Living on Old Hickory Lake TN is awesome. With 440 miles of shoreline, there are many Homes for Sale and we can find the one that’s just right for your family. Enjoy beautiful sunsets from your waterfront home!
Old Hickory Lake TN Homes for Sale
There’s just something special about living on the lake. Old Hickory Lake TN Homes for Sale are varied and it’s possible to buy one without spending a fortune. You and your family can enjoy relaxing, boating, water skiing, and fishing…all without leaving home. For me, just looking at the water is calming and peaceful! There’s nothing like watching the sunsets over the water!! Whether it’s a large lake lot with an acre or more or a condo – we’ll find just what you’re looking for.
Old Hickory Lake covers over 22,000 acres of water with an elevation of 445′. It has 440 miles of shoreline and is actually part of the Cumberland River. You can get all the way to the Gulf from this lake. Did you know that of the many beautiful lakes in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area – Old Hickory Lake is the only one that offers residential lots? The other lakes are recreational only. This makes Old Hickory properties with lake frontage highly desirable.
Many famous people have made their home on Old Hickory Lake. To name a few – Johnny & June Cash, Reba, Roy Orbison, Barbara Mandrell, Louise Mandrell, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Conway Twitty, Marty Stuart, and Connie Smith.
Cities around the lake with lake homes are Gallatin, Hendersonville, Castalian Springs, Hartsville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, and Old Hickory. These homes are in Sumner, Wilson, and Davidson counties. Want to see zip code maps for these areas?
There are several marinas around the lake. And, even if you don’t live on the lake, there are numerous public boat ramps available for your use.
Compare Old Hickory Lake Home Sales 2020/2021
Old Hickory Lake Home Sale prices increased over 25% in 2021. The median sold price in 2020 was $664,840 with 17 Days on the Market. But, hold on – the median sold price in 2021 was $852,500 with only 6 Days on the Market.
These prices are in communities all around the lake. Understandably, some areas are more expensive than others. For instance, lake homes in Hartsville are more rural and secluded and usually a bit less expensive. Then, in Gallatin, you’ll find Fairvue Plantation, which is the only golf course community on the lake in the State of Tennessee. It’s a gated subdivision…actually has gates within the gates. We can find your Old Hickory Lake TN Homes for Sale. It’s time to get started!
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Corps of Engineers Guidelines for Living on Old Hickory Lake
Yes, there are rules you have to follow when buying a home on Old Hickory Lake. First of all, the Corps of Engineers owns all the land touching the water. When you have a lake lot, there will be a little marker showing the Corps property line. Distance from the water will depend on the elevation of your lot.
Not all lake homes have boat docks. Some only have a beautiful view overlooking the lake. When you make an offer for a lake home with a dock, your Realtor must include a contingency that you receive a letter from the Corps of Engineers stating that the boat dock permit will be extended to you. If this isn’t done properly, you could lose the dock permit.
After closing on your new lake home, one of the rangers will actually come and meet with you. They will go over the rules and regulations of owning lake property. Things of interest to you will most likely be that you can’t build any structure on the easement. Much of the area around the lake is wooded. You won’t be permitted to cut down any trees that might be blocking your view of the water. However, you will be able to cut the grass and maybe have a picnic on their property, but nothing permanent can be built. If there are any dead trees, you should notify the Corps of Engineers for removal. Don’t take it upon yourself to remove anything. Sometimes people want to water their lawn with lake water, but that’s a question you should ask the ranger when you have your meeting.
Some docks are very basic, but others are covered docks with electricity. Some docks have lifts to keep your boat out of the water when being stored. Your ranger meeting will let you know the procedure if you want to upgrade your dock. Since Old Hickory Lake is a dam, they reduce the water level periodically so people can clean up the shoreline or install riprap.
Also, the neighbors or boaters can have access to the land surrounding the lake. Sometimes new homeowners find people on ‘their’ lot and complain about it. But, that’s considered public land. Neighbors can take a walk or boaters can stop and be on the property.