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Old 05-21-2009, 05:01 AM
 
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Hello!

I may be getting a job soon in Gallatin, TN but I was wondering which of the two places would be better to live. Gallatin or Hendersonville? It looks like Henderson is a big bigger and is closer to Nashville. The downside is that I would have to drive to Gallatin to work everyday.

Also, what is there to do in Gallatin and Hendersonville? How far is Nashville away from Gallatin in terms of minutes?

Hope someone can help! Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Boston
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If you have a family I would recommend Hendersonville because the schools are much better. Gallatin offers a bit more value and has some great neighborhoods on the southwest side near the Hendersonville border. Your comuye from Hendersonville to gallatin would be quick and easy since you would be going away from Nashville. From Gallatin to Nashville is about 30 minutes without traffic.

Hendersonville is much bigger than Gallatin. (50,000 vs 35000). But it feels smaller because Gallatin was historically a larger county seat.

Both cities are great for recreational opportunities as Hendersonville offers old hickory lake, a great parks system, and a new greenways system. Gallatin boasts Bledsoe Creek State Park and you are close enough to Nashville for all that it offers.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hendersonville without question.

Historically, Hendersonville was THE place for country music stars to live back in past decades. Hendersonville is a VERY nice city and has excellent property values. There is no crime and the schools are great. Hendersonville Police do a very good job in keeping the crime across the Davidson County line.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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Either one would fit, considering you're working in Gallatin. If you lived in Hendersonville, you'd be going against the flow of traffic to work. It's a quick drive. However, the drive to Nashville is not a quick one. Hendersonville will be more centrally located and allow you to get other places faster (Nashville, etc.) Hendersonville also has more in terms of shopping, restaurants, services, major conveniences, etc.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: nashville,tn
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I agree with everyone else Hendersonville just gives you access to both Nashville and Gallatin but it depends where you are in Gallatin because the drive to Nashville can be 45mins.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I think the best way to sum up the differences is to just see the cities. But here's a bit more description.

Hendersonville is full of tree-lined residential streets with large 1980s ranch style homes and many new subdivisions with "McMansions." On the North side of town you will find some more moderately priced areas with smaller homes. Further North in the Beech/Long Hollow area and on the East side near Gallatin on the lake you will find larger estate homes. There's not a lot of Industrial Business in hendersonville. There are a couple of office parks but most people commute to Nashville. There are two large Shopping/Dining Districts that are very new, clean, and shiny with mid to upscale stores. Hendersonville only incorporated as a city in 1969 so everything is fairly new.

Gallatin is more of a mix of everything. Towards Hendersonville you have the McMansions and real Mansions in areas like Fairvue and Savannah. Closer toward the center of town there are more duplexes and apartments though and several rundown neighborhoods. There's also a huge industrial park near the airport. It's also much more racially diverse than Hendersonville. There's a nice historic downtown area that has some great local businesses and a restored theatre.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Hendersonville, absolutely.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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Hendersonville for sure. It's just a better city, in my opinion, and the commute to and from Gallatin would be nothing.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:39 PM
 
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Hendersonville...hands down!
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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I'm also voting for Hendersonville because everyone else did !
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