Call Today! (615) 448-8929

Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Instagram Houzz RSS

Goodall Homes Blog

Blog Category - Hendersonville

Broker Event: Casino Night at Durham Farms Oct 25th 4pm-7pm- Hendersonville

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, Sumner County | Posted: October 17, 2018

Durham Farms invites you to

Broker Event: Casino Night

Oct 25th, 2018

4pm-7pm

at the Farmhouse

351 Azalea Circle Hendersonville TN 37075

Free Food & Drinks. $1000’s in prizes! Craps Table, Blackjack Table & Roulette.

Click HERE for Flyer

 

Goodall Homes Invites you to join us for Wine & Cheese on October 9th 4pm-6pm – Millstone

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, One Level Floorplan, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: October 4, 2018

Goodall Homes Invites you to join us for

Wine & Cheese

October 9th 4pm-6pm

Millstone Community

447 Carriage House Lane

Hendersonville, TN 37075

GET INFO on the new phase

Pumpkin & Mum Giveaway

RSVP to Amanda Hardin ( ahardin@goodallhomes.com or 615.440.3227)

Click HERE for Flyer

 

Goodall Homes invites you to Join Us at Summerlin for a Realtor Luncheon – October 5th 11am-1pm

Categories: Davidson County, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, New Floorplan, New Homes Nashville Area, Single Family Home, Sumner County, White House | Posted: October 2, 2018

Goodall Homes invites you to

Join Us at Summerlin Community

for a Realtor Luncheon

October 5th, 11am-1pm

Get info on what’s new and upcoming

Pumpkin & Mum Giveaway

Click HERE for Flyer

UT Extension of Sumner County: Come Learn & Grow with us class

Categories: Events, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Millstone | Posted: September 6, 2018

UT Extension of Sumner County: Come Learn & Grow with Us Class

FREE Class- OPEN to the Public

Goodall Homes @ Millstone Community

Tuesday, September 20th @ 6:30pm

Town Center

447 Carriage House Lane

Hendersonville, TN 37075

 

Adults will learn about Maintaining Healthy Turf

Kids will enjoy Growing Succulents in containers

Click Here for Flyer

Community gardens bring a little country to suburban neighborhoods

Categories: CSA, Davidson County, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, Neighborhood, New Community, Sumner County | Posted: July 23, 2018

( Bill Lewis. The Tennessean. Click HERE for full article.)

There’s nothing unusual about city folks moving to the country for the experience of growing their own food, but Jason Cloud took a different route. He moved to one of Nashville’s newest and largest subdivisions.

Along with his neighbors, Cloud grows a variety of vegetables, herbs and berries in the expansive community garden at Carothers Farms. The neighborhood, located on the Davidson County side of Nolensville, could eventually have 2,000 residences.

“As more people get involved, it will develop a little community of gardeners inside the community,” he said.

Across the region, community gardens are a hot amenity. Spring Hill’s newest subdivision, Harvest Point, will have one. Millstone, the established Goodall Homes neighborhood in Hendersonville, has an herb garden and orchard.

“Organic gardens and dog parks are one and two of the things people want,” said David McGowan, president of Regent Homes, which is developing Carothers Farms.

As backyards get smaller, it makes sense for neighbors to work together in a community garden, said Jen Lucy, director of sales for The Jones Co. The company is launching Harvest Point, on the Maury County side of Spring Hill, along with Regent Homes, Celebration Homes and Lennar Homes.

“People are looking for them for two reasons. It means they don’t have to take up room in their backyard, and it is a very fun thing to do as a hobby together with like-minded people. It gives such a great sense of community to have a fun area like that set aside just for a garden,” said Lucy.

Harvest Point and Carothers Farms also have dog parks and trails in addition to their community gardens.

Doug Herman, president of luxury home builder Legend Homes, lives in a Franklin neighborhood that started its own community garden several years ago. The company helped expand the garden by establishing additional raised beds for plants.

He and his wife are members of the garden and have their own space.

“It’s great to see neighbors working together,” said Herman. “It’s a gathering space.”

Millstone’s herb garden is next door to the town center, making it a point of activity for the community. Goodall Homes, the subdivision’s developer, also built an onsite farm stand. Each week, residents invite a local farmer to sell produce at a farmers market.

