Residents of Hendersonville Tennessee know full well that there is a healthy population of deer but not many see the elusive big trophy bucks. They are pretty secretive but at certain times of the year can be spotted.
I reckon that their isn’t any hunters that can hunt on Indian lake peninsula but I bet many would love to!
If Hendersonville ever softens the hunting regulations and allows bow hunting I would gladly help out with what many residents say is the H’ville deer “problem”. 🙂
Back when I was a young teenager in the 1970’s I got around town on my trusty 10 speed bicycle. I never thought much about the process of riding or the benefits – I just wanted to get to certain places and that was my mode of transportation. .. But as I got older and I decided to get to get back into shape the first thing I started doing was riding an old mountain bike on some designated bike trails. And I have been steadily riding for more than the last 10 years.
Now when I ride I take in all the natural scenes all around Indian Lake Peninsula where I ride. Good scenery and a good physical work out – It’s a good way to start your day and begin your exercise regimen. To me it’s nicer than being inside a gym. … your outside taking in everything around you…. Going down a hill with the wind in your face makes me feel alive and thankful that I am healthy enough to get out there and do it! , ….. It’s kinda funny how something so simple can be so much fun, .. the simple joy of riding a bike.
When Debbie and I sold our business and personal holdings and decided to move south we went on an extended vacation to visit North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. We were taking a long overdue holiday and also going to pick our new Home base. After awhile we narrowed it down to Charleston, Asheville, and Hendersonville. We chose Hendersonville because of : Old Hickory Lake ( the boat ramp is 1 mile from our house), close proximity to Nashville, affordable housing prices and Tennessee’s reputation as a low tax, business friendly state. Also a prerequisite nearby shopping and dining places, and last but not least a relativity safe place to raise a family.
When I first moved here my 85 year old neighbor would tell stories of his young years hunting and exploring the peninsula way back before it was developed. Some of the most interesting was of the caves that are here. He told of finding Indian artifacts such as arrowheads and other souvenirs and acquired quite a collection.
Most people never even notice or even know about the wetlands that are on the Indian lake peninsula, but after a long rainstorm they will be filled with an enormous amount of water.
Naturally they attract lots of wildlife but also pests such as mosquito’s. Imagine moving into your new house unaware it is located near a swamp. You might say : No way – not me , but it does happen. After a good long hot spell these areas are nice and dry and show no signs of what can happen when it rains. Some are very small and only fill up when very heavy rains come. After the historic floods of 2010, I have identified many areas that are prone to flooding and they have nothing to do with the lake/Cumberland river. The houses that had problems in H’ville during the historic rains of 2010 were on/near wetlands or small creeks/drainage’s and their owners were unaware of the potential problems.
Just as there are many people who live on Indian lake peninsula there are numerous reasons why people move here. Here’s one: the view at the end of the peninsula where drakes creek enters the main part of old hickory lake: I’ll tell you why i decided to move to the peninsula : VALUE. That’s right, there is good value here , but you have to really look for it. Along with expensive waterfront houses there is a lot of older original ranchers with very affordable prices. If you really study the housing market in Hendersonville you can find many very good deals. And if you are considering a purchase in Hendersonville there is no better realtor hands down than Debbie Meyers http://debbiemeyers.realtor
Indian lake peninsula started to get developed after the formation of Old Hickory dam in the late ’50’s. By the 60’s many houses were being built and Hendersonville became “THE” place to be for many prosperous folks from Nashville. The lake became a big draw and really started to put H’ville on the map.
If you look at a map you’ll see that south of main street there are 2 peninsula’s with the lake at the south border of both. Indian lake is well known as the more prestigious of the two and for good reason. Most of the lots are about an acre (some a good bit more) and there is no commercial development allowed. The “other” peninsula is quite different with commercial businesses , marina’s, apartments, etc. … a lot more activity and more transient population. (i’ll be writing about the walton/saunders ferry peninsula very soon)
On Indian lake there are houses for every budget from older vintage ‘starter’ houses to lakefront mega-mansions… But you don’t have to have a waterfront house to enjoy the lake as Stark knob boat ramp is conveniently located on the peninsula… plenty of parking and it’s free to launch your watercraft!
So… if you like a quiet place to live, with a nice big yard and a boat ramp close by AND close to main street and the town — check out Indian lake !