subdivision for you.

Masters View is another community in the area and includes the Pine Creek Golf Course. These homes range from around $250,000 to $300,000. Golfers will love this area because of the great golf course, but there's also shopping and dining found nearby.

If you're considering moving to the Nashville area, Percy Priest Lake should be at the top of your list. Families and those looking for outdoor fun will love living in one of the communities found here.

Old Hickory is a small metropolitan in Nashville. It was named in honor after President Andrew Jackson. His nickname happens to be "Old Hickory." The neighborhood is located in the eastern portion of Davidson County in a section called the Hadley Bend.

Old Hickory's Past

This is a neighborhood that was best known when it was considered a company town for a plant called DuPont. A lot of the residential structures in the town were originally built so the employees and supervisors had a place to live that was close to the DuPont plant.

Old Hickory's Present

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The north and west side of Old Hickory is bordered by water called the Cumberland River. The Old Hickory Lake can also be found on the east border. Old Hickory Boulevard is the name of the main street that cuts through this neighborhood.

Today, Old Hickory is home to a country club, a Chamber of Commerce, a city park, and the DuPont Plant. The DuPont Plant has mostly been shut down. It does, however, continue to employee a couple hundred people. The National Weather Service Office is located near the neighborhood in Wilson County. The office does have an Old Hickory address though.

Notable People from Old Hickory

Ken Shipp is a professional football coach from the Old Hickory village. Jack Kershaw is the name of an attorney from Old Hickory that became famous when he represented James Earl Ray. James Earl Ray being the criminal activist who was convicted for assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There are some people who call Old Hickory their home. There are some people who call it a historic neighborhood. There are even some people who say it is the place where their grandfather worked at the DuPont plant. Old Hickory is a place of history that most people cannot wait to discover.

Established in 1856, Cheatham County is one of the many counties found near Nashville.  It covers over 300 square miles and was named for Edward S. Cheatham. The county is found to the north and North West of Nashville, about 30 minutes from downtown.

Cities found in Cheatham County include:

  • Ashland City
  • Chapmansboro
  • Henrietta
  • Kingston Springs
  • Pegram
  • Pleasant View

Ashland City serves as the Cheatham County seat and provides the most major employers. It's home to The Riverview Restaurant and provides beautiful views of the Cumberland River.  The Blue Heron Cruises are also found in Ashland City, which provide an excellent water tour along the river.

Another very popular city found in Cheatham County is Kingston Springs. This bedroom community is one of the top places for country music performers and songwriters. This city has quite a bit of new construction and has quickly developed into a much larger community than it once was.

Pegram is found in between Kingston Springs and Bellevue. It's known as a quiet town with a population of about 2,200. This small town is home to many events during the holidays and at the local city park.

Shopping in Cheatham County is provided in Pleasant View. The town provides an old-style Main Street with plenty of local shops. It's also home to BJ's Family Restaurants, which is known as a top old-time hangout.

As Nashville grows, counties around it, such as Cheatham County also grow. This county provides a number of smaller communities close enough to the larger city for commuting. Ashland City has many larger employers, but many of the residents in the other cities commute to Nashville or another major area for work.

Those looking for a small town environment close to Nashville can find plenty of choices in Cheatham County.

3610 Bear Creek Ln, Thompsons Station TN, 37179Found about 25 miles to the south of Downtown Nashville is Thompson's Station. This city is a bedroom community for Davidson, Williamson and Maury Counties. It's known as one of the more expensive areas in the Nashville area.

Thompson's Station was incorporated in 1990, but has been known as a historic area since the 1700s. Since it's only ten minutes south of Franklin, it has become a very popular choice for those moving to the area. This city is most known for a famous Civil War battle and home to about 2,100 residents. Every October, they all get together to enjoy a pancake breakfast.

The location makes it a great place to settle for families, professionals and many other types of residents. It's one of the few places where residents can have it all. They give a pastoral setting close to the big city and one of the most vibrant regions in the United States.

