• Name: Whisper Creek at Windstone
• Location: The neighborhood is off Ooltewah-Ringgold Road, just north of the Georgia border. Apison Elementary, and East Hamilton Middle and High schools are available for students. The sites are in the unincorporated part of Hamilton County with public sewers.
• Status: Seven homes are under construction, and five are available for purchase out of a total of 110 lots. Most of the homes for sale are townhomes.
• Price: Homes measure from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet and range in price from $260,000 to $320,000. The houses contain an average of three bedrooms with the master bedroom on the ground floor, and from two and a half to three and a half bathrooms. About half are single level, while the remainder are two-level homes.
• Features: Homes feature two-car garages accessible from a rear alley and sidewalks on both sides of the streets. Lawn care is included in residents' HOA dues, and most homes feature porches or decks, with some screened. Home exteriors are constructed of Hardie siding, with stone or brick accents. Faucets and fixtures are Kohler-brand. Inside, hardwood floors, tile bathrooms and carpeted bathrooms come standard. Homes also include custom cabinetry, granite countertops and crown molding throughout the house. Appliances, excluding the refrigerator, are included. Homes also include gas heat, gas water heaters and gas log fireplaces.
• Amenities: The neighborhood features its own private clubhouse and pool, both of which are only available for Whisper Creek residents. Homeowners also receive a membership to the Windstone golf club as part of their home purchase.
• Developers/builders: Ival Goldstein is working to complete the 12th and final phase of the neighborhood after selling 59 homes in 2011.
• Contact: 488-5431
Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...