We Chose Sturbridge in Montgomery, AL . . . Here’s Why

February 9th, 2009 categories: Montgomery, Neighborhoods

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What would make someone chose to hang their hat in Sturbridge Plantation in East Montgomery?   If you’re trying to make a decision about where to live in Montgomery, AL, you might want to read what others were thinking as they made this decision.

Rosemary and her husband (and now 3 kids) have lived in Sturbridge for six years.  Here’s what she has to say about choosing Sturbridge:

Question:  How did you choose your neighborhood?  What were the main factors that led you to buy where you are?

My husband & I were newlyweds when we were looking to buy a house on the east side of town. Sturbridge was a popular and reputable neighborhood (and still is) – family oriented with the clubhouse, pool and playground, sidewalks, duck ponds, etc. It was centrally located with easy access to Taylor Road, I-85, Vaughn Road (basically everywhere we traveled or shopped). It was also a neighborhood that had been around, but was still ‘growing’ with new development, clean kept and right for our budget. It is definitely a place we could see ourselves staying for a long long time! All of these factors still hold true.
Question:  What perks have you found living in this neighborhood (that you may not have considered when you bought)?

We knew Sturbridge was conveniently located when we chose it, but there has been SO MUCH development on Taylor and Vaughn Roads that this area continues to GROW and everything we need is within reach! If we need something quick, CVS is right down the road. If we need groceries, Publix and Winn Dixie are right down the road, not to mention retail stores, gift shops, our favorite restaurants, the movie theater or just a cup of coffee. Now that we’re a family of 5 we have really enjoyed the “family neighborhood” aspects of Sturbridge, like the sidewalks and duck ponds and playground – all within walking or biking distance! My husband enjoys the workout facilities as well. Again, after 6 years in Sturbridge, we are perfectly content and plan to stay here for a long time.

Question:  What’s one piece of advice you’d give someone relocating to Montgomery?

Location and schools – Consider where you might like to shop, go to church and SCHOOLS SCHOOLS SCHOOLS!! Montgomery is a little different in regards to public schools! Private schools seem to be the “norm”, but there are some great public school options if you are zoned for them!

Thanks for your input, Rosemary!  If you live in Sturbridge and have more information to share, please help us out and leave a comment below.  If you’d like to look at homes for sale in Sturbridge, contact us at the number at the top of the page.  We’d love to help you find your home in the River Region.