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Old 06-26-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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Hello all,

My fiance and myself are looking to possibly buy an older house and renovating it in an up and coming area in town (not too far from the core). Do you know where we could find a fixer upper something possibly in the 50K to 100K range? We may end up living in Chattanooga eventually (we love it and have some friends there) but would probably rent it out or use it for weekend visits after the initial renovation, possibly moving for good eventually. Thanks, any replies are much appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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Highland Park/Orchard Knob

Some people here like to bash this area because they think it is filled with crime. A LOT of people are fixing up homes in our area and we feel safe living here. There are some pcokets that are worse than others, but don't listen to the naysayers.
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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what he said above, and you should check out St Elmo as well. Sounds just like what you're looking for.
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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Highland Park/Orchard Knob

Some people here like to bash this area because they think it is filled with crime. A LOT of people are fixing up homes in our area and we feel safe living here. There are some pcokets that are worse than others, but don't listen to the naysayers.
Thanks for the reply, I'll check the area out. Funny you should say that, we live in East Nashville right now and we have some of the same naysayers here about this area. We like it a lot, and people don't realize, if you don't socialize with drug dealers or have any ex-con friends in the area, the chances of being a victim of crime goes way down. Petty theft doesn't bother me. No disrespect to anyone, but I have had my fill for the cookie cutter suburbs and I don't plan on going back (either near the city or in the country or both).
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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what he said above, and you should check out St Elmo as well. Sounds just like what you're looking for.
thanks Tridad. Just looked at a old brick house 1900's house on St Elmo listed for $229,000. Looks like it's already been renovated quite a bit....incredible, that house would go for at least $400,000 in Nashville even in a transitional neighborhood. Do you know the zipcodes of these areas?
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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thanks Tridad. Just looked at a old brick house 1900's house on St Elmo listed for $229,000. Looks like it's already been renovated quite a bit....incredible, that house would go for at least $400,000 in Nashville even in a transitional neighborhood. Do you know the zipcodes of these areas?
37404 is the main Highland Park/Orchard Knob zipcode.
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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ooooh, what they said, but don't forget the southside...it is the corridor along Main Street. I am not sure how to direct you for more info....jkmewright knows some about the area..oh, jkmewright, where are you? There has been a lot of press and activity surrounding the renewal in the area and there is a really cool vibe when visiting the area restaurants and businesses. Main & Mocha is a really nice coffeehouse in the neighborhood, that we enjoy.

Highland Park and St. Elmo have been experiencing the revitalization effort for a long time and there is much debate, even on this forum about the success or failure of the efforts (I think it is some of both). There are some beautiful homes in the areas and they are so worth the effort to restore/renovate. The Southside seems to be, and I could be wrong, a newer effort and is really on fire right now. It is also an organized effort, both commercially and residentially. Even had its own (mini) parade not too long ago.

The area that is still hip, but no longer up and coming, when it comes to price anyway, is the Northshore (N. Chattanooga).....

Another neat tidbit is the entire St. Elmo area is designated an historic district.
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Old 06-26-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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Great thanks everyone for the replies. I'll have to check all the areas out on my next road trip down there.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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//www.city-data.com/forum/chatt...ade-party.html

That thread has some pics of main street and the surrounding neighborhood. VERY close to downtown and there is a TON of interest in that area right now. Condos, green homes, etc... Check out listings on Cowart, Eveningside, Main, etc... I believe the zip is 37402.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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//www.city-data.com/forum/chatt...ade-party.html

That thread has some pics of main street and the surrounding neighborhood. VERY close to downtown and there is a TON of interest in that area right now. Condos, green homes, etc... Check out listings on Cowart, Eveningside, Main, etc... I believe the zip is 37402.
Sweet, just what I was looking for. Those pics remind me of East Nashville. Thanks for the post.
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