Thompson's Station is served by five schools including:

  • Bethesda Elementary - K-5
  • Heritage Elementary - Pre-K-5
  • Oak View Elementary - K-5
  • Heritage Middle School - 6-8
  • Independence High school - 9-12

The schools all test above the state average and provide plenty of good options for students.

Along with a desirable location and good schools, the Thompson's Station area holds many regular events throughout the year. From weekly community events to festivals, this area has plenty of options for residents every year.

Plenty of shopping is found here from auto parts stores to grocery stores. Residents also enjoy dining at restaurants such as, Cira Grille, Huff's Grocery & Deli and other good choice.

Whether you're new to the Nashville area or considering moving to a bedroom community, the city of Thompson's Station provides a good option to explore. You will be close enough to enjoy what Nashville offers, but on the outskirts without the busy roads and noise.

A sub-section of the Antioch area, Cane Ridge provides an interesting neighborhood. This area of Nashville attracts younger families because of the newer homes and the affordable prices. Many of the homes were built in the 1990s and 2000s.

Along with the affordable real estate, the area provides easy access to downtown Nashville, along with Williamson County. Those commuting to the Franklin area often choose Cane Ridge because it's less expensive and the commute isn't too long.

Cane Ridge is served by many schools, which are known as the Cane Ridge School Cluster. They include:

  • Cole Elementary
  • A.Z. Kelley Elementary
  • Henry Maxwell Elementary
  • Antioch Middle School
  • Marshal Middle School
  • Cane Ridge High School
  • Antioch High School

All of the schools are above the state average and provide a good student/teacher ratio. Many new schools are in development, as well.

Cane Ridge is also known as the Brentioch area by some locals. You will find nicer stores within the area for grocery shopping and other shopping. Hickory Hollow provides the closest mall and the entire area of Brentwood is very accessible from this neighborhood.

The Cane Ridge Park provides good outdoor recreation with a playground and ball fields. The park is also home of a Model Plane Airstrip, which is fun to watch or take your own plane out and fly from the strip. Other parks and recreation areas are close by, as well.

Residents also enjoy a close location to the J. Percy Priest Reservoir. It's just a short drive away and provides access to a number of other parks, along with water activities. Cane Ridge is also just a short drive from Antioch Park, the Family Golf Center and the Global Mall at the Crossing.

Overall, Cane Ridge is a young and growing area with new homes. It's known best for providing a high value for real estate, with affordable prices and larger homes.  

Berry Hill Neighborhood, NashvilleNashville is filled with lots of great neighborhoods, and narrowing down any list in terms of appeal and desirability isn’t always easy. But even so, almost always mentioned somewhere near the top of just about everybody’s preferred places to call home in Nashville is Berry Hill—a charming little community situated just south of the Eighth Avenue South district.

Although Berry Hill is actually a city all on its own, locals tend to treat it as just another Nashville neighborhood because of its close proximity to the city, as well as its charming vibe and unmistakable village-like ambiance. Scattered around the Berry Hill area are over 400 businesses, plenty of locally-owned specialty shops, and roughly 40 recording studios and music-related establishments (this is “Music City” after all) that are certainly the driving force behind this wildly popular community.

But among all the retail and commercial space lies some pretty unique and funky residential real estate as well, most notably an abundance of brightly colored bungalows that are definitely some of coolest places to live on this side of town. If you’re a sucker for vintage charm and love that distinct homey feel older homes almost always seem to provide, Berry Hill is absolutely a great place to begin your home search.

Above all, though, Berry Hill residents are also situated right off I-65 and I-440, allowing for quick and easy access to just about anywhere in the entire Nashville-metro area. If you commute to downtown Nashville on a daily, or even weekly basis, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll be there in just minutes on most days, which of course has plenty of upside. Or if you workout in the ‘burbs, catching the highway couldn’t be easier from nearly any location in Berry Hill, undoubtedly shortening up your travel time.

So when you you combine its walkability, convenience, location, and the all-around great community feel of Berry Hill, it’s hard not to give it strong consideration during a home search, with the only question now being, what’s currently on the market?

For more information about Berry Hill real estate for sale, give The Ashton Group a call today or just take a closer look at some of the hottest properties currently listed below! 

