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Stately Georgian Home in Julia Green Elementary School District

STATELY adjective - 1. majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc.: a stately home. - 2. dignified.

Perfectly located between Green Hills and Vanderbilt, this Georgian home is offered by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

Perfectly located between Green Hills and Vanderbilt, this Georgian home is offered by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and additional information.

The three bedroom, three and a half bath home on Golf Club Lane in Gloucester Square exudes elegance from the minute you open the front door. You are greeted in the foyer by a formal living and dining room on your right and left. Stairs rise in front of you to a second floor. Gilded accents adorn the home subtly and add to the luxury that you feel.

A top of the line kitchen is one of the many highlights in this home for sale in Nasvhille.

A top of the line kitchen is one of the many highlights in this home for sale in Nasvhille.

As you move through the main level the kitchen proudly displays stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  Nearby are a powder bath, a paneled family room with built-ins and a magnificent butler’s pantry/bar.  The home is the perfect home for everyday living, as well as entertaining. The layout easily flows from room to room.

We love the built-ins and complimentary paneling in this cozy family room.

We love the built-ins and complimentary paneling in this cozy family room.

From the family room French doors lead to a patio. Part of the patio is open while the other side is behind a partial privacy wall. An intimate dinner or a garden party could easily be hosted in these
surroundings.

All three bedrooms are on the second floor, including a spacious master suite. His and her walk-in closets, master bath with split vanities, as well as separate tub and shower. It is an absolute oasis for the home owner.

A lovely owner's retreat complete with his and her walk in closets and a fantastic bathroom.

A lovely owner's retreat complete with his and her walk in closets and a fantastic bathroom.

The fully fenced flat yard is low maintenance and easily accessible from the main level.

The fully fenced flat yard is low maintenance and easily accessible from the main level.

Luxury, elegance and more are what you find in this all brick home. It is a must see. It feels a bit like a dream come true from the moment you set eyes on it.

Three bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath.

Offered at $595,000.

2114 Golf Club Lane
Nashville, TN 37215

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michelle Maldonado, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

For more information on this Nashville home for sale, please contact:

Michelle Maldonado

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

(615) 260-4423


Terrazzo: The Finest High-Rise Green Living Nashville Has to Offer

The Gulch is the first LEED certified neighborhood in the South. The community is an upscale urban development with condominiums, fine dining, office space and retail space. The Terrazzo is centrally located in this spectacular neighborhood and embodies the vision of the community.

This corner location city home in the Terrazzo is on the seventh floor (# 713) and is a two bedroom, two bath condominium currently listed by The Lipman Group and Sotheby’s International Realty. It is spectacular….the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows will leave you breathless. The open living room, dining space and kitchen allow for unobstructed views of the city lights.

The kitchen is at the center of the action in this sleek condo for sale from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information.

The kitchen is at the center of the action in this sleek condo for sale from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty. Click on the image for more photos and information.

The kitchen is modern and sleek in design. The mocha cabinets are appointed with white granite countertops. The spacious bar has pendant lighting shining down as great accent lighting.

The second bedroom can be utilized for a roommate plan, guest room or home office. The space is very flexible and will accommodate anything you can dream up..and you will always be day-dreaming with the views that abound from almost every room….whether it is to your next vacation, your next art investment, or the next party you’ll throw.

The balcony at The Terrazzo affords wonderful views of Nashville - and a breath of fresh air.

The balcony at The Terrazzo affords wonderful views of Nashville - and a breath of fresh air.

The master bath has pebble tile covering the walls, double rectangular sinks and separate tub and shower. The room feels like a luxurious hotel or spa bath.

Luxury is everywhere, including and especially in the master bath, in this condo on the seventh floor in The Terrazzo.

Luxury is everywhere, including and especially in the master bath, in this condo on the seventh floor in The Terrazzo.

This is luxury and fine living. Have friends over for drinks then step out to one of the neighborhood restaurants. You will love living here.

Day or night, the pool at The Terrazzo is alluring.  Click on the image for more information and additional photos.

Day or night, the pool at The Terrazzo is alluring. Click on the image for more information and additional photos.

Two Bedrooms and Two Baths

Offered at $487,700.

700 12th Ave S. #713
Nashville, TN 37203

For more information about this condo in The Gulch for sale, please contact:

Michele Trueba, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michele Trueba, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michele Trueba
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
michele.trueba@sothebysrealty.com
615.424.0400 


Most expensive zip codes in Nashville

The top five most expensive homes sold in Nashville during 2011 were located in these zip codes:
1. 37215 – Average sales price $608,891
2. 37205 – Average sales price $680,263
3. 37221 – Average sales price $263,243
4. 37204 – Average sales price $370,835
5. 37212 – Average sales price $419,479

Search Nashville homes for sale by zip code.

Please take a moment to view our video about the most expensive zip codes in Nashville, including some homes that are listed for sale currently in each zip code.

Click here to view a property for sale in the most expensive zip code in Nashville - 5046 Hill Place in 37205. Offered at $1,375,000 from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

Click here to view a property for sale in one of the most expensive zip codes in Nashville - 5046 Hill Place in 37205. Offered at $1,375,000 from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

Click here to see the video of Nashville's most expensive zip codes in 2011 from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.


