Hickory Hill

Hickory Hill was part of unincorporated Shelby County until 1999. Today, it's a middle and lower-income, majority-black neighborhood and home to the city's second largest Hispanic community. It was first developed as a collection of upper and middle class, majority-white subdivisions. Economic decline came as chain retailers, industry and investment dollars followed wealthier residents out of area after annexation. Crime rates are higher now and home values lower, but Hickory Hill as a whole is still middle-income compared to the city as a whole. It has important assets including active community groups, a substantial small business community, and Memphis' largest community city. 

Feature Story L to R:  Carbibbean Flayvahz Owners Louis and Carla Faulkner and Chef Robert Coleman are the team behind Caribbean Flayvahz in Hickory Hill. (AJ Dugger III)

A Taste of the Caribbean in Hickory Hill


Feature Story Instructor Roxie Jones leads an energetic group of line dancers at the Hickory Hill Community Center's senior line dancing class. (AJ Dugger III)

Seniors feel the groove at Hickory Hill Community Center


Feature Story Chef Lee Phillips preps a pound cake for the oven. (Cat Evans)

Taking the cake with A Peace O' Cake


Feature Story The new Power Center Academy Elementary School serves grades K-5 from the Mendenhall Square Shopping Center. (Gestalt Community Schools)

Gestalt expands charter schools efforts in Hickory Hill


Feature Story Inés Negrette (R), founder and director of CasaLuz, tables an event at Gaisman Park and Community Center as part of CasaLuz's outreach and awareness work. (CasaLuz)
Feature Story Tre Young plays Pokemon Go on the sidewalk near World Overcomers Church at 6655 Winchester Road. Behind him stands the church's Statue of Liberation through Christ. (Ziggy Mack)

Photos: Welcome to Hickory Hill


Feature Story (L to R) Hickory Hill Community Center's assistant director, Danae Lawrence, her daughter and center volunteer, Mya Brady, and center director, Adrianna Moore pose in the center's lobby. (A.J. Dugger III)
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