Donelson / Hermitage, TN Homes for Sale

Nestled in between the bend of the Cumberland River, Donelson is one of Nashville's best-kept secrets. It's home to the famed Grand Ole Opry, adjacent to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. While Donelson has a rich history, in recent years trendy bars and restaurants have started popping up along Lebanon Pike giving rise to a younger demographic moving to the area. It's easy to see why with East Nashville just across the Cumberland River and Downtown Nashville a mere 15 minutes away.

About Donelson / Hermitage, Tennessee

How's the Donelson real estate market?

With so much going for it, how does Donelson remain accessible to younger homebuyers? The short answer is that the homes tend to be quite old for a real estate market as fresh as Nashville. Hardly any of them were built after the turn of the 21st century, and the vast majority arrived on the scene well before 1970. This means that the neighborhood is full of sturdy, well-built bungalow and ranch-style homes with two to three bedrooms. While the more expansive homes featuring 4+ bedrooms, and those outfitted with modern updates, often sell in the high $400s, many are smaller and more modestly priced in the mid-$300s. Ironically enough, this level of financial accessibility does not necessarily extend to the rental market, where renters spend an average of over $1,500 per month on their living situation. Although opportunities to rent aren’t exactly extensive, home seekers are keen to insert themselves into a convenient community where there’s so much to do. Especially around Donelson Station, a stop on the Music City Rail’s commuter route, apartments, and other rental properties are beginning to find a foothold in the established neighborhood. Some of these relatively new complexes, like Sheffield Heights and Creekstone, serve as modern foils to Donelson’s more old-fashioned housing market. Unfortunately, the pairing of updated residential space with Donelson’s high quality of life makes for elevated rent prices. Just stay ready to jump on properties as soon as they’re listed because these homes don’t stay on the market for long. We guarantee you’re not the only one looking for that Donelson lifestyle. To get an accurate home valuation estimate, use our Donelson home value calculator.

Why are homes in Donelson a good investment?

Donelson may have begun as a classic post-WWII suburb, but it has become the magnet for the latest generation of Nashville homebuyers. In fact, it’s rated one of the top neighborhoods for new homeowners in Tennessee, and it’s not difficult to see why. Along with resting less than 15 minutes away from Downtown, the community offers a package of features geared toward today’s buyers. Quaint, conveniently-located, affordable properties make great starter homes, especially since they’ve shown a constant rate of appreciation over the last twenty years. A short commute (don’t forget the train when you just can’t brave the highway), affordable homes, and a couple of impressive restaurant districts are already enough to justify living here. Throw in a few unbelievable parks nestled right on the winding Cumberland River, and a couple of quality golf courses, and you have a truly uncommon residential experience that simultaneously caters to both families and the professional crowd.

What are things to do in Donelson?

Its location along a bend of the Cumberland River makes it a nature lover's paradise, with multiple parks and greenways located within easy driving distance from anywhere in the community. Lebanon Pike, which runs right through the neighborhood’s heart, is dotted with hip, eclectic dining spots, while iconic cultural institutions, like the Grand Ole Opry, call the community home. If that’s not convenient enough, the Nashville International Airport is just to the south (but not so close that you’ll feel like you’re living on the runway).

How's the job market in Donelson / Hermitage?

The median household income in Donelson / Hermitage is $57,258 and the average household income in Donelson / Hermitage is $67,675. Donelson / Hermitage’s population is 80,508 of which 13.67% of people work in Retail, 12.97% of people work in Healthcare, and 8.98% of people work in Accommodations. Furthermore, of the residents in Donelson / Hermitage, 25.77% hold a Highschool diploma, 20.48% hold a Bachelor's degree, and 10.41% hold a Graduate degree.

How are the schools in Donelson / Hermitage?

Donelson / Hermitage Elementary Schools

  • B+
    Stanford Elementary Montessori Design Center
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    B+

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    420

    # of Teachers

    23

    Student Teacher Ratio

    18:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C+
    Hermitage Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C+

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    302

    # of Teachers

    24

    Student Teacher Ratio

    13:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • B
    Tulip Grove Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    B

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    558

    # of Teachers

    37

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    Dodson Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    544

    # of Teachers

    40

    Student Teacher Ratio

    14:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    Hickman Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    553

    # of Teachers

    38

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    McGavock Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    314

    # of Teachers

    24

    Student Teacher Ratio

    13:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    DuPont Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    462

    # of Teachers

    29

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • B
    Ruby Major Elementary School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    B

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    648

    # of Teachers

    45

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

Donelson / Hermitage Middle Schools

  • C
    Two Rivers Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    592

    # of Teachers

    37

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C+
    DuPont Hadley Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C+

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    638

    # of Teachers

    36

    Student Teacher Ratio

    18:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    Margaret Allen Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    475

    # of Teachers

    29

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • D
    DuPont Tyler Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    D

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    652

    # of Teachers

    37

    Student Teacher Ratio

    17:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C-
    Madison Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C-

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    756

    # of Teachers

    46

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • C
    Donelson Middle School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    672

    # of Teachers

    39

    Student Teacher Ratio

    17:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

Donelson / Hermitage High Schools

  • ?
    The Academy at Opry Mills
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    N/A

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    75

    # of Teachers

    5

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

  • D-
    McGavock High School
    School District

    Davidson County School District

    Rating

    D-

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    2284

    # of Teachers

    134

    Student Teacher Ratio

    17:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $9,490

How's the cost of living in Donelson / Hermitage?

Overall, Donelson / Hermitage’s cost of living is 13% more expensive than the national average. This is broken down further by the following cost of living factors:

  • In Donelson / Hermitage education costs 13.5% more than the national average.
  • In Donelson / Hermitage entertainment costs 9.40% more than the national average.
  • In Donelson / Hermitage food costs 12.60% more than the national average.
  • In Donelson / Hermitage utilities costs 12.60% more than the national average.
  • In Donelson / Hermitage healthcare costs 2% more than the national average.

Is there a lot of crime in Donelson / Hermitage?

In the past year in Donelson / Hermitage there were 18% more assaults, 10% more burglaries, 10% more robberies, 17% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Who is the most active real estate agent in Donelson / Hermitage?

There are currently 320 real estate agents who serve the Donelson / Hermitage market. The most active real estate agent in Donelson / Hermitage by number of sold listings is Gary Ashton with 38 sold listings in the past 12 months. To see a list of the top realtors in Donelson / Hermitage, use our real estate agent rankings tool.

Donelson / Hermitage estate listings & homes for sale trends

There are currently 88 active listings in Donelson / Hermitage. Sold homes in Donelson / Hermitage took an average of 109 days to sell. The average listing price in Donelson / Hermitage is $292,088 and the average sales price is $289,868 resulting in a sales-to-list ratio of 99.24%. At Felix Homes, our new listings in Donelson / Hermitage are updated every 2 minutes so you can see new homes in Donelson / Hermitage as soon as they come on the market.

Nearby cities to Donelson / Hermitage

Nearby zip codes to Donelson / Hermitage

What are popular subdivisions in Donelson / Hermitage

Bluefields

Cloverhill

Cumberland Trace

Donelson

Donelson Hills

Donelson Meadows

Eva Mor Heights

Hickory Bend

Lincoya Hills

Maplecrest

Merry Oaks

Riverwalk at Mill Creek

Sunny Acres

Sunset View

Sutherland Heights

Twin Lawn

Walnut Grove

Woodberry Park

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