published Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Under Construction: Seven Lakes adding homes to community

New homes are under construction on Turkey Run in Seven Lakes subdivision.
New homes are under construction on Turkey Run in Seven Lakes subdivision.
Photo by Angela Lewis.

Project: Seven Lakes, stage two

Owner: Emerson Properties

Location: 8008 Ooltewah- Georgetown Road

Contractors: Gary Orr and Surf Russian

Price per home: Starts at $204,000

Scope: Construction workers are adding nine new craftsman-style homes to the Seven Lakes subdivision and have 13 others under contract. The homes will feature hardwood siding, granite counter tops and tile showers and will add to the 150 homes that already make up the gated community in Ooltewah.

Timeline: Some of the new homes are complete, others are just getting framed, and some are ready for Sheetrock. The unfinished homes should be completed within 30 to 60 days.

Future: The new homes are selling well, said Donnette Moore, an agent with Keller Williams Realty. Last year, Keller Williams sold 30 homes in the subdivision. She said the combination of a gated community, clubhouse, pool and a starting point around $200,000 makes the neighborhood appealing to buyers. "We can't keep them," she said. "We're really fortunate out there. Everything sells."

-- Complied by Shelly Bradbury, who may be reached at or 423-757-6525

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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