Home to around 30,000 people, the lovely community of Opelika, Alabama sits about 90 minutes northeast of Montgomery, offering a near-perfect combination of laid-back charm, modern convenience, and gorgeous surroundings. As a preferred new home builder in Opelika’s Camelot subdivision, we at Lowder New Homes believe this city has quite a lot to offer. If you’re thinking of buying Opelika real estate, we can think of at least 6 reasons why you should.
1. Small Town Charm
Originally a railroad town that sprang up in the mid-1800s, Opelika today maintains a small-town vibe that you can rarely find elsewhere. The historic Main Street district is well preserved and vibrant, hosting numerous events year-round. There’s a real sense of community here that can be tangibly felt.
2. City Conveniences
Despite its small-town feel, Opelika is far from isolated. Its larger neighbor Auburn is equally popular as a destination, and the entire metropolitan area offers great schools, healthcare, shopping, and dining. You’re not in the big city, but you’re never far from the amenities you need.
3. Natural beauty
If you love the great outdoors, you’ll love where Opelika is located. Not only are there wonderful parks throughout the city and beyond, but with close proximity to Tuskegee National Forest, you’ll find plenty of places for hiking, fishing, camping and just communing with nature.
If there is one thing that defines Opelika, Alabama, it’s golf. Opelika is home to the celebrated Grand National golf course along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which has hosted some of golf’s biggest tournaments over the years — and there are other great golf courses within easy driving distance. Named by Golf Digest as the number one area for golf in the U.S., Opelika is a golf lover’s dream.
5. More for Your Money
Opelika is big enough to be convenient but small enough to be affordable. Homes in this area cost less than they would in most larger cities, so even with all the natural beauty surrounding you, you can still get a lot more home for the money here.
6. Good Investment for the Future
The Opelika-Auburn area is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, which means even though Opelika still enjoys affordable home prices, those home values are likely to go up. This means buying a home here is a good investment all around, whether you want to live here all your life, or whether you want to sell in a few years. If you buy a new construction home in one of Opelika’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, your long-term investment potential is even greater.
In our view, there’s no better opportunity to buy Opelika real estate than to purchase a brand-new home in this growing community. To learn more about availability and floor plans, give Lowder New Homes a call today at 334-270-6789.