New SouthVale Community Offers Stylish Homes In A Convenient Neighborhood Setting

Finding a home in sought-after Williamson County might become a little easier now that a new community is under construction in South Franklin. Ford Classic Homes will soon be adding to its most recent community of 123 units, SouthBrooke, by building approximately 500 additional units on its 245-acre site. The two connected communities are located off Lewisburg Pike, just south of Berry Farms.

Construction is beginning now on SouthVale, SouthBrooke’s sister community, and will feature single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. Buyers can choose the home size that works best for them, from 2,500 to over 4,000 square feet of living space. The neighborhood’s timeless design will blend with the rolling countryside and no two homes will be exactly alike.

“We’re using a variation of styles and colors to offer curb appeal with a modern twist,” says Chesney Ford, the company’s sales and marketing manager. “We want each home to be unique while still being complementary to historic Franklin architecture.”

Ford Classic Homes was founded 26 years ago by local resident Mike Ford and has grown from building a few houses a year to now having 50 employees and over 1,000 home builds to its name. Many of the employees are family members, including daughter-in-law Chesney. “We’re a local company through and through,” she says, “and most of us grew up right here in Tennessee.”

Their quality builds can be found in seven local communities, including Westhaven, The Grove, Witherspoon, Rosebrooke, and two new expansions in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama. In 2022, the company won the Franklin Sizzle Award for best homebuilder.

SouthVale houses will sit on approximately a quarter acre and feature the classy “alleyway” style, where garages aren’t visible from the front of the house. This along with the front porches buyers often dream of will lend the streets a charming vibe. “The great thing about front porches is, they provide a way for neighbors to get to know one another,” says Chesney. “In SouthBrooke, which is currently over fifty percent occupied, residents have already started organizing neighborhood get-togethers and events. This is what we hope for when we build a new community.”

Buyers will have the option to work with Ford’s in-house interior design team, Bella Vita Interiors, to choose paint colors, backsplashes, window treatments and other finishes. They’ll also enjoy modern lifestyle construction that includes mud rooms, main-level primary suites, optional main-level guest suites, gas fireplaces, ten-foot ceilings, crown moldings and two covered outdoor gathering spaces, one in front and one in the side yard area. Outside they’ll have access to a Junior-Olympic-size swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis and pickle ball courts, and 140 acres of natural area with walking trails exclusively for SouthVale and SouthBrooke residents. “Pocket parks,” like mini town squares, will be located throughout, and the conveniences of Berry Farms, including a Publix grocery store, restaurants, workout studios, hair salons, coffee houses and other services are within a four-minute drive. The neighborhood is currently zoned for Oakview Elementary, Legacy Middle and Independence High Schools.

Prices will start in the $800,000 range for townhomes and condominiums and approximately $1,000,000 to $1,900,000 for single-family homes. Dedicated real estate agents are onsite daily from 12pm – 5pm to show model homes and answer buyers’ questions.
“A lot of people really enjoy the look and feel of the Westhaven community, and SouthVale will have a similar style, along with all the great neighborhood activities like pickle ball tournaments, swim meets and progressive dinners,” says Chesney.

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