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Old 02-29-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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I just moved here in January and I think the people are very friendly and I like it but at least where I live in East Nashville it seems to be a common practice for people to just park their car, or sometimes a few cars, on their lawns. I've never lived anyplace where people did that and I think it tends to make the neighborhood look run down to a certain extent. I asked the guy who hooked up my cable tv about it and he laughed and said it was a redneck thing. I know this isn't any major issue but I get the feeling that alot of those cars don't even run and I wonder why anyone would hang on to some piece of junk that makes their yard look like a used car lot. Any thoughts? In any case I like the people I've met in Nashville.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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I just moved here in January and I think the people are very friendly and I like it but at least where I live in East Nashville it seems to be a common practice for people to just park their car, or sometimes a few cars, on their lawns. I've never lived anyplace where people did that and I think it tends to make the neighborhood look run down to a certain extent. I asked the guy who hooked up my cable tv about it and he laughed and said it was a redneck thing. I know this isn't any major issue but I get the feeling that alot of those cars don't even run and I wonder why anyone would hang on to some piece of junk that makes their yard look like a used car lot. Any thoughts? In any case I like the people I've met in Nashville.
You hear "lawn ornaments" and think of automobiles.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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They probably just don't have enough driveway or area in the street to park all of their cars. It's pretty common. I counted seven cars today next door to the place we're buying.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Just one more reason I like living in an HOA, its totally against the rules here. I think it looks trashy.
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Hermitage, Tennessee
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Thumbs down parking cars on lawns

Even when I lived in a neighborhood in Hermitage a few years ago that had an HOA people still parked on their grass. I hated it. I've never seen it anywhere else either. It's so trashy.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:33 PM
 
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I've never seen that either. Not major? I'd think it was major if it happened on my street
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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you see extra cars in the yard and think they're guest rooms!
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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I just moved here in January and I think the people are very friendly and I like it but at least where I live in East Nashville it seems to be a common practice for people to just park their car, or sometimes a few cars, on their lawns. I've never lived anyplace where people did that and I think it tends to make the neighborhood look run down to a certain extent. I asked the guy who hooked up my cable tv about it and he laughed and said it was a redneck thing. I know this isn't any major issue but I get the feeling that alot of those cars don't even run and I wonder why anyone would hang on to some piece of junk that makes their yard look like a used car lot. Any thoughts? In any case I like the people I've met in Nashville.
I could be wrong, but a think there is a Nashville city ordinance against parking cars on lawns. One of the worst offenders I have seen in my neighborhood is a cop who live a couple blocks from me. And, all his neighbors have 5-8 cars parked all over their lawns. I think it tends to lower property values if someone's yard looks like used car lot.

The only problem on my block was my next door neighbor had a car on jacks beside his house. The guy was building his "dream" car. I noticed a couple of weeks ago, the car and jacks were gone. Don't know if the city got on to him or not.
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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I actually think it looks really trashy myself but I didn't want to come across as a newcomer who moves to town and starts telling people how they should behave so I toned down my original statement a little bit. If people would make an effort to take care of their property no matter where they live it really would be appreciated by their neighbors. I know that I looked at houses that were very nice and had been taken care of when I was looking at real estate recently but there were several homes I looked at that had trashed out houses right next door and that ruled out buying those particular houses.
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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I agree with you 100% MontanaGuy. I have a neighbor who only mows his lawn when his grass gets a foot deep. His house looks like it has been abandoned. And, this is a nice neighborhood where 98% of the people take pride in their homes and lawns. I think the city has to threaten him before he will mow his lawn. And, he has a riding mower and on a quarter acre lot, it only takes about 30 minutes for him to mow his yard. I have a regular lawn mower (I like the exercise and to listen to my IPOD while mowing) and it only takes me an hour and a half, and that includes weed wacking.

By the way, welcome to Nashville.

I have been here since 1982 as a permanent resident. My Grandparents used to live in Hendersonville on Drakes Creek. When Daddy was in the Air Force, we would come up during summer vacations for a week in the 50's and 60's. So, I have been through Nashville quite a few times before settling down here.
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