“City living” is not for everyone, but you can’t deny the convenience of being within minutes of grocery, shopping, work, and entertainment.
But what if you could have the best of both worlds?
What if I told you that country living with city convenience could be found in Harvest/Monrovia, Alabama? Here, @Homes Agent Dave Trueb, gives us the inside scoop on living in Harvest/Monrovia.
Where the Heck is Monrovia?
As Dave explains, the inclusion of “Monrovia” is a bit confusing. Monrovia doesn’t exist anymore, and has been annexed into portions of Harvest, Huntsville, and Madison City. I suppose we “Huntsvillians” could just drop the “Monrovia” entirely, but frankly it has such a pleasant ring to it that we’re not ready to let it go.
Harvest / Monrovia is just outside of the larger quadrants of the city, so that residents do get that spacious, laid-back, country setting, without the inconvenience of having to drive 20 minutes to buy a loaf of bread. Or milk. Just hang around long enough and you’ll quickly pick up on Alabama’s fondness of these two food items. Particularly if anyone mentions the “s” word (snow).
Shopping Near By – An Ease Commute
Residents in the Harvest Monrovia area find themselves within a quick 15-20 minute jaunt to Research Park and Redstone Arsenal, two major employment hubs in the Huntsville/Madison area. Not to mention the new Target shopping center, Publix, new Walmart, and Bridge Street Shopping Center.
Homes in this area vary from the low 115,000’s to the upper 500,000’s, with the median home price around $200,000. At the risk of sounding cliche, there really is something for everyone, with communities such as Knox Creek, Seven Oaks, Magnolia Springs, and Iron Horse Crossing, whether you want a neighborhood with a lot of amenities, or just want a little more space than what you find in the city, you’re bound to find it here.
Speaking of “space”, the Harvest / Monrovia area is also a great place for people who are looking for land. The average lot size is about a half acre, which as Dave points out is enough to give you breathing room, but not too much that it’s a chore to maintain.
If you’re looking for room to stretch out, but aren’t too keen on long commutes, you’re likely to find that Harvest / Monrovia is the place for you!