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Old 01-08-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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I've heard that Sylvan Park is a great area. Are there normally alot of affordable houses for rent in this area?
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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Twenty years ago there was. Since then Sylvan Park has experienced a rebirth and many of the houses there have been renovated and it's become a very desirable location.

You might be able to find a rental there, but it may be expensive all things considered. You might be able to find one that hasn't been updated that would be more in the "affordable" range.
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Old 01-08-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: East Nashville/Inglewood
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You might want to try the Sylvan Heights neighborhood which are the homes near the top of the hill and on the other side towards Charlotte Pike side. A lot of realtors have started calling this Sylvan Park, to cash in on the name but technically it's Sylvan Heights and I would guess rents would at least be a little cheaper there.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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This year we have seen more and more rentals (and homes at the end of the year) stay available in Sylvan Park. Depending on what your ideal price range is, you might be pleasantly surprised. Even some of the homes for sale might be interested.

Alleycat is right though, and some of these may not be as updated as the fancy renovated homes. There may still be some nice bungalows available for rent on Idaho, Wyoming, and Dakota from a few weeks ago. Craigslist or driving through are great ways to find out, but let me know if you have any questions...
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:55 PM
 
Location: green hills
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don't tell my Sylvan Park friends I said this...but I think Sylvan Park is horribly overrated. $250000 for a house less than 1000 sq ft is rediculous for a fixer upper. There are lots of other great areas in Nashville you might want to consider depending on specifically what you are looking for in an area. For example...elementary schools...safety...walking to shops...etc.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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don't tell my Sylvan Park friends I said this...but I think Sylvan Park is horribly overrated. $250000 for a house less than 1000 sq ft is ridiculous for a fixer upper. There are lots of other great areas in Nashville you might want to consider depending on specifically what you are looking for in an area. For example...elementary schools...safety...walking to shops...etc.
I agree with you somewhat. I have a friend who bought a house there about ten years ago. Many of us thought she was crazy at the time for paying $133,000 for a house that needed a lot of work. A LOT.

Still, it might not have been as crazy as we thought. My friend has done a lot of work to her house and now I would guess it would sell for something like $200,000 to $250,000 now. The area does have a good "neighborhood feel" and it's a very convenient location.
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Default Sylvan Park

Thanks for the advice! I am mainly looking for a safe, nice area that has easy access to downtown, that is still affordable rent. If there are any other areas that you can think of, let me know..
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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When you say "easy access" what do you mean? Short commute time-wise, or just an easy drive to downtown?
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Definitely easy drive to downtown.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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Generally, the easiest commute to downtown is from the west, at least during rush hour. If you don't find something affordable in the Sylvan Park area, you could expand your search along the I-40 corridor all the way out to Bellevue. You might also consider the area near White Bridge Road. It's only a little further out than Sylvan Park and there's some older but fairly nice homes in a neighborhood along White Bridge. The ramp to I-40 is only a mile or so from that area.

If you find something online, come back and post the location. We should be able to tell you if it's a nice area, an okay area, or an area you should stay away from.
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