The Ledges of Huntsville Mountain
The Ledges of Huntsville Mountain, in Huntsville, AL, is a private, gated golf community within Huntsville city limits. The community is built at the highest point in Huntsville, literally sitting at the top of Huntsville Mountain. The community was planned with 250 acres set aside for the 18-hole championship golf course and 150 acres for its generously sized home sites. Another 450 acres are kept as a belt of preserved green space around the community, to ensure that the area’s natural beauty remains unspoiled. The community is situated 1,000 feet up from the floor of the Tennessee Valley, so the views are spectacular. From one side, you see Hampton Cove’s Robert Trent Jones designed golf course, and, from the other, you look down at the Medical District, Jones Valley and downtown Huntsville.
Homes at The Ledges
The homes at The Ledges are luxurious, exquisitely designed and ideal for entertaining. Home sizes vary by neighborhood, generally ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 square feet. The average home size is about 4,000 square feet. Home types include condos and town homes, and single-family cottages, villas and estates. Most homes have between three and five bedrooms, though six bedroom, six bath models are available. Gourmet kitchens, the finest designer details and well-designed floor plans characterize all the homes in The Ledges. All of the homes have garages that fit two or three cars.
The community was designed by the same company that created Celebration, the Disney-owned planned community on the Florida coast. The homes adhere to a historically correct, traditional architectural style template, with columns, porticoes, wide front porches and plenty of old-fashioned charm. Sidewalks and rear access garages give the neighborhoods a pedestrian-friendly, small-town feel. Each home is different; some evoke the old South or colonial New England, and others the New Orleans French Quarter and quaint Victorians. The community offers secluded, rural living, with tree-lined streets and expansive views.
Things to do at The Ledges
Each homeowner at The Ledges receives a membership to the golf club and recreation facilities. The golf course is probably the community’s primary attraction, bringing in many avid golfers. The course is par 71 with a regulation length and is considered difficult. Its mountaintop location creates excellent views and quite a few interesting challenges. The community’s clubhouse is a grand space of more than 36,000 square feet, built in an elegant English Tudor style. It offers members and residents a “great hall”, private lounges for gentlemen and ladies, two dining rooms, several bars, a ballroom and a pro shop. Outdoor seating is available for dining near the formal gardens.
Next to the clubhouse you will find the community pool and tennis courts. The community’s fitness center is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Jogging and hiking trails wind all through the neighborhood.
The Surrounding Community
The Ledges is ideal for families with young children. The community is served by five top-ranked public schools and seven private schools. The Medical District is nearby, with some of the state’s finest physicians.