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Walkable Communities For Today’s Lifestyles

Categories: Communities | Posted: November 21, 2016 | Comments Off on Walkable Communities For Today’s Lifestyles

alteras-gpaboy-184cropThe most requested amenity buyers are looking for is walkability. More and more homebuyers desire to be within safe and comfortable walking distance to services and goods that meet our everyday needs, such as places to eat, shops, services and work centers. It’s one of the hottest trends today that’s desired by buyers and renters.

It’s not just Millennials who are driving demand for walkable neighborhoods. In addition, a large number of baby boomers are looking for communities to live in as they downsize, and many want a walkable community.

Across all generations, homebuyers are choosing a home within an easy walk to nearby cafes, shops, and restaurants. They consider it an amenity that adds quality to their lifestyle.

lv-entranceRegent Homes is proud to be the largest homebuilder of walkable communities in Middle Tennessee. Since 2003, Regent has built in Lenox Village, Berry Farms, and Westhaven and is currently building in Carothers Farms (formerly Carothers Crossing), Petra Commons, Burkitt Commons, and hopefully soon in the new proposed community of Burkitt Ridge. Regent also builds in the Village of Providence and the Village of Oakland Springs communities in Huntsville, AL.

A walkable community is pedestrian orientated and minimizes car dependence which contributes to smart growth. It has two key components – goods and services.  Walkable communities’ goods include housing, offices, and retail, while services entail community businesses.

The best part? Everything is in safe, walking distance!cafeeditout

Why today’s homebuyers want to live in awalkable community

Busy schedules and heavy traffic are leading factors in homebuyers desire to live in a walkable community. A walkable community provides needs and services that are minutes from their front door.

What are the benefits of a walkable community?

Walkability offers many benefits ranging from health to environmental, and everything in between.

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Walking is great exercise. Walkable communities encourage walking, which in turn promotes good health.

Residents are often happier, as they are spending less times in their vehicles and more time interacting with members of their close-knit community.

Environment
By walking to the store or local dentist office, you are utilizing a zero-pollution mode of transportation – your feet! Fewer emissions mean a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.

Lifestyle
Today’s families are shifting from suburban lifestyles to pedestrian friendly lives. Families are enjoying being able to work and play, all in the comfort of their community. Businesses, shopping, and dining are all right at their doorsteps.

Regent Homes offer several walkable communities including Berry Farms, Westhaven, Carothers Farms and opening in 2017 Burkitt Commons and Petra Commons. Each boasts an expansive selection of shops and businesses.

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For families looking to live on the south side of Franklin, Regent Homes builds townhomes and town center homes in this master-planned community which offers an urban lifestyle in a suburban setting. Residents have the ability to live, work, and shop all in one place, as Berry Farms hosts several restaurants and retailers. Soulshine Pizza and Neighborhood Spirits wine and spirits store, as well as services such as Berry Farms Dental, Berry Farms Chiropractic, and The Goddard School are all located just steps away from your home. Publix is expected to open in the community around January 1st, 2017, adding to the community walkability appeal.

Westhaven
If you are looking to live in an award-winning community, look no further than Westhaven in Franklin! The Westhaven Town Center features a Kroger grocery store, over 20 retailers, and numerous local businesses. Regent offers lock-and-leave town center homes that are ideal for all ages.

cf-droneCarothers Farms
A beautiful mixed-use community, Carothers Farms, in Nolensville, Davidson
County is a traditional neighborhood development. It offers homes and townhomes with a variety of open floor plans on beautiful, landscaped streets.

Need more options? Check out these new walkable communities that will open in 2017:

Burkitt Commons
Situated in the quaint town of Nolensville, TN, Burkitt Commons offers 160 townhomes and condominiums in addition to live-work units. 40,000 s.f. of neighborhood retail space are being developed to provide restaurants, a liquor store, a bank, a chiropractor and a dentist. Sales in this new community are set to begin next spring.

Petra Commons
Petra, a small development of homes and townhomes in the Spring Hill community includes 15,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space. Pedestrian friendly streets with sidewalks connect to nearby shopping and recreational facilities.

Contact a Regent Homes sales agent today, and find out what a walkable community can mean for you! We want to help you find your next home.

Builder Spotlight: Carothers Farms in Nolensville

Categories: Communities, Nolensivlle | Posted: August 16, 2016 | Comments Off on Builder Spotlight: Carothers Farms in Nolensville

Do you want to live in a small town community, but still be close to the big city? Well, look no further than our Carothers Farms Community in Nolensville! This tight-knit neighborhood has a mix of traditional homes, cottage-like homes, Street Scene Carothers Farmsand townhouses ranging in price from the $190’s to $320’s. Designed for every type of home buyer, Carothers Farms is a great blend of residents in all stages of their lives – from newlyweds to growing families to empty nesters – there is something for everyone here!

Carothers Farms offers a perfect blend of open space, timeless architecture, and unique appeal. Our 2 to 4 bedroom homes are nestled against gently rolling hills and tree-lined streets. You will be amazed at how quiet and peaceful the country surroundings are – especially being fairly close to Downtown Nashville, which is only 20 minutes away! Shopping, dining, and entertainment are also conveniently located just minutes away with quick access to  I-24 and Nolensville and Concord roads.

