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Blount County, located in the Northern Highland region of the state, was a county before Alabama became a state. Beautiful wooded, mountainous, and flat areas make a perfect backdrop for your dream home.

The average cost of a two- or three- bedroom home ranges from $32,000 to $49,000. Of course, there are homes available for every conceivable price range. The Alabama Association of Realtors reports sales of homes, condominiums, and townhomes by its member firms and professionals in 1990 averaged $68,595, significantly lower than averages in most other states of the nation. Blount County offers many nationally recognized and locally owned real estate companies that will be glad to help you select and purchase your new home. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for telephone numbers.

There is always the option to purchase property and build your own. Many capable contractors and builders make their own homes in Blount County and are eager to help the retiree choose and build the perfect home.


Alabama Power supplies the electricity needs of Blount County. Monthly electric bills for residences in Alabama are sometimes as much as 47 percent lower than in some areas of the United States.

Public water is widely available in the county, as is natural gas. Many liquid propane companies offer tanks and heating units at reasonable cost. Residential gas bills are 13 percent lower than the national average.

Telephone services are provided by Oneonta Telephone Company (for the Oneonta, Straight Mountain, and Highland lake areas), Hopper Telecommunications (for northeastern areas of the county), Blountsville Telephone Company (for central portions of the county), and South Central Bell (for southern and western portions of the county). There is an abundance of choices for long distance carriers in the area.

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