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Best area to buy in for under $225k?

What is the best location within 30 minutes of downtown to buy a house in? Some basic requirements:

-In a sub-div, safe community
-Single fam. home
-1800-2500 sq. ft (3 bed + den, or 4 bed is preferred)
-great schools
  • July 12 2012 - Nashville
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I have to admit all of the answers below are right on. However, I have been selling new construction in The Grove at Cane Ridge. Bob Goodall is the home builder. His company builds great homes and has a solid reputation. I have no personal interest in the community in The Grove at Cane Ridge. Plus there's only about 70 homes being built. I'd be glad to assist you however you may need it.
  • July 22 2013
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Bellevue, Franklin and Murfreesboro (about 40 min) would all be good options. I agree with 12 South being such a great and cool neighborhood in Nashville, but it would be hard to find a home in this price rage.  The link below is a guide to some of the in town areas, but some of them may not meet your price requirements:

http://www.nashvillehomeviewer.com/best-places-to-live-in-nashville/
  • July 20 2013
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For small family homes under $250k in safe communities, that are within 30 minutes of downtown, there are plenty of option! Hillsboro Village, Sylvan Park, Belmont, and Green Hills are some of the safest and most family-friendly neighborhoods in the city. These areas also bleed into Franklin, TN, which is slightly more rural, but still very safe!

Check of some properties which meet these criterion here!
  • April 26 2013
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Right now Nashville is the crown jewel for real estate.  There are so many great communities, growing neighborhoods, and restoration of some of the older districts.  12South comes to mind.  The parks are fabulous there and it's such a walkable area.  If you like to live out a little bit, Mt Juliet is growing by leaps and bounds. Beautiful new brick family homes are being build just off South Mt. Juliet Road that would meet your requirements.  You'll be 30 minutes from the city either on Rt 40 or over Percy Priest.  Wonderful parks and playgrounds for the children.  Fabulous shopping for the rest of us.  Make home shopping FUN!  It's such a great time of your life.  Best of luck to you.
  • April 09 2013
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For your schools you may want to check a website such as greatschools.org  There are several areas in Middle Tennessee that will fit your criteria, all of the below suggestions are great.  You just need to find a good buyers' agent who can aid you in your search and help you narrow down which area will work for you.  Please feel free to email me directly if you would like additional assistance.  Happy House Hunt!
  • March 05 2013
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Nashville is still a very reasonable place to live in comparison to other major cities.  Your options are good if you are willing to look outside of the urban areas close to downtown.  Hendersonville, Spring Hill and Mount Juliet are all in different corners of Nashville but all fit the bill here.  Unfortunately I can't comment on the schools because it is in direct violation of the fair housing laws but I'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction so you can gather more information.
  • March 02 2013
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Besides Bellevue, you may want to try Franklin, Nolensville or Mount Juliet. The downtown commute from all of these areas is approximately 30 minutes (depending on traffic). Each of these suburbs have their own unique amminities and fun things to do.  Please let me know if you need more real estate information about these, or other parts of the Greater Nashville area.
  • July 13 2012
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I'd say the Bellevue area would be a great place to start.  I lived there for sometime when I first moved to TN from Boston... great area, lots of amenities, good schools, decent pricing for both in subdivisions or just outside in the county.  It's just 20 -30 mins. (depending on traffic, time of day, etc.) to downtown Nashville and Brentwood area. You'd enjoy the area. If you need more information, feel free to email me at [email removed by Zillow moderator]
Tina Evans, Broker
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  • July 12 2012
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Bellevue comes to mind as a popular option. Or perhaps Hendersonville or Mt. Juliet. Call me if you'd like to chat.
  • July 12 2012
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