Best Luxury Home Buys in Birmingham Alabama
If you’re looking to buy luxury real estate in Birmingham AL, you’ll probably find lots of gorgeous homes right in the city in Forest Park and Redmont. If you’d prefer a quieter lifestyle away from the bustle of the “Magic City” however, you’d do better looking just to the south of Birmingham. The city’s three best suburbs – Mountain Brook, Liberty Park, and Greystone – have all the peace and quiet you love, and each is fewer than 15 miles outside of downtown Birmingham. In addition, this is where you can find the best return on your investment. I'm a retired financial advisor, I look at the purchase of a home as an investment and I want my investments to appreciate. Appreciation can result by getting ahead of a trend and capturing the growth or taking advantage of a short-term discount resulting from changing market conditions and that's what I see happening in these three neighborhoods. To learn more read my post Luxury Home Market Cooling With a Chance of Melting.
Despite the fact that Mountain Brook is the closest-in luxury suburb on our list, it has a surprisingly small-town feel. It’s often affectionately referred to as “The Tiny Kingdom.” Three “villages” and high walkability keep traffic levels low, and cultural centers like The Birmingham Zoo and The Botanical Gardens provide family centers, while the many neighborhood parks and trails provide recreation. Mountain Brooks schools are consistently ranked as best in state or within the top two year after year.
The median home value in Mountain Brook is $445,500, but also includes incredible luxury real estate like the Donnachaidh/Roberts Estate, a traditional Georgian style home dating back to 1929 in the affluent community of Old Mountain Brook. The home sits on 2.9 acres of manicured, park-like acres and features a formal garden and guest house. Fine details like antique European chandeliers, 20-foot ceilings, and an elegant combination of Italian tile and rich hardwood flooring bring refinement to the home’s great room. This is a home that can not be replicated at any price.
If your tastes run more contemporary, you might prefer the Lemak Estate, built in 1983 on top of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains conveniently located adjacent to the primary artery connecting Mountain Brook to the city to the north and its southern suburbs to the south. This is a home that would cost over $4 million to replicate being offered at a 50% discount. The Lemack estate was built for family with a master on the first floor, his and hers bathrooms, four bedrooms upstairs all with full bath, a guest room in the basement with pool access.
Liberty Park is an upscale community located to the east of Birmingham consisting of over 1,200 homes ranging in price from $450,000 to $4.5 million. About a third of the homes are within the gated community of Old Overton which is the home of a golf course and Country Club of the same name. Here you’re going to find homes built from 1996 on and again because of The Baby Boomer Sell-Off and the Demographic Inversion that our country is experiencing you’ll find some amazing values at the high end.
Unlike many communities built in the late 1990’s Liberty Park is not a cookie cutter community. Here you’ll find some of the most unique homes in Birmingham, like this one that reminds me of an Aspin Colorado Chalet, making use of the natural stone and wood found in Alabama. This home couldn't be rebuilt for less than $4.2 million and is being offered for a fraction of it's origional cost to construct.
If you’re looking for a different home, quality construction, high end appliances through-out, in a Country Club Community, with it’s own top rated school system Liberty Park is a must see.
Greystone is a gated golf course community located 15 miles south of Birmingham on highway 280. Also, as a result of The Baby Boomer Sell-Off, you’ll find some amazing values in Greystone. It’s not uncommon to find homes that would cost in excess of $3 million to replicate selling of less than $1.5 million. The community boasts two of the finest golf courses in Birmingham, regularly the location of the Seniors PGA tour. Greystone is Birmingham’s best closed Country Club community with its own elementary school and access to some of Birmingham’s better secondary school systems. If you’re raising children and want them to have access to swimming, tennis and golf teams you need to look at Greystone.
This home, located in the Greystone Founders community, it has over 14,400 square feet of living space, a $240,000 German SieMatic kitchen, seamless Brazilian countertops, hand painted domes in the foyer and master bath, a floating Travertine staircase, eight bedrooms and eight full baths, on the golf course and on and on. This is a Lamborghini selling for the price of a decked-out Cadillac.
Currently you won’t find better value in the Birmingham luxury home market than what you’ll find in Greystone.
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Kerry Grinkmeyer is a real estate agent in Birmingham, AL specializing in the marketing and sales of luxury homes. Kerry's a retired financial advisor, he sold his firm, one of the largest in the Ameriprise Financial Advisor system in 2005 to his son, daughter and nephew. Now he's building one of the largest boutique real estate agencies that he'll eventually sell to his grandchildren. He the author of the children’s book The Christmas Web- A Family Christmas Tradition. Kerry competes in the Senior Olympics in to 50M, 100M and 200M dash as well as the 5k and 10k time trial cycling events.
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