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Learn about Hermitage
What is Hermitage known for?
Hermitage Tennessee is a neighborhood in the Nashville metro named after its marquee feature, President Andrew Jackson’s 1,100-acre plantation called “The Hermitage”. Besides being an obvious magnet for history buffs, the neighborhood’s situation along the banks of both the Cumberland River and the Percy Priest Lake make it a refuge for outdoorsmen. Hermitage’s six waterfront parks, many with trails and boat access, are an anomaly even for Nashville. Another perk of the town’s maturity is its developed restaurant district with enough tantalizing options that you might find yourself forgetting that Downtown Nashville is such an easy drive away.
Who is Hermitage a good fit for?
Hermitage may be known for its namesake, “The Hermitage,” President Andrew Jackson’s residence, but this Nashville suburb hosts young families, nature-lovers, and retirees looking for large yards and a neighborly atmosphere. This delightful neighborhood offers a small-town feel with an easy commute to downtown. Hermitage is just around the corner from some of the best hiking, kayaking, and farmer’s markets in the area. It is also a short drive to all the excitement of downtown or Long Hunter State Park.
Where to eat, hang out and have a good time
Hermitage is a family-oriented locale with plenty of places to grab a tasty lunch on-the-go or sit and enjoy dinner with the grandparents.
For those with adventurous and international palettes, it’s hard to find more flavor than Dusit Thai. This delightful local-favorite offers authentic Southeast Asian dishes with a bit of a kick, and Hermitage residents love Dusit’s affordable lunch specials that include some of their most popular dishes like their pad thai, green curry, and pho.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe transports your tastebuds to Greece with their fresh and flavorful dishes. In addition to their tasty menu options, Taziki’s is also heavily involved in supporting the community through charitable works and supporting local initiatives such as Cul2Vate.
It’s impossible to live in Hermitage and not frequent Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que. Order a family meal, pulled pork sandwich, or a rack of ribs--you cannot go wrong if you’re a fan of smokey barbeque made from scratch and prepared with passion.
El Toro Loco’s fresh chips and authentic Mexican fare are unbeatable, and if you’re in the mood for pizza, head to Gondola House Pizzeria, where this mom-and-pop restaurant has been proudly serving the best pizza for over 30 years.
As far as nightlife, you won’t find any bars, clubs, or honky tonks like those downtown, but there are some excellent places to grab a drink such as Craftsman on the Hill, JB’s Pour House, or The Rusty Nail.
Homes for sale in Hermitage
Pros & Cons of living in Hermitage
- Hermitage continues to be a popular Nashville neighborhood due to its small-town character and an easy commute to downtown.
- This quaint and historic neighborhood offers countless family-friendly businesses and activities and pristine natural areas.
- Hermitage continues to be a safe neighborhood.
- A lack of nightlife may leave some potential residents bored.
- Housing prices continue to rise as more families move further out from downtown.
- It’s nearly impossible to get around the area without a vehicle.
How to get around in Hermitage
Navigating Hermitage is easy since Lebanon Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard run through this area, and it’s just minutes north of I-40. While there are bikeable routes, most Hermitage residents must rely on a vehicle to get around.
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Things to do around Hermitage
Hermitage is uniquely located between Percy Priest Lake, Old Hickory Lake, and the Cumberland River which positions it as an aquatic oasis. Locals enjoy Ravenwood Park which has great walking trails and neighboring Stone Hall Park which hosts Stone Hall built by George Waller in 1918. Another local favorite is Two Rivers Park adjacent to McGavock High School. Two Rivers Park includes a golf course, disc golf course, Wave Country water park, and Two Rivers Mansion. Of course, the main attraction in Hermitage for locals and tourists alike is Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage home. Just down Old Hickory Boulevard from the Cumberland River and Hermitage Golf Course, this historic site sits on over 1,100 acres. It hosted President Andrew Jackson from 1804 - 1845 and was made a national historic landmark in 1960. The museum receives over 250,000 tourists per year making it the fourth most visited presidential home.
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Museum/ Natchez Hills Winery
Museum of Andrew Jackson's house
4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076
Parks and Recreation in Hermitage
Its greenways, parks, and green spaces truly make this neighborhood shine. Hermitage residents enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle with plenty of scenery, greenways, and kayak launches to keep them busy.
