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Historic Northport Train Depot

10/22/2019
Located in Downtown Northport, The Historic Northport Train Depot and Museum offers a glimpse back into time and a fun afternoon with the family.

  

 

Historic Northport Train Depot 
We loved taking our little one to the Historic Northport train depot and model train exhibit this past weekend! It is open to the public for free on Saturday's from 10am to 1pm and is located at 803 25th Ave, Northport, AL 35476. My son loved going inside the red caboose train car and climbing all over the exterior. He also enjoyed seeing the model railroad museum located inside the former GM&O Railway Station. It was a short and sweet little family outing before lunch and his afternoon nap. Check it out if you have time! Children will especially love it.


University Gardens in Cottondale - East Tuscaloosa

10/17/2019


University Gardens in Cottondale
University Gardens in Cottondale (East Tuscaloosa) is one of the newest garden home communities for 2019. Just minutes from The University of Alabama, Bryant Denny Stadium, the interstate, and DCH Regional Medical Center, University Gardens is conveniently located between University Blvd East and Old Cottondale Rd. It’s a small, one-street neighborhood with new construction garden homes. Lots in the neighborhood are selling fast. If you or your spouse commute to Birmingham or the Mercedes plant (in Vance, AL) you’ll love being on the east side of town close to the interstate.
 

Ridgehaven of South Tuscaloosa

10/17/2019
 

Ridgehaven
Ridgehaven is a peaceful and convenient neighborhood in the expanding South Tuscaloosa area and is perfect for young families. With Englewood Elementary School within walking distance and the middle school and high school (Hillcrest) just half a mile down Highway 69 South, the location is ideal for young professionals with small children. Each home in Ridgehaven is different and individual making it much more attractive than cookie cutter neighborhoods. The developers, Bill Lunsford and Mike Spivey, began selling lots in 2003 so many homes were built in or around that time. The streets in Ridgehaven, Brittany Lane, Collier’s Way and Harrison Drive, are named after the grandchildren of the developer, Bill Lunsford.
 

Woodridge of Tuscaloosa - Neighborhood North of the River

10/17/2019

Woodridge Subdivision Tuscaloosa
Woodridge is a family friendly neighborhood conveniently located off McFarland Blvd and Rice Mine Rd. North of the river but less than a mile from The University of Alabama and close to restaurants, shopping, doctors offices and other businesses. Homes in this neighborhood were built in the late 1960’s but many homes have been updated or completely remodeled with average square footage around 2,244. Properties in this subdivision are well maintained.


Just one of the many entrances and exits for the conveniently located neighborhood, Woodridge.
 

Windy Ridge of The Oaks at Northridge Subdivision

10/17/2019

   

Only one entrance and exit for Windy Ridge, it is located in the back of The Oaks neighborhood.

Windy Ridge of The Oaks at Northridge
Not many people may know about Windy Ridge. It is tucked away in the back of The Oaks neighborhood situated between Northridge High School and Northridge Middle School on Northridge Road in Tuscaloosa. The subdivision has approximately 30 homes built around the year 2006 with an average square footage of 3,752. Close by you will find playgrounds at PARA’s Northridge Park and Verner Elementary. You’ll love walking or riding your bike to close by Sokol Park on the Pettus Randall Parkway paved walking trail. The trail currently stretches from Ol’ Colony Golf Course to the sidewalk near Verner Elementary School. Windy Ridge has its own gravel walking trail which runs next to the creek dividing Windy Ridge homes from The Oaks neighborhood homes. It is a convenient and desirable neighborhood for all the close by amenities.

 

Steps lead down to a wonderful gravel walking trail that runs along a creek dividing Windy Ridge and The Oaks.

