Antioch Tennessee Homes For Sale
Get acquainted with Antioch
Antioch is a large residential area in southeastern Metro Nashville/Davidson County defined by the 37013 zip code. Located about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Nashville along both sides of Interstate 24, Antioch has some of Metro Nashville’s most affordable housing. It is home to 89,500 residents and growing. Fifty-six percent of the residents are homeowners. There is a mix of single-family homes, condominiums, and apartment complexes.
Antioch’s roots reach back to the founding of the country
For much of its over 200-year history, Antioch was a rural village, totally separate from Nashville. The first settlers made their homes in the area in the late 1700’s. There is no clear record of how the community came to be called Antioch. In 1810 the Antioch Baptist Church was founded. In 1820 one of the early settlers, donated land for a building for “the church at Antioch,” so the community probably took its name from the church.
In 1851 a railroad was completed, reducing the time for a trip into Nashville from a half day to a half hour. So it was that Antioch became a bedroom suburb of Nashville because people could live in Antioch and work in Nashville. Antioch remained a sleepy little village with a railroad depot, a couple of stores, a post office, two, then three churches, a blacksmith shop and a slow, steady increase in homes.
After a quiet century and a half, a big change
Then came 1978. One mile south of the sleepy village center of Antioch, Hickory Hollow Mall opened the doors to 1.1 million square feet of shopping with four anchor stores, J. C. Penney, Sears, Cain-Sloan (which became Dillards), Castner-Knott (which became Macy’s) and 137 smaller tenants. Antioch’s center shifted to that bustling mall and the shops and restaurants that grew up around it. For 30 years Hickory Hollow Mall was the economic and cultural center of southeast Metro Nashville and north Rutherford County. Soon after the turn of the century, the plague of demographic and economic changes that killed malls across the country infected Hickory Hollow Mall. By 2010 most businesses in the mall and surrounding area closed, leaving the heart of the community faded and neglected.
Now Antioch is participating in Nashville’s “it city” boom and being transformed by dramatic changes with thousands of jobs added to the area. Exit 60 off I-24 will be rebuilt to resolve traffic congestion. See how this unusual interchange design will work here: https://rem.ax/2J7n78b.
In the southeast corner of I-24 and Bell Road, the 300+ acre Century Farms mixed-use development is scheduled for completion by 2020. There is zoning approval for more than 30,000,000 square feet of retail, office, multifamily, and entertainment space. The first piece in the Century Farms project is already in place. Community Health Systems, a Fortune 500 provider of hospital healthcare services, has opened a six-story office building that will eventually house 2,000 employees that provide support services for the health-care giant.
LKQ Corporation, an automotive parts distributor, is building a regional headquarters where they will move 400 current employees with plans to add another 150 jobs in the next five years. Several other employers are already established providing employment opportunities for Antioch residents.
If you are into boating and fishing, Antioch is bordered on the east side by 42-mile-long Percy Priest Lake created by J. Percy Priest Dam.
A 600-acre park is in the development stage southeast of the mall area. The park will provide a children’s play area, trails, sports fields, pavilions and a festival lawn. Get an overview of the park master plan here: https://rem.ax/2NVttbe.
Since 2010 Antioch’s population has grown by 15.2%, almost double the rate of growth for Tennessee. For the last two years, home values have increased at 13.5% per year, making home ownership in Antioch a solid investment. For 55% of Antioch residents, their commute time is less than 30 minutes.
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