Scroll Down For Full Story...
Village Green is not just a "new subdivision." Our vision was to establish and maintain the historical integrity of Old Hickory Village, a community infused with rich history (see below). In the early 1900's when the Dupont plant was built, the founders of Old Hickory established a community with multiple cottages that perfectly met the needs of its soon to be residents. These cottages still exist today and are rapidly being updated by locals that strive to meet the same goal we at Village Green have, which is maintaining the level of respect for the foundation this community was built on. That's why we chose to name these new cottages after the original cottages of the Old Hickory Village's founders, The Haskell, The Arlington, & the Sullivan. We've infused a modern floorplan design with old charm, giving our residences 3 full bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms to meet the needs of prospective residents. Located within the heart of town, near the original post office, close to the welcoming community center, and near the highly acclaimed Sam's Sports Grill on Old Hickory Lake, Village Green is sure to meet your needs for a close knit, yet urban lifestyle.
•Welcome to Old Hickory •
Nashville's Best Kept Secret
Located twelve miles northeast of Nashville, Old Hickory has grown over time into a charming, familiar community. Its origins grew from a time of developing industry, and the small town has persevered through times of war and times of stillness. Despite passing decades and a changing world, Old Hickory is still known for its historic roots of prosperity.
Nestled between the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake, Old Hickory is in the very heart of middle Tennessee. The town is home is nine thousand people who share in its rich history, humble beginnings, and community culture. Old Hickory has endured eras of struggle and prosperity since it first appeared on the map. During World War I, the town served as the site of the world’s largest gunpowder plant; a decision contracted between the U.S. Government and DuPont Co. This sparked a housing boom in the area, leading to over 3,800 buildings and housing for 35,000. By the time the war ended 10 months later, Old Hickory had the resources of a small city; churches, banks, theaters and schoolhouses. It seemed all the pillars necessary to flourish and grow were in place. However, with the end of the war, demand for gunpowder declined sharply. Old Hickory was left without a critical financial anchor. By 1920, Old Hickory became a “ghost town”. In 1923, the land was bought from the government by DuPont, which in turn maintained the town and built more homes.
Twenty years later, DuPont began selling hundreds of the houses to renting employees as the trend of corporate towns vanished. With the community back in the hands of the residents, citizens took it upon themselves to govern and grow the city they loved. So began Old Hickory’s cultural rebirth as it progressed forward, holding true to the American way of life.
Old Hickory now sits as a spirited community of local shops, historic homes, and charming venues. The surrounding walking trails lend to the call of exploration. The beautiful beach area invites you to have a vacation any day of the week. Chat with friends at the local coffee shop or spend the day near the waterfront at the marina. You will sense a hint of history as the look and feel of the 1920’s remains in the town atmosphere. Even today, Old Hickory exhibits the charm of modern day Americana, while challenging the very definition of what it means to be a community.