EUFAULA ALABAMA - RIVER TOWN AND FORMER COTTON PORT - GREAT PLACE TO RETIRE

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Real Estate Agent with Excellent Service Realty

I just returned from a visit to my hometown of Eufaula, AL. It's a beautiful place and especially in the Spring with all the Azaleas and Dogwoods blooming. Eufaula is located at the stateline of Alabama and Georgia about 60 miles north of the Florida Stateline. Eufaula is called the Bass Capital of the World because of its 45000 acre lake which was created in 1963 by the damming of the Chattahoochee River. Eufaula was named for a tribe of Indians called the Eufaulas that once inhabited the area and was once a major trading post for cotton because of it's location on the river. Eufaula has one of the highest concentrations of ante-bellum homes in Alabama and has many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. You can see some photos of Eufaula if you make yourself a facebook.com account and then copy and paste this:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1789&id=1127837051  Every spring during the first weekend in April, Eufaula hosts a Pilgrimage of Open Houses. See http://www.eufaulapilgrimage.com/  There is also an Antique Show as well as a sidewalk Art Fair. The town is a buzz with activities during the Pilgrimage.

Eufaula has a population of about 14,000 and has a mild winter climate and makes a great place to retire to. You can get a nice 3BR/2BA home for under $150k.There are several golf courses around. Lakepoint Resort State Park. George T. Bagby State Park on the Georgia side. Membership clubs are The Eufaula Country Club and also CCA - Country Club of Alabama. The city of Dothan is 50 miles South and Columbus, GA is about an hour drive and Montgomery, AL is about 2 and a half hour drive.

There is a new developement on the Southside of town called Reflections which is built to look like old fashioned bungalows. It's a gated community on the lake with a clubhouse and swimming pool. I'll highlight this community in an upcoming blog.

If you are looking for a great place to retire or just explore, I'll be glad to tell you more about Eufaula, Alabama. By the way, I know a really good real estate agent in Eufaula that I can refer you to. Here's a view of the Lake and also of the downtown. Lake Eufaula Looking N / NE

Eufaula, Alabama Downtown on a Sunday

 

Comments (3)

Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
this is beautiful - great prices too.... sounds like you will be getting a  few retirees coming your way
Mar 31, 2008 06:21 PM
Sarah Nopp
South Sound, WA

It looks very peaceful.Nice :)

Thanks for sharing ideas on my post the other day. I think you are right about the direction you are thinking too- affiliated fields.

Apr 05, 2008 06:37 PM
Alisa Stone Herring
Stone Real Estate Group, LLC - Panama City Beach, FL
CRS, GRI

Hi. Great Blog. A part of my heart is in your home town. We just LOVE Eufaula. We got married there last October with Dave Burguess. I am from Atlanta and we live in Panama City Beach....it was the halfway point and we just love it.

Our plan is to buy investment property up there. Actually there are two properties that we like right now. On the main street. On is 4 stories and needs work asking about 125k and the other is on the corner and now is an antique mall. Do you know anything about rental rates up there?

I am new to Active Rain and looking to connect. If you know of anyone looking to buy or sale in PCB, please refer them to me. Or if you know of anyone that has a Fl Lisence and is looking to join a refferal company. I am staring one in January.

Thanks and keep in touch, Alisa

www.TheBeachPeach.com

Dec 30, 2008 04:56 PM