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Old 06-24-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Question Hendersonville Overview

Hi,

Can someone please give an overview of Hendersonville? Along with that, perhaps cost of living, family life, etc.

Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Question Hendersonville Peninsula's - areas to buy

Another question on Hendersonville...

Can someone please advise the difference between the two peninsula's? Is one better than the other (the factor being safety, noise, etc.).

What about the area north of Vietnam Veteran's Blvd? Again, safety and quality of life for raising a family being of utmost concern...

Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Merged them together since these conversations will cross over anyway
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Where is Don Corleone when we need him????
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Another question on Hendersonville...

Can someone please advise the difference between the two peninsula's? Is one better than the other (the factor being safety, noise, etc.).

What about the area north of Vietnam Veteran's Blvd? Again, safety and quality of life for raising a family being of utmost concern...

Thanks!
DonC and vivalafrance are the people you want to talk to.

I'm not a resident, but I've been through Hendersonville enough times, so I think I can provide a decent overview.

My impression of the difference between the two peninsulas is that the west peninsula (closer to Nashville) was developed a little earlier than the east one. It seems to me that the houses are larger on the east side. Sort of the same way Franklin developed, the new stuff tends to be nicer and pricier, as the town became a more desirable place to live.

I can't speak for the noise issue or whether or not one is really "better" (aside from being newer). My impression is that Hendersonville is one of the safest large communities out there. Very little violent crime, and nothing out of the norm with thefts and burglaries.

Which area north of Vietnam Vets are you referring to? Are you referring to the development that is very close to the highway, or the development a little to the north along Long Hollow Pike. The area along Long Hollow Pike is the Shackle Island area, and it's outside of the city limits.

Regardless of which area you pick in Hendersonville, I think it's a good and safe place to raise a family.





Quick overview of Hendersonville:

-Population (2010) - 51,372 (26.5% growth rate from 2000)
-Hendersonville as a town barely existed before the 1960s, so there isn't the type of "town square" type atmosphere like in some of the county seats around Nashville.
-Hendersonville is primarily a residential suburb -- it is not a major employment center like Murfreesboro or Franklin, or office center like Brentwood, or manufacturing center like Smyrna or La Vergne.
-It's the second closest major suburb to downtown Nashville (not counting the cities within Davidson County), -behind Brentwood.
-Racial and ethnic breakdown - 86.6% white (non-Hispanic), 6.3% black, 3.6% Hispanic/Latino, 1.9% two or more races, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander


Some comparisons to other major Nashville suburbs (population 20,000+) and the city of Nashville:

Population (2010)
--Nashville 601,222
--Murfreesboro 108,755
--Franklin 62,487
--Hendersonville 51,372
--Smyrna 39,974
--Brentwood 37,060
--La Vergne 32,588
--Gallatin 30,278
--Spring Hill 29,036
--Lebanon 26,190
--Mount Juliet 23,671

Median home value - state average: $134,100
--Brentwood $481,300
--Franklin $309,300
--Spring Hill $199,800
--Hendersonville $196,100
--Mount Juliet $190,000
--Murfreesboro $169,000
--Lebanon $167,500
--Nashville $162,400
--Smyrna $154,900
--Gallatin $153,800
--La Vergne $137,500

Per capita income - state average: $23,722
--Brentwood $55,002
--Franklin $36,445
--Hendersonville $30,000
--Mount Juliet $28,699
--Spring Hill $27,709
--Nashville $26,550
--Murfreesboro $24,695
--Smyrna $24,448
--Lebanon $23,139
--Gallatin $22,230
--La Vergne $21,156

Median household income - state average: $43,314
--Brentwood $126,787
--Franklin $75,871
--Spring Hill $72,744
--Mount Juliet $70,102
--Hendersonville $62,627
--La Vergne $56,169
--Smyrna $51,505
--Murfreesboro $48,091
--Nashville $45,063
--Lebanon $43,877
--Gallatin $43,770

High school graduate % (age 25+) - state average: 82.5%
--Brentwood 98.4%
--Spring Hill 95.7%
--Franklin 94.3%
--Mount Juliet 93.4%
--Hendersonville 92.6%
--Murfreesboro 89.8%
--Smyrna 86.5%
--La Vergne 85.3%
--Nashville 84.8%
--Lebanon 81.5%
--Gallatin 81.1%

Bachelor's degree or higher % (age 25+) - state average: 22.7%

--Brentwood 68.4%
--Franklin 53.7%
--Spring Hill 37.2%
--Murfreesboro 34.5%
--Nashville 33.4%
--Mount Juliet 33.0%
--Hendersonville 32.8%
--Smyrna 22.1%
--Lebanon 19.8%
--Gallatin 17.9%
--La Vergne 17.0%


That data and more is available here.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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A thread I started a month or two back might be of interest to you:
Hendersonville Areas
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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My City-Data spidey sense was tingling...

