New Hope/Owens Cross Roads
Owens Cross Roads is, literally, a crossroads—a quiet, one traffic light town. But its location halfway between Huntsville and Lake Guntersville, a prized destination for outdoor enthusiasts and family vacationers alike, makes this town and its neighboring communities in the greater Hampton Cove area the happiest of mediums. Perfect for homeowners who like being away from it all—but not too far!
One of the prime benefits of owning property in this area is space—and lots of it. Larger lots are the norm here, and there are ample empty lots ready for new construction. Build new, renovate, or downsize into a simpler lifestyle. Owens Cross Roads has room for it all. Looking for something close, but a little more conventional and populated? Drive a short ways north on Old Big Cove Road toward the city and you’ll find a trove of homes among the modern subdivisions of the Big Cove community. With its large retail center and well regarded schools in the Madison County school system, you’ll want for nothing here, whether you like having neighbors around you or being far from the maddening crowd.
Shopping and Dining
This area is situated only minutes from southeast Huntsville dining and shopping, however, there are some local shops and businesses that offer convenient options for the residents of these charming communities. Goody 2 Shoes is a local favorite offering boutique style clothing, designer jeans, and jewelry, as well as, trendy footwear for reasonable prices. El Olmeca serves familiar Mexican dishes in a festive, family-friendly environment.
Parks and Recreation
There are several options for family fun in the New Hope/Owens Cross Roads area. Harmony Park Safari is a unique experience for area residents. It is a drive through safari where free-range, semi-exotic animals can be viewed up close in a natural setting. Lake Guntersville is a short twenty-minute drive and offers opportunities for water sports, fishing, camping, and more.
The New Hope/Owens Cross Roads area is a charming representation of small town, southern living. Friendly faces and a strong sense of community are the fiber of this area. For example, stores and businesses in downtown New Hope still close early in preparation for Friday night football games. Everyone knows if you don't get to the game early, you don't get a seat!
There are a wide variety of housing options from which to choose. You can purchase land and build your own custom home or find a pre-loved property to make your own. This area also houses many working farms.
Schools in this area are part of the Madison County school system. They include Owens Cross Roads and New Hope elementary and middle schools and New Hope High School.