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Old 06-15-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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I am being transferred from chattanooga to Nashville and I found a house in Old Hickory but I know nothing about the area..any suggestions or recommendations? Thank you!
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:03 AM
 
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Congrats on the move...and hopefully a promotion or something.

It depends on what part of Old Hickory you're talking about. Most of Old Hickory is in Davidson County (across the river from Rivergate/Lakewood area), however there is an oddly-placed portion that bears the "Old Hickory" address but is actually in far-eastern Wilson County. This area is really more Mt. Juliet, but due to some odd quirk of annexation it is technically Old Hickory.

Why's it important? The Wilson County Old Hickory has cheaper property taxes and better schools. There's nothing wrong really with the Davidson County part of Old Hickory, I would just prefer to live in the Wilson County area personally.

The Davidson County side is a typical older middle class suburb and was a big beneficiary of the DuPont manufacturing plant during WWII and postwar. More recently, I think Old Hickory has been somewhat static...I don't think it has really improved, but it is not on the decline either...just a middle to lower-middle income community for the most part. It is very conveniently located to Rivergate Mall and Hermitage on the other side...both with lots of shopping and dining options. It's also pretty close to I-40.

Wilson County Old Hickory, as I said before, is practically Mount Juliet. It's very close to the Providence shopping area but also close to Hermitage too. It's a newer area (compared to Davidson Co Old Hickory) with most homes being 1980 or newer I would guess. It's more of a middle to upper middle class area. Very convenient to I-40 also. Unlike its Davidson County counterpart, Wilson County Old Hickory is on the upswing for sure.

Hope that helps and let us know if you have a specific area you're looking at.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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I agree with much of what the Don had to say, but I would like to add that Old Hickory Village, a particular neighborhood within the community, is pretty neat and might be worth checking out. Lots of historic homes from the early 1900s ranging in size, on a tight grid pattern (unlike you will see in a lot of this area). It's not perfect, but I think it is reasonably safe.

Also back to what Don said...it kind of depends on where in Old Hickory you are considering. What street is the house on?
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Thank you so much for the helpful info! To be more specific Charlie Gann Dr. at Old Hickory not sure what side that is on. Thanks again!
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Gallatin, TN
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I have driven back in that area before. It is in the Davidson County side, near Lakewood. That area should be safe, but definitely be sure to drive all around it to make sure before you sign anything. I would also look in the Wilson County side of Old Hickory too.

Have you searched www.realtracs.com yet? It's probably the best website in the area...just a clearinghouse of real estate listings and not affiliated with any one real estate firm.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I have a friend who grew up in Old Hickory during the booming DuPont years. They lived very close, within walking distance of the "down town". She always spoke warmly of how great it was to live there growing up, but now the area has really become just a slum, with lots of drugs and poverty. I would take a really close look if the property you are looking at is in the Davidson county area and close to where the "town" part is.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Bellevue
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You may want to check out the exact area where you are staying. May be fine in daylight but another story later. The Nashville police website may give you an idea of crime in that area.

Look at Nashville Gas Buddy. AFAIK the Old Hickory/Lebanon area near Hobby Lobby can have the lowest gas prices in town.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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I agree with much of what the Don had to say, but I would like to add that Old Hickory Village, a particular neighborhood within the community, is pretty neat and might be worth checking out. Lots of historic homes from the early 1900s ranging in size, on a tight grid pattern (unlike you will see in a lot of this area). It's not perfect, but I think it is reasonably safe.

Also back to what Don said...it kind of depends on where in Old Hickory you are considering. What street is the house on?
I tried to rep you nashvols, but I have to spread some more love first. What a cool part of town, I have never heard of Old Hickory Village before. Now I have spent most of an hour researching the history and looking at houses in the village. What a gem.
This house is incredible:
RealTracs Mid-South Real Estate Property Finder Listing Details

And there were tons for less than $200K that were just gorgeous!
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Overall, yes. Most of us are MARRIED, GOD-FEARING folks with no tolerance for diversity. Therefore, we stay safe.
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