New homes at Brock Pointe and Windstone at Whisper Creek are selling. The neighborhoods are 7 miles and 15 minutes apart, but very similar in price. So what are you really buying at either place?
The sales price range (in 2013, as of August 26) for the 6 Realtor assisted sales of new homes in Whisper Creek was $235,472 to $355,770. The price per square foot was $141.
The sales price range for the 5 Brock Pointe Realtor sales (in 2013 as August 26) of new homes was $262,500 to $341,900. The price per square foot was $115.
What about taxes? Brock Pointe is in the City limits of Chattanooga, so you will pay both Hamilton County as well as City of Chattanooga property taxes. Whisper Creek is in Hamilton County only.
School comparison? Brock Pointe is in the Wolftever Elementary area, and Ooltewah Middle and Ooltewah High School zone. Whisper Creek is zoned for Apison Elementary, and East Hamilton Middle and High School.
Amenities? Brock Pointe is a more traditional rolling hill neighborhood on a hill with sidewalks and some lots have views looking West back over Hickory Valley. There are various builders in Brock Pointe as lots are available. Brock Pointe started selling lots in 1991. Whisper Creek is the last phase of Windstone. Windstone is a gated golf course community. Windstone is a community both in Georgia and Tennessee that started in the mid 80s. The community now has over 600 homes. Ival Goldstein is the developer and builder of Whisper Creek homes. Whisper Creek is a planned community with clubhouse, pool, sidewalks, and packaged golf memberships available.
Location? Brock Pointe is a subdivision that is perched on a hilltop near the corner of Jenkins Road and Standifer Gap. It is very convenient to I-75 and Jenkins Road between the Hamilton Place Shallowford Road exit and Bonny Oaks Drive exit. Whisper Creek is another 10-15 minutes drive toward the Georgia state line Standifer Gap Road to Ooltewah Ringgold Road.
Summary: This is brief overview of two very different communities. Whisper Creek is a neo-traditonal cottage or craftsman style neighborhood. It has a very different feel with community features such as rear loading alleys. The irony is Brock Pointe is located in the city limits of Chattanooga, but feels more like a suburbia subdivision. It has standard sidewalks, but has front and side loading garages and larger homes. So if you need more elbow room (both inside and yard outside) and convenience for commute, then Brock Pointe may be the place for you. If you like security, amenities, and golf then check out the well designed community of Whisper Creek. It may well be worth a few extra minutes of drive time. (Plus what you save in having no city taxes you can give to your golf game!)
There are still homes for sale in both communities, if you want information emailed to you about available homes please send a request for Brock Pointe and Whisper Creek New Homes to Brian@LibertyHomesChattanooga.com