Just half an hour from Nashville, Gallatin, Tennessee is home to the headquarters for companies like Gap and Servpro Industries; Volunteer State Community College; and the Sumner County Fair. But despite all of that, the small city is known for its quiet streets and natural backdrops that will take your breath away and provide you with plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors.
Old Hickory Lake And The Cumberland River
The majestic Cumberland River flows right through Gallatin and into nearby Old Hickory Lake. Two of Tennessee’s most popular bodies of water provide residents with over tens of thousands of acres of access to the water and hundreds of miles of shoreline. Many residents choose to live along the banks of the lake or river to experience the sights and sounds of the water gently splashing against the shores. It is like being on vacation year-round. Even if you choose not to live on the water, there are plenty of excuses to spend some time there. Marinas are plentiful for boaters, and fishing tournaments take place throughout the year. You can also take a cruise down the river via companies like Cumberland River Cruises.
Gallatin is famous across the state for its parks, whether it’s the local city park with the playground and ballfield or a large state park like Bledsoe Creek. Once a Native American hunting ground, the 169-acre space sits along the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake and is a great spot to look for wildlife, such as whitetail deer, beaver, bobcats, foxes, bald eagles and wild turkey. It is also home to 57 campsites, several miles of nature trails, boat launch ramps, picnic facilities and some of the Tennessee’s best fishing spots.
More Natural Beauty Of Gallatin
Beyond the parks, lake, and river, Gallatin and Sumner County are home to a number of plant nurseries, farms and wineries. At Halloween or Christmas, take the kids to Brown’s Holiday Farm to pick out a pumpkin or a tree and have a day of farmyard fun. Places like Long Hollow Gardens and Nursery and Red Chief Orchard are excellent ways to get in touch with nature and do a little shopping. To learn more about homes available in beautiful Gallatin, contact The Lipman Group at 615.463.3333.
If some of your family members are of the furry variety and you are thinking about moving to Nashville, you are making an excellent choice. Music City is one pet-friendly place to live. Many of the neighborhoods are walkable, and dozens of restaurants allow you to bring your pup along when you dine. All dogs are allowed in all Metro Nashville parks on a leash, but there are several off-leash parks just for Fido as well. And when it comes to pet-friendly businesses, you will find products and services ranging from grooming to organic treats all throughout town. But what should pet owners consider when buying a Nashville home?
This is probably the most important thing to check out, especially if you have a dog or cat who goes in and out. Is there room for your pet to roam? Are there any safety hazards? Is the backyard fenced in? You will most likely want a nice big yard where your pet can feel safe and comfortable.
Carpeting can be removed, but you may not have the time or budget to do it immediately. If your potential new home has wall-to-wall carpet in every room, think about the pet odors its can absorb over time.
If your pet has small legs or is older and has a harder time getting around, a two-story home may be a little more difficult to navigate, especially if your furry family member sleeps with you and all of the bedrooms are upstairs.
If you have to contend with a homeowners’ association, find out if there are any rules about the type or number of pets you can have in the neighborhood. Some ban dog breeds or exotic animals, while others limit the number of animals you can have on one property.
You checked the yard for safety hazards, but what about the home itself? Perhaps there is a loft or deck with wide railing that your pet could easily slip through. Maybe the basement has some tight spots where your pet could get caught. Look at the home from your pet’s point of view.
Decide if this is the right Nashville neighborhood for your pets. Are there sidewalks or places where you can go for a walk? Are there parks nearby? Are there other animals around that may be aggressive if they see your pet? If you see other pet owners out walking, ask them how they like living there.
If you work outside of the home, make sure your home is close enough to the office so that you are not spending extra hours in traffic each week. No pet wants to be left alone all day, and the quicker you can return the better.
If you need to find a pet-friendly neighborhood and home in Nashville, The Lipman Group can help. Give us a call today at 615.463.3333.
