three upcoming affordable condo developments

in the ever-changing urban core landscape, the convenience, the location, the land is all coming more and more at a premium. sure, everyone would love to walk to work or bike somewhere on the weekends but that is becoming a luxury. affordability is harder to find. fortunately, though, if you’re searching for a condo, there are three new options in emerging neighborhoods that might fit the bill.

1-silo bend

centennial will sit in the shadow of a 200-foot tall grain silo and at the bend of the cumberland river on the west side of town; hence, they got creative and named it silo bend.  due for completion in summer 2019 and officially being rolled out for pre-sale in april, prices for a one bedroom start around $175,000 and for 2 bedrooms, in the mid $200s. the 103-unit, 3-story community will include a pool + fitness center and only a stone’s throw from the chic new frothy monkey coffeehouse in the nations. that should check a few boxes right off the bat. |5500 centennial blvd


boomerang_art.5a8347451a862you do not have to go too far for the next contender: boomerang which will consist of two new, three-story buildings and sits across the street from silo bend in the nations. the larger of the two (which will be triangle-shaped) will include 8 condos (starting in the mid $200s) on the second and third floors with the ground floor offering street retail space. a late summer groundbreaking is the current game plan. | 5403 centennial blvd


segment-cam1-3-1-segment, the newest development in wedgewood-houston, will be 26 flats and 8 townhomes on the corner of pillow and merritt. no amenities but prices start at $239k. with the potential new mls soccer stadium being built there, the former baseball stadium being torn down to make way for a huge green space/park, and a slew of new coffee shops and restaurants in the works, wedgewood-houston, or “weho”, is emerging as one of the hottest new neighborhoods in the urban core.


6 picks to get excited about in the nations neighborhood

6picksthe west side has been blowing up lately.  the nations in particular.  a developer announced in february plans to build as many as 600 homes on a vacant, 36-acre industrial lot on centennial boulevard.  the whole neighborhood, just north of the ever-popular sylvan park, has been on the rise for awhile but now, the infrastructure for more walkability is shaping up.  restaurants & retailers are taking note and staking claim on their spots now.  here’s five in the works:



nashville’s john mcdougal is on schedule to open a craft beer bar in an old gas station in the nations.  aptly titled, the old gas station, it will offer 12 taps initially but will expand up to as many as 60.  although no wine or alcohol, it will offer a smoke free, dog-friendly covered patio with free wifi which makes up for that. growler fill will also be available.  the old gas station opens in july. | 5205 centennial blvd


the guys that brought 12 south taproom to life have confirmed plans to bring the nations 51st taproom.  location and details are still under wraps currently but plans are getting finalized with codes.  they plan to open early spring 2017.


the crew that opened fifty first kitchen last summer are all seeing the vision of the neighborhood and headed out to expand with new concepts separately.  duo tony and caroline galzin are opening nicky’s coal fired, italian cuisine which will include house-made pasta, charcuterie, and coal-fired oven baked dishes.  nickys opens this fall. | centennial + 51st avenue north 


IMG_9553christy thurman, most recently a partner in successfully creating fifty first kitchen & wine bar, will always hold a soft place in my heart for creating rumours wine bar in 12 south back in the day.  up next, christy has two more nations concepts herself.  first up: nations bar & grill, a retro diner serving up american dishes all day. shooting to open late summer 2016. | 705 51st avenue north


IMG_9557a little further down the road for christy is grounded, a coffee shop & juice bar. the interior build-out on the space is done and she is working with nashville’s own roast, inc on sourcing coffee beans eater nashville reported. | 907 51st avenue north


and if you need more coffee options (because everyone needs options), red bicycle is headed to the nations as well.  it will be on the street level of an upcoming 3-story apartment building due late spring 2017. this will be their third location. | 51st avenue north + illinois