Hendersonville & GOODELETTSVILLE!

Hendersonville & GOODELETTSVILLE!






If you’re looking for a place with a less conventional suburban lifestyle, then Hendersonville might just be where you’ll want to live. Few suburbs offer lakeside living within thirty minutes of downtown, but Hendersonville is home to two huge peninsulas along Old Hickory Lake. This abundance of waterfront property makes the area a unique haven from big-city work life.

Considering its lakeside location, the community boasts a surprisingly affordable cost of living, with reasonable median home values. Of course, there are plenty of waterfront mansions, but there are also lots of modest homes with a water view, and even some undeveloped lots for those looking to build their own home.

Just northeast of Nashville, Hendersonville is an older community, old enough that Johnny and June called the place home, so it has resisted the new construction boom that’s transforming so many Nashville suburbs. This market consistency has kept Hendersonville relatively affordable and accessible to many different types of people. And even if waterfront living isn’t in your budget, the area still offers plenty of spots, like Rockland Recreation Area and Memorial Park that can get you on the water.

New residents continue to move here from all over the country to retire, open businesses, and raise families. It ranks high in livability with tons of amenities, a low crime rate, top-notch education, and reasonable housing prices. You’ll find restaurants, parks, grocery stores, coffee shops, and libraries within a short distance of most neighborhoods. Amenities like these along with a user-friendly downtown have basically made Hendersonville a prime destination just over 30 minutes from the heart of Nashville.

Hendersonville is an exceptional city, defined by our schools, churches, employers, parks, Old Hickory Lake, improving infrastructure, and the people who live here. The city draws summer crowds every year for its many parks, marinas, and campgrounds and offers numerous outdoor entertainment choices during the festival season.

The City of Goodlettsville is located 15 miles north of downtown Nashville and is served by numerous major transportation systems including Interstate 65, U.S. Highway 41, U.S. Highway 31-W, and State Route 386.

Goodlettsville is an attractive blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities. Its Main Street district is filled with antique stores, specialty shops, art and craft studios, and family-owned restaurants. With picturesque parks and walking trails, and unique shopping and dining, Goodlettsville should be your home base for a Music City (and beyond).

Living in Goodlettsville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Goodlettsville and the public schools in Goodlettsville are above average. The area is known for its thriving antique district, parks, wineries, bed and breakfast and historic sites. Goodlettsville is conveniently located 12 miles North of Downtown Nashville, 15 miles from the Nashville International Airport, and within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the country.

Downtown Goodlettsville has several options for shopping for specialty food items that are not found in regular grocery stores. Shops tailored for “foodies” offer tastings of the products as well as scheduled culinary classes to perfect your skills. Explore the downtown area in search of museums and boutiques…or that next delicious meal. You’ll not be wanting things to do in Goodlettsville.

Goodlettsville Farmer’s Market is held each Thursday, May 5 thru October 6 from 3:00-7:00 on the lawn and in the parking lot of the Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center at Moss-Wright Park. Fresh produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, soaps, lotions, and local artisans fill the lawn of the Goodlettsville Visitor’s Center with live music being played on several of the market dates. Walking trails, a playground, a dog park, and plenty of green space are within walking distance of the market.

Goodlettsville Parks and Recreation manages six parks that offer youth sports, dog parks, walking trails playgrounds, and lots of green spaces.

Hendersonville FACTS

  • Population: 40,262

  • Median home value:   $243,600

  • Per capita property taxes: $1486 (Base on Median Home Value)

  • Median Rent:  $1,169

  • Median household income: $75,146

  • Avg. Cost Living: $2,467 per month
  • Top Schools in Hendersonville:

    • Private: Pope John Paul Prep, Hendersonville Christian Academy
    • Public: Hendersonville HS, Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Beech Sr HS
  • Top 5 Restaurants in Hendersonville: The Lost Cajun, Music City Diner, The Chop House, Cafe Rakka, Rosie Food & Wine


Goodlettsville FACTS

  • Population:  16,829

  • Median home value: $242,800

  • Per capita property taxes: $1,675 (Base on Median Home Value)

  • Median Rent:  $1,164

  • Median household income: $55,857

  • Avg. Cost of Living: $2,274 per month

  • Top Schools in Goodlettsville:

    • Private: Metro Christian Academy, Pope John Paul II HS
    • Public: Hunters Lane HS, Merrol Hyde Magnet School
  • Top 5 Restaurants in Goodlettsville: Chef’s Market, Rice Box, Pancho Villa Grill, Pitchfork Pizza, Lagniappe Bayou Kitchen


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