Owens Cross Roads AL Community Info and Homes For Sale
Tiny Owens Cross Roads, population 1500, is made up of just under eight square miles at the northern tip of Alabama, in Madison County. A new Owens Cross Roads Home Buyer might feel as though he or she is taking a step back in time, making his or her home within historic Madison County. The county was named in 1808 for U.S. President James Madison. The community began by growing cotton, which was then delivered south by way of the nearby Tennessee River. Madison County subsequently became a feverish Civil War battleground, and later the World War II home of the Huntsville Arsenal for chemical warfare weapons. In 1950 Owens Cross Roads and other Madison County residents welcomed Werner Von Braun and 16 other German scientists. These international visitors chose their own Owens Cross Roads AL Real Estate, while designing and building U.S. surface-to-air missiles and the famous Redstone Rocket.
Owens Cross Roads Homes are just minutes away from Hunstville, the 19th century frontier metropolis where cotton was king, and Alabama's first constitution was drafted. While much has changed since those early days, of course, Owens Cross Roads remains a quiet, somewhat quaint, family town with the convenience of a lively metropolitan area 14 miles down the road.
Owens Cross Roads Properties include a surprising number of single family homes for sale, with a low $145,000 median asking price for a nice three bedroom, two bath house. The value of Owens Cross Roads AL Homes appears to be increasing, compared with the rest of the economically-deprived country, however. In the last month an increase in asking price of 1.5 percent was reported for Owens Cross Roads Real Estate.
In a quick online search a prospective Madison County resident might find an Owens Cross Roads Real Estate Agent showcasing more than two dozen area homes. Current properties range from a foreclosed $67,000 2 bedroom ranch to a newly-constructed two story, five bedroom extravaganza with triple-car garage and $600,000 and up price tag. Homes for sale in Owens Cross Roads are predominantly single family dwellings.
The area has both public and private elementary and middle schools and the public high school is nearby. Families looking for a safe, quiet community with quality education and medical care and plenty of entertainment and outdoor recreation, would do well to peruse Owens Cross Roads Homes for sale.