The Auburn/Opelika area has received much recognition for being a great place to live, including being the 14th fastest growing city in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau (2013) and being the “Best Affordable Place in Alabama.” (2011, Bloomberg Businessweek) In 2009, U.S. News and World Report included Auburn in its “Top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S, ”and Where to Retire cited the area in its “Top Places to Retire.”

As home to Auburn University, the area is a diverse, active community with exciting theatre and music offerings, athletic and cultural events, excellent parks and recreation facilities, shopping, restaurants and more than 50 churches and faith communities.

If you are a golfer, you will be pleased to know that the area is home to several top-ranked golf courses, including Grand National (part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail), Saugahatchee Country Club, Moore’s Mill Club, Auburn Links at Mill Creek, Indian Pines Golf Club, and the Auburn University Club.

Outdoor activities abound, including fishing at Lee County Lake, Saugahatchee Lake and Lake Martin in nearby Dadeville/Alexander City. A number of area parks offer additional opportunities for outdoor recreation, including Chewacla State Park, Tuskegee National Forest, Kiesel Park and the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve.

If you are interested in staying active, there are a myriad of fitness options, including HealthPlus Fitness Center, the area’s only medically based fitness center, parks and recreation facilities, and the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn.

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The communities of Auburn/Opelika are a great place to live, work, play, raise a family, and retire. With a mild climate and a small-town atmosphere, it is a wonderful place to call home.