In Carothers Farms, residents are growing sunflowers, melons, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables in the 44-by-90-foot organic garden. The community provides garden tools and a shed where they are stored. Rain barrels capture water for irrigation. There’s even an area for composting, said McGowan.

The garden is so popular that Regent plans to add more as the neighborhood grows, he said.

Meanwhile, Cloud was heading over to the garden to see what was ready for harvest.

“I’m going to have some radishes I planted,” he said.

“While homeowners are there, they can enjoy the walk through the herb garden and pick some herbs to go with their produce.  … Both the farm stand and herb garden offer a unique lifestyle catered to those who want to experience and learn about planting and growing,” said Jana Pastors, Goodall Homes’ community lifestyle director

The garden surrounds pergolas, benches, a swing and a fountain. Plants growing there this year include pineapple mint, Italian oregano, golden sage and more. Millstone’s orchard garden includes Golden Delicious apple trees.

All of the plants were recommended by the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension Service of Sumner County, which also offers free seminars for Millstone residents and their guests, said Pastors.

It’s “not just your everyday community garden. It’s an herb-orchard garden built around a lifestyle,” she said

Sumner real estate: Durham Farms, Millstone come alive in the summer

Categories: Community Service, CSA, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, New Community, Sumner County, The Tennessean | Posted: June 4, 2018

(Article Click HERE, Special to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK — TENNESSEE)

Home is where the heart is, as the old saying goes, but this summer in two Hendersonville “lifestyle” neighborhoods, it’s also where you can listen to an outdoor concert or learn how to grow herbs and veggies and sample produce grown by local farmers.

“Have fun, get out of the house, and celebrate summer,” said Lacey Edwards, lifestyle director at Durham Farms.

The public is invited to attend upcoming concerts at Durham Farms and agriculture classes at Millstone that will be taught by experts from the University of Tennessee Extension Service. The events are free.

Durham Farms’ summer concert series continues June 2 in one of the pocket parks in the subdivision, located on Drakes Creek Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and Long Hollow Pike. Food trucks, including Cousins Maine Lobster, will be on hand. There will be a petting zoo and a bounce house for kids.

On June 23 another concert will celebrate the grand opening of the community center, named The Farmhouse, which includes a fitness center, a pool, a café and a WiFi hub. It will host community events like happy hours.

At Millstone, being developed by Goodall Homes off Saundersville Road, agriculture experts from the extension service will answer questions about tomato gardens. They’ll also help kids plant tomatoes and peppers, said Jana Pastors, community lifestyle director.

The class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on June 14, she said.

“Agriculture classes fit the lifestyle and the theme” of Millstone, which is designed around an outdoors lifestyle, said Pastors.

‘The kids are running, the adults are relaxing’

On July 24, adults will discuss canning and freezing produce while kids learn about planting seeds and flowers. On Aug. 28, adults will learn about maintaining healthy turf while kids learn how to grow succulents in containers. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m.

“Back in the day, canning was very popular. Now it’s popular again,” said Pastors.

The classes will be held at Millstone’s farm stand, next to the community center. That’s the place where local farmers are periodically invited to offer samples of their produce.

At Durham Farms, other events planned this summer include movie nights and kids’ parties with paint ball and ice cream.

“The kids are running around and the adults are relaxing,” said Edwards.

Hosting concerts and giving local artists a chance to perform makes sense for a neighborhood in Hendersonville, with its rich music industry heritage, said Edwards.

“Live music attracts so many people,” she said.

Durham Farms and Millstone are among a handful of Nashville-area communities with professional lifestyle directors. Others include Goodall Homes’ StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon and the Waters Edge neighborhood in Franklin, where Pastors plans community activities.

Westhaven the master-planned community in Franklin, and Southern Springs, the new Del Webb active adult community in Spring Hill, also have lifestyle directors.

Durham Farms will eventually have 1,000 homes. Millstone will have 614 homes, including single-family houses, cottage homes, villas and townhomes.

Millstone Community to host UT Ag Classes: Open to the Public

Categories: Community Service, Events, Gallatin, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Hendersonville, Millstone, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: June 1, 2018

COME LEARN & GROW with US!

