older-woman-walking-725x482Developers broke ground May 17 on the exciting new The Springs of Mill Lakes project just outside Opelika off the Birmingham Highway. This is a custom-designed neighborhood for seniors who are looking forward to an early retirement. This 133-home development is perfect for people who still want to enjoy an active lifestyle without retiring to some cookie-cutter condo.

Opelika has already been voted one of the “25 Best Places to Retire” by Forbes, so the creation of this development by Allen C. Harris capitalizes on our reputation for being a great place to live. Not only will it provide an ideal location for Opelikans to retire to, but we also expect that people from other states will now see the benefit of retiring to our wonderful town, including a dramatically lower cost of living.

What’s Included

Spread across 80 acres of land, The Springs of Mill Lakes includes a nature trail, two lakes, a creek, and two waterfalls. This development isn’t trying to mimic a natural landscape because there’s a 45-acre wildlife sanctuary situated right on its doorstep. So, you get to enjoy the best years of your life surrounded by nature, in a custom-built home that you’ll love. You’ll never feel trapped in the middle of urban sprawl when you retire here. The addition of “Windermere at The Springs” means that any retirees requiring assisted-living facilities can retire here in comfort, too.

The Springs of Mill Lakes will also offer resort-like facilities for retirees to enjoy, including a clubhouse, large lounge, fitness center, zero-entry pool, meeting and business rooms, and even a ballroom if you want to strut your stuff. One of the nearby lakes will have a dock with facilities for kayaking and other water-based activities. The second lake will be stocked with fish, providing avid anglers with plenty of opportunities to cast out a line and unwind.

So, residents of this development can look forward to a level of enjoyment and entertainment normally only found at a holiday resort from the comfort of their hometown, Opelika.

My Options

Future residents can choose from a variety of different floor plans and elevations, allowing you to create a home that is truly unique to you but finished to a world-class standard. Each home will feature the types of amenities you’d expect to find in an exclusive active retirement community. You can find more information about the groundbreaking in HobNob Auburn’s piece.

For people planning to retire here who aren’t residents of Opelika, it’s worth mentioning that our lovely town has everything you could possibly need, including boutiques, a large mall, restaurants, coffee shops, book stores and the simple abundance of enjoying the visually appealing appearance of our historic downtown.

When It’s Ready

The Springs of Mill Lakes is already under construction with the clubhouse feature expected to be complete by July 2016. Construction will be finished by the end of 2016, but we would advise interested parties to contact a realtor in the area, because we expect each of the 133 homes here to be snapped up very quickly. Check out some of its amenities at the real estate page.