Nashville’s Livability is an Economic Development Asset

According to a recent blog on BusinessClimate.com, “People are drawn to places where they can visualize themselves living and working and doing it better than anywhere else.” Livability is a factor with the power to either make or break a region, its companies and their employees. So what makes Nashville such a great region for a relocating talent and businesses? Three key reasons are Nashville’s talent attraction, anchor points and quality of life.

The skyline view of Downtown Nashville from Love Circle, the most beautiful street in Nashville according to Angela Wright of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

As Music City, Nashville naturally attracts the creative class that includes musicians and performers. Because the Nashville area’s economy is among the most diverse of that in any U.S. region, the region also continues to attract high-quality workers in all business sectors. Nashville supports many innovative and aggressive local programs to recruit workers to Middle Tennessee. Chamber-led workforce initiatives include programming targeted to young professionals, support of public education and higher education, the InternNashville program, an interactive CD-ROM, partnerships to support HR professionals and targeted industry worker attraction and retention.

According to BusinessClimate.com’s blog, “The more hospitals, colleges and universities in a city, the better the workforce and the higher the level of innovation and business development due to research and technology initiatives.” Nashville’s health care industry has a huge national and international impact. It impacts the economy each year by bringing in $30 billion and creating 210,000 jobs. Aside from health care, Nashville has numerous higher-education institutions. Nashville boasts 18 colleges and universities, and 100,000 college students. Sixty percent of the annual graduates remain in Nashville, and these educated workers help form the backbone of our workforce.

Quality of life is a primary reason so many relocate to Nashville. (As we write this, it is 54 degrees and sunny in January.) The region features all four seasons, and the average temperature ranges from 49 in the winter, to 89 in the summer time. To take advantage of beautiful days, people can flock to Nashville’s 92 public parks, 69 miles of greenways, six state and national parks, two recreational lakes, 56 public and private golf courses and many other recreational places. More nationally recognized is Nashville’s art scene. The thirst for good music is easily quenched with Nashville’s 124 performance venues, 79 live music houses, 49 performing arts halls, and more than 120,000 seats in a wide array of entertainment space. Nashville has its own opera, ballet, symphony, children’s theater, art galleries and almost anything someone could want in the arts. As for sports, Nashville is home to two major-league teams: the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Talent development and quality of place/livability are key strategic drivers of the Chamber’s Partnership 2020 economic development strategy. The amenities of our great city attract people – which, in turn, attracts strong companies and creates an ideal environment for businesses to grow and prosper.

If you or someone you know is planning on relocating to Nashville, click here to refer to our relocation guide courtesy of Kelli Corbin Hudson, Relocation Director of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

Source: Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce blog


New Green Hills office for Nashville luxury real estate company The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Presenting a video tour of the new luxury real estate office of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty. Conveniently located in Nashville’s Green Hills, our ground floor office has easy access to parking….and to the most extraordinary agents and properties in the world.

Please come by and have a cup of coffee in the The Lipman Group Cafe, and tour the entire new space.

We are located at:

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
2002 Richard Jones Road
Suite C-104
Nashville, TN 37215
(Map)

Our phone number has remained the same: 615.463.3333.

We look forward to serving our real estate customers and clients from our beautiful new space!

 

 

Click here to take the video tour of the new Green Hills office of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty....Nashville's luxury real estate resource.

Click here to take the video tour of the new Green Hills office of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty....Nashville's luxury real estate resource.


Top Five Nashville Public High Schools

GreatSchools.org website

We love the resource found in the website GreatSchools.org.  The site reviews schools nationwide and develops a rating on each school based on TCAP test results and stats like student/teacher ratio. They add a handy Community Rating where individuals can comment on their experience with a school as well.

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Click here to see the list of the top five public elementary schools in Nashville.

Click here to see the list of the top five public middle schools in Nashville.

According to the data found on GreatSchools.org, the list of the five best high schools in the greater Nashville metro area are:

The Hume-Fogg High Magnet Schools in Nashville serves youth in 9-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to visit the school's home page.

The Hume-Fogg High Magnet School in Nashville serves youth in 9-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to visit the school's home page.

Hume-Fogg High Academic Magnet School (9-12 grades)
700 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
615-291-6300

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Hume-Fogg High Academic Magnet School in Nashville.
Since Hume-Fogg High is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). In fact, Hume-Fogg students come from diverse cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Students represent 39 of 45 zip code areas in the Metropolitan area. Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37203 to find a home near this school. Click here to see the Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School web site.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville serves youth in 7-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville serves youth in 7-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School (7-12 grades)
613 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville.
Since Martin Luther King Junior is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37203 to find a home near this school.
Click here to see the Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School web site.

The Nashville School of the Arts magnet school in Nashville serves youth in 9-12 grades. Click on the image to visit the school's home page.

The Nashville School of the Arts magnet school in Nashville serves youth in 9-12 grades. Click on the image to visit the school's home page.