The Oaks at Northridge Subdivision

10/17/2019

     

The Oaks at Northridge
The Oaks is a quiet but active neighborhood conveniently located between Northridge High School and Northridge Middle School off Northridge Road in Tuscaloosa. The neighborhood has both garden homes and larger, four to five bedroom single family homes. The home’s average year built is 1999 with an average square footage of 2,325. Even larger homes are in the back of The Oaks in a separate subdivision called Windy Ridge. There is only one entrance and exit for both Windy Ridge and The Oaks neighborhoods. As you drive down the lane into the neighborhood, dozens of giant oak trees welcome you on either side of the road until you come to a roundabout that separates the different streets within the neighborhood. The oak trees are absolutely beautiful every season of year. The Oaks at Northridge offers walking trails galore. There is a creek and long gravel walking trail that separates Windy Ridge from The Oaks. There is also the close-by paved Pettus Randall Parkway that leads you to the playgrounds at Verner Elementary, the PARA Northridge Park and Sokol Park. Walking distance to schools, playgrounds, and parks, The Oaks at Northridge makes it a very desirable place to live.
 

The Playground at Midtown Village

10/17/2019

 

The Children’s Play Area at Midtown Village
The children’s playground at Midtown Village is a small but fun playground. Although designed for children ages 5-12, my two year old son enjoyed climbing up the stairs, sliding down and playing with the plastic drums. For younger children, I would say parental supervision is a must as there are openings and smaller children could fall off the play set. What I love about this playground is the rubber flooring - it is so nice not to worry about dirt and mulch! Midtown Village is one of Tuscaloosa’s nicer destinations for fashion, food and family fun. It’s a great place to grab a bite to eat and do some shopping!
 

Acadian Place Subdivision North of the River in Tuscaloosa

10/17/2019
  


Acadian Place Subdivision, Tuscaloosa, AL

Acadian Place is a tranquil neighborhood with newer garden and mid sized homes located across Lake Tuscaloosa’s spillway. Driving on McWright’s Ferry Road, you’ll notice two separate entrances and exits for Acadian Place - the first at Magazine Street and the second at St. Martinville Way. If you take the second entrance into the neighborhood, you’ll come to a roundabout that leads you to the neighborhood’s three sections - the garden home section on your right, River Bluff at Acadian Place and Royale at Acadian Place. You’ll then probably notice a fabulous neighborhood playground that’s partially shaded and a small picnic area along with spots to park your bicycles. Being the last neighborhood on McWrights Ferry Rd, Acadian Place is secluded but not isolated. Close by are the Shops at Lake Tuscaloosa, Rock Quarry Elementary, Northridge Middle and High School, NorthRiver Yacht Club, and of course, Lake Tuscaloosa. Acadian Place is a beautiful neighborhood that is definitely worth checking out!

Affordable DIY upgrades that increase your home's value? Yes, please!

10/1/2019

Drastically Improve Your Home With These DIY Projects

Looking for some dramatic home improvement inspiration? Cruise through the pins on the Before & After board on the RE/MAX Pinterest page for examples of how a bit of strategic work can make a big difference. Here are a few suggestions for projects that won’t break the bank or steal more than a weekend or two.

1. Make an entrance

The entrance to your home is a focal point and a few simple changes can leverage its impact. Sand and repaint your front door or invest in a brand new one. Add some bling with new address numbers, knobs, doorbells or knockers. Frame the door with planters to help complete the picture.

2. Class up your cabinets

You don’t need to buy new cabinets to give your kitchen a new look. Add a fresh coat of paint, or try out new cabinet hardware (buy knobs and pulls that are the same size as the ones you have to save installation time) for details that give the upgrade an added level of elegance.

3. Make a splash

You don’t need to be a pro to install a new kitchen backsplash. Many home stores offer quick classes, or you can cruise YouTube for “how-to” videos. Customize your kitchen with ceiling tiles, glass or ceramic tiles, wood or stainless steel.

4. Crown yourself

Crown molding around your walls is a simple addition that can add a ton of character. If you don’t have woodworking tools, don’t panic. Home improvement stores can cut strips of molding to your measurements.

5. Look to the little things

You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference swapping out old switch plates, outlet covers and doorknobs can make.

Do your ambitions extend beyond a few small projects? Maybe you’d like to tackle an entire fixer-upper. Talk to your me, your RE/MAX agent, to see what’s available.

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