Opelika, Alabama is a city with a rich historical heritage. While European descent settlers first arrived in the late 1830’s, Opelika saw its initial growth after the Civil War when it was chosen as the county seat for the newly created Lee County. In decades passing Opelika became a hub for the agricultural industry with the flourishing of the cotton industry and a major rail line passing through it. The city has been growing ever since.

Not only does Opelika have a vibrant cultural foundation, it also is constantly building new avenues for community engagement and flourishing.

The dynamic educational opportunities in Opelika include Opelika City Schools, Trinity Christian Schools, and Auburn Classical Academy. These schools offer you a diverse line-up of options for your children’s education. There are also many opportunities for adult education at Southern Union State Community College.

Several wonderful businesses are located in and around Opelika as well. Looking for a great cup of coffee? Stop by Side Track Coffee in downtown Opelika (and only pay what you want for your drink!). If you’re in the mood for a night of music and drinks with friends, John Emerald Distillery and Red Clay Brewing Company on North Railroad Avenue are for you.

What about neighborhoods to live in?

We’ve compiled a shortlist of neighborhoods that are great places to take root.

Not only does Opelika have a vibrant cultural foundation, it also is constantly building new avenues for community engagement and flourishing.


Creekstone is a great place for young families looking to settle down. Located only minutes from both downtown Opelika and Auburn. Not only does Creekstone have access to all of the Opelika amenities mentioned above, but it is also located near the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics. It’s populated with homes built by Hughston Homes. These homes are all new builds with top of the line amenities.

Creekstone’s Hughston Homes builds are outfitted with custom features and quality craftsmanship. Most of the homes in this neighborhood are 4 bedroom 2.5 bathrooms, though there is some variance. The quality of these homes, however, does not. With two-car garages and a yard in which your kids can roam, these homes are ideal for your family.

Downtown Opelika

Downtown Opelika is increasingly becoming a destination for young professionals to live in. There are several historical homes available for purchase or rent. Many building owners are also renovating the lofts of their buildings and posting them available for rent. These prove to be quaint, convenient homes for those actively engaged in the downtown Opelika community or those who work in downtown Opelika.

Wyndham Village

Wyndham Village is a new Hughston Homes community arriving soon to Opelika, AL. It is conveniently located near downtown Opelika, only 1.5 miles from Tiger Town, with close proximity to Auburn University and Jordan Hare Stadium. Since you are only 9 miles from the historic Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, whenever you need to practice your golf swing, you can be out on the greens of Grand National in minutes.

Are you a frequent traveler? Wyndham Village is only 100 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just outside of Atlanta. Join our Wyndham VIP List to receive exclusive updates about our Grand Release with special one day only pricing.With these neighborhoods to choose from, living in Opelika, AL is a top choice! Contact Hughston Homes today to get started with your home-buying process.



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