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Old 02-15-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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We have been working on doing our research on the different areas around Nashville and our #1 favorable locale so far is Murfreesboro, and we also are looking at Mt. Juliet and Lebanon. We have decided that our best option is a rent to own home/property. However besides craigslist, that has been my only resource thus far for looking at whats available. I understand that whats available now, most likely won't be available in months to come but we just want to get an idea. More importantly, we are planning a trip to TN to visit Nashville and its surrounding areas to see what its like, and see the different areas for ourselves and get an idea of where we would like to live. My boyfriend will be working in Nashville and I hopefully we'll be attending Watkins college of art and design in Nashville as well. If any of you could give us any advice when it comes to these areas or any other surrounding areas of Nashville that are good and offer this type of option for renting that would be appreciative. As far as rent goes we are looking to spend no more then 800/month and ideally would like to have a 3 bedroom with at least 1200 or more sqft. I realize this kind of home for this price range is hard to find in a good/safe area not too far(meaning ideally no more then a 30-35 min. drive, not incl. rush hour time) from Nashville, but that is why we are starting to look now. We would also like a property w.a attached garage if possible, but its not a must. I look forward to hearing your ideas, thanks!
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:59 AM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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It seems to me like an unnecessary hardship to commute from Murfreesboro to Nashville for work & school. A 3 bedroom in that price range seems really low especially with an attached garage. A lot of people asking for a cheap/safe area near Nashville have been recommended the Percy Priest area, exit 219, it's worth looking into.
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:29 AM
 
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Alright I will check into that area too
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:32 AM
 
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Any other ideas or comments would be helpful everyone!
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I also agree Murfreesboro is a bit too far south to be a reasonable commute, although I know people who do it. I would think areas north of Nashville are more what you're looking for, since Watkins is towards the north of town.

I can't give much help, as I don't know those areas as well (I've lived south of the city most of my life).
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Don't waste your time trying to find a rent to own place. It's not worth the hassle. Just rent a place and look for a home to buy once you're settled. On any rent to own, the owner is just going to jack up the rent to offset the difference on a rent to own option.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Florida
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It seems to me like an unnecessary hardship to commute from Murfreesboro to Nashville for work & school. A 3 bedroom in that price range seems really low especially with an attached garage. A lot of people asking for a cheap/safe area near Nashville have been recommended the Percy Priest area, exit 219, it's worth looking into.
This is the location I've been recommending to new Nashville renters for years. I'm glad it's catching on and I totally agree with this suggestion.

Also, a quick and easy commute to Watkins College would be the Nashville side of Hendersonville, specifically Monthaven Park Apartments, which I just recommended to another poster as well. That area of Hendersonville is about the same distance to downtown as I-40 Exit 219 or Hermitage, and it offers a lot of convenience while not having the feel of being right in the city.
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