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8 Reasons to Build a Custom Home in the Shoals

There are many benefits to building a custom home, especially in the Shoals. Having grown up in Colbert County, I've experienced the fun this area has to offer since I was a baby. Things like going to Spring Park and feeding the ducks, attending a top ranked school system, hiking the TVA trail, and spending the week in downtown Florence during Handy Fest were things that I took for granted. Then, I moved to Birmingham for almost 10 years. Even though I'm thankful for that time, no where else felt like "home", and we knew we wanted to raise our family in the Shoals. When we moved back, we couldn't believe how things had changed. We absolutely love all the additions- The Rock coffee shop in Sheffield, Coldwater Books in Tuscumbia, Publix, First Fridays, new restaurants, and even a Chik-Fil-A in Muscle Shoals... just to name a few!! It's still a great place to raise a family, but now we have all of the activities and resources you could ask for.

So, since I've sold you on living here, why should you build a home? Here are the top reasons to build a custom home in the Shoals area.

Breaking ground on a custom home in St. Florian, AL

1) Location, Location, Location

One benefit of the Shoals area is that it offers an outstanding selection of locations and surroundings. Do you want to live on the river? Done. Do you want to live next to the school? Done. Do you want to live in the middle of a cornfield? Done. Do you want to live a walkable distance to downtown? Done. No matter what your personality, need, or situation is, you can choose a building location for your home that fits you and your family perfectly. And speaking of family....

2) A home for the future

Sure, there are homes available to purchase in this area and sometimes that's the right decision. But is that home going to grow with your family's needs? One of the most common reasons that people need to move is to accommodate new needs. Your home (and the location) will affect things in daily life like school systems and job commute, and it needs to be able to adapt with your family. When building a custom home, you get to make all the decisions on things like where to locate the nursery, bonus space for a theater room, storage availability, or whether there are stairs. This ensures your home is an investment that can withstand the test of time.

Stand alone fireplace in a custom built new home in Tuscumbia, AL

3) Lifestyle

Building a custom home lets you create a space that fits your lifestyle. If you live on Wilson Lake, you might want a home that takes advantage of the view. If you love to entertain, you can design the perfect dining space to fit a farm table. You may choose to live on one of our golf courses, where you can ensure a low maintenance home that gets you more time on the green! Hike a lot at Cane Creek or frequent Deibert Park? Add a dog washing station to your home!

4) Your personality in every part of your home