HS III BS 2016 pht 982We just know you are going to love these beautiful homes and all the charm they have to show! Give Joey Pankhurst a call at 615-804-3315 to schedule an appointment to view Carothers Farms. Click here, go to our website for floor plans, model hours and pictures of this beautiful community!

Builder Spotlight: Lenox of Smyrna

Categories: Communities, Community Spotlight, Rutherford County | Posted: July 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Builder Spotlight: Lenox of Smyrna

This week we are so excited to spotlight our amazing community, Lenox of Smyrna. This tight-knit neighborhood has single family homes ranging from $192,900 to $370,000 with options of 1 to 4 bedrooms homes. Lenox is a very walkable community and is nestled in a very convenient location. With Food Lion less than a mile away and Publix only two miles away, your last minute grocery needs won’t be such a burden anymore! Plus, Stewartsboro Elementary is within walking distance from the community, and Stewarts Creek Middle School and High School are just minutes away so that those kiddos can be in class in no time! Lenox of Smyrna is 22 minutes from Murfreesboro, 35 minutes from Nashville, and 40 minutes from Franklin. Location is the key with this great community.red Midland I.D 884

Lenox of Smyrna offers a quiet and peaceful lifestyle. Lawn mowing service is provided by the HOA, and all the utilities are out-of-sight underground. There are tree-lined sidewalks all throughout the neighborhood and walking trails as well. Plus, there is plenty of open green space for your little ones to play and burn off some energy at the Village Green.Ripley front view

The homes at Lenox feature 8 and 9-foot ceilings on the main living area, 1 to 2 story designs, and first-floor master suite on selected floor plans. Some of the features you will find include open concept living areas, trey ceilings, vanity with double sinks in the master bath and bonus rooms.

We just know you will fall in love with Lenox of Smyrna as much as we have, and we would love the opportunity to show you around this darling community. Please give Karen Furbee a call at 615-604-3962 to set up an appointment or visit Regent Homes website.

Builder Spotlight: Sherwood Green Estates

Categories: Communities, Nolensville, Williamson Co. | Posted: July 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Builder Spotlight: Sherwood Green Estates

We are so excited to share with you Regent’s Sherwood Green Estates community! Regent Homes, BentleyLocated right in the heart of Nolensville, this neighborhood is in an ideal location with its grand entrance and tree-lined streets. What makes Sherwood such a unique place is its greenway and walking trail along Mill Creek, which runs right beside the community. There are parks nestled throughout and preserved nature areas.

Sherwood Green was designed for the modern homebuyer. Our homes are on trend with 14 different open concept floor plans and gourmet kitchens. These homes range from 2,699 square feet to 4,001 square feet with options for up to 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Some interior features include trey and coffered ceilings, covered rear porches, island kitchens, and nine-foot ceilings on the first level. The master bedroom is located on the first floor in all our floor plans and hosts a luxurious master bath that all your friends will be envious of!

Rose Hill Great RoomOne of the many benefits of owning a Sherwood Green home is that they are all EnergySmart℠ and come with energy-efficient features. LP Tech Shield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing in the attic, R-44 ceiling insulation, and Low-E windows are just a few. When building this community, we wanted to focus on the recent changes in new home construction and what new homebuyers were looking for in their homes. With advanced construction technology and materials, our EnergySmart homes provide homeowners with reduced energy usage, less maintenance, and a healthier, quieter and more comfortable home.

We would love nothing more than to show you this fabulous neighborhood and give you a tour of one of our Sherwood Green Estates homes. Give John Giovannetti a call at 615-440-0105 to set up your appointment! Also, visit Sherwood’s website for more information on these great homes!

New One-Level Plans at Arden Village, Phase II

Categories: Communities, Single Family Homes | Posted: June 10, 2016 | Comments Off on New One-Level Plans at Arden Village, Phase II

BrooklandWe are so excited to talk about Phase II at Arden Village! This new section offers five new one-level plans that are perfect for all ages. These distinctive new homes offer 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, attached 2-car garage and up to 1,798 square feet of living space. Features include nine-foot ceilings, open concept great room, dining and kitchen, hardwood flooring in the foyer and kitchen/breakfast, 3-1/4” baseboard throughout, granite countertops in the kitchen, an appliance package, and more!

Arden Village is a classic American neighborhood located in Columbia, Tennessee and offers single family homes ranging from $229,900 to $259,900. When building this community, we kept our homebuyer’s needs in mind by having sidewalks throughout the neighborhood for those evening strolls, tree-lined streets, and provided lawn service by the HOA, so you never have to spend time mowing the grass! We also have all the utilities underground and a Village Green with Pavilion.

Arden Village is minutes from shopping and dining! Not to mention you are only 30 minutes from Downtown Franklin so catching a show or strolling the streets of the historic town is a breeze. Downtown Columbia is only 12 minutes away! Plus, you have some great schools in the area with Spring Hill Elementary, Middle, and High School.

We just can’t say enough nice things about Arden Village, and we would love nothing more than to show it off to you. Give Lisa Watson a call at (931) 626-9267 to schedule a time to come check it out and visit Arden Village’s website for more photos and information!