$1 billion project will put 1200 homes on land once farmed for generations

David Smith | GCA News

Stephen's Valley encompasses approximately 980 acres bounded on three sides by the Natchez Trace National Park, but 550 of those acres will remain untouched.

Stephen’s Valley encompasses approximately 980 acres bounded on three sides by the Natchez Trace National Park, but 550 of those acres will remain untouched.

Rochford Realty and Construction has nearly finalized its model home and virtual reality tour of its future town square, both designed to show the community what is planned for Stephens Valley. The Stephens Valley Welcome Center is located at 411 Sneed Road, Nashville.

Stephens Valley is a new development planned for an area of southwestern Davidson County and northern Williamson County, containing 1,200 homes with a targeted production rate of 50 new homes per year. It encompasses approximately 980 acres bounded on three sides by the Natchez Trace National Park, but 550 of those acres will remain untouched.

The project is designed to build in the areas that have been farmed over the years, and allow as much of the existing tree canopy to remain undisturbed.

Bill Stephens, who farmed the land until his death in 2015, had a vision to transform his land into a vibrant community where people could live more easily in harmony with nature, while using a significant portion of the proceeds from this development for charitable and missions work. Neika Stephens, Bill’s wife and an active Board Member of Lipscomb University, still resides on the property and will cut the ribbon to open the Welcome Center to the public.

Construction will start in Williamson County with single family residential homes priced between the upper $400s to just over $1 million. After the first phase, a Town Center will be built on the Davidson County portion of the property, featuring retail, restaurants, office, and residential and park spaces.