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As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, many of our community’s more fortunate residents are searching for ways to give back locally in Middle Tennessee. We have dozens of organizations that are based right here, which ensures that your time or donations of goods or services will be put to compassionate use, taking care of the people and animals who live alongside us.

The great news is that it doesn’t take a huge donation of time or money to make an impact! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve organized the following opportunities by category, which we hope will allow you to connect with a cause that’s close to your heart. 

Battling Food Insecurity

Food banks are always in need of canned beans, canned fish, nut and

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As the weather cools throughout autumn and the chill of winter approaches, there’s nothing so comforting as a warm bowl of soup. Now, for many soup lovers, only one kind of hearty, savory, succulent soup reigns supreme: ramen. Savory broth bathes tender noodles, toppings get slurped up with every bite—it's heaven in a bowl! As you know, every ramen house has its own take on the traditional flavors. We’ve been trying ramen all over the region, and today, we’re sharing our Top Ten picks.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed ramen for decades, or perhaps you’re in the mood to try it for the first time. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the following locations we’ve voted in as Middle Tennessee’s Best Ramen Shops!

Otaku Ramen

Nashville, TN

Nashville’s

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Fully remodeled by Trace Construction, this amazing home features incredible natural light, an open floor plan, two bedrooms on the main level, and expansive entertainment areas! The property also offers incredible outdoor living including a covered porch with a fireplace, a new roof, new paint, new cabinets, new appliances, and much more. This home is stunning!

Located 30 minutes south of Nashville in Williamson County, Franklin is home to major corporate headquarters, historical attractions, a lively music scene, an abundance of shopping, and plenty of parks and green space. The Downtown Franklin Historic District was named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Preservation Association. Franklin is also known for its quality

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Parks is proud to highlight a powerhouse agent from our Brentwood office, Susan Gregory!

Susan has been in the real estate business for over 25 years – with 21 of those being with Parks. She graduated from Brentwood High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. When it comes to real estate, Susan specializes in new construction and resale homes.

Prior to her career in real estate, Susan worked for Third National Bank – now known as Truist, a result of the merger of BB&T and SunTrust Banks. Susan chose to pursue a career in real estate because she enjoyed helping people at the bank and loved all things home design. Marrying the two together, she felt like real estate was the natural path to take next in her career.

When

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How is the market? It’s a question our agents get asked a lot, and for good reason. If you’re considering buying a new home or selling one that you already own, the market trends and predictions are important in the decision-making process. Below is our most recent market update information for Davidson, Maury, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson, Bedford, Coffee, Dekalb, Robertson, and Montgomery counties to help you make the most informed and beneficial choices possible.

 

 

See the Previous Month's Stats!

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It's that time of the month again! We are excited to announce October's LoLo gifts! There are so many unique, wonderful, local businesses in Middle Tennessee and it's time to celebrate them this month!

LoLo, Locals Supporting Locals, is an amazing program for your Parks REALTOR® to give to you! Each month, a completely free, new gift comes to your cell phone for you to enjoy. The gifts are selected by county and are only for local businesses, no nationwide chains!

LoLo helps remind us to shop local and support our friends and neighbors! Here are October's gifts to you!

Tánsuŏ

Davidson County

Meaning ‘to explore’ in Cantonese, Tánsuŏ is an exploration of contemporary Chinese cuisine reminiscent of China’s night markets and traditional

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Located on a quiet and charming street in the Green Hills and Lipscomb neighborhood, this home comes with all the features and amenities of new construction – yet it's move-in ready! This special home offers stunning curb appeal and was built by McKenzie Construction and designed by P. Shea Designs. The property features an open floor plan, exquisite finishes throughout, beautiful lighting, many bonus spaces, and much more. This is a must-see!

 

Located south of downtown along Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills is one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods. The area is home to countless high-end stores, many of which can be found in the Green Hills Mall, an anchor in the center of the neighborhood. This, plus its proximity to some of the finest

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Parks is proud to highlight an amazing agent from our East Nashville office, Abigail Hale!

Abigail has been a part of the Parks family since she got her license two years ago. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. When it comes to real estate, Abigail specializes in the urban core and first-time homebuyers.

Prior to her career in real estate, Abigail spent 13 years in the consumer packaged goods business. She has been fortunate to work for some of the leading companies in this space including Mars, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. The last six years of her time in this industry were spent in national account management where she made the headquarters sales calls for

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Trick-or-treating in costume is the highlight of the Halloween season for children and families. Our communities missed out in 2020, but we’re glad to say that most festivities are back this year! We’ve scouted the best places to trick or treat in Middle Tennessee, from decked-out neighborhoods to afternoon park extravaganzas, all promising massive candy hauls with high turnout.

Trunk-or-treat events are gaining popularity year after year, but fear not—there are still plenty of places where goblins, ghouls, and witches can be found throughout the final weeks of October.

Trick-or-Treat Events

“Belle Meade Plantation,” Nashville

Thursday, October 21, from 1 – 3 p.m.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

This free event boasts fun for all ages.

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In Middle Tennessee, there’s no shortage of fall fun to be had. Soon, the foliage will transform into its glorious autumn colors, and cool breezes have begun to sweep away the lingering summer heat. For most of us, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy natural splendor, community events, and seasonal spooks and scares.

Do you feel it? It’s time to celebrate autumn! When you’re ready to get out and join in the fun, we recommend the following 11 top fall activities.

1.) Visit Farmers’ Markets

Middle Tennesse’s farmers’ markets are an excellent resource for obtaining your pie-making produce, pumpkins for carving, gourds and colorful corn stalks for your porch, and delicious fruits and veggies for your meals from now through Thanksgiving

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