Fairvue Plantation - Best Tennessee Community of the Year
One of America’s best college towns, the city of Nashville Tennessee continues to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the Southeast. People are drawn the Music City because of the hip music culture, epic food venue, historic colleges and Tennessean friendliness. The city is huge and extends out in all directions. Boomers tend to navigate to the suburbs, to places like Franklin, Mt Juliet and Gallatin. Old Hickory Lake in the city of Gallatin is one of the prettiest lakes in Nashville TN.
Hugging the shores of the lake, Fairvue Plantation caught our eye back in 2008 and is an easy 25 minute commute from downtown Nashville. At the time, the developer was in financial trouble as the economy tanked. When Gallatin Golf LLC purchased the club amenities, we watched the community blossom again as new homes in Tennessee were being built. Amenities at the club include an 18 hole golf course designed by Bill Bergin, Johnny Warren Golf Academy, 20,000 square foot elegant lakefront clubhouse with dining, a fitness center and lakefront swimming pool. Fairvue Plantation is the only lakefront golf course community in Nashville.
The topography of the community is beautiful with rolling hills and open views of the lake. One of the first Nashville neighborhoods, when re-development took place, the community preserved the 150 year old plantation mare barns and antebellum guest cottages setting the architectural palate of a European English village surrounded by rose gardens. Homes in the neighborhood combine old world brick and dark woods with contemporary luxury finishes. New homes in Tennessee at Fairvue are built on the lots with elbow room and space between each other accented by hundred old oaks and rose gardens. Many of the garages are accessed from the side or back of the homes. A good majority of the Fairvue mansions on Old Hickory Lake have dockage. Fairvue Plantation does not have a marina.
The 22,500 acre lake is a fantastic backyard. Water fluctuations are minimal and there are eight marinas on the lake. Old Hickory Lake is popular for boating, waterskiing, paddle boarding and fishing. The three black bass species caught in the lakes in Nashville TN are largemouth, smallmouth and spotted.
We observe the Fairvue club members living the good life in one of the best college towns and lakefront communities. Events over the last year included Fairvue Forever Night at the Races, Nash-Trash Tours, Foxhunt Member Event, Fantasy Football Club, Love the Pearls, Scotch & Cigar Tasting, Ladies Spooky Scramble, and more.
Approximately 500 homes have been built to date of the 1,000 planned. The development is a not a cookie-cutter track home community with cars clogging the streets. It’s spacious and has striking curb appeal. The architectural styles include English Tudor, Italian Renaissance, Country French, Foursquare, Craftsman and Victorian accented by rose gardens. Home prices are all over the board, from the $200k’s to over $3 million. The neighborhoods in Fairvue Plantation include:
- East Lake - First neighborhood built in the community
- Fairvue Village - Maintenance free small footprint homes
- Gracie Lake - Cottages and villas
- Jacobs Landing - Lakefront homes
- The Coves - New homes in Tennessee with views of Old Lake Hickory
- The Boulevard - Mansions along the lake and golf course
- The Fairways - Golf course homes
- The Peninsular - Gated neighborhood with larger footprint homes
- The Reserve - Estate size homes
Buyers frequently ask us to recommend urban cities with boating lakes within them. In the Southeast, it doesn't exist. The best we can do is recommend beautiful Nashville neighborhoods less than 30 minutes away, the neighborhood of Fairvue Plantation.
We chose Fairvue Plantation as the 2015 Best Tennessee Community of the Year because of its close proximity to the Music City, European architecture, attractive curb appeal, and friendly country club lifestyle. If you’d like to explore Fairvue Plantation, ask us to introduce you to our trusted colleague in Nashville who can show you homes at any of the lakes in Nashville TN.