Nashville School of the Arts (9-12 grades)
1250 Foster Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 291-6600

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Nashville School of the Arts in Nashville.

The Nashville School of Arts is a magnet school that actually requires auditions. See the guidelines for each audition here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37210 to find a home near this school. Click here to see the Nashville School of the Arts web site.

Middle College High School at Nashville State Community College is an “Option High School” for tenth through twelfth grade students who want to earn college credit hours while attending high school. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

Middle College High School at Nashville State Community College is an “Option High School” for tenth through twelfth grade students who want to earn college credit hours while attending high school. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

MNPS Middle College High School at Nashville State Community College (10-12 grades)
120 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 353-3333

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Middle College High School in Nashville.

MNPS Middle College High School at Nashville State Community College is an “Option High School” for tenth through twelfth grade students who want to earn college credit hours while attending high school. Embedded within the NSCC host campus, they offer dual enrollment–the opportunity to earn part or all of an Associate’s Degree, plus a Tennessee high school diploma–at  the same time! Click here for application information. If your child attends an option school, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37209 to find a home near this school. Click here to see the Middle College High School web site.

The East Literature Magnet School in Nashville serves youth in 5-12 grades. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

The East Literature Magnet School in Nashville serves youth in 5-12 grades. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

East Literature Magnet School (5-12 grades)
110 Gallatin Road
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-6947

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for East Literature Magnet School in Nashville.

Since East Literature is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37206 to find a home near this school. Click here to see the East Literature Magnet School web site.


Top 10 US places with a net influx of movers includes Tennessee

10 US places with a net influx of movers includes Tennessee

Click on the image to view Atlas Van Lines' 2011 annual migration patterns report.

Only Washington, D.C., and nine states — primarily in the Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions — were labeled “inbound” by receiving a net influx (over 55 percent) of Atlas moves in 2011, according to Atlas Van Lines’ 2011 annual migration patterns report, released this month. Atlas has tracked annual Atlas shipment patterns for Canada and the U.S., by state, since 1993.

Those states falling between 55 percent net influx and outgoing moves were labeled “balanced”; those above that percentage, either incoming or outgoing, were labeled “inbound” or “outbound,” respectively.

Washington, D.C., had the highest percentage net influx of Atlas shipments in 2011, continuing its six-year run at the top — 69 percent of its 856 Atlas shipments in 2011 were inbound. North Carolina, at a 61 percent net increase, was second highest in the region, followed by Rhode Island at 60 percent, Tennessee at 58 percent and Virginia at 56 percent.

The “inbound” U.S. states (and district), listed alphabetically, are:

  • Alaska
  • Maryland
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

Ohio, continued its consecutive nine-year bleed of net out-of-state moves, at 60 percent net outgoing shipments. The Midwest experienced the greatest regional loss in the report. The Rust Belt states of West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin joined Ohio on the outbound list.

All of Canada’s provinces, except for New Labrador and New Brunswick, were categorized as “outbound.”

The “outbound” states, listed alphabetically, are:

  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Top Five Nashville Middle Public Schools

GreatSchools.org websiteWe love the resource found in the website GreatSchools.org.  The site reviews schools nationwide and develops a rating on each school based on TCAP test results and stats like student/teacher ratio. They add a handy Community Rating where individuals can comment on their experience with a school as well.

Click here to see the list of the top five public elementary schools in Nashville.

According to the data found on GreatSchools.org, the list of the five best middle schools in the greater Nashville metro area are:

The Meigs Magnet School in Nasvhille is rated as the top middle school in the entire city by GreatSchools.org. Click here to go to the school's home page.

The Meigs Magnet School in Nasvhille is rated as the top middle school in the entire city by GreatSchools.org. Click here to go to the school's home page.

Meigs Magnet School (5-8 grades)
713 Ramsey Street
Nashville, TN 37206
615-271-3222

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Meigs Magnet School in Nashville.
Since Meigs is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37206 to find a home near this school.
Click here to see the Meigs Magnet School web site.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville serves youth in 7-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville serves youth in 7-12 grades. It receives the highest marks from GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to go to the school's home page.

Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School (7-12 grades)
613 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8400

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School in Nashville.
Since Martin Luther King Junior is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37203 to find a home near this school.
Click here to see the Martin Luther King Junior Magnet Pearl High School web site.

The John T. Moore MIddle School in the Hillsboro Cluster is among the top middle schools in Nashville according to GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to see the school's home page.

The John T. Moore MIddle School in the Hillsboro Cluster is among the top middle schools in Nashville according to GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to see the school's home page.

John T Moore Middle School (5-8 grades)
Hillsboro Cluster
4425 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-8095

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for John T Moore Middle School in Nashville.

Click here  to search for homes for sale in the John T Moore Middle School district (click here, scroll to bottom of the page, and enter Moore in the middle school field).
Click here to see the John T Moore Middle School web site.

Bellevue Middle School in the Hillwood Cluster is one of the top middle schools in Nashville as rated by GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to see the school's home page.

Bellevue Middle School in the Hillwood Cluster is one of the top middle schools in Nashville as rated by GreatSchools.org. Click on the image to see the school's home page.

