Courtesy Freehold Communities

Freehold Communities has formed a partnership with Del Webb, a national brand of PulteGroup, for the development of Southern Harmony, a new active-adult community on 522 acres of land in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Del Webb expects to break ground on the first phase of Southern Harmony by the end of 2021. The community is on Highway 96 in Murfreesboro, less than 40 miles from Nashville, and is planned to include approximately 1,100 homes, an array of recreational amenities, and acres of open space.

“The Burgess family has been the steward of this beautiful Middle Tennessee farmland for generations, and it has been a pleasure working with the county to develop a plan that will allow many more families to enjoy the property for years to come,” says Thomas C. "Casey" Tischer Jr., co-founder of Freehold Communities. “Mr. and Mrs. Burgess can take great pride in the fact that this land is now in the hands of one of the leading home builders in the United States and that it will soon become a premier Del Webb community.”

At Southern Harmony, Del Webb will debut a new generation of one-story floor plans to the Tennessee 55-plus market. The first homes at Southern Harmony are expected to begin selling in early 2023.

Outdoor amenities will be focused on tennis, pickleball, trails, and swimming pools. An open-concept clubhouse will be anchored by a great room that leads to a large patio and an event lawn with a fire feature. Flanking the great room will be a fully equipped fitness and aerobic wing that includes an indoor pool. The other wing will include a dividable multipurpose room for club activities, meetings, and social gatherings throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to partner with Freehold Communities on Southern Harmony where we will introduce the Del Webb brand to Rutherford County,” says Melanie Hemingway, vice president of sales for PulteGroup. “This is a beautiful part of Middle Tennessee, with so much rural charm, yet only a 45-minute drive from Nashville. We expect to attract buyers looking for the active lifestyle defined by every Del Webb community but wanting access to all Nashville has to offer.”