Goodall Homes, Millstone Community, and UT Extension Instutute of Argiculture Sumner County

would like to invite you to join us for first UT Ag Class at Millstone of the season.

June 14th, 2018 at 6:30pm

Millstone Community Town Center

447 Carriage House Lane Hendersonville, TN 37075

(Directions visit: click HERE)

Adults will enjoy a UT Ag Presentation on Tomato Diseases and Disorders

Kids will enjoy planting their own container tomatoes or peppers

Classes are FREE to the Public.

RSVP Today to jpastors@goodallhomes.com

Sponsored by Goodall Homes

 

Neighborhoods reel in residents with full schedule of social events

Categories: Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Millstone, StoneBridge, Williamson County, Wilson County | Posted: May 16, 2017

(Bill Lewis , The Tennessean- Click HERE for Full Article)

When Judy and Jack Dickson bought their home in the new Durham Farms subdivision in Hendersonville, they got more than a house. They now have a lifestyle director who plans events and manages a social schedule for all the residents.

“All the activities and events. The thought of it drew us in,” said Judy Dickson.

Durham Farms is one of a growing number of neighborhoods in the region where community events and the residents’ social calendar are professionally managed.

“I say I’m a cruise director without the water,” said Lacey Edwards, the lifestyle director for Durham Farms.

Residents have only begun moving into Durham Farms but Edwards has already coordinated events including an Oktoberfest party, cooking classes, holiday parties, health screenings and other activities while homeowners wait for their houses to be finished. She’s planning movies on the lawn, concerts and festivals.

Judy Dickson described herself and her husband as empty nesters who are enjoying “a fresh start” at Durham Farms. They moved in late April from an established neighborhood in nearby Gallatin.

“If you feel connected to your neighborhood, it adds value,” she said.

Durham Farms, located on Drakes Creek Road between Vietnam Veterans Boulevard and Long Hollow Pike, will have more than 1,000 homes on 472 acres.

Lifestyle Director Angel Keefer has already organized social activities, parties and outings. Next will come “yappy hour” gatherings at the dog park and book, card and wine clubs and other activities.

“It’s like living in a country club,” said Keefer.

Southern Springs will have at least 600 homes on more than 300 acres on Kedron Road. Interstate 65 and Saturn Parkway are nearby. Del Webb also developed Lake Providence in Mt. Juliet and operates active-adult communities across the country.

“The reason (residents) move to these communities is to be involved in an active lifestyle,” said Keefer.

Jana Pastors, lifestyle director for Goodall Homes at the StoneBridge subdivision in Lebanon and the new Millstone subdivision in Hendersonville, said Nashville’s strong economy is attracting new residents who are not familiar with the area. Having someone in her position helps them connect with their surroundings, from getting to know their neighbors to meeting public officials.

“They wonder, ‘Where do I start?’ ” said Pastors. “People love having a community within a community.”

Examples of events include the twice-a-year community-wide yard sale at StoneBridge. At Millstone, which has a community herb garden, the University of Tennessee agricultural extension office of Sumner County has taught classes on vegetable gardening.

In other neighborhoods, residents might have to drive across town to attend such a class, said Pastors.

“That’s why we decided to offer it to you in your backyard, as a lifestyle,” she said.

When the clubhouse opens in the Waters Edge neighborhood in Franklin, Pastors will become that community’s lifestyle director, as well.

In Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, Amy Law has been the lifestyle director for 13 years. Her first event was hosting a coffee on the porch of the sales building.

“That began the culture and the tradition,” she said.

Today the community has dozens of events and clubs. On June 17, the annual Porchfest will turn front porches into stages for musicians and streets will become art galleries. Other annual events include the Whiskey Warmer bourbon tasting event and the Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival. Westhaven University holds classes on subjects ranging from Civil War history to self-defense.

“It probably seals the deal for a lot of people, the built-in community. It definitely adds value,” said Law.

Millstone celebrates 100th sale

Categories: Goodall Homes, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Sumner County | Posted: February 15, 2017

(STAFF REPORTS- Hendersonville Standard. Click HERE for full article)

Millstone of Hendersonville – a Goodall Homes community celebrated its 100th home sale last month.

