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KnoxNews.com/Real Estate Package Saturday May 3, 2008:
Fox Creek. Amenities, convenience, variety draw buyers to West Knox neighborhood. — By Ronda Robinson, Special Publications correspondent

 

Commercial real estate broker Mike Fuller enjoys living downtown, but he also wants a home out west – which he calls the new business center of Knoxville. So he bought a lot in Fox Creek, a 70-acre development on Fox Road, about a mile from the intersection of Kingston Pike and Pellissippi Parkway, and is now working on house plans.

 

“The development has an estate feel to it,” Fuller says. “It’s very welllocated for a subdivision out west. The location factor is one of the main reasons I chose to buy there.” He also appreciates the swimming pool and clubhouse, large trees and beautiful views. As a commercial broker with Wood Properties, Fuller has a welltrained eye for detail when it comes to real estate. He shopped for land in Bearden, Rocky Hill and the Lyons View area before settling on Fox Creek.

 

“It doesn’t look cookie-cutter,” he says of the new subdivision by Scott Smith and Eric Moseley, of Volunteer Development. “It’s heavily landscaped with a waterfall, large stones and serpentine sidewalks at the entrance. The subdivision has a lot of curvature in the roads and rolling land. That makes it appealing to the eye.” The entrance ties the neighborhood into its natural surroundings. Wooded lots and eight acres of undeveloped common area add to the peaceful aura of Fox Creek.

 

Phase 1 is 50 percent sold out, leaving about 40 lots. Special incentives, such as 100 percent financing and zero percent interest for one year, will be available this weekend on all remaining Phase 1 lots.

 

The homesites in Phase 2 will be even larger – about 110 to 120 feet wide – to accommodate the demand for larger homes, says Smith. Phase 2 construction is set to begin “very soon,” he adds. Phase 2 lots are being made available for the first time. “Phase 2 goes up on a ridge. It offers views of the lake and mountains,” the developer says.

 

Because Fox Creek is so convenient to many areas, it appeals to out-of-town buyers, families with children, empty nesters and retirees. The quiet residential community lies just minutes from Pellissippi Parkway and Kingston Pike, making it handy to downtown Knoxville, Oak Ridge, McGhee Tyson Airport, Maryville and, of course, the shopping, dining and entertainment choices at Turkey Creek and West Town Mall. “It’s extremely accessible for business and pleasure,” Smith says of the development. Fuller agrees. “That crossroads is the nucleus of new business activity in our metropolitan area,” he adds. Fox Creek is zoned for A.L. Lotts Elementary,West Valley Middle and Farragut High schools. The swimming pool and clubhouse appeal to children and adults alike. As Smith points out, “Our amenities are in. You don’t have to wait.”

 

Under development for about two years, Fox Creek features underground utilities and streetlights as well. Both level and basement lots are available, with large sites helping to keep a comfortable space between individual homes.

 

“I like the diversity of homes being built in there,” Fuller comments. “Scott and Eric sit on the architectural review board and look at all the plans. Their restrictions are fair, helping to provide quality housing with unique features and keep a consistent theme.”

 

Homes in Fox Creek generally are traditional in style, although the subdivision has no requirements for minimum square footage.

 

“We have some of Knoxville’s best builders,” says Smith, citing Ron Hatcher, Bryan Testerman, Paul Smiddy, Larry Liverman, Robert Murdock, Phil Riddle, Daniel Phillips, Judy Heck and Frontier Builders as examples.Most of these builders will have their homes open for viewing this Sunday.

 

Subdivision listing agent Scott Smith, of Volunteer Realty, can help buyers select a lot in Phase 1 or reserve a site in Phase 2. Prices range from $65,000 to around $125,000. She notes that persons buying in Fox Creek are welcome to use the builder of their choice, provided that their home plans meet architectural review approval.

 

Different builders have purchased lots for custom and spec homes, so buyers can move in upon closing. Prices should begin at around $450,000, with special financing terms available for individual, qualified buyers.

 

Fox Creek representatives will be on-site from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to give tours of the community. To schedule an appointment, call Scott Smith at 539-1112.

 

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Scott Smith or Eric Moseley
Volunteer Development LLC
405 Montbrook Lane
Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 691-1111
info@foxcreekknoxville.com

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