Real Estate & Housing
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
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.