Some may even say it’s impossible to live in Hermitage and not become an outdoor enthusiast. If you love parks, where should you start your Hermitage adventure? Stones River Bend Park and Shelby Park will provide you with hours of enjoyment. Both offer striking views of the iconic Cumberland River.
Long Hunter's State Park
2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076
Long Hunter State Park is situated along the shore of J. Percy Priest Lake. It consists of four units: Couchville, Baker's Grove, Bryant Grove and Sellars Farm. Picnicking, swimming, hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, nature photography and wildlife observation are among the activities available to park visitors. Planned activities include interpretive and recreation programs for the general public and environmental education programs for school and other interested groups.
Stones River Bend Park
Stones River Greenway, Hermitage, TN 37076
Greenway runs along side the park.
Percy Priest Lake Park
3778 Bell Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076
Beginning of the Greenway Trail, a dog park which is pretty spacious and clean.
Long Hunter Skate Park
2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076-4027
Hermitage Golf Course
3939 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, TN 37138
Hermitage School Info
Hermitage is located in the Davidson County School District, yet this neighborhood only accounts for about 2,500 students total. The top public schools in this area include Tulip Grove Elementary, Dodson Elementary, and Hermitage Elementary. For families looking for a more hands-on education with an emphasis on child-centered learning, look into Music City Montessori. Hermitage also has many top-ranking faith-based schools.
Crime in Hermitage
In the past year in Hermitage there were 4% more assaults, 3% more burglaries, 3% more robberies, 8% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.
Hermitage offers families refuge from the chaos of the city, making it an extraordinarily safe place to call home. Hermitage has significantly lower crime levels than the Nashville averages and has a 46% lower crime rate than the national average.
Cost of Living in Hermitage
You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy the Hermitage lifestyle, but this suburb is more costly than some other neighborhoods nearby. Hermitage ranks as an average cost of living compared to other U.S. locations and slightly less expensive compared to the Nashville average. The majority of homes in Hermitage are single-family homes, but you will find some townhomes, duplexes, and the rare condo for sale.
- Education costs 12.60% more than the national average.
- Entertainment costs 7.10% more than the national average.
- Food costs 10.80% more than the national average.
- In Hermitage utilities costs 10.10% more than the national average.
- Healthcare costs 2.80% less than the national average.
Overall, Hermitage’s cost of living is 11.30% more expensive than the national average.
Job Market of Hermitage
36,214 Total Popultation
The median household income in Hermitage is $61,288 and the average household income in Hermitage is $71,059. 14.67% of the population people works in Healthcare, 14.54% works in Retail, and 7.56% works in Manufacturing.
Real Estate Trends of Hermitage
Hermitage is something of a unicorn in the suburban Nashville real estate market in that it’s unusual to find a home built after the turn of the century. Most homes are simple single-family dwellings, the kind with a fairly small but sensible three-bedroom two-bath design. Residents don’t move often, but when they do, these unpretentious homes tend to be reasonably priced and quick to come off the market. Perhaps because of its underrated convenience and activity, rental prices are considerably higher than the Hermitage home prices might suggest. Although the rental market features a nice variety of properties, with plenty of single-family homes and townhomes, you can expect to pay at least $1,500/month for almost anything with more than one bedroom.
Reviews of Hermitage
Share your opinion about Hermitage with former, current and prospective residents.
“I live here about ten years ago because it was the best combo of cheap and safeish.”
I live here about ten years ago because it was the best combo of cheap and safeish. My favorite part of Hermitage was the great greenway. But I often found myself going more into Nashville to go out to eat or see friends. It’s ok for the value.- crosbydigitalmarketing2
What is life in Hermitage like?
The neighborhood of Hermitage has a wealth of history and is where President Andrew Jackson lived from 1804-1845. Visitors often frequent the area to tour the grounds, museums, and the plantation site. Many of the local residents enjoy participating in outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, or canoeing at the Long Hunter State Park.
Why are homes in Hermitage a good investment?
Hermitage is one of the best values in Nashville, at least from a location perspective, as houses just a twenty-minute drive from downtown routinely go for around $250,000. While large families may balk at the lack of updates, other populations are quick to jump into the Hermitage mix. Neighborhoodscout rates it one of the best places in Tennessee for first-time buyers, and same-sex couples. Such diverse appeal suggests that Hermitage offers more than just an easy commute.
How long does it take to commute to Downtown Nashville from Hermitage?
Commuting from Hermitage to Downtown Nashville by car will take approximately 20 minutes.
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