We Chose Bridle Brook in Pike Road, AL. . . Here’s Why.

March 4th, 2009 categories: Neighborhoods, Pike Road

[viddler id=dd85eafd&w=437&h=370]I’ve written about Bridle Brook before, but here’s a chance to get the scoop on this Pike Road neighborhood from a current resident.  Elizabeth and her husband have two school-age children, and have lived in Bridle Brook for several years. This is what they have to say about living in Bridle Brook . . .

Question: How did you choose your neighborhood?  What were the main factors that led you to buy in Bridle Brook Farms?

Answer: We chose this neighborhood based on the large amount of families and amenities offered.  There is a clubhouse with pool, tennis court, softball field, playground and fishing lake.  Our neighborhood isn’t too big and everyone is very friendly.  We also love the location.  With so many businesses moving out this way (Pike Road), we feel close to everything.  The weeping willow trees in our backyard are what sold me on our house.

Question: What perks have you found living in this neighborhood (that you may not have considered when you bought)?

Answer: Homeowners’ dues are low for the amenities we get compared to other neighborhoods.  We currently pay $250 a year and the recent raise in dues is going to cover some new things like a possible fishing peninsula in the lake.  We have great holiday events such as Santa at the Clubhouse, a Halloween festival, a Summer Bash, and neighborhood yard sales.  We also have a neighborhood cookbook.

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

Answer: Do your homework before you decide on a neighborhood.  Make sure it is in an area that you feel comfortable in.  Don’t hesitate to ask around about churches, schools, etc.

Thanks for your insight, Elizabeth!  If you are interested in looking at a home for sale in Bridle Brook, or would like to know more about the Pike Road area, give us a call at the number at the top of the page, or use the contact tab. We’d love to help.

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.