April 2, 2008

A list of the 40 new neighborhoods in WIlliamson County

More than 40 new neighborhoods in Williamson County!

People shopping for new homes in Williamson County will see new themes and twists on traditional home designs, an effort on the part of builders to give home buyers something different in 2008.
Turnberry Homes has four new neighborhoods in development and the company has borrowed names from California's wine country: Catalina in Nolensville, Sonoma in Brentwood, Stag's Leap and Chardonnay in Franklin.
"I thought these are absolutely fabulous names for neighborhoods," said Turnberry President Rick Bell, explaining he was struck by the beauty of the Napa and Sonoma valleys while visiting those areas recently.
The company has unusual plans for Chardonnay, where construction is expected to get under way this summer. In addition to featuring new elevations that will be consistently French Country or Old World in design, the neighborhood will carry out a wine theme with a country villa winery at the entrance and vineyards.
"I think it's going to have something for people that is very novel," Bell said.
Home prices in the Turnberry subdivisions range from about $450,000 up to the $700,000s.
In southern Williamson County, developer Mark Mihacsi is just beginning to create Cascade Estates, which he envisions as a water-themed neighborhood.
Mihacsi plans a man-made lake with three fountains in addition to a pool, pool house, pavilion, playgrounds and plenty of natural wooded areas for walking and hiking.
Man-made waterfalls will mark the neighborhood entrance on Lewisburg Pike, along with extensive landscaping. Homes in Cascade Estates will be on one- to four-acre lots and prices are projected to be from $750,000 to $1.2 million.
Not far from Cascade Estates is Canterbury, a new Thompson's Station subdivision that is featuring Old World architecture and an unusually long list of amenities.
Planned are a beach-entry pool, fitness center, community clubhouse, cabanas, a community amphitheater, walking trails, parks, a kids' tree house and fiber optic wiring to every home. The streetscape will include sidewalks, gas lanterns, a cobblestone entrance and guardhouse.
Canterbury will have 1,100 homes when it is completed in 2023. It will include town homes starting in the $240,000s, while single-family home prices will start at about $370,000.
Several other new neighborhoods are being planned to offer residents more opportunities than usual to connect with nature without leaving their subdivisions.
Meadowbrook in Spring Hill will include a 30-acre grass park that's laced with crushed gravel trails. Developer Cornerstone Land Co. has plans to plant approximately 300 trees of varying species on the property. Meadowbrook will also feature three playgrounds for children and a 1.5-mile walking trail.
The single-family homes and the town homes in Meadowbrook will be from 1,200 to 2,600 square feet, with prices ranging from $157,900 to $209,000.
In west Brentwood, Olde Towne has two creeks on the property that the state has designated an "aquatic resource." Developer Adam Stern has committed to preserving them for residents' enjoyment.
This secluded neighborhood of 21 custom homes on 26 acres will also feature green space and sidewalks, hedgerows and street trees.
Development continues at Stream Valley in Franklin, a neighborhood with an intense emphasis on connecting with nature. Plans there call for preserving more than 150 acres of hills, streambeds, ponds and open spaces, as well as construction of a neighborhood spa along with a pool, clubhouse and walking paths.
The site of last year's Parade of Homes, Stream Valley will have town homes as well as single-family homes and a town center with a mix of office and boutique retail space. Home prices will range from the $270,000s to the $300,000s for town homes and from $400,000 to $1.5 million for the single-family homes.
Laurel Cove, a community that will be built around a Greg Norman signature golf course on Arno Road, will also connect its residents to the outdoors in multiple ways.
In addition to the golf course, Laurel Cove, like Stream Valley, will have its own spa. There also will be tennis courts, a tennis shop, a neighborhood coffee shop, pools, clubhouse, children's playground, walking trails and picnic pavilions.
The developer, Tentara Partners, has begun work on the clubhouse, tennis, swim and fitness centers. The development does not expect to have homes until the end of 2008.
Home prices are anticipated to start in the $600,000s and there will be 820 homes at Laurel Cove when it is finished sometime in 2015.

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