Birmingham Parade of Homes 2015The 2015 Birmingham Parade of homes takes place on the weekends of May 9 and 10 and May 16 and 17. The largest new homes tour in the area will showcase a variety of new homes in the Birmingham metro area including new homes in Gardendale, Alabama. Harris Doyle Homes has two Gardendale communities included in the parade—Turnberry Highlands and Fieldstown Crossing. Along with these Gardendale communities, homes in Trussville Springs and Lacey’s Grove are also in the parade.

The Birmingham Parade of Homes hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday May 9 and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday May 10. A free event open to the public, the 2015 parade includes homes from a total of 23 different Birmingham communities built by 29 different developers/builders. Sponsors for the event include Alabama Power, Realty South, Alabama Media Group and many more!

Although the parade begins on May 9, the judging of the homes takes place the day before the parade on May 8. If the result of the Auburn Tour of Homes [link to Cypress Point Auburn Tour of Homes post] is any predictor of this parade’s results, Harris Doyle Homes can expect great things!

The first Harris Doyle community, Turnberry Highlands, showcases homes priced from the mid 200,000s. With 153 planned home sites, the community provides interested buyers with a variety of home designs including the Helen, Augusta, Marietta and Rome plans. The model home in Turnberry Highlands is the Helen plan which is similar to the Longmeadow model: four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and just over 3,000 square feet. The community will feature a family-friendly environment with relaxing amenities such as a pool, a pavilion and sidewalks with streetlamps.

Priced from the mid $200,000s, Harris Doyle homes in Fieldstown Crossing range from three to four bedrooms and two to two-and-a-half bathrooms with anywhere from 1,800 to 2,775 square feet. The community features 60 new, Gardendale homes. The newly decorated model home features the Franklin A floor plan with four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and 2,650 square feet. The model features a brick exterior, a designer fireplace, a large master bath and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Fieldstown Crossing currently has four move-in ready homes for a quick and easy spring home transition.

Trussville Springs is a highly sought-after community offering homes and townhomes in Trussville, Alabama. The community sits along shores of the Cahaba River and includes a 20-acre park, pond with fountain and pool. Trussville Springs provides stunning landscapes, an easy-going lifestyle and a quaint atmosphere. The model home is a McKinley A home design with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The interior features a great room with two story ventless fireplace and gas logs, hardwood floors and an upstairs loft overlooking the great room. Townhomes in Trussville Springs are currently being constructed and have expected move-in dates of this summer.

Located in Alabaster, Alabama, Lacey’s Grove is a recently started, single-family home community planned around high quality of life. Sidewalks in Lacey’s Grove are lined with street lamps providing residents with a quaint and cozy atmosphere. The community also has a swimming pool and a recreational fishing lake for residents to relax and enjoy on the weekends. Currently, Lacey’s Grove has four under construction. The new homes in Alabaster are priced from the mid-$210’s and will feature four different floor plans ranging from three to four bedrooms with two and two-and-a-half bathrooms.

To learn more about the Birmingham Parade of Homes, check out the website online! For more information about any of these three communities, visit or like the Harris Doyle Facebook page!