Hickory Hills Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Influenced by the expanding prosperity of the North Hills development efforts, Hickory Hills is experiencing a bit of a rejuvenation. The neighborhood’s core period of development took place in the mid-1970s, when most of the stand-alone homes in the area were built. This has allowed the trees and landscaping in the area to mature, giving it a natural, semi-forested look. Now, new town home and apartment complexes are bringing development back into the area, along with affluent young professionals to serve as renters.
Hickory Hills lies entirely within the 27609 zip code. It is bisected by Quail Hollow Road, one of the largest roads running through the area and a main artery for residents to connect to the Beltline. The boundary roads are a collection of short streets with a tendency for elbow curves – Wingate Drive, Ortega Road, Princeton Street, and Rabblebrook Road. There is one small creek, Big Branch, running through the area, and the neighborhood’s main greenspace is Eastgate Park.
Most of the area is residential, with single-family homes and larger condo-style or town home apartments making up the bulk of the residences. Homes run around $250,000 to $300,000, and even apartments target a home-like feel with three- and four-bedroom rentals making up the bulk of the market. As a result, families tend to move to the area and stay, with the average resident having lived in the neighborhood for 10 to 15 years.
Most residents are working professionals from the greater Raleigh area, with a brisk morning commute and heavy traffic in the afternoon hours. Nightlife in the area is limited, with most residents preferring to eat, shop, and entertain themselves in the booming North Hills Shopping Center.