Retire in Hendersonville, Tennessee

Retire in Hendersonville, Tennessee

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We picked Hendersonville because of the low crime rate, a well-educated neighborhood, and good access to healthcare and transportation.   While it may not have the cheapest housing in Tennessee, the median value of an owner occupied home is $197,000, well below the national average.  Rentals run in the $900-1200 range.   If you retire in Hendersonville, Tennessee, you will find an affluent town just 18 miles northwest of downtown Nashville.  

Hendersonville sits at the north of two peninsulas surrounded by Old Hickory Lake where you will find  fun and challenging fishing with walleye, catfish, and bass.   There are golf courses all over the place, tennis clubs, hiking and biking trails around the big lake.   Just 15 minutes away, you can watch the Tennessee Titans play football. 

We visited Historic Rock Castle, a 230 year old home made of limestone quarried at the property.  This was the wild frontier and still part of North Carolina at the time.  Daniel Smith, the builder, was a surveyor, a General, Secretary of the Territory, author of the Tennessee constitution, treaty negotiator, map maker, farmer, and author to name a few.   The building today is a museum of early life in Tennessee.   A dam was built in 1954, and viola!, the home became lakeside property!   This is a really interesting place to visit and learn about the history of Hendersonville.

You will not lack for healthcare here!  The Hendersonville Medical Center offers state of the art care in many specialties including cardiac care, emergency medicine, and many more.  There are several other hospitals a short distance away in Nashville. 

Music and art plays a big part in Hendersonville culture with festivals and local celebrities.  After all, its right next door to Nashville!   You will also find several shopping venues like Glenbrook Mall with retail giants like Staples, Kohls, and Ross.  There is no shortage of restaurants either! 

If you are thinking about moving to a warmer climate where the housing prices and crime is low, the people are friendly, and you love the outdoors, you just might want to consider Hendersonville!  

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Cheryl and her husband have just recently retired and live in the Pacific Northwest. She has been enjoying her herself by traveling around the world, playing with her grandchildren, and she frequently volunteers in her community. There is certainly never a dull moment with Cheryl. She cheerfully co-founded RetireBook and wants to share her energy, hoping that it inspires her readers to live life at its fullest.