Offering a relaxed pace of living in the southern city of Birmingham, Alabama, Mt Laurel is a Southern Living Inspired Community that fosters neighborly interaction in a small town atmosphere. The town planners, Duany Plater-Zyberk designed Mt Laurel as a model of new urbanism. Designed to promote a walking lifestyle, broad sidewalks connect residents to neighbors, green spaces, shopping, and dining, while also providing children with a route to school.
The community is nestled just behind Double Oak Mountain and embraces a respect for nature with an abundance of trees, parks, and green spaces. Miles of hiking paths keep residents connected to the outdoors and the outdoor experience is enhanced by an 11-acre community lake that allows for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. Residents can make new friends while cooling off in the community swimming pool, attending the library’s book club meetings, or gathering at the church.
Mt Laurel is committed to the future, offering carefully crafted traditional homes that are built to last. Residential and commercial areas are located within close proximity, providing quick access to the everyday conveniences of the vibrant Town Center. Send me information now!
Acreage 600 acres (243 hectares)
Tennis Residents can enjoy tennis and pickleball on community courts.
Fitness The scenic Spoonwood Mountain Lake Trail offers several strategically placed fitness stations for exercise as well as an elevated deck for yoga exercises.
Recreation Outdoor recreational amenities include miles of hiking trails and sidewalks, several parks and green spaces, a playground, and a dog park for all breeds and sizes. The community’s 11-acre private lake is stocked and maintained for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Community events take place throughout the year.
Golf Nearby Birmingham is home to many public and private golf courses. Greystone Golf and Country Club, Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club, and Eagle Point Golf Club are within 10 minutes of Mt Laurel and offer championship golf courses along with expert instruction.
Swimming The Olmstead Park Swimming Pool includes a kiddie pool, seating areas, and restrooms.
Library Mt Laurel Public Library offers residents a selection of books and media to choose from, as well as a book club.
Church Double Oak Community Church, located next to the Town Center, is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and has a growing congregation of 1,100 members.
Schools Mt Laurel has two schools within walking distance of residences - Mt Laurel Elementary and Hilltop Montessori School.
Mt Laurel Farm School The community’s 23-acre organic farm encourages healthy communities through farming and education and supplies fresh produce to residents and local restaurants. Over 75 varieties of fruits and vegetables are sold at the weekly Mt Laurel Farm Stand.
Southern Living Inspired Community Mt Laurel reflects the Southern Living lifestyle by emphasizing positive aspects of life in the South. Southern Living Inspired Communities embrace the Southern landscape, include Southern Living inspired architecture, and foster community interaction.
Healthcare The Town Center offers primary and comprehensive care, a dentist, and pharmacy. UAB Hospital is a leading medical facility, among the 20 largest and best equipped in the nation, and is less than a 30-minute drive from the community.
Shopping & Dining Mt Laurel’s Town Center is made up of various shops and businesses including clothing stores, a deli and grocery store, florist, and hardware store. Medical and financial services, dog grooming, a salon and more are also located downtown. A range of casual and fine dining options are all within walking distance.
Area Attractions Oak Mountain State Park is about a 20-minute drive from Mt Laurel and offers hiking trails, fishing, camping, and picnic areas. An abundance of shopping and dining is only minutes away at the Summit. Downtown Birmingham offers first class museums, concert venues, restaurants, and Regions Field, all in less than 30 minutes away.
The Town of Mt Laurel Chosen for 2016 Southern Living Idea House Birminghan, AL (April 21, 2016) - For more than 25 years, Southern Living magazine has inspired readers with the stunning architecture and interiors inside its annual Idea House. This year, in celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary, its editors have chosen The Town of Mt Laurel as the location for the 2016 Southern Living Idea House. Located on the edge of Shelby County, Mt Laurel was a natural selection for the Birmingham-based publication, a tribute to its current headquarters.
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