We are thrilled to announce that our newest community, Woodward Oaks, is currently in the early stages of development! Woodward Oaks will offer new homes for sale in Auburn, Alabama and is situated on 231 sprawling acres of beautiful, wooded green space.  This is an ideal community for the outdoor enthusiast because of its stunning hardwoods and abundance of hiking trails.

Location, location, location!

If you are looking for new homes in Auburn, Woodward Oaks is conveniently located in the heart of Auburn on North Donahue Drive, just a few minutes from Auburn’s vibrant city-center. Woodward Oaks is the perfect new home community for families with children, as it is an easy, quick drive to Auburn schools and is just down the street from Auburn’s popular Yarbrough Elementary School. The community will serve as a connection between North Donahue Drive and Shug Jordan Parkway. Woodward Oaks is just minutes away from Publix, the Walmart Neighborhood Market, and Church of the Highlands’ new campus. For residents who love to play golf, these new homes in Auburn are just a quick drive from Auburn University Club, a renowned championship golf course.

Over 10 Miles of Trails

Auburn’s highly anticipated Saugahatchee Greenway and Blueway Project runs through the Woodward Oaks community. Future Woodward Oaks residents can explore, hike, bike, walk or run over 10 miles of trails dedicated to this project. Trailheads that run along the Saugahatchee river are located close to the Woodward Oaks neighborhood, which will have a canoe and kayak drop off, parking, restrooms and immediate trailhead access.

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History of Woodward Oaks

The Burt and Bedell families owned the Woodward Oaks land for over 100 years. The land is now home to the family’s small, historical cemetery, which dates back to the 1800s. The cemetery is still owned by the Burt and Bedell families and will serve as a historical landmark for the family. The cornerstones of the original Bedell home site are still visible to this day close to the cemetery.

Harris Doyle Homes purchased the land from an avid Auburn fan (War Eagle!). Though this Auburn lover never attended Auburn University, he considered himself a life-long Auburn football fan no matter where in the world he lived – even when he lived in Europe! Rumor has it, he would wake up in the early hours of the morning, despite the time difference, just to listen to the Tigers football game.

The name Woodward Oaks is a nod to the original land owner’s maiden name – Woodward. Anne Woodward captured the heart of James Marshall Burt and they were said to be the most beautiful couple in Birmingham. The couple passed along the Woodward Oaks land to their son and the Burt family.


Woodward Oaks is a nine-phase development of new homes in Auburn with 517 available home sites featuring single family homes and townhomes. Single family homes are priced from the $200’s to the $500’s and townhomes start in the low $200’s. If you are interested in learning more about new homes for sale in Auburn at Woodward Oaks, please contact our New Home Specialist, Katie McCarley or Travis Chase.