The beautiful Hillsboro neighborhood is located in Helena, Alabama in Northern Shelby County with a convenient commute to Downtown Birmingham. Developed by USS Real Estate, this multi-use community is designed with sidewalks for walkability, parks, playgrounds, community pools, and 14 miles of walking trails.
The Hillsboro is an echo of the classic American neighborhood with picket fences, front porches, and outdoor activities. The developer, U.S. Steel Real Estate, has created a master plan design which incorporates all the current and future homes into the walking trail system. These trails give residents a short and safe walk to Helena's elementary school and connect the neighborhood to the surrounding community. Check out what others have said on Trip Advisor about the walking trails. The neighborhood is also a short drive to Helena Intermediate School, and Helena High School, in the highly ranked Shelby County Schools.
As of August 2018, Hillsboro is currently in a new phase of construction with homes built by Newcastle Homes, a popular home builder in the Birmingham area founded in 1997. They have built over 1500 homes in Alabama since. They were named Birmingham's Best Home Builders in 2017 by Birmingham Magazine.
501 Rosebury Road
Last year I had the pleasure of selling 501 Rosebury Road. This home exemplifies the charm of the neighborhood and its architecture. 501 Rosebury Road was the original model home for the community and it shows. Alluring curb appeal and quality construction are evident in this home. Upscale amenities are throughout the home. The lucky homeowners enjoy three separate indoor living areas, with a family room, keeping room, and upstairs loft perfect for a children's play area. It also has just as many inviting outdoor living areas, a front porch, upstairs balcony, a breezeway (which other homes have screened in), and a flagstone patio with firepit. It is also a short walk from the neighborhood's clubhouse, park, and pool.
Old Town Helena
Hillsboro is within walking distance of Old Town Helena's Depot Deli and Grill, local boutiques and Buck Creek. Buck Creek is a 17.3-mile-long branch of the Cahaba River that was used to supply water power for manufacturing and industry during the 19th century. You'll often see families splashing or having a picnic at the base of the Buck Creek's dam. Buck Creek is a great place to fish and canoe. Not far from Old Town you can rent a canoe to Canoe The Cahaba. Buck Creek borders Helena's Old Town Amphitheater Park, home of the Buck Creek Festival. Buck Creek Festival is a free community event that takes place on the second weekend in May on the banks of Buck's Creek. There is great food, music, children's activities, and all ages crafts.
The neighborhood is zoned for Helena schools in the highly ranked Shelby County Schools System. Students will attend Helena Intermediate School, Helena High School, and Helena Elementary School, which is within walking distance of the neighborhood. Students can participate in a large variety of sports at the high school including football, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, track and field, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. The school also participates in academic clubs and teams and has a successful band and choir program. The school also participates in AP courses. HHS is ranked 54th of Alabama's high schools by US News with just over 1,000 students.
Hillsboro Market Analysis
Hillsboro currently has 3,600 acres for development and recreational use. There are plans to increase the number of homes, trails, and parks and garden areas in phase two.
Managed by McKay Management, annual HOA fees for the community are $685. Residents of Shelby County enjoy lower taxes than other neighboring counties.
As of August 2018, based on six months of statistics, the community is thriving in new home builds, as well as, resales. The average sales price in Hillsboro is $298,000 with a range between $374,500 for larger family homes and $212,900 for the smaller garden homes. The average cost per square foot currently averages $125 based on all sales in the neighborhood. The smaller garden homes, ranging in size of 1,400 - 1,900 sq. ft. The time on the market averages 94 days; however, new construction can skew the days on market, build times factoring into the equation. Five, four and three bedroom plans are available for every sized family from the newly married with no children, to the empty nesters and those bursting at the seams and still growing. The age of homes in the neighborhood range from 2007 to the homes currently being constructed.
City of Helena
Helena was 13th on Business Week's "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" list (2007), ranked Money Magazine's 2007 "Best Places to Live: Top 100", Alabama League of Municipalities 2008 Municipal Achievement Award, and #1 on Neiche Local's Best Suburbs list (2015).
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