Old Hickory TN is a smaller area in metropolitan Nashville located in Davidson County. The city is named after President Andrew Jackson, whose nickname was "Old Hickory." A significant portion of the houses in this area were originally built to house employees of a major plant known as DuPont. Thus, the town originated as a factory town and still thrives on its historical significance.
Bordered by the Cumberland River on the north and west, Old Hickory has transformed since its beginnings. Today the area is marked by large golf courses, a country club, a Chamber of Commerce, and the DuPont plant which, though almost shut-down, still manages to support a few employees. The area continues to remember its history through the preservation of historic homes. The Village of Old Hickory contains a majority of these buildings, most of which have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Houses in need of repair have been taken on for renovation and restoration. Being a resident of Old Hickory means being part of a community that truly cares about the town’s past and current upkeep. There are organizations and neighborhoods deeply dedicated to enhancing everyday life. With all the charm of a small town, Old Hickory is a community through and through.
One of the benefits of living in Old Hickory is the proximity to downtown Nashville. Although this can cause a longer commute to work, residents can feel as though they are part of a close-knit community with all the privileges of big city life. Although real estate is relatively expensive compared to other parts of Tennessee, the cost is still below the national average. Residents and tourists alike enjoy all that the town has to offer, from fine dining choices to the incredible variety of live music that is so characteristic of small towns in Tennessee.