I read something the other day…

I saw a new listing for a home in the “desirable” Lake Forest subdivision. I never really thought that Lake Forest was that desirable until I ran some numbers. There are currently 292 homes on the market in LaVergne (and another 163 pending). There have been 254 homes that closed in LaVergne since January 1, 2006. That means that there is a 2.23 months supply of homes in LaVergne.

This strongly indicates that we are in a heavy sellers market (if inventories show a 6+ month supply, it’s a buyer’s market). Smyrna has a 6.72 month supply. Murfreesboro has a 2.12 month supply, and Nashville has a 7.29 month supply. That means that LaVergne’s home sales are WAY ahead of Smyrna and Nashville, but Murfreesboro is doing better (for the seller).

Not that I’m going anywhere with this… I just thought it was interesting. Are you ready to list your home? If you price it correctly in LaVergne, you’ll have it sold in less than 3 months! :::wink:::

Good News

I attended the spaghetti dinner tonight at Roy Waldron Elementary School and was privileged to sit next to Doug Shafer, one of our county commissioners. He told me the effort to change the zoning at the corner of Hollandale and Fergus roads failed, so at this point there will not be ANOTHER massive housing project put in. For now.

Time for the pool!!!

Swimming Pool Anyone?

Although it IS only 13 degrees outside right now, I have a burning question. The population of LaVergne is what – 25,000? Aren’t we big enough to have a community swimming pool for those hot summer months? I want to see one complete with water slide, diving board, and maybe some sprinkler play areas. I’ll bet whoever runs for office with that as part of their election platform would have a good chance of winning!

I have the PERFECT place where the new LaVergne Community Pool could be built – build it on Hollandale and Fergus. You know the place. It’s where a certain developer is trying to build 800 more homes so our streets can enjoy more traffic, our schools can be more crowded, and our green space disappears in favor of ugly homes sitting on top of each other. You can be a hero to this town, Mr. Developer! Give a little back! Give us our community pool, Mayor Green. Give us our community pool, Mr. Erwin, Mr. Gann, Ms. Mosely, and Mr. Waldron. Oh, and while you’re at it, let’s name the pool “LaVergne Lake”…..

Finally a True Winter

This is the most winter we’ve had in Tennessee since moving here 3 years ago in June! Currently it’s 13 degrees outside. BRRRRR…. I hope everyone is inside and warm. The snow we had early this morning is still on the ground, complete with a snow angel made by my 10-year old!

A Toast!

I want to take a moment to acknowledge Michelle’s “This is Smyrna” blog as the inspiration for this one. She does such a great job keeping us up-to-date on our sister community. Imitation IS the highest form of flattery and I am completely dedicated to making our LaVergne blog just as interesting, informative, and pleasing as hers.

So here’s a TOAST to Michelle! Keep up the good work, be the inspiration to others, live long and with joy! KLINK!

Tee Gee’s in La Vergne (review)

One day I was wanting some down home comfort food, and the Pea Pod Cafe was closed, so the family and I went on over to Tee Gee’s Restaurant on Murfreesboro Road close to Sonic.

I’m always a little nervous when I walk into this sort of restaurant, because a lot of times, small little restaurants like this are populated by regulars who look at you funny when you come in. Like, “What are YOU doing here? You’re not a reg.” I was especially nervous when I drove up and saw the restrooms were on the outside of the building.

But I shouldn’t have worried, the greeting I received was warm, and if there were any regs in there wondering why we were in there, they at least didn’t stare. The decor is, well…acceptable. The tables were all spotlessly clean, and the menus were on the table when I got in there.

The food ranges from catfish to frog legs to hamburgers to breakfast food. Both times I’ve been there, the food was very good. The service was perfect, and the price was right. Both times I’ve gotten out of there with 4 of us, for less than $20.

Pros: Great food, great service, great prices

Cons: Restrooms on the outside, decor is not that great.

The Bottom Line: This is a great little restaurant. The staff is welcoming, they really make you feel at home. I’m not a fan of the decor, but that is very, very minor. The restrooms being on the outside of the building might be an issue, but I just make sure the kids all go before we go there.

Grade: A

Public Meeting/City Infrastructure

Are you concerned about the growth in La Vergne? Are you concerned that maybe our roads and infrastructure may or may not be able to handle new traffic? Does the thought of higher taxes appeal to you? How about overcrowding schools?

I’m very concerned! The growth in La Vergne is fanominal. There has been so much growth since the normal census, La Verge is now in the process of it’s Second special census. That’s three census’s in 6 years. If you do math well it boils down to one census every two years. That’s how big La Vergne is!

Did you feel that? You guessed it, that’s a pot hole you just hit. How many pot holes do you go over trying to get out to murfreesboro Road, Old Nashville Hwy or Stones River Road? Me, Myself, and I hit at least a dozen. Multiply that by how many times you come and go. Yeah, that’s way more tire repair and front end alignments than I want to pay for.

Have you visited our schools here in La Vergne? If you haven’t, you should! They are crammed into classrooms and portables like sardines!

Sounds like I’m against growth doesn’t it? In a way, I am. However, we need to step back and take a look at these things. For example, I know of two areas up for rezoning. One area off of Sand Hill road and the other off Hollandale Rd. Both of these areas are currently zoned agriculture. A request has been made to change these areas to residential. I’m not all that thrilled about having these beautiful sanctuaries trampled over. I’m not thrilled about the deer the raccoons, squirrels and yes even the skunks being run out of there natural habitat. I really don’t think our roads and schools can support more residents at this time. Maybe sometime in the future it can.

If you feel the same way or you want more information on the rezoning issues, you can contact La Vergne codes dept @ 615-213-8702 ext 29. Also tuesday, March 7th 2006@6:45pm there will be a public meeting at city hall. All you have to do is show up.