Pike Road School Groundbreaking Video

January 10th, 2014 categories: Buyer Tips, Neighborhoods, Pike Road, Schools
If you weren't able to make the Pike Road School groundbreaking ceremony at The Waters this morning, here's a quick video so you can see what you missed. Because I have been to quite a few of these Town of Pike Road events, I expected a well-executed, inspirational, informative ceremony.  I got exactly that.  See if you don't agree that Pike Road, Alabama, is an exciting place to live these days. If you'd like to learn about homes for sale in Pike Road because of the new school, or if you're just interested in Pike Road real estate because it's an great place to live, give us a call (256) 853-0357 or contact us here.  We'd love to talk with you about the possibilities. The Town of Pike Road had a nice tent set up on The Avenue of the Waters, where the school will be located in east Montgomery County. For those of you familiar with The Waters neighborhood, you go in the main entrance off of Marler Road, go over the first little bridge, climb the hill, and it's on your right before you get to the tennis courts.  It was a cold, misty day today so everyone was glad to have some shelter! As you can see from the video above, a little line of dirt was set up in the background with ten or twelve fancy shovels at ready. Mayor Gordon Stone welcomed everyone. You could tell that the Mayor was bursting with pride today. It was understandable, because he and many others have been working for about sixteen years to get to this point. In fact, the Mayor went out of his way to thank any and everyone involved, most by name. He even recognized former Town councilmen, which I thought was a nice touch. Then he introduced Ms. Linda Ware, Vice President of the Pike Road School Board. She led the invocation and did a really nice job. After the pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Stone read a proclamation and then introduced some various speakers.  Wayne Rabren spoke first. Mr. Rabren was the first mayor of the Town of Pike Road. He gave a different angle on the history, pointing out that the first Pike Road School was formed in like 1919 and educated area children until the late 1960s. Next, Chris Dunn spoke. Chris is the current Chairman of the Pike Road Town Council and Mayor Pro Tempore. Chris is a great speaker and always delivers. Next up was Ray Hawthorne. I have never met Ray, and was curious about what he would say as he is the President of the Pike Road School Board. He did a good job as well.  Mr. Hawthorne spoke mainly about keeping true to the original vision of excellence by keeping standards high and working hard. Before the Mayor wrapped up, Dr. Ed Richardson spoke. Dr. Richardson is the former State of Alabama Superintendent of Education, and is widely regarded as a visionary, effective leader in the education field. Dr. Richardson was a key cog in the Pike Road School process - he served as the Executive Director of the Pike Road Leadership Council. I knew that they would be OK when it was announced he would head the effort to negotiate with the Montgomery public school system for the asset split. At the groundbreaking, Dr. Richardson also talked about the need of high standards, and urged residents to stick to them, even if it means there are some rough patches! After that, everyone shifted over to the shovels for the official groundbreaking. It was a really fun time when the town councilmen, school board folks, parents, and even kids got in the act. The weather was cold in rainy, as you can see in the above video. But it's clear that the Town of Pike Road is burning with optimism about its school and the community's future!

Homes and Lots For Sale In The Waters

February 15th, 2013 categories: Buyer Tips, Neighborhoods, Pike Road
chapelThe Waters is one of the most unique neighborhoods in the greater Montgomery area. We are pleased to announce our Neighborhood Page on The Waters now has a live list of homes for sale in the Waters and lots for sale in The Waters. If you would like to read our neighborhood page, we give a bit of info and history on the Waters, plus we have added in these live links. This is the latest in an effort to bring you live MLS links, broken down by neighborhood, showing you homes and lots for sale right now. Like the Lochshire neighborhood page, the fact that it's a live MLS link means that no matter when you check it, today or in 200 tomorrows, it constantly pulls the freshest list of homes for sale from the Montgomery MLS. If you want to search the entire MLS, click here for our Montgomery area home search and customize to your heart's content. But, we figure enough people are interested in specific neighborhoods, so we at Three Rivers Recon thought it would be cool to build out these neighborhood pages. There's a lot of things going on in The Waters right now, not the least of which is the new planned Town of Pike Road School that will be located there. Keep your eyes out here as we cover this and blog about it. What are we missing? Would you like to see other neighborhoods in Montgomery, Pike Road, or Prattville spotlighted (or is it spotlit ?)? Or would you like more details on the ones we have? Click here and let us know. Would you like more information about specific homes or lots you see? We can help with that, too. Click here for the same contact form and let us know. We live here. We work here. We can help!

Pike Road School System Hires Heavy Hitter

March 21st, 2012 categories: Montgomery, Pike Road, Schools
Photo Credit: Montgomery Advertiser.com

Photo Credit: Montgomery Advertiser.com

The fledgling Pike Road, Alabama, school system took a big leap forward by hiring an executive director of the Pike Road Education Leadership Council. And they didn't hire just anybody. Ed Richardson will lead the Council in their negotiations with Montgomery County, and oversee the beginning stages of setting up the town's school system. Anyone that has spent any time in Alabama in the past 20 years should know him. Mr. Richardson has served as the President of Auburn University, and also the Superintendent of Education for the entire state of Alabama. Learn more about this huge announcement in this Montgomery Advertiser article by Annie McCallum Bitter. Richardson tells the Advertiser that he sees the new Pike Road school system as a "golden opportunity to form a very strong school system" and "You seldom have an opportunity to start a school system and to build it in a very qualitative way with parents who are highly interested." Are you highly interested in a home for sale in the Pike Road, Alabama, area? We can help. Check our Neighborhoods Page, we have information on lots of Pike Road neighborhoods like Bon Terre, Providence, Lochshire, The Waters, Stone Park, and more. Don't see anything you like? Please Contact Us on this page and we can customize your home search.

Christmas in the Town of Pike Road, AL

December 13th, 2009 categories: Activities, Neighborhoods, Pike Road
chapelThe Town of Pike Road invites the public to its Candlelight Christmas service at 6:30 on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The service is held annually at The Meeting House on Chapel Hill in The Waters. If you've never been to The Waters, or are interested in the community life in Pike Road, this would be a great event to attend.  It's a picturesque development year-round.  I can imagine it is beautiful during the holidays. For more picture of The Waters development, click here

Neighborhood Spotlight: The Waters in Pike Road, AL

April 28th, 2009 categories: Neighborhoods, Pike Road
The WatersIt's eye candy.  It's like nothing else in east Montgomery, AL (okay - in Pike Road).  If you want something close to  Mayberry, The Waters is it. Developed around the 200 acre Lake Cameron, The Waters is a walkable, self-contained community.  There's the Town Square with shops, a restaurant, community pool and pavillion, plus fishing on the lake, tennis courts, extra wide sidewalks . . . more amenities than a typical planned community. IMG_4980 It's quite rural, even though (I timed it) it's only 3 minutes to I-85, the main drag through Montgomery.  It's a good drive through Pike Road, but once you get there - pretty cool.  So the trade-off is a longer drive for a unique, quaint "lifestyle." There are loft apartments, cottages, grand homes - all with small, tidy yards and back alley parking.  Think Celebration, FL.  Very Traditional.  Very Southern. The Waters Today, April 28, 2009, there are 17 properties for sale in The Waters (not counting lots).  They range in size from 1,200 square feet to 4,394 square feet.  Asking prices per square foot are in the $180s.  These prices are higher per square foot than most Montgomery neighborhoods, but the amenities offered in The Waters are more numerous and unique than other developments. Check out more photos below. If you're intrigued, call or contact us to see any homes for sale in The Waters or the Montgomery area MLS.