Here in 1950 a group of WW2 G.I. Bill student - veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy's farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1,000 hours on neighbors' houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition. Hickory Hill Cooperative
Events  Some of our social events are traditions dating from the inception of the community – a Founders’ Day Barbeque in September, a July 4th water carnival, a spring outdoor square dance and bonfire, pot luck suppers, and Christmas Caroling. Our New Year’s Eve party has given way to a New Year’s Day brunch, and a Summer Solstice celebration now enhances the festivities at our annual square dance. Activities are offered which vary from year to year. We have had book clubs, cooking lessons, etc.; when there is interest, these activities are planned. An effort is made to help our aging neighbors remain in their homes as long as they can, and we all know that we can call upon each other in any time of need.
History Sister communities with a shared philosophy of friendship and community spirit.
Designed by Dowland Aiello
 Here in 1950 a group of WW2 G.I. Bill student - veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy's farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1,000 hours on neighbors' houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition. Hickory Hill Cooperative
Events  Some of our social events are traditions dating from the inception of the community – a Founders’ Day Barbeque in September, a July 4th water carnival, a spring outdoor square dance and bonfire, pot luck suppers, and Christmas Caroling. Our New Year’s Eve party has given way to a New Year’s Day brunch, and a Summer Solstice celebration now enhances the festivities at our annual square dance. Activities are offered which vary from year to year. We have had book clubs, cooking lessons, etc.; when there is interest, these activities are planned. An effort is made to help our aging neighbors remain in their homes as long as they can, and we all know that we can call upon each other in any time of need.
History Sister communities with a shared philosophy of friendship and community spirit.
 Here in 1950 a group of WW2 G.I. Bill student - veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy's farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1,000 hours on neighbors' houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition. Hickory Hill Cooperative
Events  Some of our social events are traditions dating from the inception of the community – a Founders’ Day Barbeque in September, a July 4th water carnival, a spring outdoor square dance and bonfire, pot luck suppers, and Christmas Caroling. Our New Year’s Eve party has given way to a New Year’s Day brunch, and a Summer Solstice celebration now enhances the festivities at our annual square dance. Activities are offered which vary from year to year. We have had book clubs, cooking lessons, etc.; when there is interest, these activities are planned. An effort is made to help our aging neighbors remain in their homes as long as they can, and we all know that we can call upon each other in any time of need.
History Sister communities with a shared philosophy of friendship and community spirit.
Hickory Hill Cooperative  Here in 1950 a group of WW2 G.I. Bill student - veterans from Shanks Village planned and built a community of homes cooperatively on McGillicuddy's farmland. Houses and road were sited to preserve the natural environs. Low on funds, each family worked 1,000 hours on neighbors' houses. Recreational facilities were created on common land. In 1981 townhouses for seniors and a community house built on an adjacent site. Earlier and later families have continued the cooperative tradition.
Events  Some of our social events are traditions dating from the inception of the community – a Founders’ Day Barbeque in September, a July 4th water carnival, a spring outdoor square dance and bonfire, pot luck suppers, and Christmas Caroling. Our New Year’s Eve party has given way to a New Year’s Day brunch, and a Summer Solstice celebration now enhances the festivities at our annual square dance. Activities are offered which vary from year to year. We have had book clubs, cooking lessons, etc.; when there is interest, these activities are planned. An effort is made to help our aging neighbors remain in their homes as long as they can, and we all know that we can call upon each other in any time of need.
History Sister communities with a shared philosophy of friendship and community spirit.