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Grand Pointe in Northport, AL

1/13/2020


     

Grand Pointe is a beautiful neighborhood located just north of Tuscaloosa County High School near U.S. Highway 43. It is a large neighborhood as the development is 286 acres. It has approximately 337 homes in the neighborhood with that number expected to approach 400 by the end of 2020. It is located inside the city limits of Northport so homes receive water, sewer, garbage and recycling services from the city of Northport along with service from the City of Northport Police and Fire Departments. Homes in Grand Pointe are zoned for Northport Elementary (Pre-K - 2), Huntington Elementary (3-5), Echols Middle (6-8), and Tuscaloosa County High School (9-12). Amenities include a neighborhood pool (located on Shade Tree Lane) and security cameras at all four entrances to the subdivision. The original master plan for Grand Pointe included a community clubhouse, playground and community park but as of now, only the community pool has been constructed. Grand Pointe features large estates down to garden homes. Plans for a higher-end apartment complex called Beacon Place Northport featuring twenty-two one-story buildings (each containing six units, all with their own garage) have been proposed as part of the site plan for Phase 8 of Grand Pointe.
   

What is MLS?

1/13/2020


Maybe you've heard some real estate jargon thrown around about something called the MLS and wondered what it is. I get asked all the time about what it stands for, and more importantly, what it does.

The MLS stands for Multiple Listing Service. Its an online platform that agents use to enter properties for sale and share details about a home or property. The biggest benefit of the MLS is that it's the most accurate database for local housing information, and therefore is used by many active agents and brokers. And because it's used by so many agents, about 92% of homes entered in the MLS are sold.

It's been proven to be a useful tool for decades now, and it's why we love using it so much. If you ever need any help with getting your home listed, I'll be happy to help you out!

What is a SMART HOME?

1/12/2020


A smart home is just a modern home that can have appliances, lighting and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by the homeowner often via an app on a mobile device. Examples include Nest thermostats which control heating and air conditioning units and ring doorbells that give real-time notifications when someone rings your doorbell. Smart home devices can help control cost and be more energy efficient while providing added convenience and possible time savings. 


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Hidden Meadows in Northport, AL

12/19/2019


  

Hidden Meadows in Northport, AL
Hidden Meadows is a quiet neighborhood located off Rose Boulevard in Northport. Close by are Highway 43, Highway 171, and Highway 82 so it offers multiple ways to get to various destinations around town. Hidden Meadows has a neighborhood playground, sidewalks, and a paved walking trail behind the neighborhood. For your peace of mind and protection, there are multiple 24/7 video surveillance signs and cameras in the neighborhood. Homes range in age from 2006 to present. You can still buy a new construction home in Hidden Meadows (as of December 2019) as new homes are still being built. Hidden Meadows offers a variety of style of homes from five bedroom homes to garden homes. Many of the newer homes offer open floor plans. Hidden Meadows is unique in that it has Hidden Meadows Golf Course close by. Some of the homes in Hidden Meadows have golf course views. Speaking of close by, there is the PARA Faucett Brothers Activity Center, which has an outstanding indoor pool and a warm therapy pool not to mention a rockwall, weight room, and much more! If you're looking to buy in this neighborhood, you'll love the convenience and all the amenities Hidden Meadows has to offer.


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.

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