I have a cute little neighborhood I want to share with you today. If Serenbe and Seaside were sisters, The Waters would be their brother. This planned community is located in Pike Road, Alabama – not too far from Montgomery. (Yes, Pike Road is the name of the town.) And doesn’t that picket fence make you think of Seaside? The Waters has sidewalks to encourage pedestrian travel, and just look at some of the gorgeous homes there…
(I love the tower rooms on top of these in this next photo!)
Aren’t they all beautiful? They look like they could be old houses in a small town, but they are actually new construction. I have shown you some of the larger ones, but there is a great mix of sizes at The Waters. (Square footage ranges from a little under 800 square feet up to 8,000 square ft.) How about this cute cottage?
And it is not just the architecture of the pretty houses that makes it a great place to live. Wonderful parks and courtyards are sprinkled throughout the development.
The street names are precious too….Ring Around the Road, Boardwalk, Bright Spot Street, Carriage House Lane. Love that!
And like Serenbe and Seaside, The Waters has a few shops.
And again just like Seaside and Serenbe, there are all sorts of fun events to take part in….hayrides, picnics, parades.
I haven’t even told you the best part. The Waters is built around a 200 acre lake. Oh yes! You get all the beauty of living in a small town plus all the amenities of waterfront lake living.
They say the fishing there is really good, but I especially like their boathouse at Lake Cameron.
Now, do you see that building there that looks like a church?
That building is really their meeting house, and it is named Chapel Hill. It is used for weddings, meetings, family reunions, and other special events. If you happen to be in that area this fall on the weekend of October 19, you won’t want to miss the Chapel Hill Market. Several bloggers (Miss Mustard Seed, Urban Farm Girl, the Lettered Cottage folks, and others) will be selling items there, and author, Mary Kay Andrews will be on hand to talk about her latest book. You can read all about it here. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I was looking online at VRBO for a place to stay if we happen to decide to stay for the night, and I found the sweetest little carriage house there in The Waters.
It would have been perfect, but it was already rented for the weekend. Boohoo. Then I happened to be reading Miss Mustard Seed’s blog post, and she posted that she is renting it for the weekend! Now I know who beat me to it!
So are you ready to pack up and move to The Waters? I think it looks like a precious place, and I hope that we do get to visit the Chapel Hill Market on that weekend in October. Who knows…we might even find a home there we would consider buying one day. 🙂 Afterall, how could anyone resist this view?
Enjoy your weekend wherever you may be. We’ll be celebrating my birthday and our 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday here at home. 🙂
until next time…