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 TN Home for Sale
With 440 Miles of Shoreline – You’re Sure to Find Your Perfect Home on Old Hickory Lake.

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.

A personal note from Pam Rumley
Buying a New Home is one of the largest financial transactions most of us will make in our lifetime, and ‘due diligence’ is so very important during this time. And sadly, most of us aren’t even aware of real estate agency laws. No one tells us. I’ve written an article on this very legal subject and it would be well worth your while to read over it. I want you to at least be aware of your choices when buying a new home! Please feel free to call my private line 615-428-8500 with questions or if I can help you in any way! I look forward to hearing from you.

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!

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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, older couple enjoying date nightyou 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

Gallatin Marina

  • 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

Anchor High Marina

  • Restaurant – The Rudder (private events, bar, dance area)
  • Wet/Dry Boat Storage
  • Marina Store
  • Utilities/Washer/Dryer
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Next to Rockland Recreational Park

Cherokee Steakhouse and Marina

  • Awesome Steakhouse (parties, meetings)
  • Members-only Party Dock and Swimming Pool
  • Discounts on Food and Fuel

Creekwood Marina

  • Galvanized Steel Slips
  • Covered/Uncovered Boat Storage 28′-70′
  • Extra Navigational space between docks
  • Dusk to Dawn Lighting
  • Showers/Restrooms/Covered Walks

Drakes Creek Marina

  • 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.

Old Hickory Lake TN Boat Dock
You’ve Paid a Lot of Money for Your New Lake Home! Make Sure your Realtor provides the Right Paperwork so You Keep the Dock.

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.

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What Do People Say about Pam Rumley?

[su_testimonial name=”Dan & Elizabeth L.”]“Service, Service, Service – That sums up Pam Rumley! Just like location, location, location are the 3 most important things in home ownership…service is the most important thing when selecting a true professional. I did not want a ‘property lister’ nor a broker that pawns you off on a rookie in their office because they are too busy making a name for themselves, but rather a professional that would help and guide us. We retained Pam as our Buyer’s agent as we were new to the area and wanted a professional that would not only point out issues with homes, but that would give great advice on local conditions and the local real estate market. Pam was extremely patient with us as she worked with us for almost a year after our initial one week blitz of showings did not locate a home for us. She never gave up and showed us many properties. Plus, when she got wind of the perfect home for us (a home that had nearly everything that we had on our ‘must have or want; list she went above and beyond to set up a quick showing that allowed us to get an agreeable offer accepted on our new home. As anyone who is looking for real estate in this hot market knows, getting in early is critical as homes sell as fast as they come on the market in this area. Pam did not fade away during the mortgage processing either. She stayed on top of our mortgage broker, kept us in the loop as things progressed and was able to assist the mortgage broker when the bank rejected the appraiser’s initial appraisal as ‘sub-standard’. Due to her knowledge and experience, Pam was able to work with the mortgage broker to get a few last-minute hiccups ironed out so that our closing could finalize. Even after the sale was finalized, Pam has been there to assist with a post-closing seller issue. As our family contemplates moving here, I can assure you that they will get a great referral to Pam from us. There may be many real estate salespeople, but there is only one Miss Pam! Thank you Pam Rumley for helping us find our beautiful new home.”[/su_testimonial]

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Old Hickory Lake TN Homes for Sale

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