Tired of thin walls and noisy neighbors? It’s probably time to make that decision you’ve been thinking about for years now. It is a big decision that should not be taken lightly, but if you’re anything like me, you might need a little push. So here it is: the 4 reasons Auburn Opelika is the perfect place for your next home. By “next,” that could be a first time or current home upgrade!
1) Affordable price with kid-friendly neighborhoods
Auburn and Opelika offer many neighborhoods either close to campus or further away. Whether you are looking to retire or buy your first home and start a family, you can’t go wrong with Auburn or Opelika. There are a variety of neighborhoods to choose from, but wherever you end up, you will be sure to have meals and cookies delivered from neighbors the moment you move in. Auburn is also a very safe place to live and most neighborhoods are complete with a neighborhood watch program. Niche named Auburn city schools number 5 in Alabama and Opelika number 22.
2) Variety of events
Both Auburn and Opelika have charming, walk-able downtown areas with numerous shops, restaurants, and bars. Downtown Opelika hosts many events such as, “On the Tracks” that takes place twice a year in the fall and spring.
3) Property Tax
The Fiscal Times named Alabama the second lowest property tax in the country. The national average is $2,107 per year, while the average in Alabama is $528. This is something to take into consideration when buying a long-term home.
4) There is nothing like living in a College Town
With Auburn University’s campus in the heart of downtown Auburn, there is always something going on. Enjoy the buzz of football games and tailgates in the fall and concerts at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the spring. You might be thinking that a college town wouldn’t be very kid-friendly, but Auburn and Opelika offer events and atmospheres for kids, young adults, and retirees. Sunday afternoons walking around downtown and getting ice cream and lemonade at Toomer’s Drug Store is the perfect end to any weekend, no matter what age.
5) Bonus! Auburn and Opelika are charming small, but growing, towns close to almost everything. If big city life is something you crave from time to time, Atlanta is approximately 2 hours drive. The Beaches along the Gulf of Mexico are just over 4 hours away. You’ll also fall in love with many cities nearby such as Columbus, Georgia or Montgomery, Alabama.
There are many more reasons why Auburn Opelika is the perfect place for your next home, and we hope you’ve enjoyed these few. When you’re ready to look into purchasing your home in the Auburn Opelika area, please contact Rick Coffin or Cathy Fincher to schedule some time to chat about your wants and needs.