Located in Sumner county and only a short 20 minute drive north east from Nashville, the city by the lake has made Hendersonville a very popular for Nashvillians and those relocating to the Nashville area.
Hendersonville has seen lot of changes in the last 50 years. In the early 1960's it was decided that the Cumberland river should be dammed to create Old Hickory Lake. This meant that the land around the sleepy farming community of Hendersonville and Gallatin as well as Mount Juliet and Lebanon were about to be come that most valuable commidty in real estate...water front property.
Images of Old Hickory
The Army Corp of Engineers were responsible for setting up the dam and to this day control all the immediate land around the lake to allow the lake to be artificially lowered or raised without impacting home owners land.
With the introduction of the lake, the water front home boom began. Now seen as a country retreat for the wealthy and famous of Nashville many of the stars of country's golden age bought homes here. This became the equivilant to beach homes of the stars in Los Angeles.
This growth exploded when the new interstate added the Vietnam Veterens Expressyway in to Hendersonville. The easy access to the lake and Nashville resulted in a sudden growth of Hendersonville, which for some became too much of a change. As a result in the mid 1970's the residents decided that they wanted no more growth. This took a while to filter down to the developers and home builders but eventually the growth stopped.
In the mid 90's after the lack of growth was seen to hindering the appeal of Hendersonville when compared to places like Brentwood and Franklin, the desire for growth was rekindled.
The Forward Sumner group was responsible for over seeing the plannd growth of Sumner County and the development of new subdivisions and attracting new business to the area.
Now with the growth of the new subdivisions such as Saundersville Station, Mansker Farms, Fountain Brooke and many more the need for retail outlets has increased tremendously. This has lead to the development of the Shoppes of Indian Lake as well as the Glennbrooke Shopping Center.