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You would never know it unless someone either told you or you discovered it out driving one day that there was an exciting, fun and growing area nestled on the west side of Old Hickory Lake.  Dubbed the “Franklin of the North”, this one time sleepy little bedroom community of Hendersonville is fast becoming a dynamic, stand alone commerce and corporate powerhouse of a city!

The newly developed Streets of Indian Lake is just the beginning in a large 1.5 million square feet development of retail space.  This “lifestyle center” easily competes with other newly developed lifestyle centers in Green Hills and Mt. Juliet, TN and has made the short list for corporations all over the nation looking for a great place to relocate.  This is in part due to the access to affordable housing in surrounding neighborhoods from the secretary to the executive.

Lifestyle centers are the new trends in shopping experiences.  Streets of Indian Lakes have a town square feel as you walk in this open air natural environment.  Major tenants include Barnes & Noble with a Starbucks located inside, Victoria’s Secret, Ethan Allen and Regal Cinema — the kind of places you would normally find in a high end shopping mall.


It’s the perfect place to create a special day of shopping, movies and great eating from the fun and relaxing Red Robin with their bottomless fries, to Buffalo Wild Wings where you can watch your favorite sporting event over some delicious chicken wings. Hendersonville has always been the perfect place to raise a growing family and with the addition of all the office space is now the perfect place to work as well.

Once Streets of Indian Lakes is fully developed there will be a 40,000 square foot library, walkways, parks and green spaces between residences of all types; houses, town houses, condos, flats and apartments, office buildings and retail.  The ideal place to live and work and never put a key in the ignition!  The developers are also planning for the day when there will be light rail running from Hendersonville to downtown Nashville with a rail station in the mix.twofoot

Not far from this wonderful development lies some of the best waterways in all of Middle Tennessee for fishing, swimming, skiing, cruising or just docking your boat and enjoying a meal at one of the many marinas.  The picture to the right is a favorite swimming spot named by the locals as “Two Foot.”  A sand bar extends for several yards creating a 2 feet deep playground for water volley ball or foot ball. Of course you can also just relax in nature and the wildlife that surround this wonderful area.

One of the things you will quickly notice is the wide range of homes, along with a wider range of prices.  There is something for almost everyone, and everyone loves the small town feel that now has the amenities of a much larger city.  This means less driving and more time spent with those you love.rockcastle

Though Hendersonville is ever developing, there are still some old historic standards to see in and around town.  One of the favorites of the region is Rock Castle, once home to General Daniel Smith, a famous frontier statesman and surveyor.  This beautiful seven level 18th century home has been completely restored and furnished with period antiques bringing it back to its original grandeur. A must see!


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