Huntsville Madison County Builders Association 2022 Parade of Homes Magazine

Huntsville/Madison County Builders Association | 2022 Parade of Homes WeBuildNorthAlabama.com 10 Superb planning and strict adherence to high design standards combine to give The Village of Providence a special charm—all of which led to it being named 2014 Community of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards and receiving the CNU Charter award in 2018. Like a glass of sweet tea on a hot August day, The Village of Providence is positively filled with southern charm. Whether strolling down the sidewalk or driving the tree-lined streets, one feels a sense of being in that perfect hometown grandparents still talk about. Picturesque homes are intermixed with brownstones, traditionally styled townhomes, and apartments, as well professional offices, stores, and businesses. This mixed-use traditional neighborhood development came about in a not-sotraditional way. Developers David and Todd Slyman had a specific vision. They wanted to create a place for families that was reminiscent of their childhood neighborhood as well as other great places they visited such as San Francisco, New York, and the great towns and villages of Europe. They sought to establish a neighborhood that would be more than a collection of houses and yards—a place where families would be part of a close-knit and active community. Providence is designed for people first and vehicles second. The narrower streets, radius of street corners, and placement of trees and sidewalks all make walking the priority. Planners sited homes on each lot with care, making them both inviting and private. The community’s architects designed front porches to be inviting but allow enough distance for seclusion. Commercial buildings continue the look and feel of the community using traditional southern architecture that blends into the overall aesthetic. Providence strives to be more than a collection of residences and businesses; it brings people together as part of a larger community. The Village is known for hosting special events like Fourth of July fireworks, concerts in the park, CREATING THE SWEET LIFE “TheVillage of Providence started as a dream to capture the lifestyle of a small town with the convenience of big city living.”

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