About Hickory Ridge

Hickory Ridge is one of ten villages in the planned community of Columbia, MD. Our first residents moved into the neighborhood of Hawthorn in 1973, others soon followed in the Clemens Crossing neighborhood. Our third and largest neighborhood, Clary’s Forest, was developed in the mid-1980’s. We have grown to 4700 housing units and more than 13,000 residents making Hickory Ridge the second largest village in Columbia.

The Hickory Ridge Community Association is a non-profit corporation that supports a range of services for the residents of the village. All homeowners and tenants are members of this association. Each April the residents elect a five-member volunteer Board of Directors that establishes policies, oversees the budget, and appoints committee members and the village manager.


  • Resident Advocacy
  • General Information and Referral
  • Covenant Information
  • Architectural Guidelines
  • Resale Packet *
  • The Log Newsletter
  • Bike Path Maps *
  • Bus Schedules
  • Notary Public (please call first) *
  • Faxing *
  • Photocopying *
  • Postage Stamps *
  • Mower List
  • Snow Shoveler List
  • Free Classified Ads for Village Residents

* Fees may apply. Please call the village office for information.