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Old 05-27-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Default Hendersonville Questions

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My family is moving back to Middle TN after a 10 yr. absence and is looking at the Hendersonville area. I have 2 preschool boys and want to know about schools and neighborhoods. I know most of the schools there are good are there any I should avoid? How are the Beech schools?
Also we have been looking (via MLS) at subdivisions like Drakes Pointe, Somerset Downs, Long Beech Heights etc. but also considered buying an older house with a little land to fix up. Any suggestions on neighborhoods that are owner occupied and family friendly or ones we should avoid? We are wanting 4BR, close to Vietnam Veterans, with a nice yard but are not sure if we want the HOA restrictions some subdivisions enforce.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hi
My family is moving back to Middle TN after a 10 yr. absence and is looking at the Hendersonville area. I have 2 preschool boys and want to know about schools and neighborhoods. I know most of the schools there are good are there any I should avoid? How are the Beech schools?
Also we have been looking (via MLS) at subdivisions like Drakes Pointe, Somerset Downs, Long Beech Heights etc. but also considered buying an older house with a little land to fix up. Any suggestions on neighborhoods that are owner occupied and family friendly or ones we should avoid? We are wanting 4BR, close to Vietnam Veterans, with a nice yard but are not sure if we want the HOA restrictions some subdivisions enforce.
Thanks in advance!
All of the schools in Hendersonville are good. We moved here about 2 years ago. My son goes to Beech Elementary and has had an excellent time there. He has shown marked improvements over his former school in Mt. Juliet. I would rate them as a 10 out of 10 although they do try to hit you up with a ton of fund raisers.

Pretty much any neighborhood in Hendersonville is good. They are building alot of new subdivisions towards Gallatin and near the Indian Lakes shopping complex. I've lived in the peninsula between Walton Ferry and Saunders Ferry the whole time I've been here and it's a great place. The closer you live to the lake, the nicer and more expensive it will be.

Hendersonville Police take care of the community and do a great job of keeping crime out of the area. I think the only things I've heard here since I've moved here were a few house fires, a few drownings in the lake, and a few car crashes. Other then that, I haven't heard anything about burglaries, murder, rape, ect, ect.

IMHO, Even though there's nothing wrong with the areas near 386, I would look a little closer to the lake or if you're wanting to go to Beech schools, I think you'd need to live on the other side of 386 like around or past the Glenbrook Shopping Center.

I think you'll love Hendersonville.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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You might want to look at the Indian Ridge subdivision. It is on par with the others you mentioned, but in my opinion it is in a better location and is zoned for some of the best schools in Middle Tennessee: Nannie Berry Elementary; Ellis Middle; Hendersonville High.

It is less than five minutes from Vietnam Veterans off the Indian Lake exit.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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Drakes point is very expensive, me and my husband looked at homes there...nice, beautiful homes and it takes you no time to get to indian lake...its not too far from beech schools...
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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The area behind Indian Lake has a lot of great homes both new construction and a few older (80s/90s) You will be zoned for Beech Schools and it will seem like you live in the country but you will be mere minutes from Indian Lake Shopping and 386 for Nashville access. (Jones Ln, Drakes Creek Rd, Jenkins Ln)

Long Hollow Pike also has some great areas. I recommend Somerset Downs which is a beautiful new subdivision built around a horse farm. (Long Hollow Pk, Latimer Ln, Newmans Trl, Longview Dr)


I would avoid Gene Brown and Whitten Elementary scools and maybe Walton Ferry. Brown and Walton feed to Hendersonville HS and Whitten feeds to Beech. They aren't bad schools but they don't seem to be as outstanding as Beech, Madison Creek, Anderson, Indian Lake, and Nanny Berry.

Remember that many homes in the Beech Area are not inside the city limits of Hendersonville so you will have to pay for trash service and some homes are not on sewer systems. However, you can likely expect to be incorporated into the city within the next 10 years.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for the great advice!!
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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I would avoid Gene Brown.
I live close to Gene Brown. They are going through a huge renovation I think they're one of the older schools in the area.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I live close to Gene Brown. They are going through a huge renovation I think they're one of the older schools in the area.
That's good to hear. The renovations at Nannie Berry made it look really nice.
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