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New housing coming to Rocky River
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Middle Tennessee has become the bulls-eye many Americans are aiming for in their relocation plans.

Warren County is continuing to draw attention as a popular place to move with our proximity to Nashville, Murfreesboro and Chattanooga.

A grand opening pre-sale was held Saturday for a new housing development coming to Rocky River thanks to a Florida real estate firm. Those purchasing land on Saturday were able to lock in the most desirable tracts with 2+ waterfront acres on the river starting at $69,900 and 5+ acres without direct dock access starting at $29,900.

The development is called Hidden River Preserve and it’s located off Sparta Highway by turning on Goodbar Road. There are right at 50 tracts available for phase 1 with about that same number expected for phase 2.

“Homesites like these are very rare and in high demand due to the beauty of the land and the proximity to Nashville,” Atlantic Land & Lakes says on its website. Pictures of Rock Island State Park and downtown Nashville appear prominently on the website which can be accessed at

Coupled with a large residential project expected in Morrison and a project which aims to bring over 60 new homes to the Blue Building and its surrounding property and Warren County is on the verge of becoming a place hundreds of new families call home.

The residential growth has created a need for more storage. Stones River Storage held a grand opening celebration Saturday for its new facility in Morrison at 57 Tom Grissom Road with plans to build another storage facility in McMinnville.

“This area is growing and bringing in new people,” said Jenni Hardesty, manager of Stones River Storage locations in Morrison and Woodbury.

Jenni says she’s seeing many people use Stones River Storage who are transitioning here from another state or are in the process of changing homes. She says there are 210 units available in Morrison.

“We have a variety of sizes and we offer climate control,” said Jenni. “We also have storage for RVs and boats and we rent 40-foot parking spaces for people with motorhomes.”

Jenni is the manager while Jorge Lamelas is the property owner. He’s also purchased 11 acres in McMinnville on Smithville Highway across from the fairgrounds. The property has been vacant for years and was most recently the location of Davis Homes.

Jenni says there are plans to place about 200 storage units there with the option of expanding as needed.

“We have a lot to offer with plenty of lighting and 24-7 access,” said Jenni.

Stones River Storage can be reached at (931) 635-7867.

Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.