Neighborhood Highlight of the Week: Plantation Estates

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Wanted:  A comfortable neighborhood tucked back into fields and yet close to everything.  Found:  Plantation Estates just off of Hawks Road in Martin.  

Homeowners here have told me, over the years, that location and convenience are just a few of the many benefits of living in Plantation Estates.  Turning off the bypass at the University Commons business district, you only have to drive a few minutes along Hawks Road to reach this u-shaped subdivision. 

A little history-   Stan McMinn, a former engineer with the Weakley County Municiple Electric Service, began development of Plantation Estates in 1978 when he purchased the property from Ms. Marjorie Gill.   With interest rates sky-rocketing during the late 70s,  the subdivision took its time finding itself.  Once the economy leveled out, lots began to sell and people began to build.  Now, this neighborhood is grown up and well established.   Thirty plus homes on Wheat Street, Cotton Boll Circle, Sugar Lane and Tobacco Drive, as well as the stately homes that front the subdivision on Hawks Road, make up this area.   To help you get a feel for the neighborhood,  I’ve selected a few of the great homes styles here to highlight. 

Colonial Styling

Colonial Styling

Traditional style-  Here’s an example of a spacious home with Colonial styling.  These traditional homes generally offer bedrooms on the second floor and windows are often alike with many small, square panes.  This home has a twist with a bonus room downstairs between the main part of the home and the garage instead of the usual second story bonus room.  And like many of the homes in Plantation Estates, the exterior is vinyl siding which provides time saved in maintenance compared to traditional painted or stained wood siding. 

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Contemporary Highlights

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Another Beauty with Contemporary Styling

A variety of styles-    A special set of more modern styled homes sit among their traditional neighbors and shine with their own personality.  The first example is of a wonderfully kept home built in the mid-80s.  Notice the stone facade and the skylights accenting the front entrance.  These features are characteristic of  a more contemporary design known for its combination of exterior materials–stone, wood and/or brick and its trend toward simple lines.  Many of the homes built in this style also feature exposed interior beams and a exterior that blends well with the landscape.  The second home also possesses a more contemporary flair.

Charming and Unique

Charming Design

It’s the wide open covered front porch that invites you into this unique home in Plantation Estates.  The clean lines and farmstyle accents illustrate a charming updated look to country living. 

Lots of elbow room-   The neighborhood boasts wide streets with one cul-de-sac at Cotton Boll Circle, and the u-shaped design is a welcomed spot for riding bikes or taking an afternoon walk.  The location provides a country setting with both Wheat Street and Tobacco Drive running parallel to fields.   Lots start at least at a half-acre with several offering more than an acre.  Again, the entire neighborhood feels spacious and well-designed.
Time-honored design-   Of course, we can’t overlook the gracious and traditional ranch style homes that also accent this neighborhood. 
Gracious, Traditional Brick Home

Classic Lines

These classic one story homes provide spacious floor plans, built-in garages, side and front gable roof lines and, usually, a set of sliding glass doors or french doors opening onto a back porch or deck.  Here’s a fine example of a traditionally styled home that highlights Plantation Estates. 

Easy to find-  Turn onto Hawks Road off Skyhawk Parkway at University Commons.  Drive to Wheat Street on the right.  University Commons includes Comet Cleaners and Laundry, Hinds Clinic, Extendicare Home Health, Tennessee Quality Homecare & Hospice and Edward D. Jones.  Regency Park Condominiums and Hampton Inn are also located in this area.  The University of Tennessee at Martin baseball and intramural fields are across the highway from Hawks Road.  Restaurants and shopping are located just minutes away.

University Commons

University Commons


Here are the Plantation Estates neighborhood stats*:
Current Listings:                 1

Asking Price:                         $144,900

Htd. Square Footage:        2512 sq. ft.


Current Pending: 0


Closed Sales (Past Year Nov. 2008-Nov. 2009): 1

Asking Price: $133,500
Sales Price: $125,250
Median Sales Price: $125,250
Average % of List Price to Sales Price: 94%
Average Days on the Market: 87

Free free to join in the conversation and add your thoughts in the comments below.  If you need additional information on Plantation Estates or know of a neighborhood you would like to see highlighted as a Neighborhood of the Week in, feel free to call me or send me a note

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

 Also, a special thanks to April Jones in the County Register of Deeds office for her assistance.





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