Century Communities—No. 9 on the 2023 Builder 100—has entered the Huntsville, Alabama, market with the first of three planned communities, Laurenwood, slated to open in Athens next month.
“Huntsville, being the largest city in Alabama and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, is very attractive to us,” says Zack Adler, division president. “We are excited to enter such a robust market and provide quality and affordable homes for the Huntsville community.”
The market—which weathered last year’s slowdown with grace—continues to thrive, welcoming new employers and opportunities as a hub for the technology, aerospace, bioscience, and defense industries. In the fourth quarter of 2022, the market was considered one of the least at risk to experience housing market problems, according to ATTOM data.
To meet the demand of its growing population, the new Laurenwood community will offer 123 homes on generous homesites with a mix of single- and two-story floor plans up to 2,102 square feet. The homes will include two-bay attached garages, three to four bedrooms, and three to four bathrooms.
Nearby in Owens Cross Roads, Century has plans for Ramsay Cove, which will begin construction late this summer. “An additional community in the Toney market is anticipated to begin construction this fall. Both these communities will provide a mix of single- and two-story floor plans,” Adler notes. The third community in Toney will be named Kendall Glades.
“This is just the beginning of Century Communities in the Huntsville market,” says Adler. “We are constantly looking for the right opportunity to provide the community of Huntsville with quality homes and a best-in-class home buying experience.”
Earlier this month, Century also announced the expansion of its Century Complete brand in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Plans for the area include two phases at Copper Oaks, with the first beginning sales this month and the second to open next year. When complete, the community will offer more than 300 new homes with quick access to downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University.
Adler says, “High quality of life that our buyers are looking for in an area with solid industry and job creation made Baton Rouge a great choice. There is so much to do for recreation, outdoor activities, and festivals coupled with a relatively low cost of living. The area is also rich with culture and history that is attractive to both local buyers as well as buyers looking to move to the area for employment.”