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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

Realtor Lunch & Learn- The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro TN

Categories: Events, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, Rutherford County, Single Family Home, Valleybrook | Posted: July 17, 2018

Goodall Homes and Wilson Bank & Trust invite you to join us for a

Realtor Lunch & Learn- The Cottages at Valleybrook – Murfreesboro TN

Learn about our new Neighborhood in Rutherford County

Tuesday, July 31st

12pm-1pm

Wilson Bank & Trust Office

3110 Memorial Blvd Murfreesboro TN 37129

Catered Lunch and Door Prizes

RSVP to bduplechain@goodallhomes.com

Goodall Homes expands to Murfreesboro

Categories: Goodall Homes, Housing Market, Nashville, Nashville Area Homebuilder, Neighborhood, New Community | Posted: June 28, 2018

(JASON M. REYNOLDS. Murfreesboro Post Newspaper. Click HERE for full article.)

Goodall Homes, an award-winning home builder from Gallatin, has expanded to Murfreesboro.

“Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing markets in the United States,” said Kelvey Benward, sales manager. “For over 30 years, we’ve built new homes in Davidson, Williamson, Wilson, Sumner and Robertson counties. We’re excited about the growth in Rutherford County and the opportunity to build new homes in Murfreesboro.”

In 2016, Clayton, one of America’s largest homebuilders, bought Goodall Homes. Goodall is the second site-built housing company to become part of Maryville-based Clayton, a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Clayton, through its site-building arm, Clayton Properties, entered the site-built housing market to expand its portfolio of housing options to homebuyers.

The company’s website says it has become the second largest homebuilder in Middle Tennessee. Its recognitions include multiple listings in the top 10 of Nashville Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” and the National Home Builder of the Year Award in 2014.

Locally, the company is working on The Cottages of Valleybrook. Construction of the Compton Road property started in April. The Raleigh floorplan model will be ready in September, and the first homeowners will move in by October, Benward said. The one-level courtyard cottages will sell from $239,000 to $280,475. Sizes are 1,411 to 2,107 square feet. Amenities include a pool with clubhouse, open space, sidewalks, landscaping package, two-car rear-entry garages and courtyard patios.

Goodall will start developing Laurelstone off Lascassas Pike in late fall or early winter. The cottages and villas will go on sale in spring 2019.

2018 Main Street Awards Winners, Finalists named – Stonebridge and Five Oaks Community Wilson County

Categories: Awards, Events, Five Oaks, Goodall Homes, Lebanon, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, StoneBridge, Wilson County | Posted: June 25, 2018

(The Wilson Post. Click HERE for full article)

Main Street Media of Tennessee, which owns The Wilson Post, recently announced the Winners and Finalists for the 2018 Wilson County Main Street Awards.

More than 60,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest, and more than 370 Winners and Finalists were named in the categories of Local Flavor, Local Retail, Local Services and Local Community.

A complete list of Winners and Finalists is in the sidebar, as well as a link to photos of the Winners and Finalists who attended the Finalists’ Breakfast May 30 at Cumberland University’s Baird Chapel.

 

 

Finalist: Goodall Homes Stonebridge Community in Lebanon TN – Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)

Finalist: Five Oaks Community in Lebanon TN- Best Community/Neighborhood (Visit Community Online, Click HERE)

 

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.

Summerlin Model Grand Opening Event

Categories: Events, Goodall News, Neighborhood, New Community, Single Family Home, Subdivision, Sumner County | Posted: March 14, 2018

Goodall Homes invites you to join us at

Summerlin

for the Model Grand Opening

Enjoy lunch on us and tour the New Model Home

Tuesday, March 20th

11:30am-1:30pm

Ribbon Cutting at 11:30

119 Telavera Drive White House, TN 37188

 

Realtor Lunch & Learn – Sumner County March 6th

Categories: Events, Gallatin, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Goodall Homes, Goodall News, Nashville, Neighborhood, New Community, Realtor News, Single Family Home, Sumner County | Posted: February 20, 2018

