"In the Market for an In-town Estate?"
The first time I went for a run in this part of Nashville, I took a turn behind the Ensworth School in order to get off of a busier road and hopefully find some peace and quiet. What I found instead was a freakishly quiet street of near mansion sized houses, each set in more than three acres of land, smack in the heart of Nashville. With a cul-de-sac at one end a very discreet opening at the other, this street would be near the pinnacle of perfection for someone who wanted to feel as though they were on a country estate, but actually less than two football fields away from a grocery store and every other conceivable modern convenience. Houses on this street rarely go up for sale, and as such when they do they are highly sought-after and quickly snapped up, despite never listing for anything below $1M. As the name suggests, the private Ensworth grammar and middle school bordering the street shares both its name and its prestige, being one of the most sought after and exclusive in Nashville. Currently undergoing a massive building project, one can imagine the school might be causing at least a slight momentary annoyance, but given that anyone living on the street likely went there or has children or grand-children attending there, they are unlikely to cause a fuss. Out of every street in Nashville, I find less fault with this one than with any other - as far as my own personal preferences go - as it offers the ultimate in quiet and serenity, privacy and discretion only steps away from the heart of town.