Another part of town that time forgot, Hickory Hills neighborhood is East of I24 South of Nashville and was many years ago an outgrowth from the Hickory Hollow mall and surrounding environs. Almost halfway between I24 and the popular Percy Priest lake, the area has, however, in recent years experienced a good amount of new building that has brought something of a resurgence to the area. Houses less than 5 years old with square footage of 2000 or more are regularly available for less than $170,000, and in recent weeks there have been many reports in the local media claiming that the long-defunct Hickory Hollow mall is being targeted for re-development, thus raising hopes that this area's resale value - or at least property values - may soon likewise make a turn for the better. Not in the most desirable part of town - or terribly near town - it is understandable why families on a budget who want more space for their dollars would choose to at least make their first purchase here. However, one thing everyone should explore or experience before making a move here, and especially if they plan on working in Nashville, is the morning commute North on I24. In almost a year of working several miles South of the exit to Hickory Hills, I never saw the Northbound traffic anything other than at an almost complete standstill as I zoomed past headed South.