Recently, a three-foot-tall bush by our front door was removed without warning. When we inquired as to why, we were informed that they remove bushes that “someone could hide behind and create a potential for harm to our residents.” We were previously unaware of the malicious three-foot tall bush lurkers, so be alert.
We have lived here for 4 years.
The Village of Olde Hickory currently suffers from some serious growing pains. They are amid an extensive 30-million-dollar renovation, spanning the next ten years or more. They are planning for a 56% increase in housing units. 232 current housing units will be demolished. 457 will be constructed.*
They have recently removed many large beautiful trees as well as the once-loved garden plots. Curb appeal has plummeted. Construction is loud. And the Property Management Offices are like The Queen of England on a basketball team, perfectly polite but totally useless. No solutions have been offered except to wait ten years.
Because many of the townhouses will be leveled these coming years, maintenance has become shoddy. The pipes to our outdoor faucet froze and burst because they forgot to switch them off. They did not repair the pipes and no compensation was offered. The pipes to our upstairs bathroom also burst, pouring water into our downstairs living room. A fresh coat of paint was the extent of the repairs. The pipes beneath our kitchen sink also burst. Point is, many of the townhouses are old. The property management team seem unwilling to maintain them because again, they will be bulldozed in a few years. They are good for easy fixes though, such as our broken blinds.
Our rent has gone up every year.
Olde Hickory was once a great place to live, and in ten years or so, if they are lucky, it might be a great place to live again. But currently, be prepared for a lot construction, rising rent, a tone-deaf property management team, and of course, those nasty little bush lurkers.
*TIM MEKEEL | Staff. “Olde Hickory in Manheim Township to Raze Half Its Housing, Then Expand in $30M Venture.” LancasterOnline, 3 Oct. 2016
about 1 month ago
Tone-deaf property management team.
over 2 years ago
It used to be good. Now all you hear are sirens and police cars.