Crieve Hall | Best Nashville Neighborhoods
- Average Number of Days on Market: 80
- Average List Price: $241,215
- Average Sale Price: $231,034
- Average Price Per Square Foot: $113
- List-to-Sale Variance: 4%
- Average Sold Per Year: 108
- Average Square Feet: 2,038 (with a 9-month rate of absorption)
- Average Number of Days on Market: 61
- Average List Price: $68,683
- Average Sale Price: $63,250
- Average Price Per Square Foot: $65
- List-to-Sale Variance: 8%
- Average Sold Per Year: 6
- Average Square Feet: 976
Zip Codes: 37220
The Crieve Hall community lies nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee about 9 miles south of downtown Nashville, 2 miles north of Brentwood and just east of Franklin Pike. This suburban neighborhood was created in the mid-1950s and was subdivided from large farms and grand estates. With lovely views of the Overton Hills to the West, it is a scenic neighborhood and rich in history. The area takes its name from a grand mansion that once stood atop the high ground of what is now Barrywood Drive at Brevity Lane. The owner, Mr. Herbert Farrell, was a multi-millionaire steel tycoon from Sandusky, Ohio who came to Nashville to marry Helen Ritchie Cheek; wealthy daughter of Mr. Joel Owlsey Cheek. In 1928, Mr. Cheek had sold his company and its famous brand “Maxwell House” for the staggering sum of $25 million in cash and stock to the Postum Company, later to be known as General Foods. In 1925, the Farrells purchased Overton Hall, the estate home of Jesse Maxwell Overton. By the late 1940s, Mr. Farrell had passed away and the Crieve Hall estate was put up for sale. Years passed with no buyers. Few to none could afford such opulence. By the early 1950s, Mrs. Farrel ordered the contents of the house to be sold at auction, the land sold to developers, and the mansion completely demolished. Soon after, roads were cut, lots were sold, and a housing boom began. The Crieve Hall Elementary School was built on a 17-acre campus in 1954 on a hill across from the old mansion.
Today, 9 miles from downtown, Crieve Hall is considered a suburb with most houses in the area below $350,000. The Fall in the Hall Annual Neighborhood Party in October is a favorite of residents in this area, with family games, music, and barbecue, as well as the Tour of Homes each spring.
Attractions in Crieve Hall reflect its pride in family and heritage. Central American natives Alex and Rebecca Martinez own Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant that has been open for over 20 years, and recently started Back to Cuba Café – both of which are located in Crieve Hall. The neighborhood is also home to Radnor State Park with miles of paved trails winding through the wildlife. Proud of its Civil War heritage,Travellers Rest Plantation was once home to John Overton, presidential adviser to Andrew Jackson, and is now open for the public to tour this historic mansion and the grounds around it.