Nestled in the enchanting wooded hills of northern Shelby County in Helena, Alabama are 3,600 acres of a master-planned community of new homes known as Hillsboro. Large trees, lush landscaping, waterfront activities, and lavish lifestyles make it near impossible to resist the allure of the possibility of owning a home in the Hillsboro community.
Meandering trail systems wind through this picturesque community and connect residential neighborhoods, award winning schools, churches, shops, and natural resources that enrich the community. Students in the Hillsboro community are served by Shelby County Schools. Students attend the nearby Helena Elementary School, Helena Intermediate School, Helena Middle School, and Helena High School.
Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, upgrading, or downsizing, Hillsboro offers more than a dozen home styles and floor plans. We are confident they have a finely crafted new home perfectly suited to your taste. White picket fences, front porch sitting, charming architecture, and convenient access to the village center, community pool, and appealing shops beckon you to this impressive town.
Many sources have named Helena one of the safest places to raise your kids, and in 2009, Money Magazine named Helena one of the best small towns in which to live. In 2015 Helena Alabama was named the best suburb to buy a home in Alabama. Niche Local, a company that provides rankings and statistics on every neighborhood and city in the U.S., did a comprehensive assessment of the housing and community of American suburbs. Their rankings are based on multiple factors, including home values, property taxes, housing costs, crime rates, age of new home buyers, and personal reviews. Niche Local praised Helena for a successful overall experience. Helena has 16,956 residents and a median home value of $178,200. 92.3% of Helena residents own their home.
Founded in 1877 on the banks of Buck Creek, Helena, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, is rich in American history and heritage. With roots preceding the Civil War Era, Helena began flourishing during the Reconstruction Period when the coal and iron industries, along with railroads, gave promise to the area.
This area is home to about 17,000 people. The community offers a multitude of parks, a community center, and the Helena Amphitheater. The Helena Amphitheater regularly hosts concerts, arts and crafts fairs, festivals, movies, and more. This outdoor concert venue hosts the annual Buck Creek Festival and Helena Market Days which occur every Saturday from the first weekend in June through the last weekend in August. The market is located in Old Town Helena on the bank of Buck Creek just below the waterfall. Helena Market Days was named in Shelby Living magazine’s “Best of the Best” farmers market for 2012! For quieter activities, there is the Jane B. Holmes Public Library and the Helena Museum.
Of course, there are plenty of places around this quaint community to grab a bite and do a bit of shopping, including the recently revitalized Old Town Helena. Nostalgic Old Town features specialty shops chock-full with distinctive gifts housed in restored turn-of-the-century buildings like The Helena Depot Deli and Grill. The Helena Freight House and Depot is the building the restaurant now resides in and is one of the oldest structures remaining in town. The Depot was converted into a deli and grill located in the heart of Old Town Helena and nestled comfortably near the Buck Creek Waterfall. The Depot in Helena is one of the Birmingham area’s best kept family restaurant secrets. Spend an evening relaxing at the Coal Yard Bar & Grill. The Coal Yard in Helena is a restaurant, bar, and live music venue also located in Old Town Helena.
The median household income for this area is just under $90,000 per year, with many residents commuting to nearby cities for work. Homes in this area range from approximately $150,000 to $400,000, depending on the neighborhood, floor plan, and upgrades.
Home styles offered within the Hillsboro community include:
- Ashton 4
- St. Andrew
The master planned community of Hillsboro presents much to the modern household searching for community values and a full lifestyle in a charming environment. From relaxing on the porch to hiking one of the amazing trails, swimming, sports, and community events, Hillsboro has something to offer each member of your family for comfort, fun, and style. Hillsboro welcomes you to join the community and call it your home.
Interested in buying or selling a home in Hillsboro? Give Lucas Burger a call at 205-230-3350.
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