Hendersonville Real Estate Information

A thriving community about 20 miles northeast of Nashville, Hendersonville, Tennessee, is a mostly waterfront community that lies right on Old Hickory Lake in the central part of the state. The community is located within the boundaries of Sumner County, and at the time of the 2000 census was home to a population of more than 40,000. Median household income for residents in the city is just a little over $50,000 a year. The town makes up an area of about 33 square miles, of which about five and a half acres are water from the lake.

After the Old Hickory Dam was completed in the 1950s, Hendersonville began to grow and developed into the most populated city in the county, and also one Nashville's largest suburban communities. Hendersonville was settled in the late 18th century but was not incorporated until 1969. The community includes 26 miles of shoreline on the lake, and many residents have homes right on the water. Today the city is among the top 10 most populous cities in the state of Tennessee.

Schools in this city are governed by the Sumner County Board of Education and include eight elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools and one magnet school. Additionally there are two major private schools, a K-12 academy and a Catholic high school. Continuing education and degree courses are offered at the Union University Hendersonville campus, which offers a limited number of classes. For transportation from Hendersonville into Nashville, residents can access a commuter bus service operated by the Nashville MTA.

Attractions in the community include Drakes Creek Park North and Drakes Creek Park South, the Rockland Recreation Center, the Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, and Country Hill Golf Course, a par-70 public course. The Hendersonville Arts Council is located at Historic Monthaven Mansion, and offers residents arts and cultural courses, summer concerts and other events and performances. Hendersonville Public Library provides a wealth of media to residents and the Sumner Pops symphony offers regular performances. The Historic Rock Castle, is seven-level limestone structure located on the lake that was constructed circa 1790 and is one of the community's oldest standing buildings.