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Old 12-17-2020, 09:27 PM
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Lately I've been tossing around the idea of moving 20 or so minutes west of Nashville. I live in the woods outside of Crossville now and the landscape around Ashland City seems very similar. I love living in the woods. It is getting overpopulated in the Crossville area and the plateau in general with no conveniences. If I'm going to deal with a bunch of traffic and long lines I'd like to at least like to live in a convenient location with plenty to do. The area west of Nashville caught my eye as it's pretty much the wilderness with the convenience of the big city 15 minutes away. And I don't have to trek up and down a mountain to get there.

My question is this.. Why is this area so overlooked? It seems perfect for someone wanting to live in the country close to the big city. Chaetham I believe is the county. Does this county have strict building codes? Bad schools? Flood plain? I'm at a loss. And the weather is better than the cold plateau as well.
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:43 PM
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It is very rugged terrain, and thusly never became a county with a solid agricultural base like the other larger surrounding counties around Nashville. Also it lies between Nashville and Clarksville on the Cumberland River, and thus was somewhat insignificant as a 'port' during the 1800s when those two cities were competing for prominence. Lately it has seen a rising popularity for the reasons you've discovered, as it's close to downtown, but I'd guess it's more like a half-hour to downtown now. Yes, even Cheatham County is seeing its infrastructure taxed by traffic and growth. Still, I think it's an overlooked area because it doesn't have the schools that Williamson, Wilson and Sumner have. It's also not near all the major urban amenities that are south or east of downtown, such as shopping, the airport, and major office centers outside the CBD.
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:07 AM
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Also, isn’t a lot of it under The Land Trust of Tennessee control? And there’s also a big piece of it that is under the Cheetham Wildlife Management. In addition, there is a very very strong political group of farmers and landowners who have been able to keep it as is-farm land and. forests and parks. If you even found land to buy I think it would probably be very expensive. You might look in the Joelton area.
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Old 12-19-2020, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the info. The terrain around here is very steep and undulated as well. I'm on the cumberland plateau 1.5 hours east of Nashville and people build on slopes I wouldn't think are buildable. It is growing like mad here and getting expensive as well. I only paid 200k for a 3600 sqft house built in 2007 four years ago. I'm certain I can get 300K now. Maybe selling and renting till the housing market goes back down would be wise.
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