Donelson, which is also known as Marry Oaks, is a suburban neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. It is located approximately 10 miles east of downtown Nashville and is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. It is a solidly middle-income neighborhood/community. It has a mixed workforce of both blue and white collar workers. It is somewhat ethnically and racially diverse, though the majority of residents have European ancestry. English is the primary language of the neighborhood, followed by Spanish, Gujarati and various South Asian languages. The neighborhood has a variety of bars, music venues, and eateries. The Cumberland River borders the neighborhood on the west, Percy Priest Lake is on the southern border and Old Hickory Lake is on the north.
The neighborhood is named for John Donelson the co-founder of the city of Nashville. In 1880, the area that would one day be Donelson was the site of a station along the Tennessee & Pacific Railroad. After WWII, the area began modern developments, adding strip malls, housing and more. The oldest section of the neighborhood is known as Bluefields. The development of the subdivision began in 1930. Construction did not conclude until 1970 with the building of Bluefield Square.
The neighborhood spans 20.2 square miles. In 2010, the population was 28,487 and the population density was 1,408 people per square mile. By 2013, the average estimated value on detached homes was $158,202 and the average estimated value on townhomes was $120,417. The current median household income is $44,619 and the current median rent is $721. Many residents work outside of the neighborhood and commuting is primarily done by private vehicles. The average commute time for residents of Donelson ranges from 15-30 minutes.
The neighborhood is home to the Opry Mills Shopping Mall and the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. It also has a station stop along the Music City Star commuter railroad. Donelson is part of the Davidson County School District. Local schools include McGavock Elementary, Two-Rivers Middle School, and McGavock High School. The neighborhood is a great example of a postwar suburb and features post-WWII American charm and architecture. Homes for sale in the neighborhood is primarily single family homes ranging in size from small to medium sized with 1-4 bedrooms everything from cottages to ranch-style homes. Real estate options like apartment complexes and high-rise apartments are also common. The majority of housing in Donelson was built between 1949-1969. The second most common age group for houses there are 1970-1999. Occupants of the neighborhood are fairly evening split between owners and renters and the neighborhood has a vacancy rate of about 6%. To find a home in Donelson, call friendly local real estate agent Pauline Charlton today at 615 482 2257
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