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Considering The Grove at College Grove? Read This First.

The Grove at College Grove is an amenity-rich neighborhood. Of all the communities in Williamson County, it feels most like a high-end resort. For those who want a luxury, live/play environment with gated security, The Grove College Grove offers an incredible opportunity but, as with most things, there are pros and cons to buying in The Grove at College Grove. Let’s review.

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Two Sides, Multiple Builders

The Grove is located in College Grove, TN, and offers a resort lifestyle complete with a clubhouse. Two main and two side gates make it appear that the neighborhood has two sides, but behind the gates, the community is interconnected, and both sides share access to all amenities.

While you will find move-in ready homes in The Grove, there are still limited opportunities to build custom. The final homesite release includes lots of .4-.8 acres. Homesites range from 445K to $1.2M. The picture below shows the last lots available in The Grove at College Grove. And while you are certainly welcome to call their sales team, we invite you to contact us for representation at 615-809-4336.

Final Site map of the grove at college grove

As all builders in The Grove College Grove are custom builders, the cost to build will be higher. I estimate you should budget at least $500 per square foot, emphasizing at least. Approved signature builders include Beasley Construction, Ford Classic Homes, Davis Properties, Hatcliff Construction, Legend Homes, Luna Custom Homes, Stonegate Homes, and Trace Construction. Build-out time in The Grove at College Grove is under two years at the time of writing.

One “gotcha” I would offer potential buyers is to be aware of when a home was built. It’s my opinion, not necessarily a fact, that some builders got a bit sloppy during the buying frenzy we experienced in 2021 through early 2022. With properties selling before they hit the market and for well over the asking price, builders were pushing hard to keep up with demand, which in some cases impacted quality.

A second “gotcha” is that it’s a big neighborhood. If you are located toward the back of the neighborhood, reaching the front gate can take 10-12 minutes. There are back gates one can use for both entrance and exit, but the front gate will be necessary at times, especially to access many of the main amenities.

Magnolia Park

While you will find large, custom homes throughout The Grove at College Grove, there is a section of more “affordable” homes on the south side of the community called Magnolia Park.

Magnolia Park circles around The Gathering Place amenity center near Belladonna Drive. The homes in this section of The Grove are priced around $2M. They differ from the other homes in the neighborhood in that they sit on smaller, quarter-acre lots and are built with low-maintenance living in mind. The houses share consistent craftsman-style architecture, including plans that feature two-car garages, 4 or 5 bedrooms, and 3,000-4,000 square feet of living space.

Some of the homes in Magnolia Park back up to The Gathering Place. If you want to feel like you’re on a 24/7 vacation, one of these lots will create that feeling. The downside is that there will be noise. For example, the pool will have plenty of activity during the summer, and there’s also a pickleball court. While I could not hear the pinging of the pickleball inside the home, it’s audible from the yard and porch, which is something to consider.

The Grove at College Grove Amenities

I think I’ve made it clear that The Grove at College Grove offers a wide range of amenities, but let’s dive into the details.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place on the south side of the community near Magnolia Park is one of the main amenity centers. The Gathering has two lighted tennis courts (striped for four pickleball courts), a swimming pool, a playground with cushioned rubber matting, dedicated restrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, and a restaurant called Bridge Bar.

Dining

Bridge Bar is one of many restaurants at The Grove at College Grove. The Manor House also offers fine dining and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, small bites, and made-from-scratch desserts. Then there is the Trellis Dining at the main sports centre. (Trellis is open seasonally and serves poolside snacks for lunch and dinner.) Finally, the Smokehouse Pavilion overlooks the practice range between the golf course’s front and back 9 holes.

The Manor House

Near the primary gate, you will find The Manor House. It’s not just a restaurant; it’s a private clubhouse home to the Manor House restaurant, Rosemary Spa, professionally staffed fitness center, movement studio, meeting rooms, wine cellar, and the pro shop.

The Grove at College Grove Sports Centre

The other pools are located at The Grove Sports Centre. There is a competition lap pool, a zero-entry pool with a waterslide, and covered gazebos. The pool, bar, and dining service are open seasonally.

Racket Sports

While The Gathering Place has two lighted tennis courts, the neighborhood has three other lighted plexicushion courts.

In the neighborhood you will find:

  • Playmate ball machines for solo practice
  • A junior and adult social activity calendar
  • Private and group lessons
  • Tennis and pickleball camps
  • Multiple leagues for both pickleball and tennis
  • Instruction, play, and tournaments
  • Fully-equipped racquet shop
  • Certified, professional tennis staff

Equestrian Services

On the north side of the community, you will find a road called “Native Pony Trail.” This road wraps around a community pasture where residents can interact and view the friendly neighborhood horses.

