Today, many Alabama home buyers who want to escape the hustle-and-bustle of busy metropolitan areas are finding Auburn, Alabama to be a welcome alternative. Located just 60 miles from Montgomery, Auburn is a thriving college town, home to Auburn University, offers plenty of things to do and is a great value for the money.
Lowder New Homes is pleased to be a preferred builder in Auburn’s Summerlin community. If you’re on the hunt for a new construction home, let’s explore nine reasons why you might want to buy a new construction home in Auburn, AL.
1. Small Town Charm/City Convenience
Home to 64,000 people, Auburn is large enough to offer all the conveniences of the city yet small enough to retain its small-town charm. With great dining options, cultural events, outdoor recreation, and championship golf all nearby, Auburn has everything you need for carefree suburban living — not to mention Montgomery is only an hour away.
Auburn is also very close to the Alabama/Georgia border. Simply drive 30 miles up I-85 to reach Georgia’s Kia Assembly Plant. Need to catch a flight? Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is only 1.5 hours away by car.
2. Great Schools
Auburn City Schools is consistently ranked among the state’s top school systems, noted for its focus on technology and innovation and seeing increased enrollment over the past several years.
For college students, Auburn is home to Auburn University, one of the most sought-after institutions of higher education in the state. Needless to say, Auburn is a coveted destination for families with children.
3. Growing Community
As word has spread about the advantages of living in Auburn, it has become one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state and was recently ranked one of the 10 Best Places to Live by U.S. News and World Report. With this growth comes some fantastic new construction subdivisions with plenty of amenities perfect for individuals and families. It also means an increase in amenities and services city-wide and a healthy forecast for increasing home values.
4. Plenty of Things to Do
From cultural exhibits at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts to nearby hiking and mountain biking at Chewacla State Park — to championship golf in nearby Opelika — the Auburn area affords many things to do during your family time or “down” time.
5. More Home for the Money
Despite its rapid growth, Auburn is still technically a small town — for now. Auburn is located about an hour from the nearest larger metropolitan area (Montgomery), which means home prices are lower on average, even for luxury homes. Thus, building in Auburn makes your money go farther so you can enjoy more upgrades and customization options than you would in other locations.
6. Comparable in Price to Existing Homes
The real estate market in Auburn is such that new construction homes are comparable in price/value to existing homes that are sometimes decades old and in need of maintenance. With so many new construction homes available and no significant difference in price between new and existing homes, who wouldn’t choose a brand-new home over an older one?
7. Appreciation Values are Promising in Auburn
Auburn is one of the fastest-growing cities in Alabama, experiencing a growth rate of more than 26 percent over the past decade. While interest rates are at historic lows and home values are still relatively affordable in this area compared to other parts of the country, property values are expected to go up as the city continues to grow. For a home buyer or an investor, this means buying Auburn, Alabama real estate shows a lot of promise for appreciation over time.
8. Numerous Revenue Opportunities
Even if you don’t have plans to live in Auburn, owning real estate here can be an excellent investment opportunity. As a major destination for college football, the city sees tens of thousands of out of town visitors for home games. Many of these visitors seek short-term or vacation rentals instead of crowded, overpriced hotels. There are also many Auburn University students and faculty who need long-term rental housing year-to-year. And parents of college students may find that buying a home in Auburn can save them thousands per year on dorm costs or rental rates, not to mention providing possible opportunities for sublets. In short — real estate generates income in Auburn.
9. Auburn Is a Great Place to Live
Finally, if you’re on the lookout for an excellent place to live, work, raise children, or even retire, you can’t do much better than Auburn. From natural beauty and outdoor recreation to sporting events; from art and culture to quiet country living; there’s plenty to see, do and experience here. Whether you plan to live in your home, or purchase it as a financial investment, Auburn or nearby Opelika is a great choice for a new construction home.
New Construction Homes in Auburn, Alabama
Lowder New Homes is proud to be a preferred builder in Summerlin, one of the most coveted new neighborhoods in Auburn, Alabama. Contact us today to learn more about availability in this great community.