If you’re thinking about relocating to Auburn, Alabama, you’re in good company. Located about an hour’s drive east of Montgomery, this thriving city of 65,000 has become one of the fastest-growing places to live in the Southeast, thanks in part to great amenities, a growing cultural arts community, excellent new subdivisions, access to outdoor recreation, and some of the top schools in the state.
Are you trying to find the best neighborhood in Auburn? Lowder New Homes is a preferred builder of new construction homes in Summerlin, one of Auburn’s most sought-after new construction communities. In addition to offering well-designed, energy-efficient homes made from quality materials, Summerlin is convenient to Auburn’s finest shopping, restaurants, and parks, and it is zoned for one of the top school districts in the state.
Of course, there are many other great new construction neighborhoods to consider, but after years of building homes in Auburn, we understand that it can be a challenge to figure out which of Auburn’s neighborhoods is best for your needs. Let’s explore some ways to find the best neighborhood in Auburn, Alabama.
1. Browse floorplans and research builders
When considering buying or building a new construction home — particularly in a planned community — take a look at other existing homes in the neighborhood. Check with the builders and look at the available floor plans. Some questions you might want to ask include:
- Do the homes have modern, open-concept layouts?
- Are they energy efficient?
- What about the overall aesthetics and appearance of the homes?
- Are they built from quality materials?
- How is the workmanship?
- How much can you customize before move-in?
Remember, you’re probably going to live in this home for at least a few years, so make sure the homes in the neighborhood meet your needs and standards before choosing one.
2. Research Auburn neighborhood amenities and features
The next thing to look at is the neighborhood itself. Newer subdivisions these days are designed for a wide range of needs and wants for today’s homebuyers. Some offer resort-like amenities, while others focus on preserving the natural surroundings — and some attempt to do both. Drive or walk through the neighborhood to get a feel for it. Does it have the features you’re looking for? What amenities are planned for the future? Are you inspired by the surroundings? Can you see yourself living here?
3. Consider the neighborhood’s location itself
This one can be fairly subjective, but for most homebuyers, location is important for a variety of reasons. Some homeowners want to be close to the amenities that are important to them, while others might prefer a bit more seclusion and don’t mind a short drive. Take stock of your own needs: What’s important to you? Do you want to be close to downtown, to your job, or to schools — or to the golf course? Is walkability important? Make sure the neighborhood you choose offers enough convenience to the things that matter most to you before deciding to invest in a home there.
To explore your options for buying or building a new construction home in the best neighborhood in Auburn, Alabama, give Lowder New Homes a call today at 334-270-6789.