Historic Homes Gain Popularity in Nashville

Real Estate Broker/Owner with AGORA Realty #271029

Historic areas of Nashville (East Nashville, 12th South, Germantown, Belmont and Hillsboro Village, to name a few) are so hot these days!  Local restaurants, bars,  minor shopping and consistently available rehabbed or reconstructed homes are relatively new in some Nashville neighborhoods and I’m finding them to be exceedingly attractive to buyers of all age groups.

Many people are in love with the Victorian, Bungalow or Craftsman style of home found in larger metropolitan areas of the U.S. while others find that they can do much more without using a vehicle than they can if they live in the suburbs.

Although suburban homes can be significantly more affordable than these continually up and coming, trendier areas, many buyers are opting for single home “city living”.  What’s missing from many newer subdivisions is that small town “feel” you get when you meet and greet familiar neighbors on foot.  In the suburbs you must drive to the market or restaurants; thus limiting interaction with neighbors.

For more information about East Nashville, 12th South, Belmont, Germantown and Hillsboro Village, please email me ASands@RealtyNashville, call me at 615.668.9940 or check my website, www.RealtyNashville.com for quick links to homes in these and other areas or sign up for real time listing updates.

Comments (7)

Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Aly - I went to college at Belmont and *LOVE* that area/Hillsboro Village!  East Nashville had some great homes, too, but in the mid-90's the area was a bit hit-or-miss.  I wish we had homes like that in Phoenix!

Feb 02, 2012 08:28 AM
Alyse "Aly" Sands
AGORA Realty - Nashville, TN
It's Good To Be Home

Hi Sharon, they've been growing and getting nicer as time goes on.  I need to add Sylvan Park and Sylvan Heights to the list!

Feb 02, 2012 08:48 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Aly, the bungalow in the photo reminds me of the craftsman house that Deacon tried to sell FSBO a few episodes ago on Nashville!

Mar 18, 2013 09:13 AM
Alyse "Aly" Sands
AGORA Realty - Nashville, TN
It's Good To Be Home

Hi Patricia, I felt obligated to see the first episode of Nashville and that's all I saw so I don't know Deacon.   I'll try to check it out, though!

Mar 18, 2013 10:51 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
Alyse, It nice to see that historic homes are in demand!
Apr 14, 2013 01:01 PM
Paula McDaniel
The Paula McDaniel Group with Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC - Chattanooga, TN
Voted Best of the Best Chattanooga Realtor 9 Years

My Marketer lived in East Nashville in a Historic home off of 12th for a few years and loved it. She said that the home she lived in sold for $200,000 + more than what her landlord offered it to her for 5 years ago. Needless to say, she really wishes that she would have bought it then. 

May 03, 2013 05:56 AM
The Niche Agent
The Niche Agent
Your Niche Is Our Niche

I thought you may want to check out the interview I did with Valorie Ford on The Niche Agent. We talk about her transition from specializing in historic homes to getting her own radio show as a result of it. Let me know what you think...

I posted it on my AR blog, you can check it out here:



Ryan Smith - The Niche Agent


Jul 09, 2014 07:16 AM