Nashville 2018: Developer breaks ground on unique neighborhood in Robertson County

As Nashville grows, some of that growth is moving North, and a new first of its kind neighborhood for Robertson County is under construction.

The new subdivision is about 40 minutes from Nashville, and sits right behind White House Heritage High School, just off I-65 and Old State Road 76.

A White House developer just broke ground on this 706 plus home development called “The Parks” this week. He tells News 2 he took on this project because he’s from the area, and wants to build something he feels Robertson County desperately needs…

“Given the shortage of houses and looking at what this county needs to continue to grow just like other cities around us we feel like is a great opportunity for Robertson county to start getting some benefits from the growth from Nashville," said Caleb Fuqua, Real Estate Developer with Square One Construction.

There will be an amenity center with a splash pad that we’re told is unlike anything else in Robertson County.

“No subdivision in Robertson County has an amenity center with a pool, 5 miles of walking trails. Everything connects to the amenity center where people, kids can walk, little pocket parks will have Wi-Fi built in so they can walk up to a pocket park, log in on Wi-Fi, just small detail things like that. We added 2 dog parks in here to where we can get families in here with their pets," Fuqua told News 2.

This new community was designed for first time home buyers, in addition to people who are retired, and just want to relax.

Fuqua said, “For all of the entire community, the HOA will maintain front and rear yards as part of the HOA. HOA fees are going to be between $120-$125 a month, and that covers all your lawn care, access to the amenity center, the walking trails, and then the 55 and up we’re looking to do a smaller downsized pool, with its own amenities strictly for that.”

Lots will be a little larger than an eighth of an acre, and houses prices start around $240,000. The first phase is already sold out. The next phase will begin at the end of 2019, and the developer expects it all to be complete in 5 to 7 years.

Robertson County’s Chief Economic Development Officer says she’s getting primarily positive feedback from the community.

“There are always concerns when you see farmland that’s being turned into residential. Folks like to keep that farm community but at the same time, there are people that want to move here, there are people that live here that would like other alternatives for housing," said Margot Fosnes.

So she believes this is a positive change for the entire area…

Fosnes said, “It’s going to bring more rooftops which is the driving factor when you talk about restaurants, services, activities. One of the things that Robertson County is faced with right now is that we’re losing some of the things that were here for kids to do. In order to attract investors to do those things here again, we need more people.”

The Parks development is 244 acres, with 88 acres of green space. The developer owns 140 more acres of adjoining property and says he may expand the subdivision down the road.   

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