Belleveue Middle School (5-8 grades)
Hillwood Cluster
655 Colice-Jeanne Road
Nashville, TN 37221
615.662.3000

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Bellevue Middle School in Nashville.

Click here  to search for homes for sale in the Bellevue Middle School district (click here, scroll to bottom of the page, and enter Bellevue in the middle school field).
Click here to see the Bellevue Middle School web site.

Head Middle Math/Science Magnet School in Nashville is one of the top middle schools as rated by GreatSchools.org.  Please click on the image to go to the school's home page.

Head Middle Math/Science Magnet School in Nashville is one of the top middle schools as rated by GreatSchools.org. Please click on the image to go to the school's home page.

Head Middle Math/Science Magnet School (5-8 grades)
1830 Jo Johnston Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-8160

Click here to see the listing on the GreatSchools.org site for Head Middle Math/Science Magnet School in Nashville.

Since Head Middle is a Magnet School, students must apply and then enter a lottery for admision. See the guidelines for admission here.  Great news! If your child attends a Magnet School, you can live anywhere you want (you must provide your child’s transportation to school). Click here to search Nashville homes for sale by zip code, and enter zip code 37203 to find a home near this school. Click here to see the Head Middle School web site.


Where to live in Nashville: Video of Green Hills

We love writing about Green Hills in Nashville – it’s an easy topic because homes there are just gorgeous and when you live there, you’re surrounded by many comforts.

Green Hills is an upscale neighborhood home to expansive lot for iconic Southern homes and estates.  Known also for The Mall at Green Hills, this area of Nashville is established as the hub of chic stores and upscale shopping.  The historic Bluebird Cafe calls Green Hills its home as does many of Nashville’s best public schools, including a few in the Top Five Elementary Schools in Nashville.

We love Green Hills so much that we have added it to the neighborhoods we’re profiling through video.  Enjoy the video about Green Hills below, or click here to see all the Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty videos.

Click here to see the video about the upscale area of Green Hills from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

Click here to see the video about the upscale area of Green Hills from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.


Michele Trueba, Nashville REALTOR with expertise to help professional athletes

Michele Trueba, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Michele Trueba, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

We received this note of commendation about our associate, Michele Trueba from a relocation company called The Dingman Group. Thanks for taking the time to share with us your thoughts about our agent!

Michele Trueba with The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty is a great asset to The Dingman Group. She is part of our nationwide family of REALTORS who make us successful in providing relocation services to professional athletes and coaches and their families.

Specialists like Michele, with her personality, expertise and experience, have enabled The Dingman Group to become the most trusted pro athlete real estate and relocation company in the U.S.

We trust Michele with our most discerning Nashville area pro sports clients.

Please contact Michele:

Michele Trueba

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
michele.trueba@sothebysrealty.com
615.424.0400
View Michele’s Listings


A Home and Neighborhood That Has It All in Lockeland Springs

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.  ~ Arnold Palmer

There is something about this Lockeland Springs house that just makes you love it from the moment you first lay eyes on it. It is absolutely charming and quaint, yet it offers endless space for the homeowner.

Built in 2010, this home in Lockeland Springs is located at 407 Bushnell, and is offered for $540,000. Listed by Renee Max of The LIpman Group Sotheby's International Realty. Please click on the image for more photos and information.

Built in 2010, this home in Lockeland Springs is located at 407 Bushnell, and is offered for $540,000. Listed by Renee Max of The LIpman Group Sotheby's International Realty. Please click on the image for more photos and information.

Step across the stone front porch into an open floor plan where you gaze upon a stone fireplace in the living room and beautiful tile work in the kitchen.  A gorgeous granite  bar separates the two rooms. The kitchen has deep stained cabinetry and top of the line stainless appliances including a one-touch drawer microwave and steam dishwasher.

The open floorplan allows for the ultimate in togetherness in this lovely home for sale in Lockeland Springs.

The open floorplan allows for the ultimate in togetherness in this lovely home for sale in Lockeland Springs.

The home has two well-appointed master suites, one on the main and one on the second level. Both have hand-scrapped hardwoods and intricate tile-work. A black, white and grey tiled bath takes your breath away. A frameless glass door shower in the other adds luxury. All bedrooms and baths are spectacular in the home. Everyone who sleeps here will feel as if they have been wrapped in luxury….and believe it or not there are four bedrooms to choose from!

One of two master bedrooms in this home for sale, both outfitted with beautiful bathrooms and closets.

One of two master bedrooms in this home for sale, both outfitted with beautiful bathrooms and closets.

The basement is partially finished and has a storm shelter. A barbeque area is located off of the basement with a flagstone patio. You can access the home’s multi-tier deck from the terrace level or the main level and take in the magnificent views of the golf course.

This home for sale in Nashville has a view of the Shelby Golf Course from its tiered deck system.

This home for sale in Nashville has a view of the Shelby Golf Course from its tiered deck system.