I think nashvols' assessment is pretty spot-on. As far as the differences in the 2 peninsulas, the main difference (as nashvols noted) is age of the homes. Keep in mind these are very broad generalizations... The Walton/Sanders Ferry peninsula tend to be late 1960s-1970s homes. Lots of ranches on 1/4 and 1/2 acres. This area is safe but as you drive around you will notice that some of the area is showing its age. Some homes just aren't kept up well.

The second peninsula (Indian Lake/Cherokee Rd) tends to be more expensive and consequently nicer. The homes are generally a little newer (mid 1980s-current). There is still a good number of new homes in the area as that area continues to be developed. That said, it is a bigger peninsula by population and you will find a few stretches of homes that are a little run down. But you will also find the lakeside McMansions there that generally aren't there on the Walton/Sanders Ferry peninsula.

So, which is better...I'd say the Indian Lake peninsula is more desirable and has the better resell value. But there's absolutely nothing wrong with Walton/Sanders Ferry peninsula. It just depends on what you're looking for. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if you found a better deal on the Walton/Sanders peninsula. Hendersonville Police do an excellent job of patrolling both areas and crime, as nashvols mentioned, isn't really a major concern. Certainly you will hear about petty thefts now and then, an occasional drug bust, but violent crime and that kind of thing is very uncommon in Hendersonville.

There are a couple of areas on the North side that are great areas but can be different. Not sure if you are asking about the area around Jack Anderson Elementary (off Shute Ln) or the area to the north off of Long Hollow Pike (Station Camp). The main difference between the two is "rural-ness". The Jack Anderson area (which, by the way, is a fantastic school) is much more of a "subdivision" feel to it like the rest of Hendersonville. It's also a closer drive to the main area of shopping/dining in Hendersonville but is also right next to the bypass at Saundersville Road. The Long Hollow/Station Camp area has a much more rural feel to it. There are a number of farms and wide open spaces. Depending on your taste, this can be a big "plus" to this area. While it has a rural feel, it really isn't that far out...it's only about 5 minutes to the bypass (Station Camp Exit) and another 5 to Indian Lake on the bypass. Plus the Station Camp school cluster is very attractive and well-regarded. Some subdivisions to look at are Stone Creek and Creekside.

Hopefully that gives you a feel for some of the different areas you mentioned. I'm biased, but obviously think Hendersonville is a great place to raise a family. It is quiet, but offers a lot of conveniences like shopping, restaurants, lake access, parks, and good schools. It doesn't have the character of Franklin, or the chic factor of Green Hills, but for us it works just fine.

Let me know if you have any more questions about the area!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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And a PS...if you're a runner, runnerguy30, you might want to check into neighborhoods that are near the greenway. There are 2 greenways in Hendersonville...the main one off of Drakes Creek Park that runs for about a 6 miles (with some backtracking). There's one that just opened on Long Hollow Pike next to the Creekside subdivision that is only about 1 mile but is slated to expand over the next year or two. Likewise, I see a lot of runners and bikers on Long Hollow Pike and on Indian Lake Road.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Outstanding. Thanks so much.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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And a PS...if you're a runner, runnerguy30, you might want to check into neighborhoods that are near the greenway. There are 2 greenways in Hendersonville...the main one off of Drakes Creek Park that runs for about a 6 miles (with some backtracking). There's one that just opened on Long Hollow Pike next to the Creekside subdivision that is only about 1 mile but is slated to expand over the next year or two. Likewise, I see a lot of runners and bikers on Long Hollow Pike and on Indian Lake Road.
That greenway is going to connect to the greenway by the library and be about 5 miles long. The mayor told us that at the HOA meeting we had before stumping for votes.
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