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Five Reasons Auburn is a Great Place to Raise a Family
October 30, 2020

Five Reasons Auburn is a Great Place to Raise a Family

Looking for the perfect town to raise your family? Auburn, Alabama just may be what you are looking for. The town is much smaller and safer than a big city and almost everyone you meet is welcoming with a big smile. We know there is a lot to consider when moving to a new home with children. Top-notch public schools and kid-friendly activities are just a few of the many things that can make or break a decision to purchase a particular new home. Below we have listed the top five reasons why Auburn is indeed The Loveliest Village on the Plains.

1. Auburn Voted a Top Place to Live

Livability recently released the 2020 version of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in America”. Auburn ranked number 82 on the list and this what the Director of Public Affairs in Auburn had to say…

"People who love Auburn will talk about the value of the 'Auburn family.' Whether an old friend or a newcomer, the Auburn family welcomes you with open arms. The bond that’s shared between Auburn University and its surrounding community creates a truly unique environment that enriches daily life in the Loveliest Village on the Plains."

In addition, Auburn ranks #1 Best Places to Live in Lee Country, #7 Best Places to Live in Alabama, and the 11th Best Places to Raise a Family in Alabama according to Niche.

2. Among the Top Public Schools in the State

Schools play an important role in students’ educational achievement, health, and overall wellbeing. Auburn is ranked No. 5 for The Best Place with the Best Public Schools in Alabama. Niche ranks Auburn City Schools an overall grade of an A+. This score is based off academics, teachers, clubs & activities, administration, food, diversity, college prep, health & safety, sports, and resources & facilities. All items scored at least an A-. Depending on the new home community you select for your family, the children will attend one of the following schools.

Elementary Schools

  • Richland Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Yarbrough Elementary School
  • Auburn Early Education School
  • Ogletree Elementary School

Middle Schools

  • Drake Middle School
  • East Samford School
  • Auburn Jr. High School

High School

  • Auburn High School

3. Safety

In 2019, Auburn was named one of the safest cities in Alabama according to a study by The Home Security Advisor. The organization says they looked at both violent and property crimes throughout the state, weighed violent crimes higher than property crimes. The total crime rate is -2.88% lower than the national rate and -25.24% lower than the Alabama total crime rate. 

According to a recent poll, police are reliable in Auburn, as 74% of people that participated in a poll on Niche.com say that the police are very visible and very responsive. These people also say that Auburn is either pretty safe or very safe. Crime rates do influence where people choose to live and raise their families. We are confident in saying that Auburn is a wonderful city to raise your family and residents in Auburn are among some of the safest in the state of Alabama.

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4. Kid Friendly Fun Around Town

In Auburn, the children will never be at a loss for something to do. From Southeastern Raptor Center to Jordan-Hare Stadium, the Auburn area offers many different types of family activities, including: parks, movie theaters, baseball fields, etc. The kids will have a unique playing experience at Hickory Dickory Park. This park is said to look like a miniature version of the city. The whole family can gather at GoodTimes Bowling for delicious food, arcade games, and of course bowling. If you have exhausted all that Auburn has to offer, there are many larger cities within a reasonable driving distance. Montgomery, Birmingham, Atlanta, and the Gulf Coast all have many family friendly activities to choose from.

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5. Culture/History

Auburn is filled with unique culture and history. A young woman chose the name for the town from the first line in Oliver Goldsmith's poem, "The Deserted Village," which reads "Sweet Auburn, the loveliest village of the plain." The name fits Auburn perfectly, as the town is unique, diverse, and an overall lovely experience to be a part of. The Multicultural Center makes every effort to support tradition and heritage of individuals from different races, cultures, religion, ethnicities, etc. They design activities and programs to improve cultural awareness and diversity. 

From the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century, educational institutions played significant roles in Auburn's development and economy. Between 1940 and 1970, the city's population rose from fewer than 5,000 residents to more than 22,000, and its area nearly doubled. The town's growth largely resulted from dramatic increases in the number of students, faculty, and staff at API, which was renamed Auburn University in 1960.

Harris Doyle builds new homes in north and south Auburn. Northern communities include the Pebble Hill Townhomes at Woodward Oaks, Clear Springs at Woodward Oaks, and The Parkway at Woodward Oaks. Southern communities include Mimms Trail and The Nest at Mimms Trail. Homes range from $198,000-$480,000, so there is something for every taste and price range. If you’ve decided to start your new home search in Auburn and are interested in one of the above communities, contact us today or visit https://harrisdoyle.com/communities/auburn  

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