Only five homes are still available in Phase One of the new Gale Park neighborhood, located between Franklin Pike and 12th Ave South. This convenient location with access to Hillsboro Village, downtown, and Green Hills, is just down Gale Lane from Sevier Park in the pedestrian-friendly 12South district. Two elements separate Gale Park from other neighborhoods in this area: its affordability and its green features. Home prices range from $254,500 to $314,500, an unheard of range for the quality found in these craftsman-style, single-family cottages. Green features include double glazed low-emitance windows that suppress radiative heat flow, energy star appliances that save approximately $80 per year in energy costs, a radiant barrier roof to reduce cooling costs during Nashville’s hot summers, and cellulose insulation made from 100% recycled fibers. Homes constructed with this kind of insulation have been shown to save as much as 40% on heating and cooling bills, and when the insulation is disposed of properly it is biodegradable and will not harm the environment the way other kinds of insulation do. LEED certification is available on all homes in this project as well.
Only one of each floorplan is still available until Phase Two of construction begins. A drive down the tree-lined boulevards beside the landscaped sidewalks and past the community playground will explain why these homes are flying off the market. The complete plan is to build 96 single-family cottages, town homes, and flats with a mixed-use commercial building to attract restaurants, coffee shops, or boutiques within walking distance of the residences. The completed homes will be similar to those in West End Station, on 36th Avenue near Vanderbilt.