While the home doesn’t need any help in convincing you to move in right away, the neighborhood certainly adds to the package. Close by are restaurants and shops including local favorites such as Batter’d & Fried Boston Seafood House, Portland Brew and The Turnip Truck. There are two golf courses and even a general store. The Lockeland Springs/Little Hollywood area is only 10 minutes from downtown making everything so convenient. This is a great location, neighborhood and home.

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths and 1 Half Bath
Offered at $540,000.

407 Bushnell Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Renee Max, Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty in Nashville, TN

Renee Max, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

For more information on this home for sale in Lockeland Springs, please contact:
Renee Max
The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty
renee.max@sothebysrealty.com
615.975.7043


Nashville Community Info: Driving & Transportation

With more than 10% growth every ten years, people are always moving to Nashville.  Managing the details of getting settled in are important for a smooth transition.  Here’s a list of websites and online resources to get you started in getting around metro Nashville.

Links for maintaining your car and driving abilities in Nashville.

Links for Driving in Nashville


Renee Max: The Best Reason to Live in Nashville

Renee Max, Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty in Nashville, TN

Renee Max, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Click here to see the Mayor of Nashville's Open Space Plan.
Click here to see the Mayor of Nashville’s Open Space Plan.

The best reason to live in Nashville is there are still wide-open spaces, very lush green hills and trees.

Most of all the cost of living in Nashville is amazing compared to other cities!

Click here to see the cost of living compared between Nashville and Miami.


Angela Wright: The Best Reason to Live in Nashville

Angela Wright of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Angela Wright of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

The best reason to live in Nashville is…

You can be in an urban oasis one minute and within a short 15-minute drive, you can find yourself relaxing in the Tennessee countryside surrounded by rolling hills and abundant wildlife.

Nashville Skyline from the Parthenon by Anna Webb.

Nashville Skyline from the Parthenon by Anna Webb.


Where to live in Nashville: Hillsboro Village

Hillsboro Village is a neighborhood of Nashville located 3 miles southwest of downtown.  The four-square block encompassing the area is adjacent to Vanderbilt UniversityBelmont University, and Music Row. Hillsboro Road also divides the area into two neighborhoods: Hillsboro-West End to the West, and Belmont-Hillsboro to the East.

Hillsboro Village merchants are a wonderful conglomeration of goods and services. Photo: Robbie Caponetto of Southern Living.

Hillsboro Village merchants are a wonderful conglomeration of goods and services. Photo: Robbie Caponetto of Southern Living.

The center of Hillsboro Village is located along Hillsboro Road, a major thoroughfare dating from before the Civil War. It is a popular shopping and entertainment district, containing vintage clothing stores, a used bookstore, art galleries, the non-profit Belcourt Theatre, and numerous independent restaurants.

The Acklen Post Office in Nashville's Hillsboro Village is home to a wall of celebrities' autographed portraits.

The Acklen Post Office in Nashville's Hillsboro Village is home to a wall of celebrities' autographed portraits.

Hillsboro Village is home to the Acklen Avenue Post Office, noted for its wall of autographed photos of country music stars.

It is also home to local musicians Ben Folds and Mat Kearney.

With a walkability index score of 94, Hillsboro Village is considered a “walking oasis” from WalkScore.com.

This one bedroom, one bath condo is for sale at The Enclave at Hillsboro Village. Offered at $220,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from listing agent Sutton Lipman of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

This one bedroom, one bath condo is for sale at The Enclave at Hillsboro Village. Offered at $220,000. Click on the image for more photos and information from listing agent Sutton Lipman of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

This home for sale at 2805 Acklen Avenue is in the heart of Hillsboro Village.  Listed at $565,000. Click on the image for more information and photos.

This home for sale at 2805 Acklen Avenue is in the heart of Hillsboro Village. Listed at $565,000. Click on the image for more information and photos.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia.


Gloria Houghland: Best Reasons to Live in Nashville

Gloria Hougland, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Gloria Houghland, The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

I’ve lived in Nashville my whole life, so it is hard for me to think of a reason to NOT live in Nashville. :)

“Starry Night In Nashville” by Anna B. Webb www.heartofnashville.net

“Starry Night In Nashville”, by Anna B. Webb, http://www.heartofnashville.net

Nashville is one of the friendliest cities in America. 

It is so welcoming to everyone and has so much to do that you would immediately feel at home here.

Nashville is also an interesting mix of people and industries from the music world to healthcare to private universities to the seat of state government. It is easy to find your niche in Nashville.


App for Nashville Homes for Sale

If you’re thinking about moving to Nashville, or you’re currently looking for a new home in Nashville, our mobile real estate app is a must have for your on-the-go real estate search.

The free app for your iPhone or SmartPhone downloads easily and then connects you to Nashville homes for sale or rent….even the one you’re sitting in front of wondering what the price is.  You can search by street address or by GPS location with our mobile real estate app.

Click here to go to our home page and enter your phone number to receive our mobile real estate app....or Text: LIPMAN To: 87778

Click here to go to our home page and enter your phone number to receive our mobile real estate app....or Text: LIPMAN To: 87778

To download the app, Text: LIPMAN To: 87778 or click on our home page, scroll down to see the form and enter your number and we’ll send it to your phone.


