When I think about County Line Road and how desolate it used to be a couple of decades ago, I’m amazed that city planners had the insight to go ahead and make it a wide road from the get-go. They knew it would be a heavily-traveled road one day.
Similarly, when I think about Holladay Boulevard that leads to The Village at Oakland Springs from HWY 72, I wonder the exact same thing: Did city planners intentionally make this road, a road with no businesses or residences yet, as wide as it is because they anticipate the heavy traffic and goodness that’s to come in the future from this development?
I have a hunch that these developers know what they’re doing and that The Village at Oakland Springs is one to be watched.
Rosalie Sutherland, the new homes sales specialist for The Village at Oakland Springs, agreed that big things are in store for this traditional neighborhood development.
“A community is really being formed here. It’s been fun to watch,” shared Sutherland.
About The Village at Oakland Springs
Located at the corner of Browns Ferry Road and Holladay Boulevard, Oakland Springs is described as a highly-curated community created by the same people who conceptualized award-winning The Village at Providence in Huntsville.
“We have five builders who are all trained in working in traditional neighborhood development,” shared Sutherland, who describes this type of neighborhood as one that Madison does not have a lot of.
“I don’t think a lot of people in Madison really know what a traditional neighborhood development is, but you saw a lot of it years ago where everything was very pedestrian-friendly. A lot of communities here are very automobile driven, but not The Village at Oakland Springs.”
Sutherland says that many of her buyers selected this community because “it’s like buying into a live, work, and play attraction.”
The Future of The Village at Oakland Springs
Similar to The Village of Providence, Oakland Springs will feature restaurants and retail galore at the entrance of the development.
Sutherland doesn’t know for certain which retail stores and restaurants will come to Oakland Springs, but she did say that developers are actively working with architects to create these plans. Though she did not offer a timeline, she did say with confidence that these plans “are in progress”.
Oakland Springs plans to feature over four miles of greenway space and eventually have multiple dog parks too.
“This is already the perfect place to go for a nightly stroll with your family.”
Sutherland shared that many of the floorplans featured in this development include porches that near the sidewalks, making conversation and community as conducive and easy as possible.
“We already have groups formed that do bible studies and play kickball games. It’s fun to see.”
The Village at Oakland Springs plans to have 600 homesites, with the first 100 nearing completion within Phase 1. The community will feature single-family homes, townhomes, and “live works”, all very similar to Providence. All of these home styles are available to discuss now with Sutherland, if interested.
Plans for a junior Olympic-sized pool are underway which will overlook the lake. There are also plans to build a cabana and amenities center.
“The fitness center will include yoga and a weight room. If you’re familiar with the amenities center at Providence, you know that it’s state of the art. This will be similar.”
The Building Process
Sutherland shared that The Village at Oakland Springs currently has five builders to choose from: Regent Homes, Jimmy Bryan Construction, VTS, Dilworth Development, and The Builders Group.
“We’ll explore all of our builders, talk about square footage, and begin narrowing down your options,” says Sutherland about working with prospective buyers.
She emphasized that all of their builders have architects that are known to maximize square footage in a home. Their homes are fully customizable and says that designers often work with every builder and home buyer to pick selections.
“Paint colors, backsplash, flooring, tile, any of it. So many of our buyers say that they don’t have an eye for design, so our designers will work with buyers on making sure that their selections are exactly what they want.”
Sutherland says that she’s sat through design meetings before and was extremely impressed.
“They are very in-tune with what the newest things are and very focused on what trends are coming out. I really cannot say enough about our builders and designers and their attention to detail within this community.”
Move to The Village at Oakland Springs
Sutherland emphasizes that it’s important to get into the community as early as possible because prices will likely be as cheap as they will ever be. Their model home is the Amelia plan by The Builders Group and is located at 229 Mission Street.
Sutherland can be reached at 256-384-5051 or by email and would love to discuss how to fully customize your dream home or how to select a home to move into next month. She says that there are several that are move-in ready right now.