Let’s be clear from the outset; this is no doubt one of my favorite neighborhoods within the Huntsville Metro Area, so I openly admit that I am jaded when it comes to Highland Lakes. Yes it is an upscale neighborhood and certainly not for everyone, nonetheless, I do want to feature this neighborhood in our blog in hopes of ensuring that if the ‘$350k and up’ price-range is within your viewing purview you will at least visit Highland Lakes for a drive-by if not for a thorough look-see.
Why do I love this neighborhood so much? First of all I must mention the terrain layout and as is always the case with my faves, the location.
Highland Lakes is nestled on the eastern slope of Rainbow Mountain and the thing I love about the terrain in this explicit location, is that it is gently sloped in comparison to many of the steeply sloped neighborhoods of Monte Sano or Green Mountain just to the east and southeast of downtown Huntsville. The slopes of the streets in Highland Lakes don’t hinder or endanger playing children in anyway, although skate boards do require caution even on gentle slopes. Moreover, the street layout of Highland Lakes prohibits any through traffic by utilizing several cul-de-sac layouts to minimize through traffic throughout the neighborhood.
The northwest Cummings Research Park entrance is less than a mile from Highland Lakes, so for those that work in the Park or on Redstone, commuting to and from your place of employment is a breeze, as is cruising over to Bridge Street Towne Center for dinner in one of its many restaurants, a movie, or some shopping.
The annual HOA fee is $500 and the community common areas includes a club house, tennis courts, swimming pool, and small lakes and parks scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Another of the attributes that attracts area home owners to Highland Lakes is the local school system. Highland Lakes is supported by the Madison City School System via Rainbow Elementary, Discovery Middle School, and award wining Bob Jones High School.
Be sure to check out the current available homes for sale in Highland Lakes by utilizing this custom search: Homes of Highland Lakes and if you find a home you like please feel free to contact us to schedule a showing and tour the neighborhood.
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