Urban Abode: Nashville’s Urban Living Source

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International offers a division that specializes in condos, lofts, high-rises, green buildings, and modern construction – Urban Abode.

Urban Abode is a refreshingly different, boutique real estate agency experience, offering insight to those seeking or selling near and far.  Our team offers innovative services while emphasizing the unique needs of each individual client…consistently.

Nashville’s ever-changing downtown neighborhoods have evolved into trendy and bohemian niches that appeal to artists, executives, professionals and small families of all ages looking for a minimal commute and a convenient urban lifestyle.

The 12th Ave South district is one of the many areas of expertise that Urban Abode offers in Nashville real estate.

The 12th Ave South district is one of the many areas of expertise that Urban Abode offers in Nashville real estate.

With Urban Abode’s experience, our team can offer buyers and sellers a wide selection of properties in Nashville’s downtown neighborhoods: Downtown, West End, Historic Germantown, Sylvan Park, East Nashville, The Gulch District, Historic Belmont – Hillsboro Village, 12th Ave. South, Midtown/Music Row, and Sobro.

Whether you are looking for an affordable conversion for the wildly eclectic, luxury high-rises for the cosmopolitan appeal, converted historic buildings for the artistic offering or a stylish home amidst a lush cityscape, Nashville neighborhoods provide a unique blend of metropolitan panache and small town friendliness.

Urban Abode believes that life uncompromised is the one thing that defines who you are and where you belong.


Most expensive zip codes in Nashville 2011

We pulled the average listing price and sales prices for homes sold in Nashville and surrounding areas year to date in 2011.  The chart below shows the area of Nashville, including the zip code and county, and the associated average list price, sales price and percent of list price. (There are some areas that have a list price lower than sales price. In situations like these, we usually find out that there was new construction involved, and homeowners upgraded or built more than what was originally planned.)

The most expensive zip code in Nashville in 2011 is 37027, in Brentwood with an average sales price just over $1.2 million. Not far behind is Franklin, zip code 37067 with an average sales price of $1.05 million.  The third most expensive area to buy a home in Nashville in 2011 is also in Franklin, zip code 37064, with an average sales price of $998,252.

The most expensive mansion listed for sale in 37027 currently is located at 55 Governor’s Way in Brentwood.  In Franklin’s zip code of 37067, the most expensive home listed for sale is George Jones’ estate at 4025 Nestledown.  In Franklin’s exclusive zip code of 37064, you’ll find the most expensive estate for sale to be Eagle’s Rest at 1350 King Lane.

Most Expensive Zip Codes in Nashville – 2011 YTD

Zip Code

Area

County

List Price

Sales Price

Percent of List Price

37027

Brentwood

Williamson County

$818,907

$1,200,455

147%

37067

Franklin

Williamson County

$639,682

$1,050,000

164%

37064

Franklin

Williamson County

$1,258,281

$998,252

79%

37220

Nashville

Davidson County

$1,193,185

$671,115

56%

37014

Arrigton

Williamson County

$657,667

$601,012

91%

37215

Nashville

Davidson County

$1,032,941

$547,492

53%

37205

Nashville

Davidson County

$875,393

$532,156

61%

37069

Franklin

Williamson County

$835,438

$453,957

54%

37135

Nolensville

Williamson County

$389,256

$326,635

84%

37221

Nashville

Davidson County

$274,817

$235,553

86%

37179

Thompson’s Station

Williamson County

$371,551

$225,566

61%

The most expensive home for sale in Brentwood: 55 Governor's Way. It has just about every amenity including a bowling alley and a garage for your tour bus.

The most expensive home currently for sale in Brentwood: 55 Governor's Way. It has just about every amenity including a bowling alley and a garage for your tour bus. Click on the photo for more information and more pictures.

The most expensive home for sale in the Franklin zip code of 37067 is the estate of George Jones. Listed at $10,000,000, the home is over 9,700 square feet and is situated on 78 acres.

The most expensive home for sale in the Franklin zip code of 37067 is the estate of George Jones. Listed at $10,000,000, the home is over 9,700 square feet and is situated on 78 acres. Click on the image for more information and photos.

Nashville's grand estate, Eagle's Rest, is for sale for $27,500,000. Listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Nashville's grand estate, Eagle's Rest, is for sale for $27,500,000.Click the image for more info and photos on this home listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.


Where to live in Nashville: Video of 12th Ave. South, The Gulch and Downtown

You choose your lifestyle. Let us help you attain it.

Where to live in Nashville:  Click here to see a video highlighting The Gulch, Downtown Nashville, and 12th Ave. South District from The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.
Video: where to live in Nashville.

The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty presents a new video highlighting three great places to live in Nashville.  Up and coming areas, truly already arrived, include The 12th South District, Downtown Nashville, and The Gulch.

While single family and luxury high rise condos are presented in the video, what you’ll see is that we’re talking less about homes for sale in Nashville and more about the lifestyle, the living, the enjoying, of these three trendy neighborhoods in Nashville.  Restaurants, shops, spas, gathering places and public parks are highlights in the video.

