Good living starts with a good location. The Auburn, Alabama metro region is a great area to come home to, but if you’re looking for a small city, Stone Martin Builders has 5 reasons you will love living in Opelika. Just 7 miles from Auburn, Opelika is right next door but far enough to give you a quaint hometown atmosphere.
Reason #1. The past, the present, and a bright future live here.
With an infusion of investment, the city of Opelika is experiencing a rebirth. As part of a national revitalization, the historic downtown has blossomed into a thriving commercial area and tourist destination, bringing new jobs and stronger infrastructure, including a high-speed fiber network. The community has joined into this wonderful growth, and you’ll feel the energy flowing through the people who take pride in their town. Wander downtown, pop into the shops, and enjoy a snack, meal, or your favorite drink. Places like the Zazu Gastropub are popular stops for an evening outing.
Opelika has been rebuilding its historic downtown as part of a national revitalization program. History has blended seamlessly with the present and the future. It’s an exciting time to move to Opelika!
Reason #2. Fun is part of the landscape.
How do you like to spend your leisure time? If you and your family define “fun” as active, you’ll love the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center. This impressive recreation facility spans 75,000 square feet in three centers. Head to the Fitness Center for a weight room, cardio area, indoor and outdoor tracks, fitness classes, personal training, and massage therapy. If you’re more of a “wet and wild” kind of person, the Aquatic Center lap pool and splash park might become your happy place.
The Sportsplex is also home to the Opelika Pickleball Facility which encompasses 12 individual fenced regulation courts covered by a large canopy. There's LED lighting, ample parking, and access to bathrooms, lockers, and concessions. Best of all, it's free and open to the public! The Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center also have a community center, the Charter Foundation Adult Activity Center, which includes a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse gathering area, a computer lab, a game room, and a media room.
Are you more excited on the greens? Imagine having your choice of top-ranked courses just miles from where you live. Follow the legendary Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail to the Grand National Golf Course. The 54 holes were designed and built around Lake Saugahatchee and considered by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., as the best site for a golf complex he had ever seen. When you want different challenges, you’ll find a variety of public and private courses throughout this sought-after golfing region.
Reason #3. Auburn University opens many doors.
Auburn University is rated #1 for “University and Value in Alabama” (Niche.com, 2022.), a Top 50 Public University in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2022), and #1 Best Value in Alabama (Money, 2020).
Living a few miles from a major university presents a lot of benefits to year-round residents. Auburn University is 10 miles from Opelika. Get the benefit of the University’s sports facilities and competitions at the NCAA Division 1 level, cultural activities, performances, exhibits, and festive celebrations. Of course, there’s also the opportunity to continue expanding your knowledge and education close to home!
Reason #4. Healthcare is a priority.
Quality healthcare is always a factor when you’re choosing the location of your next home. In Opelika, you can count on the exceptional care provided by East Alabama Medical Center. EAMC’s state-of-the-art services span a wide array of specialties. The facility’s HealthPlus Fitness Center offers a community wellness center, complete with a schedule of exercise classes.
Reason #5. Live well and affordably in Opelika.
Stone Martin Builders is excited by the positive growth in Opelika. We’re giving residents more choices to have the homes they’ve dreamed of. Our communities of new homes are expanding throughout Opelika. Find the location and community amenities that make your Opelika life even better. Cannongate is close to Downtown Opelika. Hidden Lakes and Trillium are located near the Opelika Sportsplex. The Cove at Towne Lake puts you near enough to Highway 280 for an easy drive to Auburn.
We build homes for the way you want to live—smart design, quality construction, and the features that contribute to your comfort and convenience. Stone Martin Builders includes more features as standard because we build to a higher standard. We build lasting relationships with our homebuyers and teams, based on caring, respect, and the desire to exceed expectations. If Opelika’s many advantages sound right for you,talk to us about your future home here.
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