Equestrian Services in the neighborhood are available through a partnership between The Grove College Grove and The Jaeckle Centre.

According to groveliving.com, “Residents of The Grove have access to boarding and grooming services for their horses as well as equine therapy and rehabilitation equipment monitored by a team of veterinarians and accomplished equine professionals. And, of course, trail rides are tailored for every experience level from beginner to expert.”

A 1.5-hour trail ride on a club horse is $50.

Trails

A map of all the parks in The Grove

The Grove at College Grove offers plenty of healthy outdoor living opportunities with miles of walking trails, sports fields, and over 60 acres of open space.

How many parks are there? There are lots.

  1. Take a picnic to Founders Circle Park and enjoy a peaceful escape beneath the shade trees and alongside the tranquil creek bed.
  2. Step into Wildings Park for a ballgame and views of hole #1.
  3. Bring out your competitive side at Sports Park, where you will find a sandpit for digging, swings, a carriage climbing structure for the little ones, an open field with soccer nets, and a batting cage for older kids.
  4. Gather your friends for a game of flag football at Lynch Park.
  5. For breathtaking views, try out Overlook Park. Perched at the peak of Sawtooth Lane in Phase 10, Overlook Park features a small, paved landing with seating to admire the rolling countryside.
  6. Finally, there’s Fishing Camp Park. Fishing Camp Park is one of the places you can enjoy catch-and-release fishing in The Grove.

In short, if you want to spend time outdoors, there’s ample opportunity.

Experiences + Discovery Kids

Finally, The Grove at College Grove hosts annual events, including live music, lessons, holiday events, and golf events. There is also a club called Discovery Kids Club.

Discovery Kids focuses on creating experiences for The Grove’s youngest residents. Through planned activities, kids can enjoy arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, golf, tennis, swimming, and daily outdoor adventures.

One unique feature of Discovery Kids Club is that it plans activities around scheduled and unscheduled school breaks. During the summer months, it even offers summer camps.

Golfing at The Grove College Grove

Golfing is a main attraction at The Grove at College Grove. You can read all about it here, but one thing to note is that it’s not necessarily included for residents. What you can do while living in The Grove will depend on your chosen membership path. You can read more about membership fees in the section below, but before we get to that part, let’s talk about a few random golfing facts.

First, while you’re welcome to have a family golf cart for your personal use in The Grove, you must use a club-issued golf cart while golfing. Golf Cart Fees can be paid per person or per year.

Second, golfing is for resident members only, but members can bring guests. The member-accompanied guest fee is $175, while the member-accompanied family fee is $85.

Third, there is a chance that golf memberships will eventually move to a waiting list only. Membership is currently full at around 475 members, but some of the current members are “invitational,” meaning they are non-residents. As new residents move into The Grove and opt for a golf membership, the invitational members will be phased out.

Ready for another gotcha? Having a full membership roster means that tee times can be competitive. Tee times are opened up 7 days in advance, and while there’s usually an opportunity to walk in and play most days of the week, the best tee times are snapped up quickly.

Fourth, the golf club portion of the Club was sold to a group called Escalanta for $47M in 2023. Rumor has it that the golf club generates $1M in cash flow annually for the current owner. The Club is in excellent financial shape due to the fact that all property owners are required to be at least a Sports level member, so there’s plenty of monthly cash flow for the Club.

Finally, while I am not much of a golfer, one of our wonderful buyers is an avid golfer. Based on his excitement regarding The Liv Golf tournament being held at The Grove, I feel like it’s a fact worth passing along.

Membership Fees Impact Amenity Access

The Grove’s wealth of amenities creates an expense for those who live there. Maintenance of the shared amenities is funded through a non-refundable membership fee, monthly HOA dues, and an exit fee, all of which are required.

The Grove College Grove HOA dues are currently $249 per month. This fee includes maintenance of common areas, private roads, and gated entrances.

Your membership fee will be paid at closing, and you can choose between a Sports Membership and a Golf Membership.

A Sports Membership offers access to pools, parks, tennis, kids’ club, hiking, fishing, equestrian services, and the fitness center. Sports Membership is 50K at closing and $312 per month.

A Golf Membership provides access to all club facilities, including the 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Course and practice field. It also delivers programs, social activities, and clinics for all skill levels and ages. The membership is 100K due at closing. After that, you can maintain it for $907 per month.

It’s worth noting again that the membership fee is non-refundable. While this wasn’t always the case, the Club will be changing the plan as of February 1st, 2024.

Finally, as mentioned, there is an exit fee that the seller pays when reselling in The Grove College Grove. For a Sports Membership, that fee is $10,000. For a Golf Membership, that fee is $20,000.

If you want to schedule a private tour of The Grove at College Grove, give us a call!

The two maps presented on this page are property of The Grove team.

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