If your plans include moving to Nashville or moving to this part of Nashville, we would love to show you more about the urban lifestyle in Nashville.  Please let us know how we can help.

Click here for more posts from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty blog on Where to Live in Nashville:  Green Hills and Belle Meade.


Where to Live in Nashville: Green Hills

Green Hills is a relatively affluent part of Nashville, located south of downtown on Hillsboro Road in zip code 37215.  With limited new development in the 37215 zip code, most homes found here are gems built in the 1940s-1960s.

An average sales price around $650,000 for homes sold in 2011 in Green Hills means opportunity abounds for people wanting to buy a home in Green Hills.  Many homes have a sense of historic charm combined with extraordinary amenities and a convenient location.

Green Hills is home to The Mall at Green Hills, a high-end shopping center boasting stores such as Tiffany & Co.BurberryBrooks BrothersLouis Vuitton,  KateSpade,  Sephora,  Swarovski  and  Nordstrom.  The famous live music venue, The Bluebird Cafe is also found in Green Hills.

Public and private schools are some of the best in Nashville in Green Hills, including Julia Green Elementary School, Harpeth Hall School for girls, and Lipscomb University.

Below are three homes for sale in Nashville’s Green Hills area, in a variety of price ranges. Please let us know if we can help you find a home to buy in Green Hills. 

Green Hills is one of the most affluent areas of Nashville. A well established community, it boasts some of Nashville's most beautiful executive homes for sale. Please click here to find out about 3709 Trimble Road in Nashville.

Green Hills is one of the most affluent areas of Nashville. A well established community, it boasts some of Nashville's most beautiful executive homes for sale. Please click here to find out about 3709 Trimble Road in Nashville, listed for $2,199,000.

This lovely Green Hills home for sale is listed at $689,900, just above the average sales price for 32715. Please click on the photo for more info and pictures.

This lovely Green Hills home for sale is listed at $689,900, just above the average sales price for 32715. Please click on the photo for more info and pictures.

This three bedroom, two bath home for sale in Green Hills is listed at $365,000, and is a typical style found in the popular area of Nashville. Please click on the photo for more information and photos.

This three bedroom, two bath home for sale in Green Hills is listed at $365,000, and is a typical style found in the popular area of Nashville. Please click on the photo for more information and photos.

Click here to see more places to live in Nashville from The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty: video of Downtown/The Gulch/12th Ave. South District or Belle Meade.


Nashville: Top Ten Cities for College Grads

The folks at Livability.com looked at some of the best cities around the country, based on job opportunities, salaries, population age and of course, night life and cultural scenes. Their Top 10 Cities for College Graduates List includes Nashville (of course).

Nashville is on Livability.com's top ten list for best places for college grads to live.

Nashville is on Livability.com's top ten list for best places for college grads to live.

About Nashville

The draw for country crooners and record labels is obvious: Nashville’s got some serious music connections. But there’s far more to “Music City” than its famous saloons, honky tonks and neon signs.

Nashville offers plenty of opportunities to recent college grads, including jobs and fun. Led by a healthcare industry with more than 250 companies in the vicinity, Nashville also ranks high in sales and business/finance, and features an emerging technology scene.

Median resident age: 36
Married: 34%
Single: 66%
Median Household Income: $45,408
Median Rent for a two-bedroom apartment: $822
Urban Outfitters in Nashville, TN

Urban Outfitters in Nashville, TN

Median travel time to work: 18 minutes

Total Workforce: 393,419
White Collar jobs: 79%
Blue Collar jobs: 21%
Bachelor’s Degree: 25%
Masters Degree: 14%
Top Ten List of Best Places for College Grads to Live (read the entire article by clicking here):
  1. Lincoln, NE
  2. San Antonio, TX
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Kansas City, KS
  5. Fort Worth, TX
  6. Charlotte, NC
  7. Knoxville, TN
  8. Tucson, AZ
  9. Provo, UT
  10. Nashville, TN
Wondering if the Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty will help a college grad buy a house or condo in metro Nashville? It would be our pleasure.  Check out our website and let us know how we can help you.

Nashville-area companies in the Fortune 500

Three Nashville-area companies are on the 2011 Fortune 500 list, including:


• Nashville-based HCA Holdings (Hospital Corporation of America) (NYSE: HCA), No. 90

 

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• Franklin-based Community Health Systems Inc. No. 191

 


• Goodlettsville-based Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG), No. 195

 

 

 

Other Tennessee companies that made the Fortune 500 list include:

• Memphis-based Fed-Ex, No. 73

• Memphis-based International Paper Co. (NYSE: IP), No. 105

• Chattanooga-based Unum Group (NYSE: UNM), No. 235

• Memphis-based Autozone (NYSE: AZO), No. 322

• Kingsport-based Eastman Chemical Co (NYSE: EMN), No. 415

Want to see the entire list (including verifying that Wal-Mart, three gas/oil companies, and Fannie Mae are in the top five)?  Click here to see the 2011 Fortune 500 list.