If you are planning to buy a home and move to Nashville, you have made a wonderful decision. The city features beautiful neighborhoods, ample job opportunities in a variety of industries, and more fun and entertainment than you could possibly imagine. So, what should you know about choosing your Nashville home? These tips will help make the relocation process easier than ever.
Know What You Want In A Home
Nashville and the surrounding metropolitan area offer plenty of diversity when it comes to housing style. Condos, townhomes, remodeled historic homes, new construction, fixer uppers, lake homes — there is truly something for everyone. If you are not sure what you want, come spend a day driving around town or talk to a trusted Nashville real estate professional about your options.
Know Your Neighborhoods
Nashville’s neighborhoods are as diverse and eclectic as the city’s famed music scene. For example, Green Hills has the look and feel of a suburban town, but it is close to everything. Living in a gleaming condo building in Downtown Nashville may mean cutting out your daily commute. Franklin is an award-winning city just outside of Nashville that families fall in love with. 12 South is a unique walkable neighborhood that Southern Living considers to be one of the best neighborhoods in the entire South.
Talk To The Locals
When you do decide on the type of home you want and narrow down your neighborhood options, get to know some of the locals. Spend a few days here — there are some amazing hotels all around town — and visit the restaurants, parks, and shops and walk the sidewalks in areas you like. Talk to the people who live there about what they like and do not like. If you have kids or pets, ask about how child- or animal-friendly the neighborhood is. This is the best way to get to know an area, and Nashville residents love to show off their Southern hospitality.
Think About Drive Times
Nashville and the surrounding metropolitan area is sprawling, and if you do not like to spend time in traffic, you may want to consider living close to the things that are important to you. Maybe you travel for business and want to be close to the airport or maybe you are interested in a particular school for your kids. Perhaps you just want to be close enough to the lake to get away for the weekend.
If you are planning to relocate to Nashville, the professionals at The Lipman Group would love to help you find the home of your dreams and get to know the city. Contact us today at 615.463.3333.
Midtown Nashville is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods, but even homes in sought-after places need to be as appealing as possible when you decide to place them on the market. This is where staging comes in. Whether you live in a gorgeous high-rise condo or a charming historic bungalow, you want your Midtown Nashville home to provide an excellent first impression when potential buyers stop by. Take a look at these staging tips to help you get started.
Declutter And Remove About Two-Thirds of Your Stuff
The less personal stuff in the home when you try to sell it, the better. You want potential buyers to see it as their own. You also want to remove clutter on counters, floors, cabinets, and closets so that they can see how spacious these spots are.
No one wants to live in a dark home. Start by opening up the curtains and blinds and letting the natural light of the sun inside. If your rooms are still dark, considering adding a few nice lamps.
Add Some Life
You want most of your living things out of the house when potential buyers stop by — like the kids and the pets — but adding some fresh flowers and plants can freshen things up.
Freshen The Air
Get rid of or clean anything that smells, such as trash cans, litter boxes, and dirty clothes hampers. Light some candles (stick to fresh scents that do not overpower, such as citrus) or bake some cookies to make the home’s scent more appealing.
Do Some Deep Cleaning
You may think you need to paint or even remodel, but sometimes a good deep clean can make all the difference in the world. Wash your windows, have the carpets cleaned, pressure wash the driveway and be sure to scrub every inch of your bathroom. Dirty bathrooms are a huge turnoff.
Keep Up The Yard
If you live in a single-family home, mow your grass, remove debris and dead plants, scoop up the dog’s messes and plant a few flowers. If you live in a condo, check with your HOA before making any major changes to the outside of your home.
Make Your Master Bedroom Appealing To Both Sexes
If your room is ultra-feminine with floral prints everywhere, consider switching out the comforter and curtains for neutral solid colors that appeal to everyone.
For help selling your Midtown Nashville home, contact The Lipman Group at 615.463.3333.
