New Spring Hill retirement community almost ready for residents


New Spring Hill retirement community almost ready for residents

By CLIFF HIGHTOWER

Carol Wilker, and her husband, Ronnie Wilker, walked through houses Thursday looking them up and down.

The Nashville couple knew about Del Webb communities, but had never seen one up close. They got their chance Thursday, but weren’t sure if they would move to Spring Hill.

“I don’t know,” Carol Wilker said. “We’re just kind of looking.”

Southern Springs, a Del Webb community, will officially open for business Saturday. The community is off Kedron Road in Spring Hill and is the second Del Webb community in the Nashville area. Del Webb communities cater to those 55 years old and up.

Willie Cole, vice president of Nashville Operations for Del Webb, said the company has been developing active adult communities for more than 30 years, including the first area community in Mt. Juliet.

“You’re just not buying a house,” he said. “You’re buying into a community.”

The houses sell for $300,000 and more. The company plans to build more than 600 homes on the 300 acre property here.

Amenities include a clubhouse, an indoor and outdoor pool, a dog park and walking trails.

There’s already a waiting list of people waiting for houses to be constructed, Cole said. About 20 houses are under construction right now.

“We’ve sold more than 40 houses to people in Tennessee,” he said, adding that the first residents should be moving in by late summer.

Spring Hill Associate Editor Cliff Hightower can be reached at cliff.hightower@homepagemediagroup.com or follow him on Twitter @CliffHightower.

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