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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. Downtown Opelika is increasingly becoming a destination for young professionals to live. With all of the 

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 list of Hughston 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.

Drake’s Landing

Drake’s Landing is a great place for young families looking to settle down. Located only minutes from both downtown Opelika and Auburn. Not only does this vibrant community have access to all of Opelika and Auburn have to offer, but it is also located near the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics center and a surplus of other outdoor activities, parks, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Drake’s Landing at Hughston Homes new home builds are packed full of luxury features. With 3, 4, and 5 bedroom home plan options two-car garages, intelligent home technology, money-boosting energy efficient building materials, and a yard in which your kids can run and play, you’re almost guaranteed to find the home you’ve been searching for.

Wyndham Village

Wyndham Village is a vibrant new home community in Opelika, Alabama. Like Drake’s Landing, it is also conveniently located near downtown Opelika and only 1.5 miles to 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? Our Opelika communities are only 100 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just outside of Atlanta.

Rock Ridge Farms

Located in Smiths Station school district right off of Highway 280 and Lee Road 158, each Rock Ridge Farm home delivers a luxurious home on 5 to 9 acres. Farmhouse porches and chef-inspired designer gourmet kitchens are just a couple of the features sure to impress. Enjoy an elevated living experience away from the hustle and bustle, but love the convenience to Columbus, Fort Benning, Auburn, Opelika, and Atlanta.

Choose one of our professionally designed move-in ready homes packed full of all the bells and whistles you can imagine, or choose your favorite homesite and personalize from the outside, in.

With all of these new home and neighborhood options to choose from, living in Lee County is a top choice! Contact Hughston Homes today to get started with your home-buying process.

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