Middle Tennessee and the Nashville area are home to beautiful lakes and rivers. It only makes sense that this would mean a number of luxurious waterfront properties are available. Whether you are looking for a place where you can build the home of your dreams or a waterfront home that is ready for you to move in today, take a look at just a few properties available right now.
Gorgeous Lot In Lebanon
Address: 813 Stonebrook Drive
Start from scratch and build your dream home on Old Hickory Lake. Stone Brook Falls is a 20.5-acre gated community located between Mt. Juliet and Lebanon and consists of 44 individual lots. The property feels like it is a world away, but Nashville is only a half-hour drive.
Price: Lots Starting At 59K
Resort Style Living In Spring City
Address: 2745 New Lake Road
This resort-style property will not be on the market long, so it’s best to jump on it quickly to ensure you have your own little slice of heaven. Nearly four acres sit on about a fourth of a mile of cleared lakefront. A total of three houses sit on the property along Watts Bar Lake, as well as a 6,000 square foot expansion space. There is also a 150-foot yacht dock and a covered slip boat dock. Features include:
- The first Mediterranean-style home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
- The second home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with multiple outdoor living spaces
- The third home is one large open room with 1 bath that is ideal for entertaining and overlooks the lake.
- Price: $2,700,000
Contemporary Home On Center Hill Lake
Address: 183 Bella Grace Drive
Whether you are looking for a quiet place to call home or a weekend lakefront getaway, this contemporary home might just be the one. Walk to Center Hill Lake, or enjoy the view from floor-to-ceiling windows. This home is priced to sell. Features include:
- 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
- 15 acres
- Built in 2013
- Bedrooms have ensuite baths and balconies
- Snake rock accents in the kitchen
- Price: $659,000
To learn more about Nashville’s waterfront homes, contact The Lipman Group at 615.463.3333 today.
Franklin, Tennessee is one of Nashville’s most popular metropolitan cities. The family-friend town has won numerous awards over the years, like “Best Southern Town” and “Top Community for Job Growth,” and one visit here will show you why. Just 20 minutes from Nashville, homes for sale in Franklin are close to unlimited work, education, and entertainment opportunities. Franklin is the type of city where your neighbors become friends, and on holidays like Halloween and Christmas, the entire city gets together for festive events. It is also home to many beautiful million-dollar properties.
100 Acres For Your Dream Home
Address: 5290 Bedford Creek Road
There are not too many places in Franklin today that offer you 100 pristine acres upon which you can build your dream home away from the rest of the world. The property contains an entry road that takes up to the top of the mountain — from there, you can see for miles. Imagine seeing these stunning views from your own windows every day. There is also pretty of flat land at the bottom of the mountain that would be ideal for farming. Price: $1,495,000
Private Hilltop Home
Address: 5295 Crown Drive
If you are not quite ready to build yet, but you still dream of a private hilltop home, this gorgeous cabin that sits on 11 acres could be the one. The home sits in the heart of Historic Leiper’s Fork at 880 feet elevation. Completely renovated in 2002, it also offers stunning views of the surrounding area and feels more like a mountain retreat. Some of its features include:
- 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
- 2,694 square feet
- Built in 1972
- Williamson County School District
- Spacious open floorplan
- Upper and lower decks with over 700 feet of space
- Walking distance to Leiper’s Fork village
- Versatile rooms
Stylish Stockett Creek Home
Address: 4009 Ayleworth Lane
Stockett Creek is a gated luxury community in Franklin, and the million-dollar homes that find themselves on the market here do not last long. This traditional beauty offers open living spaces inside, as well as a large outdoor living area that would be great for entertaining. Other features include:
- 4 bedrooms, 4 and 2 half baths
- 5,669 square feet
- 39 acres
- Built in 2006
- Wolf kitchen appliances
- Grand staircase
- Open floor plan
- Williamson County School District
- Price: $1,199,000
If you are interested in learning more about these or other homes in Franklin, contact a Lipman Group agent at 615.463.3333 today.