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Springs of Mill Lakes

2901 Birmingham Highway, Opelika, Alabama 36801

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Two Lakes, a Next Door Wildlife Preserve and Attractive Single Level Homes are the Highlights of Springs of Mill Lakes, a Cozy New 55+ Community in Southeastern Alabama

The brainchild of Allen C. Harris, 55+ Springs of Mill Lakes broke ground in 2016. The community spreads across 80 acres and is adjacent to a 45-acre wildlife preserve. Construction is happening now, and lots are still for sale.

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At build out, the community should include a multi-level senior apartment building and 134 attractive single-level, single-family homes. Constructed on terraced lots, properties have a stone or brick exterior, a pitched roof, dormer windows and approximately 1,820 square feet to 3,460 square feet of living space. Homeworks of Alabama offers six floor plans. Most have three bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and an attached garage. The seven floor plans proposed by Harris-Doyle Homes may have up to four bedrooms, a lavish master suites, and extra storage space.

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Prices start in the high-$200,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it is bound to change. HOA fees help pay for amenities and lawn maintenance.

Owl's Roost, the community's spacious clubhouse, will contain a fitness center, a-zero-entry pool, a ballroom, and a catering kitchen. An event lawn and community gardens will surround the clubhouse, and nature trails will wander through the protected wildlife preserve.

The Springs also has two lakes. One will be used for kayaking and recreation and have a boat dock, and the other will be stocked for fishing.

The city of Opelika has its own Arts Association and supports festivals. It manages four recreation centers and six parks or preserves. The Municipal Park hosts an annual concert series. Nearby Auburn University boasts a rich array of sporting programs, an Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning and the Jule Collins Smith Art Museum. Springs of Mill Lakes' position near Highway 280 makes day trips to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Atlanta easy.

Opelika's East Alabama Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Summers are hot and sticky with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, and winters are mild with temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. The area receives plenty of rain, nearly 55 inches per year.

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Visit www.thespringsofmilllakes.com for more information.

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Alabama:

The Heart of Dixie was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819. The Cotton State was a major player in both the American Civil War and the American Civil Rights Movement. Montgomery was once the capital of the Confederacy and also the heart of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Its current economy is fed by agriculture, auto production, and aerospace. Only Arkansas and Georgia produce more broiler chickens. Alabamians built the Apollo 11 rocket and helped land the first human on the moon.

Bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama covers 52,423 square miles of land and water. Topography ranges from mountains and plateaus to river valleys, lowlands, and coastal plains. Average rainfall is 56 inches per year. Growing seasons can be long and summers hot. Winters are normally mild.

Mobile, Alabama has the oldest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States. Nicholas Langlois introduced Carnival to the city in 1703, fifteen years before New Orleans was founded.

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Stats:

Population - 4,863,300 

Persons 65 years old and over - 16%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 84% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 23% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 4% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 65% 

Median household income - $43,634 

Median home value - $125,500 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Why Choose a 55+ Community?

Most people who choose to live in a 55+ development are looking for a sense of community with other people of similar backgrounds. Many of these developments are gated and guarded, adding to a sense of security. Often the homes are low maintenance or "lock and leave," giving owners the freedom to do things other than mow the lawn, shovel the snow or replace the roof. The biggest draw is often the amenities, ranging from lavish clubhouses to activity directors and championship golf courses, making some developments akin to country club living (or summer camp for adults). While 55+ communities are not for everyone, they continue to be a popular choice for many people.

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