Noted for its friendly laid-back atmosphere, Opelika, AL brings a real sense of community to people seeking history, authentic entertainment venues, top-notch recreation, and unique food experiences – all in an easy-living environment.
Opelika is only 15 minutes from Auburn, and only 20 minutes from the Kia West manufacturing facility across the Georgia border. Opelika’s highly-ranked healthcare system, which includes East Alabama Medical Center, features a full Cardiac Care Center, highly acclaimed orthopedic services, and an accredited cancer center. In addition to the proximity to workplaces, schools, healthcare, and other local recreational amenities, residents also enjoy convenient access to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport via I-85.
Lowder selected Opelika to expand its portfolio of neighborhoods and embrace the city’s sense of community. For more than 60 years, Lowder has been building high-quality homes in Alabama neighborhoods using only the highest quality materials and most exquisite home products from the nation’s leading suppliers. Our work in the Camelot neighborhood reflects Lowder New Homes’ confidence in Opelika as a city of the future.
What to See, Do, & Eat in Opelika
Opelika’s Historic Downtown District reflects Opelika’s past as a quiet rail town and its future brimming with energy and exciting growth. The district is home to many thriving businesses, including restaurants, a brewery, a distillery, and one-of-a-kind boutiques that proudly source local goods.
Residents of all ages enjoy nine parks throughout the city, and golfers will find four award-winning public golf courses, including The Grand National on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Outdoor lovers enjoy biking, hiking, and camping at Chewacla State Park. If fishing is your thing, don’t miss out on Lee County’s Saugahatchee Lakes. Sports enthusiasts are welcome at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center.
Opelika is also just a stone’s throw from the city of Auburn, Alabama, which offers many more amenities and attractions. The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art in nearby Auburn houses acclaimed collections of art, and the new Gogue Performing Arts Center brings national Broadway performances and events to the area. Residents also enjoy SEC college football, basketball, and baseball with the Auburn Tigers just minutes away.
Opelika boasts a state-of-the-art school system of eight K-12 public schools that prepare children for working in a competitive global society. Additionally, two private schools add more education opportunities.
Higher education can be found right at home with Southern Union State Community College, a public, two-year institution offering open admission. A few minutes’ drive from Opelika, Auburn University is one of Alabama’s largest institutes for higher education, which boasts more than 150 majors and enrolls 30,000 students a year. Tuskegee University is also a relatively short drive away.
Opelika, AL Real Estate
Opelika, Alabama real estate consists of a combination of property types, including single-family homes and multi-family residences such as condos, apartments, and townhomes. Median home values in the area are around $176,000, and as the town increases in popularity, property values are rising steadily.
Plus, some of Opelika’s most popular neighborhoods are new developments containing new construction homes. Many of these neighborhoods feature generous lot sizes, attractive amenities, and roomy floor plans with plenty of square feet of living space.
New Homes for Sale in Opelika’s Camelot Neighborhood
Lowder New Homes is proud to be a preferred builder in Camelot, one of Opelika’s newest neighborhoods.
This new home development is nestled amongst mature trees and features generous lot sizes and modern floor plans designed for the needs and wants of today’s family. You can be among the first to buy a new home in this vibrant new community. Reach out to Lowder New Homes to find out about new listings in this neighborhood.
Here are four key reasons to consider new construction when looking at Opelika homes:
Start from new.
It is satisfying to move into a home that has never been lived in before. Everything is new at move-in, which means you’ll enjoy low maintenance costs for the first few years and the benefit of new home and appliance warranties.
Save on energy costs.
New homes typically feature more energy-efficient technology than many older homes, so you’ll spend less to heat and cool the home. When you work with a “green” builder, you can opt for more premium, environmentally-friendly options to reduce your carbon footprint.
No added or surprise costs.
With older homes, you always run the risk of having to do significant repairs shortly after moving in. These repairs might include updating old plumbing or electrical, replacing the roof, fixing foundation problems, or investing in new appliances. None of those issues exist in a new construction home.
Make it yours from the start.
Most existing homes are a trade-off between what you want and what you’re willing to live with — simply because it was someone else’s home before it was yours. Those costs usually come out of your pocket if you want to customize or update them after you own the home. With a new home, however, customization costs are worked into the price. Buying a new construction home allows you to make individual choices regarding changes and upgrades along the way. By the time you move in, the home already has your signature on it.
How to Find New Homes in Opelika, Alabama
When considering Opelika real estate, many people take the standard approach of checking MLS real estate listings, scoping out open houses, and working with a realtor. However, since the property values of new construction homes in this area are comparable to those of older, existing homes, it’s worth consulting with a homebuilder to look at new construction homes for sale, rather than working with a realty company.
If you’re thinking about buying real estate in Opelika, Alabama, the best way to get your dream home is to work with a top homebuilder like Lowder New Homes. We’ve built a 60-year reputation for producing high quality, thoughtfully designed single-family homes that stand the test of time. We use only the finest, top-quality products and materials from the industry’s leading manufacturers, and our homes are all designed to high energy efficiency standards. We also offer unbeatable warranties and unsurpassed standards of customer service both during and after the sale.
Why Work with Lowder New Homes?
- We are Alabama owned and operated.
- We boast a 60-plus year track record of success.
- We conduct an independent third-party inspection of each new construction home.
- We provide the best after-sales service in the industry, complete with a Warranty Department and 24-Hour Response Line.
- We offer interior design services through our Design Center.
- We are recognized by Builder magazine and the National Association of Homebuilders as one of the Top 100 Builders in the nation.
- We’ve achieved the highest national honor and status of Diamond Builder by 2-10 Homebuilders Warranty for excellence in construction standards and customer satisfaction.
Let Lowder New Homes help you find a new construction home in Opelika that is perfect for your needs. Call us at 334-270-6789 to speak to one of our real estate agents, or reach out to us via the Contact page on our website.
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