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Best communities in Nashville area?

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Hello guys!!! I've really enjoyed my time reading the posts on the forum and learning lots of things that I didn't know before about many different places. I have been on here for about a month now and never really thought I would have a lot to say, but I do have a question, maybe someone could assist me. I am currently in Savannah, GA and is looking to move into the Nashville area hopefully sometime in the very, very near future. I have done massive research on many parts of town that I wouldn't mind calling home, (that is within me and my wife's budget :blush: ). The issue is that I really don't have a true realistic 'feeling' about certain areas whether they would be a good and safe area to relocate to. I was born and raised in a crime infested community and is definitely not interested in going into a similar community, (born and raised in Birmingham)!!! A lot of the areas I suggested to live were parts of town that some locals told me to stay away from. They seemed very livable when I was there in town during the day observing, but from what I hear, looks are deceiving and some are surely not a place to raise a family. I am 23 years old and is definitely not in the very upper tier when it comes to affordabilty and this would be our very first home so I do want to be somewhere livable in the area to settle down and call home. So I was wishing that someone could help me out. It would really be well appreciated. What do you think are some of the best areas in Nashville to raise a family. Thanks a million!! ^_^

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OOPS!!! I just noticed that I posted this same topic twice on this board!!! :wacko: My fault!!! Moderator, feel free to delete the other if you may. Sorry about that!!!

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The West Meade area is nice and I think fairly affordable. Easy commute downtown via Charlotte too.

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Yeah my sister just moved to antioch and got a nice house in a nice area for pretty good price. Its a good 15-20 minute drive to downtown though....

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I guess I'll throw in my 2 cents. I'd urge you to check out the Inglewood/Riverwood area. I grew up in this area, and after years of living near Hillsboro Village found this was a great place I could afford. The convenience factor is a big thing. Being only 5 miles from downtown and 6 from Madison/RiverGate, I can find nearly anything I need within a few minutes drive. It's also less than 10 minutes to Opry Mills, Briley Parkway, Ellington Pky, I-65, etc. It's an easy transition from being at home to being on your way somewhere.

The neighborhood avoids most of the problems a neighborhood so close to the city might have. The houses range from inexpensive to the very expensive riverbluff houses nearby. It's quiet, you get a lot of bang for your buck in housing, mostly single family with good sized yards. It's in Area 6 of most real estate guides. My house, for example, is surrounded by people who've lived in this neighborhood for 50 years, plus a huge influx of new people...some professional, some not. My immediate neighbors are people from Iowa, Memphis, North Carolina, Alabama, and a nice mix of people from other countries and cultures. It's an easy place for kids.

Buying a house in this neighborhood is a wise move. The stability and convenience is causing a healthy increase in property value, but still there are very good places to buy even within a tight budget.

Good luck in your search.

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Oh well I just posted on the other post before I read this one ... figures... its too early in the morning and I have not had enough coffee.. :huh::silly:

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Thanks for the responses guys!!!! I really appreciate the feedback and the help. Sorry for leaving out so many details. I am looking for our very first house probably in the low to mid 100's. I am more than likely to work downtown and don't mind a drive probably 15-30 minutes to work. One local preferred me to Murfreesboro but it seemed a pretty good distance to downtown when we went there, (nice town though). LaVeregne and Symrna seemed like the closest areas to Nashville in Rutherford county and seemed to have a lot of new construction homes in that area in my price range, but I don't really know enough about those areas as for as crime and such. We really liked the Hendersonville area but wanted to learn about other areas around town, so I came to seek aid from my new family at urbanplanet!!!! :thumbsup: I hope that gives more detail about what me and my wife is looking for. Thanks for all the input guys!!! (I posted this same response on the other topic post due to me posting the same topic twice.....) ^_^ I kinda feel like an idiot for doing that.....

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Thanks for the responses guys!!!! I really appreciate the feedback and the help.  Sorry for leaving out so many details.  I am looking for our very first house probably in the low to mid 100's.  I am more than likely to work downtown and don't mind a drive probably 15-30 minutes to work.  One local preferred me to Murfreesboro but it seemed a pretty good distance to downtown when we went there, (nice town though).  LaVeregne and Symrna seemed like the closest areas to Nashville in Rutherford county and seemed to have a lot of new construction homes in that area in my price range, but I don't really know enough about those areas as for as crime and such.  We really liked the Hendersonville area but wanted to learn about other areas around town, so I came to seek aid from my new family at urbanplanet!!!! :thumbsup:  I hope that gives more detail about what me and my wife is looking for.  Thanks for all the input guys!!!  (I posted this same response on the other topic post due to me posting the same topic twice.....) ^_^  I kinda feel like an idiot for doing that.....

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Hendersonville's a great place and if you need to know more about it just let me know.

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Hendersonville's a great place and if you need to know more about it just let me know.

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Thanks rocket!!! I would love to learn more about the Hendersonville area. I know that there is a lot of development going on in Hendersonville with The Streets of Indian Lake development with a RAVE theater and 500,000 sq ft of retail space and 2 mil of office space and also the Pinnacle at Sumner Point retail development which will have I think a 16 screen O'Neil Movie Theater and 350,000 sq ft of retail across from the Glenbrook development. I would greatly appreciate more info about "the city on the lake" and any other area anyone may have in mind. How is the Rivergate/Goodlettsville/Madison area? I think that was a great shopping district that we visited in the northern section of nashville.

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Thanks rocket!!!  I would love to learn more about the Hendersonville area.  I know that there is a lot of development going on in Hendersonville with The Streets of Indian Lake development with a RAVE theater and 500,000 sq ft of retail space and 2 mil of office space and also the Pinnacle at Sumner Point retail development which will have I think a 16 screen O'Neil Movie Theater and 350,000 sq ft of retail across from the Glenbrook development. I would greatly appreciate more info about "the city on the lake" and any other area anyone may have in mind.  How is the Rivergate/Goodlettsville/Madison area?  I think that was a great shopping district that we visited in the northern section of nashville.

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Hendersonville and the neighboring town of Gallatin are right now in an explosion of new growth. The largest and most innovative developments going up in the Nashville area are located in these two cities. For the past few years, the parade of homes has abandoned Williamson County to showcase the new line of upscale housing being built on Old Hickory Lake and in the surrounding areas. The area also offers a good selection of moderately priced housing and the condo/townhouse developments are booming.

For Retail, Rivergate offers every big name chain in restaurants or shopping. Rivergate Mall has all the basics like Abercrombie, Gap, Dillard's, etc. Hendersonville and Gallatin's new retail scene has been planned to be more upscale including stores like Ethan Allen, Chico's, Ann Taylor Kids, Talbot's and other retailers currently located only in Cool Springs or Green Hills.

Office development is also on the rise and I think will become more important as future Hendersonvillians look for jobs closer to home as gas prices rise. The Streets at Indian Lake will include more office space than Maryland Farms of Brentwood when completed.

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If you don't relocate to the city of Nashville itself, relocate to Hendersonville. I'm really not a fan of the southern and southeastern suburbs. lol

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