Standard Home Pricing for Your Move to Nashville

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THE PRICE OF ‘STANDARD’: DAVIDSON COUNTY

Cable network HGTV’s “What You Get for the Money” examines the typical home one could buy in different regions of the country for a set budget.  For example, $250,000 gains a buyer much more in terms of features, square footage and land in a sprawling Midwest farm community than it does in the heart of a thriving metropolis.

Our twist on HGTV’s formula is to examine what today’s “standard” home will cost buyers in various Nashville zip codes.  According to Census.gov, the average size of new homes built in the south between 2000-2009, measured just under 2,200 square feet.  (Incidentally, this is up 34% versus twenty years earlier when new homes averaged 1,640 sf.)  Additionally, the National Association of Home Builders defines a “standard” home (based on median values of homes built after 1999) as one with the following features:

  • 2,000 square feet of living space
  • 2 full bathrooms (no half bath)
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Dining room
  • 2 miscellaneous rooms (i.e. rooms other than bed, bath, dining or family)
  • Basement
  • Garage
  • Fireplace

So, using RealTracs.com, let’s scour Nashville neighborhoods in search of homes with 2,000-2,200 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, a living room, a bonus or family room, a fireplace and a garage, give or take, and see what’s revealed…

GREEN HILLS

According to Wikipedia, Green Hills is a “relatively affluent” part of Nashville, located south of downtown.  It is home to The Mall at Green Hills, a high-end shopping center boasting stores such as Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, Sephora, Swarovski and more.  Nordstrom arrives later this year.

So what does our basic single-family home cost in GH?  A quick RealTracs search reveals prices as low as $379,000 (3412 Benham Ave.) to $410,000 (408 Copeland Dr.) for homes with comparable square footage and features, but without a two-car garage.  Want it all?  Your investment will be closer to $450,000-$550,000.  With limited new development in the 37215 zip code, most homes found here are gems built in the 1940s-1960s.

Green Hills Home

EAST NASHVILLE

Budget Travel Magazinecalled Historic East Nashville “Nashville’s version of New York’s East Village,” and with the culture, art, dining and shopping it’s easy to see the correlation.  A neighborhood rife with revitalization, East Nashville lies directly east of downtown just across the Cumberland River.  Locals enjoy the trendy Five Points area, with hotspots like Batter’d & Fried restaurant, Beyond the Edge sports bar and the Art & Invention Gallery.

Given its historic nature, it’s no surprise that most homes here date back to the early- to mid-1900s.  Homes of the size and common amenities of today can be found generally for $200,000-$300,000+, with occasional homes found for less, such as 1003 Preston Dr. listed at $159,900.

East Nashville Home

BELLEVUE

From the eastside to the westside, the 37221 zip code represents Nashville’s Bellevue area, located about 10 miles west of downtown on I-40.  What started as a small farm community along the Harpeth River in the 1950s has become a suburban destination for many Nashvillians of the 2000s.  Bellevue retailers include Publix and Kroger grocery centers, Sears, Home Depot and more.

Given its suburban location, it’s not surprising to see price-per-square-foot a bit more affordable in Bellevue, with homes ranging from around $90/sf as in the case of 1321 Westvale Dr. ($195,900), to $120/sf as in the case of the to-be-built home at 7080 Northridge ($249,900).

Bellevue Home

ANTIOCH

Located southeast of town between I-24 and I-40 is another former farm community – Antioch.  With its convenience to two major interstates and an abundance of chain retailers and restaurants including Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Logan’s Roadhouse, TGI Friday’s and more, Antioch is an economical suburban residence for Nashville transplants and young families.

Recently-built homes with standard features can be found for as low as $60-$70/sf, such as the all-brick 4125 E. Highlander Ct. listed at $140,000.  Prices range up to $95-$100/sf (6609 Broken Bow Dr.; $195,000), but generally don’t exceed that price point for our “standard” home in Antioch.

Antioch Home

MADISON

North of town on I-65 is Madison, an ethnically-rich community that helps bridge northeastern townships like Gallatin, Hendersonville and Goodlettsville to the heart of Nashville.

The 37115 zip code boasts home prices similar to Antioch, with older homes built in the 1950s and 1960s and featuring our standard amenities priced around $150,000 (705 Evergreen Trl.) and homes built in the past decade priced around $200,000 (1937 Nancy Beth Dr.).

HERMITAGE

At Davidson County’s easternmost edge, before crossing into Wilson County, is Hermitage, named after President Andrew Jackson’s home which stands in the community.  Hermitage is a short drive east on I-40 and is a fine example of suburban sprawl.

While deals can be found in the 37076 zip code – just like any other – homes matching our classification of “standard” commonly price between $185,000-$250,000.  Examples include 6205 Hampton Hall Way, listed at $184,900, and 6504 Lampe Ct., available for $245,900.

The price of today’s standard home varies across our great city.  But with options as varied as the economical locations of Antioch and Madison to slightly-pricier locales such as Bellevue and Hermitage to coveted and historic zip codes like East Nashville and Green Hills, Nashville has something for every home buyer.  In the next edition, we’ll venture outside of Davidson County to examine the price of “standard” in our neighboring communities.


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