This listing of the week is a quintessential southern home with wrap-around porches on every floor in a private retreat on over 3 acres in Brentwood, TN. Complete with 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms (all en suite), a gourmet kitchen, a finished basement with an in-law suite, and over 7,000 square-feet. The backyard is the perfect outdoor getaway with a fire-pit, hammock, and large mature trees giving you total privacy. Listed for $1,490,000 by Cindy Stanton from PARKS in Brentwood. View this listing here.



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If you’re a parent of school-age children, the time has rolled around once more to start packing lunches. Finding creative ways to entice your kids to eat what you pack is a challenge for all parents. Just as we would get bored eating the same food every day, so too will our kids. It’s important to offer them a variety of interesting foods, but it can be tough to constantly come up with new ideas.


Keep in mind the following tips while gearing up for another school year. These ideas will help streamline your lunch-packing process:

  • Store all of your lunch materials and containers together. Designate a large drawer, cupboard shelf or section of your pantry solely to boxes, containers, bags, clips, plastic utensils, juice boxes,…

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Whether you’re just delving into the homeschool world or if you’re a seasoned homeschooler, you may find that organizing your home is one of the bigger challenges you’ll face. In order to be successful learners, your children need space to be able to learn, read, write, experiment and more!


Some parents are able to dedicate a room to homeschooling, while others like to create learning areas throughout the home. Either way, what follows are some tips to help make the most of whatever space you have:


  • Invest in at least one set of shelves – You can find excellent organizational shelves at Ikea, specifically the Kallax series, but you can make almost any type of shelving work for you. If you’re on a tight budget, you may even be able…

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This home is a historic, vintage 1934 Stone Tudor with all old character and charm, but with renovated bathrooms and kitchen. Many original features include hardwoods up and down and still include the original windows. Perfect location being close to the Richland Greenway and McCabe Golf Course near Sylvan Park. 4 bedrooms, and 3 Full baths. Cedar lined closets as well as 10 ft ceilings. This perfect and cozy home is listed for $739,900 by Charlotte Ann Edwards from Parks in Green Hills. Find out more about this home here.

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Middle Tennessee has an abundance of colleges and universities so that regardless of your academic plans, you will be sure to find a place that fits your needs. The Nashville and surrounding areas have 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions all with different economic and cultural identities. In addition, Middle Tennessee has five community colleges and many vocational and technical schools. If you are thinking of going to school in the Nashville or surrounding areas, here are some options to explore.


Colleges and Universities

  • Aquinas College
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Belmont University
  • Bethel University
  • Cumberland University
  • Fisk University
  • King University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Middle…

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The listing of the week is a lovely home located in Hideaway at Arrington, 7048 Lanceleaf Drive in Arrington, TN listed for $1,129,000. Relax and warm yourself in front of the floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Cooking is made easier in the kitchen thanks to an island that’s always within reach. Entertaining will be memorable in the well appointed dining room. You’ll find 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths in this home. This home offers amazing golf, sunset, and bluff vistas.

Stunning home by Britt Development Group features incredible views of the golf course, bluffs and sunsets! Community offers 18-hole golf course, resort-style pool and spa, clubhouse, fishing ponds, tennis courts, walking and biking trails!

This home is listed by Liz Zipperer and Scott Evans…

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Finding SchoolsIf you’re preparing to make a move to a new home, you already know that it’s a monumental decision in one’s life. It becomes even more significant if you have children who are (or will soon be) of school age.


Whether they’re already enrolled in school or their school career is just around the corner, moving house is one of the most impactful moments that can happen in any child’s life. You can make the transition easier by ensuring that their new school measures up.


Regardless of your preference for public or private school, there are a number of important factors to consider when deciding where to move. Even if you’re locked in to a generalgeographic location because of your job requirements, you can examine all of the schools –…

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It can be difficult to find the best places to live so that your children or child can go to a good school. But with the PARKS new features to the website and mobile app, there is now an easier and more convenient way to locate schools in your desired area.


PARKS Website

The PARKS website now has a new, organized design to assist PARKS website visitors in making well-informed decisions about neighborhoods and communities in Middle Tennessee. One of the great features is the school locater in the “neighborhoods” section of the website where there are boxes that you can select such as schools, hospitals, banks, churches, restaurants and theatres, that display your selection in your desired area(s). For example, if you select Williamson County,…

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This fabulous estate is sited near Hillwood Country Club in Davidson County. This home is equipped with built-ins where you can showcase your collectibles. It also has rugged and rustic ceiling beams that are the architectural highlight in the living room. Marble countertops accent the state of the art chef’s kitchen. Entertaining will be memorable in the well appointed dining room. You’ll find 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths, billiard room, media room, heated saltwater pool and hot tub in this home. This home is listed by Sue Ray from Parks in Brentwood for $1,919,500 and to see the full listing, click here.

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blog-2016-08-backtoschoolIt never ceases to amaze any of us just how quickly summer flies by as August sneakily slips right into September. Alas, once again we’re nigh on the new school year and many parents along with their children are gearing up for getting ‘back to school.’


All school-age children feel some degree of anticipatory anxiety about everything that comes along with entering a new school year: a different teacher, unfamiliar faces, more advanced curriculum, and potentially a new school altogether.

As parents, there are many things you can do in order to adequately prepare both your children and yourself for the new adventures that await you in the upcoming academic year:

  • Set up a bedtime schedule. A week or two in advance of the first day…

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