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Hampton Cove is one of the most scenic communities around Huntsville with a back drop of the Monte Sano Mountains. One of the entrances has a scenic waterfall bordered on the right by the 18th hole and the 1st hole tee boxes on the left of the Highlands golf course. Like the rest of the community this is enclosed by well kept flowers which line both sides of the stair stepped waterfall. Contact Michael Clayton for a tour of all Hampton Cove has to offer.

Made-up of 20 neighborhoods encompasing more than 2800 acres, you can find your perfect home here. The area includes an impresive range of homes. This includes large luxury, single family, patio, and town homes. Minimum size varies by neighborhood and ranges from 1800 to 8000 square feet.

The Hampton Cove Garden Club is an integral part of the planned community of Hampton Cove. Working together with the Hampton Cove Owners Association and Hampton House, the club contributes to the beauty and plant management of the neighborhood. Three of the neighborhoods include contracted lawn maintenance services.

The HCOA is a mandatory membership for all homes in Hampton Cove. The HCOA office maintains the common grounds, produces publications, enforces compliance to the Restrictive Covenants, and handles Architectural Review. All communities are subject to the highest standards.

Hampton Cove receives all the services offered by the City of Huntsville such as utilities, garbage, animal services, recreational services, and water. All mail is handled by the Owens Cross Roads Post Office. You may use Hampton Cove or Owens Cross Roads as the city name.


 If you like hiking, Hays Nature Preserve includes natural beauty with miles of trails for walking, biking, and even horse riding. You will also find picnic areas along the scenic Flint River with some of the trails bordering the River Golf Course. Hampton cove also includes 28 stocked lakes and a 100 acre city park with soccer and baseball fields.

The equestrian center is conveniently located within 1 mile of the community and offers boarding and riding lessons. The barn includes a hospitality room, large tack lockers, hot/cold wash racks, and lighted grooming stalls.

Lots of businesses serve the immediate Hampton Cove area. Grocery stores, pharmacies, service stations, restaurants, dry cleaners, financial institutions, dance studios, fitness centers, medical & dental practices, veterinarians, and a Wal-Mart Superstore are located within 2 miles. Additional businesses within eight miles or less include the Target Superstore, Barnes & Nobel, Huntsville Hospital Fitness Center, Rave Movie Theater, restaurants, and many other businesses.


Hampton Cove Elementary School was built in 1996 and is conveniently located within the community. You may contact the school at (256) 428-7180 or visit Hampton Cove Elementary School website. Hampton Cove Middle School opened in August of 2003 and is adjacent to the elementary school. You may contact the school at (256) 428-7180 or visit the Hampton Cove Middle School web site. Huntsville High provides grades 9-12 with education in a new facility completed in 2005. Students have the option to ride the city bus from Hampton Cove to the school each day. You may contact the school at (256) 428-8050 or visit the Huntsville High School web site. The newest school in the area is Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary.

History of Hampton Cove according to Wikpedia:

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. Hampton Cove is not a separate city, all services are provided by Huntsville. The community shares the same zip code as Owens Cross Roads, Al, 35763, though it is in the city of Huntsville. Hampton Cove did not replace Big Cove.

Attractions and Recreation

For golfers, the Robert Trent Jones 54 hole golf course is a major attraction for the Hampton Cove area. The list of attractions and recreation opportunities in North Alabama is quite extensive. The partial list included is only a representative sample of what\'s available. There are activites to appeal to every age group and familiy member. I invite you to review this list to get an idea of what\'s available. For more detail on these courses and other attractions in North Alabama click here.

Please give me a call at 256-527-9659. I\'m here to help. You can also email me; Michael@BestOnlineHomeSearch.com 


Michael Clayton
Phone (256) 527-9659


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