Rolling Mill Hill makes downtown living affordable

Rolling Mill Hill makes downtown living affordable (Image 1)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Living just a few blocks from downtown Nashville is about to get more affordable.

New apartments in the Rolling Mill Hill community off Hermitage Avenue are almost ready for renters.

The Metro Development and Housing Agency built the property on the site of the former Metro General Hospital, specially designing the units for people who can't afford traditional luxury housing downtown.

“It's not high end housing, its good housing [and] solid housing for people starting out their careers, or young families, perhaps, or empty nesters wanting to move in from out of the city,” MDHA Executive Director Phil Ryan explained.

The “workforce housing” development is called Nance Place.

Ryan continued, “We've done it in the Gulch, in Germantown and this is the first workforce piece on this side of the downtown area.”

Efficiencies start at $620 a month and the largest three-bedroom units can be yours for just $859 a month.

Whether you are eligible to live in workforce housing, however, depends on your income.

“Economic times have been difficult and a lot of people can't afford to own their own home, so there's been more need for rental housing and good quality housing, but not at the high end levels,” Ryan explained.

The 109 units at Nance Place will go up for lease in the next week or two.  MDHA said they already have over 120 people interested in living there.

For more information or if you're interested, call property manager Freeman Webb at 615-780-0033.

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