By Karen Soro- The Sharp-Soro Real Estate Team- 901-338-4444
I have always thought that the "HOUSING CRISIS" was actually a paradigm shift. People want OUT of the cookie cutter, nondiscript, boring suburbs. They want MORE out of life. They want a community where they can feel they "belong". They want their weekends back to enjoy with friends and family. They don't really want to be stuck to the sofa watching TV or having to mow the grass. And they want a home that is the right size to actually "live" in, not some monstrous mc-mansion sitting in the middle of an acre field! These are things that I know, deep down, people crave- even if they don't know it themselves. Hey, I have been in this business for 19 years- and I can't help but notice!
So, that puts Downtown Memphis ahead in the housing market- and it makes our neighborhoods like Harbor Town and South Bluffs extremely popular.
Why? For Harbor Town the answer is simple- good planning. Walkable, friendly, pretty, convenient, fun and wonderful little Harbor Town. With it's shops and their smiling store clerks- the small intimate pubs and restaurants, sunsets over the Mississippi- some people find it hard to ever leave. But when you do leave there is a plethora of other things to do and places to go right across a very short bridge!
Most of the homes are well designed and sitting on small lots that do not require hours of attention. There are lots of walking trails and parks. There are beautiful vistas to make you smile. There is a marina to connect people with the water. There are friends to meet and things to do! It truly is a complete lifestyle. Harbor Town couldn't be more popular!
At the moment there are only four ( count them - four! ) homes in Harbor Town for sale!
And then there is the "Core"district, with it's condos all along Main Street, that is taking on a life of it's own! Many people now want to live right smack dab in the middle of the fun and with new shops, services, restaurants and bars opening up everyday it is becoming easier and easier! One of the new services that is offered on Main Street is called "Zipcars". There are now 6 nice new cars parked on Gayoso Alley that you can rent by the day or hour eliminating the need to own a vehicle! For $8.50 an hour (or about $65 a day) you can pick up the "share car" at your convenience and use their gas, their insurance and let someone else pay the parking costs! Do the math on that!
Memphis is really on a roll folks!