Living on Old Hickory Lake TN is awesome. 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.
- Median Closed Sales Price in 2020 – $664,840
- Median Closed Sales Price in 2021 – $852,500
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!
Private Boat Docks for Rent
How do you enjoy having a boat even if you don’t have a private dock at home? Rent one! There are several marinas in Gallatin and Hendersonville that offer private boat slip rentals. Here’s what my sister had to say about renting dock space…
“One great benefit of having dry interior boat storage is that whenever you want to go out on the lake, you just call ahead and they take it out, put it in the water and even take the cover off for you. Then, when you return, you just pull up to the dock and they put it back into storage. It gives a new meaning to Valet Service! It keeps your boat just like new. And best of all, no hooking up and pulling a boat trailer every time you want to enjoy the lake. Just take your friends and enjoy the day!”
Old Hickory Lake Marinas
- Great Restaurant – Awedaddy’s Bar & Grill
- Pontoon and Paddle Boat Rentals
- Wet/Dry Boat Storage up to 29′
- Marina Store
- Fuel and Pump Out Station
- Restaurant – The Rudder (private events, bar, dance area)
- Wet/Dry Boat Storage
- Marina Store
- Pontoon Boat Rentals
- Next to Rockland Recreational Park
- Awesome Steakhouse (parties, meetings)
- Members-only Party Dock and Swimming Pool
- Discounts on Food and Fuel
- Galvanized Steel Slips
- Covered/Uncovered Boat Storage 28′-70′
- Extra Navigational space between docks
- Dusk to Dawn Lighting
- Showers/Restrooms/Covered Walks
- Wet/Dry Storage up to 80′
- All slips have water/electric
- Pump out Station
- Transient slips available
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.[su_icon_text icon_color=”#f50b0b” icon_size=”54″]I want to be YOUR Broker and I have the experience to help you find your new dream home on Old Hickory Lake. I invite you to call me direct at 615-428-8500 and we can get started today! Talk soon...[/su_icon_text]