DIVERSITY ATTRACTS BUYERS TO REDEVELOPING EAST NASHVILLE NEIGHBORHOODS

Source: Tennessean 

Bill Miller was ready to move out of downtown but didn’t want to give up the convenience of living in the city. Instead, he bought a new townhome in a quickly redeveloping neighborhood in East Nashville.

“I like the transition of that neighborhood. It’s more of a community with more diversity of people” than downtown, he said.

Miller plans to move this spring to Chester, a development of 17 mid-century modern townhomes under construction on Chester Avenue in South Inglewood.

Bob and Sharon Perry were also looking for a neighborhood with more diversity when they decided to move from Franklin to Rosebank, a neighborhood adjacent to East Nashville’s Shelby Bottoms Greenway that is attracting attention from home builders.

The Perrys purchased a one-story home being built by Regent Homes on Sherwood Lane. The company has three other homes under construction in the area.

“Many of our friends are jealous that we’re moving to East Nashville,” said Bob Perry. “You’ve got huge diversity, and we wanted to live in a neighborhood that would stimulate discussions.”

They will soon have more new neighbors. Core, the company developing Chester, is also working on Joule. That development will feature 30 cottage homes on 3.5 acres off Rosebank Avenue near historic Cornelia Fort Airpark, which is now part of the greenway.

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