"Okay For a First Move Into Town"
As far as modern mixed use developments go, this one isn't bad. Not bad at all. Conceived as a ready-made village and comprised of a condominium building, townhouses, free-standing homes as well as retail shops, good food choices and on-site gym, it's a great place to live for those who come home after a long day and do not want to have to go far for food or the gym, but is not ideal for those who loathe a long commute. Located on Nolensville Pike in between Old Hickory and Concord Road, the out of the way location does provide for a self-contained environment, free from too much noise or traffic, but with access into Nashville itself coming only via I65 or I24, the northbound morning commute is a killer, and the afternoon commute home not much better. It would be far better suited for those who work in Brentwood or Cool Springs, though, as they would be able to enjoy a reverse commute as well as a vast array of shopping in dining on the trips to and from. The quality of the buildings is surprisingly good, with the kitchens in the condos being disproportionately large for the overall square footage, making them heaven for singles or couples who love to cook. Some condos have large or even over-sized balconies, with others enjoying direct outdoor access and patios. The townhomes and houses are further off the main road and most all are fronted with old-style town squares with plenty of green space for walking the dog or playing soccer. To that extent it is a good place for young couples with children as there is absolutely tons of outdoor space for walking and playing. Like many other ares, once the housing market rebounds and builders are once again building, this area is likely to sprout up even more amenities, though even now there are grocery stores within five minutes in either direction.