The subdivision, located of Saundersville Road, will ultimately feature 614 homes which will include a mixture of single family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages, and villas. According to Rachael Overall, director of marketing for Goodall Homes, the projected buildout time is around six to seven years.

A community all its own – Overall said at the heart of Millstone is the Town Center which acts as the hub for residents and neighborhood events.

“The Town Center includes a fitness center, junior Olympic resort style swimming pool with outdoor grilling area and pavilion – perfect for relaxing and enjoying the day with friends and family,” Overall said. “Adjacent to the pool is a splash pad complete with a water tank adding to fun days of laughter and water play.”

Behind the Town Center is a playground with ladders, swings and tires for all the neighborhood kids to gather. In addition, the Town Center also features a courtyard garden.

“We have various herbs and vegetation specifically planted with the guidance of University of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension to host future Master Gardener classes and school fieldtrips,” Overall said.

The development also features a farm stand that will ultimately allow homeowners and Hendersonville residents to order organic produce and pick-up each week during the peak growing season.

For residents who enjoy walking, Millstone features connecting sidewalks throughout the neighborhood that also connect to the Town Center,” Overall said.

“In the future, we also have plans for an event lawn to add even more activities for current homeowners,” she said.

With 100 families now calling Millstone home, Overall said the comments about the neighborhood have all been positive.

“What I hear the most is how beautiful the Town Center pool and fitness center are,” she said. “They also notice the attention to detail throughout the neighborhood, taking special notice to how the theme is carried throughout the neighborhood. Residents are also looking forward to neighborhood events that will be set up in conjunction with the Community Lifestyle Director and the social committee.”

Overall said both local realtors and those from outside the Sumner County market have also been impressed with the amenities.

Millstone has a variety of homes available for every stage of life:

*Single Family: starting from the high $200s, Millstone offers a variety of one-level and two-story plans ranging from 1,868 to 3,621 square feet.

*Courtyard Cottages: starting from the mid $200s. These plans are one-level plans with bonus room or loft optional per plan. These plans are also maintenance free – homeowners do not have to worry about the upkeep of landscaping and the exterior of the home. Plans range from 1,413 to 2,122 square feet.

*Villas: We are currently developing more home sites for our Villas collection. These plans are one-level plans with bonus room or loft optional per plan. These plans are also maintenance free – homeowners do not have to worry about the upkeep of landscaping and the exterior of the home. Plans range from 1,635 to 2,327 square feet.

*Townhomes: We are currently developing more home sites for our Townhomes. These plans are two-stories with 3 bedrooms to 2.5-3.5 bathrooms depending on the plan. Square footage ranges from 1,674 to 1,976.

Goodall Homes sponsors Hunger Free Summer campaign

Categories: Events, Hendersonville, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community | Posted: July 6, 2016

(STAFF REPORTS- The Standard of Hendersonville. Click HERE for full article)

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has officially launched its Hunger Free Summer campaign to provide 4 million meals. Employees from Goodall Homes, the official Hunger Free Summer sponsor, presented a $25,000 check in support of the campaign. The donation will provide 100,000 meals.

Goodall-Homes-sponsors-hunger-free-summer2Summertime means thousands of children no longer have access to school meals, and parents are left struggling to provide. Second Harvest has set a goal to provide 4 million summer meals for children and their families to help make this a Hunger Free Summer for all. One of the ways Second Harvest is addressing childhood hunger is through the sponsorship of 31 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sites across its 46-county service area that serve meals to children throughout the summer months. In addition to food, many sites provide educational enrichment and recreational activities that help children continue to learn and stay safe and active while school is not in session.

In Middle Tennessee, one in five children, 21.9 percent, in Second Harvest’s 46-county service area are food insecure, totaling 141,710 children. Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as limited or uncertain access to enough food to support a healthy life. Although food insecurity is harmful to an individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

About Goodall Homes

Goodall Homes, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, builds single-family homes, townhomes, courtyard cottages and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob’s commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. This commitment has been recognized through awards such as the Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine (2014); NAHB National Housing Quality Silver Award (2016); NAHB National Housing Quality Bronze Award (2012), The Nashville Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012; The Tennessean’s Top Workplaces 2015, 2014, 2013; and The Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business Award. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit GoodallHomes.com.