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  • Price: $849,900
  • 2822 Erica Pl
  • MLS #: 1983108
  • City: Nashville
  • Subdivision: Berry Hill Gardens
  • County: Davidson County
  • Beds: 1
  • Baths:
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Fall-Hamilton Elementary
  • Middle School: Cameron College Preparatory
  • High School: Glencliff Comp High School

In the heart of Berry Hill, the New Music Row! Zoning is Residential/Commercial. This property has been completely renovated.

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REDUCED Photo for MLS 1975319 in 807 Horner Nashville, TN - 37204
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  • Price: $719,900
  • 807 Horner
  • MLS #: 1975319
  • City: Nashville
  • Subdivision: 12th S / Melrose
  • County: Davidson County
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Waverly-Belmont Elementary
  • Middle School: John T. Moore Middle School
  • High School: Hillsboro Comp High School

PROVINCE BUILDERS is knocking this one out of the park and it is an OUTSTANDING LOCATION! 2 huge decks in the rear with a large yard, modern architecture, designer high-end...

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  • Price: $694,900
  • 807 Horner
  • MLS #: 2004774
  • City: Nashville
  • Subdivision: 12th S / Melrose
  • County: Davidson County
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3
  • Type: Residential
  • Elementary School: Waverly-Belmont Elementary
  • Middle School: John T. Moore Middle School
  • High School: Hillsboro Comp High School

PROVINCE BUILDERS is knocking this one out of the park and it is an OUTSTANDING LOCATION! 2 huge decks in the rear with a large yard, modern architecture, designer high-end...

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Belmont Homes in Nashville

Although Belmont /Hillsboro is a college neighborhood that hovers around Belmont University, it’s also one of those Nashville communities that often gets overlooked during a home search. A quaint and charming part of the city that in many ways is defined by its quiet residential atmosphere, Belmont is perfect for home buyers who want a little peace and quiet where they live, but also still want to be within striking distance to a few local amenities as well. And for the most part, Nashville’s Belmont neighborhood truly is that location.

The hilly, tree-lined streets are perfect for taking the dog for a walk or enjoying a pleasant afternoon jog, while the moderately-sized bungalows and older single-family homes that fill the neighborhood landscape are impressive on a number of different levels. As you’ll see while wandering the streets, Bungalow style homes seem to fit perfectly with the overall neighborhood vibe, but in case you’re looking for a little more living space, all the vintage two-stories that you’ll find scattered throughout the area also seem to blend in perfectly with what we consider one of the coolest places to call home in town.

Once moving to the area, you’ll also be able to walk over to the small collection of tiny cafes, quaint restaurants, and a few local watering holes that are close to the university, also giving you something fun to do aside from just enjoying the peaceful, laid-back ambiance that you’ll undoubtedly feel after becoming a part of the community.

The Nations Real Estate Nashville

The Nations. You’ve heard of it and you probably even know somebody who lives or hangs out there by now. But what makes Nashville’s The Nations neighborhood so unique? Often described as a new age community with a friendly atmosphere and even friendlier residents, The Nations real estate landscape doesn’t resemble your typical Nashville neighborhood with vintage bungalows and old vintage houses. 

Instead, homes in The Nations are new, functional, and sustainable, all while still maintaining that classic charm and character you’re used to seeing around town. In addition, development around The Nations is designed to have a higher-density footprint as well, with homes mostly having smaller lot sizes but much more vertical living space. 

Aside from the attractive and modern living spaces, though, The Nations is also full of locally owned boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and small businesses that all help give it a charming small town feel despite being just off I-40, which of course can put residents in downtown Nashville only a matter of minutes. 

Although The Nations neighborhood has now been around for a little while, it’s certainly a location to keep your eye on if you’re going to be looking for a new home sometime in 2016. 

Oh, and if you’re wondering where The Nations came from, it’s actually named after the Chickasaw Nations Native American tribe, who has legend has it, lived in the area all the way back in the 1700s.


Gary Ashton

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Listing information last updated on February 19th, 2019 at 4:29pm CST.