Commonly known by the locals as the Harvest – Monrovia area it is located just north of the Huntsville and Madison city limits. This location is ideal for those who work in Research Park or on Redstone Arsenal as the commute is only 5-15 minutes depending on your home’s location.
The Harvest – Monrovia area is part of unincorporated Madison country so despite its city conveniences taxes and real estate prices are generally lower than areas within the Madison or Huntsville city limits.
Capshaw Mountain although small and isolated vertically extends upwards for 800 feet above the valley floor and forms a localized watershed that provides the water supply for the community.
The area was originally part of Cherokee lands until the early 1800’s and many of the older settlement families were Cherokee Indian decedents.
When the Creek War broke out in 1813 the local Cherokees allied with the U.S. and fought alongside U.S. troops under General Andrew Jackson. Although the Cherokees fought with the U.S., they did not reap any of its spoils as some years later President Jackson supported the taking of their lands and their wide spread removal from North Alabama.
The Cherokee presence is still very much a part of Northern Alabama culture and many citizens claim Cherokee ancestry. Even today one of the more popular annual events in the Huntsville area is the Trail of Tears, which honors Cherokee history and commemorates these tragic events by a Motorcycle Ride beginning in Chattanooga, breaking for lunch in the city of Madison, before continuing to Waterloo, Alabama.
As of the census of 2007, there were 3,437 people residing within the community however the population is larger when also counting the Monrovia area. The estimated median family income was $71,232 with over 33% percent of the population obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or higher and 25% employed as computer specialists, engineers, or business management.
Moreover, with a cost of living index of 76.7, the Harvest area comes in as a very affordable place to live when compared to the average U.S. city which is defined by the index to be 100.0.
Neighborhoods and Schools
There are a wide assortment of Neighborhoods and Subdivisions in the Harvest area, some having Home Owner Associations (HOA) and other not. There are also a large quantity of homes categorized as Metes and Bounds and are not part of a collective neighborhood. Three of the largest subdivisions with homes for sale and worthy of a visit include the Magnolia Springs, Orchard Farms, and Rock Creek.
The Harvest – Monrovia area is within the Madison County public school district with 5 elementary schools (Endeavor, Harvest, Legacy, Monrovia, and Madison Cross Roads), 2 middle schools (Monrovia, Sparkman), and Sparkman High School which has one of the largest high school student bodies in the region.
Harvest Alabama Real Estate
Over the last year the Harvest area has experienced 381 home sales with a median price of $173,500 and average price per square foot of $87. There are currently 254 homes on the market thus the absorption rate inventory is approximately 8 months of supply.
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