Hampton Cove, Huntsville
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Hampton Cove is a master-planned community located in Huntsville, Alabama. Situated in the foothills and valleys of North Alabama's Cumberland Plateau, the 2,800-acre (11 km2) community lies in the coves between Monte Sano Mountain and Green Mountain to the west and Keel Mountain to the east. Hampton Cove has 2,000 homes in twenty one different subdivisions ranging from patio homes and townhomes to family homes and multimillion-dollar estates. The community has 28 stocked lakes, 3 golf courses, and 20 miles (32 km) of sidewalks and paths. Additionally, Hampton Cove is adjacent to the 538 acres (2.18 km2) Hays Nature Preserve and the Big Cove Creek Greenway
Hampton House is located in the Hampton Cove community and all amenities are available for residents.
Development of Hampton Cove began in 1992, in a partnership between brothers John and Jimmy Hays and nephew Jeff Enfinger. The partners purchased the acreage just over Monte Sano Mountain from several different landowners including Burritt and Whitaker to develop a golf course and subdivision in what was then open countryside between the city of Huntsville and the rural communities of Big Cove, Gurley and Owens Cross Roads. Additional land was purchased from Robert L. Sublett, a local farmer in the Little Cove area. The addition of three Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses encouraged further development in the area. Much of the golf course is on the former Burritt property.
Formerly a rural community, the area was once known as Horse Cove, because local residents hid their horses there to prevent them being seized by the Union Army during the Civil War. The land was originally occupied by the Cherokee and Chickasaw tribes before becoming part of the Mississippi Territory in 1806. According to 'A History of Madison County and Incidentally of North Alabama 1732-1840' by Judge Thomas Jones Taylor, "The land in Big Cove was eagerly sought for and rapidly taken up and occupied by a class of settlers who were in intellect, enterprise and energy, the prize of any continent." Settlers were drawn to the area for its fertile soil and the natural beauty of the mountains and adjacent Flint River.
The land was annexed by the city of Huntsville in the early 1990s, and all services are provided by Huntsville. The community shares the same zip code, 35763, with Owens Cross Roads, a nearby town. Hampton Cove did not replace Big Cove, a nearby unincorporated community.
Hampton Cove contains two elementary schools and one middle school. Hampton Cove Elementary was first built in the 1990s in order to accommodate the growing population of the area. Because of the rapid growth of the region, a second elementary school, Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School was opened in 2011. Both schools advance to Hampton Cove Middle School, which shares its campus with Hampton Cove Elementary School. Hampton Cove students advance to Huntsville High School which sits 12 miles (19 km) away. All four schools fall within the Huntsville City Schools system.
Hampton Cove hosts one of ten stops on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Hampton Cove's 630-acre (2.5 km2), three-course, 54-hole facility is open year-round and includes a club house with a pro shop, meeting rooms, bar, and full-service restaurant.
Hampton Cove is also home to 28 stocked lakes for fishing, miles of walking and biking trails and horse riding paths, and a 100-acre (0.40 km2) city park with baseball, softball, and soccer fields. The adjacent Flint River, Hays Nature Preserve and Big Cove Greenway offer additional recreational opportunities. Roller Coasters Skate Center is nearby on US Highway 431, as well as Up A Creek Indoor Family Adventures.
HAMPTON HOUSE is located in the Hampton Cove Community and all amenities are available for residents/MEMBERS ONLY and their guests. Hampton House has six clay TENNIS COURTS and lights for night play. Our on-site tennis pro is available for lessons and offers tournaments throughout the year. (open to members and their accompanied guests). SWIMMING POOL includes an approximately 168' x 78' Olympic size pool, separate hot tub and a baby pool for children under 5 years of age. Food service is available during the summer operating hours. (open to members and their accompanied guests). The SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT is located behind tennis courts #1 and #2. It is kept ready to use from May through September each year. The PLAYGROUND is available for all Hampton House members. Hampton House also has a state of the art WEIGHT and FITNESS CENTER. HERON ROOM, the COMMUNITY ROOM and the BACKLAWN and PATIO are available for rental by MEMBERS ONLY.
In addition to the Huntsville radio, television and print media outlets, Hampton Cove maintains its own magazine "LIFE in Hampton Cove." New to the Hampton Cove community is their website, which features local events, classifieds and more.
Hampton Cove consists of 20 neighborhoods:
- Arbor Woods
- Cobblestone Cove
- Cumberland Cove
- Deford Mill
- Deford Mill Estates
- Eastern Shore
- Flint Mill
- Glen Eagles
- Grande Highlands
- Hampton Cove Estates
- Lake Pointe
- Mallard's Landing
- Nature's Cove
- Providence Island
- Stoneleigh Terrace
- Sussex Quarter
- Tammerack Lakes
- Tammerack Links
- Twelve Stones
- Michael Luwoye- Actor best known for role as Hamilton and Burr in the Broadway Musical, Hamilton.
- Jonathan "Rudy" Ford- Starting Defensive-Back for the Auburn Tigers. (2013–present)