Goodall Homes and Acopia Home Loans invite you to join us for a

Realtor Lunch & Learn- Sumner County

Learn about new Neighborhoods in Sumner County

Tuesday, March 6th

11:30am-12:30pm

The Club at Fairvue Plantation

981 Plantation Blvd Gallatin, TN 37066

Catered Lunch and Door Prizes

RSVP to jpastors@goodallhomes.com

Fitness Equipment Tutorial- Waters Edge Clubhouse Finess Center

Categories: Events, Franklin, Goodall Homes, Neighborhood, New Community, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: February 7, 2018

Join us for a Fitness Equipment Tutorial

by Cybex Representative Mike Geiser

Tuesday February 27th, 2018

6pm-7pm

Waters Edge Clubhouse Fitness Center


Realtor Sneak Peek of the Residents’ Clubhouse- Waters Edge Franklin, TN

Categories: Events, Franklin, Goodall News, Nashville, New Community, One Level Floorplan, Realtor News, Waters Edge, Williamson County | Posted: February 7, 2018

Join us for a Sneak Peek of our new Waters Edge Residents’ Clubhouse

Tour the Clubhouse Amenities and Enjoy a Light Lunch, Appetizers, and Door Prizes

Goodall Homes @ Waters Edge

Thursday, February 22nd 11am-1pm

4021 Devinney Drive Franklin, TN 37064

 

 

 

Nashville drops three notches for 2018 outlook, remains top 10 U.S. real estate market

Categories: Franklin, Goodall Homes, Metro Studies, Nashville, New Community, Single Family Home, The Tennessean, Williamson County | Posted: November 3, 2017

(, USA TODAY NETWORK Tennessee, Click HERE for Full Article)

For the third straight year, Nashville was ranked among the nation’s top 10 real estate markets to watch in the annual PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate report.

The Music City dropped three notches from sixth to ninth, but the lead author of the report by  consulting firm PwC and the Urban Land Institute seen no reason for alarm.

“This year two new cities made it into the top 10, and that’s part of the reason Nashville moved down,” said Mitch Roschelle, a PwC partner. “It’s more important than anything that three years later Nashville  is still in the top 10.”

Salt Lake City and Fort Lauderdale moving into the top 10 for growth prospects in 2018  reflects a more favorable view of less competitive, smaller secondary markets.  The growing interest in smaller cities by real estate investors is influenced by their relative affordability, coupled with a concentration of young, skilled workers, Roschelle said.

Now in its 39th year, the Emerging Trends in Real Estate report involves 78 cities and is based on interviews and survey responses from more than 1,600 real estate experts, including investors, fund managers, developers, property companies, lenders, brokers, advisers and consultants. This year’s survey was conducted before Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

“Real estate investors who are participating in the survey are looking at 78 places where they can potentially invest and they’re looking at Nashville being in the top 10,” Roschelle said.

Among specific reasons for Nashville’s top 10 ranking, Roschelle cites the cost of doing business being 88 percent of the national average and local growth in disposal incomes  projected to be 40 percent higher than the national average over the next five years.

Like other top-ranked cities, Nashville is benefiting from a growing population of young people ages 15 to 34, Roschelle said. That group includes Millennials and some in a Generation Z demographic that’s estimated to grow as much as four times the nation’s average over the next five years.

Real estate investors also see Nashville having a lot of colleges and universities as attractive, with the city and others benefiting from the trend of more students of those institutions choosing to stay upon graduating.

“On a net basis, 20,000 people are expected to move to Nashville annually over the next five years and that’s a very positive trend,” Roschelle said.

Housing remains generally affordable in Nashville when compared to the nation, according to the report. The local median single-family home price of $250,000 is less than the nation’s $255,000, while in another sign of affordability apartment dwellers here spend only 20.6 percent of their incomes on rent versus 26.6 for the country overall.

Concerns remain about a shortage of single-family homes locally and nationwide that’s bordering on crisis. “First-time homebuyers are getting priced out because of the shortage,” Roschelle said. “The good news on Nashville is there’s a lot of apartments in the pipeline and that’s a good thing.”

Reach Getahn Ward at 615-726-5968 and on Twitter @getahn.