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Wonderful Waterfront Living In And Near Nashville
by TJ Anderson
About this time every year, I start feeling a nearly nonstop draw toward the waterfront — and although we’re landlocked here in Tennessee, we do have some pretty fantastic lake and riverfront options in and near Nashville.
You can rent a pontoon boat to go out on Old Hickory Lake, do a kayak trip on the Cumberland or hit the Cook Day Use Area on Percy Priest for small doses of on-the-water fun. But if you’d prefer easier access to the waterfront, owning a lakefront or riverfront home in Middle Tennessee can be surprisingly doable, in comparison to on-the-water prices in lots of other parts of the country.
927 Old Ferry Rd.
Rock Island, TN 38581
Gorgeously rustic on the outside, gorgeously renovated retreat inside. Over 300 feet of private waterfront and a woodland wonderland everywhere you look. Plus a private cabin attached to the main house!
303 Louviers Ln.
Old Hickory, TN 37138
Built in 1969, this 4-bed, 3 1/2-bath home right on the lake in Old Hickory has a particularly unique mid-century draw — click through to the freestanding fireplace in the living area for one really cool example. The screened-in deck overlooking the water: the perfect summertime chill spot.
4018 Moss Rose Dr.
Nashville, TN 37216
You don’t find nearly an acre on the river in Inglewood every day… A mid-century colonial with 3,000-plus square feet of well-kept space, this home puts you on one of the most desirable streets in the East Nashville area, with a truly gorgeous view of the water.
511 Chippenham Ct.
Franklin, TN 37069
If you grew up fantasizing about your storybook castle, this 6-bedroom in Franklin is a must-look. The riverfront view from the second-story deck is peaceful and verdant; the interior, from the arched doorways to the grand staircase and elegant chandeliers: total storybook.
Thompson's Station, TN 37179
The European villa feel of this Thompson’s Station home is something special, as is the resort-like lakefront property. This one’s more for those of us who don’t want rustic waterfront, but luxury, with manicured landscaping and lots of room for entertaining (the house has a media room and two bonus rooms with wet bars).
705 Warrior Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
A great example of how much home you can get over in Murfreesboro — 3,400 square feet of well-maintained home with lots of cool details (from exposed brick to a spiral staircase), plus spectacular outdoor space that backs up to the Stones River, including a multi-level deck with a hot tub, beautiful landscaping and a green house.
224 Sequoyah Trail
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Overlook the water while you’re in the water — this Mediterranean home in Hendersonville has a salt water pool and a beautiful lake view, plus more than 2,000 square feet of living space, with 3 beds, 3 baths and a killer sun room.
Hunting for the perfect waterfront home in any of these areas? We'd love to help — reach out and let me know what's on your must-have list!
Top photo: Dan Holland
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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