Williamson County is known for its bucolic scenery, excellent schools and its wide array of housing options. But finding just the right Franklin neighborhood to call home requires the help of an expert who knows the ins and outs of all the area’s housing options.
Some families seek privacy and space. Others prefer more of a sense of community, and this county has no shortage of traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) that have been designed with community in mind.
More established TND communities in Williamson County such as Westhaven, Berry Farms, and Tollgate Village, are about to be joined by newer developments Stephens Valley, Northside McEwen, Ovation and Alexander Farms.
These communities offer features such as resort-style pools and town centers with restaurants and shopping nearby, but they also offer some more intangible amenities such as walkability, planned events including farmers’ markets and music festivals — and a master plan that is purposeful in its intent to foster front porch conversations with neighbors.
The Realtors at Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty’s Williamson County office have intimate knowledge of every home type and can ensure anyone searching for a home finds their perfect home and lifestyle.
“Walkability is a word I hear over and over from buyers, especially those relocating from larger urban areas,” says Angie Jefferson Langford, Affiliate Broker with Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty. “These mixed-use communities have restaurants, grocery stores, shops and even schools in some situations. I think it’s a great place for folks new to the area to land because it makes meeting people so much easier.”
Zeitlin Affiliate Broker Lauran Heckman says people want to know their neighbors more often than not.
“People are craving that sense of community,” she says. “It’s about more than a pool and a clubhouse. People want to have all the things a regular neighborhood has, but they also want sidewalks and restaurants. A lot of times people don’t look at the cost of the amenities, but focus on the value of living in the neighborhood.”
Another attribute to a TND, or mixed-use community, is the diversity of not only housing options, but the residents who live there as well. Many of these communities offer everything from apartments to townhomes to larger single-family homes.
Marty Warren is a broker with Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty and lives in Westhaven, a large TND in Franklin, and says that on his street, there is a wide array of family types.
“The wonderful diversity of the residents here is astounding,” he says. “There are young families with children; couples who are retired and couples still working; individuals caring for aging parents; and individual one-person owners. The camaraderie created through front porch living is exceptional.”
Lisa Leonard, another Zeitlin Sotheby’s Realtor explains why both her clients and own family members love Westhaven’s walkability & amenities.
“My clients including my 4 grandchildren love Westhaven because of all the amenities such as grocery, shops, dining, parks, clubhouse, social events and festivals. It doesn’t matter if the are single or family or a senior citizen there is something to offer all on this community!” Lisa Leonard, Realtor Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty
To find out more about the traditional neighborhood developments in Williamson County, contact a Realtor at Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty’s Williamson County office at (615) 794-0833 or visit zeitlin.com.
This article is sponsored by Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty. All photography provided by Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty unless otherwise noted.