Neighborhood Highlight of the Week: Green Hills

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Tucked in the north corner of Martin, Green Hills is a shining example of a variety of styles and comfortable living in our town. There are five diverse streets in the neighborhood: Weldon Drive, N. Virginia Ave., Roma and E. Roma Street, Lake Park DrExample of a Beautiful Brick Luxury Homeive and Parish Road.

Cliff Weldon and his wife, Virginia, both former Martin mayors, started the neighborhood in the mid 1960’s with Mr. Weldon naming Weldon Drive after the family name and the streets, Virginia and Roma, after wife and daughter.

Ideal for Neighborhood StrollsThe first home was built on Weldon Drive and development continued on Lake Park Drive, Parish and Roma. Roma is a delightful street for daily exercise because of the tree-lined island in the center separating the homes there. This common area provides privacy and imparts a park-like setting for homeowners. Well-built three bedroom brick homes make up the majority of properties, and neighbors have a full circle to walk around before turning into Weldon Drive or N. Virginia. Parish Road affords a second entrance into the neighborhood and homes there have quick access to the bypass and a thick tree break across the road from their front doors.

Vinyl Siding-Country Style Home

A Mix of Styles Homes on Weldon Drive are built on spacious lots and echo several architectural styles. As in many of our neighborhoods in Martin, it took years for the subdivision to fill up and changing housing designs now provide an eclectic feel to the neighborhood.

The newer section of N. Viriginia includes homes built in the 80’s and 90’s and reflect a lean toward vinyl and cedar-sided homes. Medium sized lots provide plenty of room for big backyards and a cul-de-sac promises a quieter and less traveled area.

Wonderful Neighborhood  Extras Tim and I have lived in two homes we built here when our boys were little. I‘ve spent many mornings walking in the neighborhood enjoying the pleasant setting with trees, wide streets and light traffic. A herd of deer startled me one morning walk as I reached the small rise at the intersection of Virginia and Weldon. Never having been that close to so many deer, the sight made me catch my breath and drink in the beauty of the manicured lawn and at least fifteen deer running toward the back of the yard and into the neighboring field.

Our two boys, Nick and Harrison, learned to ride their bicycles on Virginia. I remember letting go of the back of Nick’s bike and watching him sail wobbly, at first, toward the cul-de-sac and then crash because we hadn’t practiced turning yet!  After a few tries, he was riding like a pro.

Glittering PondA Sparkling Pond Another highlight of the neighborhood is the glittering pond on Lake Park Drive that ebbs and flows with the seasons. Feeding the ducks on the pond was always a treat for our then four and five-year-old boys—when they weren’t trying to throw sticks at them. While living in Green Hills, as new homeowners, we landscaped our entire yard by ourselves, and I remember planting my aunt’s daylilly bulbs in our sideyard as an extra feature. I also remember spending a magical Christmas morning playing outdoors when we woke up to a sunny and very snowy landscape. It’s treasured memories like these that make me so fond of this neighborhood.  And, it’s the quality and maintenance of the homes in this neighborhood that make the subdivision a well-kept secret of comfortable living in Martin.

Expect a variety of home styles and prices here. Starter, move-up and luxury all coexist in this small corner of Martin. As always, let me know if you need any additional information. Also, you are so welcomed to add to the discussion on this neighborhood and post your comVariety of Styles in Green Hillsments below.

Unique Location Green Hills provides homeowners with easy access to the bypass and is just minutes from downtown and other shopping. Located adjacent to the Northtown Business District, its entrances are flanked by the Weakley County Animal Clinic, the Northwest Tennessee Development District office, Century 21 Overton Real Estate, First Choice Auto Body Repair, Martin Self Storage and Weakley County Motors.

To Get There Just drive north from downtown toward Fulton, turn left at the Weakley County Animal Clinic onto Weldon Drive.

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Here are the Green Hills neighborhood stats*:
Current Listings:                 2

Asking Price:                          Range from $109,500 to $262,500
Htd. Square Footage:        Range from 1344 to 3845

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Current Pending: 1
Asking Price: $99,500

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Closed Sales (Past Year Oct. 2008-Oct. 2009): 4
Average Asking Price: $108,625
Average Sales Price: $103,875
Median Sales Price: $104,000
Average % of List Price to Sales Price: 90%
Average Days on the Market: 83

*Info.from MLS Data -Reelfoot Regional Association of Realtors

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