Huntsville Real Estate – Owens Cross Roads

by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden

in Huntsville Neighborhoods / Subdivisions

Location / Demographics

owenscrossroads Where is Owens Cross Roads you ask? Well within local vernacular it depends on which Owens Cross Roads, as there are actually two.

The original Owens Cross Roads is an unincorporated part of Madison county south on highway 431 between the cities of Huntsville and Guntersville. The community’s name originates from its first Postmaster, Thomas P. Owens. The population of this community in 2007 was 1,445 and this rural community is serviced by the Madison County School District and has its own local elementary school the Owens Cross Road School.

The original post office which is now zip code 35763 covered a much larger area of the county and much of its area has since been incorporated into the city of Huntsville. These days the post office supports two different city addresses within its zip code Owens Cross Roads and Hampton Cove. Thus much of Owens Cross Roads as it is known today actually resides within Huntsville city limits and therefore is serviced by the Huntsville City School District.

Owens Cross Roads / Hampton Cove

When the majority of Huntsville locals discuss Owens Cross Roads they are in fact talking about the neighborhoods of Owens Cross Roads within city limits and it is important to distinguish a difference between Owens Cross Roads and Hampton Cove even though they share the same post office. Why?

Hampton Cove due to its community amenities, home owners association, and proximity to the Robert Trent Golf Courses has since its inception brought premium real estate prices when comparing price per square foot pricing.

Real Estate

Owens Cross Roads then represents a real opportunity for value since its pricing is more in line with other popular areas of the city and yet its local amenities are comparable and it is serviced by the same identical schools as Hampton Cove: Hampton Cove Elementary, Hampton Cove Middle School, and Huntsville High School.

When viewing Owens Cross Roads homes for sale it is important to utilize two different search parameters; one being the MLS area: Huntsville City East the other being the City Name: Owens Cross Roads. This search query will bring up all of the homes for sale in the unique value zone of Owens Cross Roads as exemplified in the following link:

Neighborhoods / Subdivisions

Once you have spent some time viewing Owens Cross Roads homes, be sure to sort the search results by subdivision and then explore in more detail each of your favorite neighborhoods.

There are a wide assortment of Neighborhoods and Subdivisions in Owens Cross Roads, some having Home Owner Associations (HOA), community pools, and other not. Three of some of the larger subdivisions with homes for sale and worthy of a visit include the Carrington, Hampton Ridge, and Magnolia Park.

3 comments on “Huntsville Real Estate – Owens Cross Roads

  1. This page is wrong in the fact that people that live in Owens Cross Roads do not go to the same schools as Hampton Cove residents. They do not go to Hampton Cove Elementary, Hampton Cove Middle school and Huntsville High School. Instead they go to New Hope Elementary School, New Hope Middle School, and New Hope High School. Trust me, I live there.

  2. Thanks for the comment Anna …you are correct regarding the ‘rural township’ of Owens Cross Roads where you obviously live …as stated in paragraph 2 this township schools are Madison County Schools as you correctly highlight.

    However the article is more about the ‘mailing address’ of Owens Cross Roads and the confusion this address brings to local home shoppers. There are 100′s of home listings whose address is ‘Owens Cross Roads’ and yet they are actually within the city limits of Huntsville and attend the school systems listed.

    That was the point of the article …its content is correct as written …thanks for stopping by and come back anytime.

    Kind Regards, Tim

  3. RUTH OWEN YOUNG on said:

    ANNA. I LIKE YOUR COMMENT. I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO YOU ON THE PHONE. MY DADDY WAS BORN IN NEW HOPE. I’VE SPENT ALL AFTERNOON TRYING TO FIND SOME RECORDS ABOUT OWENS CROSSROADS FIRST POSTMASTER THOS P OWEN(NO S SHOULD BE ON HIS NAME) . MY DADDY’S GREAT GRANDFATHER. I HAVE BEEN THERE AND NEW HOPE TOO. DADDY IS BURIED HERE IN HIXSON, TN BUT WHEN GRANDMOTHER DIED WE TOOK HER BACK HOME SHE WAS FROM KENNAMER’S COVE. CALL ME AT 423 364 3930. RUTH

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