Neighborhood Spotlight: Bridle Brook Farms in Pike Road, AL

January 10th, 2009 categories: Neighborhoods, Pike Road

10 years ago, Bridle Brook Farms was WAY out in the country.  In 2009, it’s still in the heart of Pike Road, but it’s definitely no longer out in the country.  Bridle Brook is 5 minutes from I-85, so it’s short jaunt to just about anywhere in Montgomery.If you’re driving east on Vaughn Road, cross Pike Road and Bridle Brook will soon be on your left.

So what’s the allure this particular neighborhood?  Two things come to mind: 1) affordability, and 2) a rural environment.

Let’s start with affordability.  Pike Road is an up and coming area of Montgomery County, and that means a lot of the developments are pretty pricey.  When the Pike Road school system gets off the ground, Bridle Brook homes will be some of the more affordable homes in the school zone.  In my mind, that will make them very desirable for families with school-age kids.  My curbside estimate puts these homes between 1,700 and 2,500 square feet.

But the school isn’t here just yet (so be sure to check your zoning with MPS).  So what has attracted families to Bridle Brook for the past decade?  It was developed by Watts Builders and Strickland Builders, and has a community pool, softball field, tennis court, a fishing lake, and picnic areas.  But the feel is decidedly rural.  There are lots of trees and a look that is less manicured and rigid than other neighborhoods in the area.  Here are some pictures I took this week:

A street in Bridle Brook Farms

Bridle Brook clubhouse (Carriage House) with pool and tennis court.

Bridle Brook clubhouse (Carriage House) with pool and tennis court.

Bridle Brook Farms fishing pond.

Bridle Brook Farms fishing pond.