Neighborhoods in Middle Tennessee are famous for one common thread: a sense of community. With that said, each neighborhood has its own character. How will you know when you’ve found the perfect one for your needs?
What to Look for in a Neighborhood
Before you start listing the pros and cons of each subdivision and neighborhood in the Greater Nashville area, decide what you’re really looking for.
Do you want walking trails along tree-lined streets? Proximity to work, school or recreation? Maybe you need a place that’s extremely dog-friendly, or you want to live in a community where you can hear kids laughing until the street lights come on.
What type of home do you want to live in? Is condominium living your style, or would you prefer to have more than a few walls separating you and your neighbors?
If you have children, or if you plan to have children, you’ll probably want to look at the local schools and their ratings, as well. You can also ask local police departments for neighborhood crime statistics.
Write down your list of “must-haves.” You’ll need it once you start narrowing down your choices.
Play Neighborhood Detective
Start exploring Middle Tennessee real estate listings for homes that meet your needs. This is the fastest way to pare down your list of potential neighborhoods.
Once that’s done, take a leisurely drive (or two) through the communities that still interest you. Visit in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening to see how the time of day affects the area. A neighborhood that’s peaceful and serene between noon and 3 p.m. might become party central at 7:30 p.m., so you’ll be able to get a great snapshot of each community’s ins and outs by visiting at various times.
You’ll need to look for “For Sale” and “For Rent” signs; they can signal that a neighborhood is declining in popularity and, in some cases, that property values are dipping.
When it comes to neighborhoods, your first impression is usually trustworthy. It’s always okay to trust your gut while you’re finding the perfect place to live.
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