MERIDIANVILLE — A new residential development offers home builders a chance to live just off a golf course of a winding waterway in the northern part of Madison County.
Casey Stafford of Stafford Realty is introducing Monroe Manor, a 150-plus acre spread that sits hard against the south end of Colonial Golf Course on one side and Beaverdam Creek on another.
There are 48 lots ranging from .75 acre to just under five acres.
“It’s less than 10 miles to downtown Huntsville,’’ Stafford said.
Several large employers such as the Toyota plant and the Facebook data center are just a few miles away.
Stafford Realty bought the land two years ago and broke ground in January.
“It’s the first development I’ve ever done,’’ Stafford said. “It’s been a learning experience. But, me and (real estate attorney Ty Stafford) had an idea about what we wanted it to be.’’
The Staffords bill Monroe Manor as a luxury community with lots selling from $75,000 to $150,000. Houses will be a minimum of 3,000 square feet and each buyer can choose the contractor.
“They’ll be custom made,’’ Stafford said. “We’re just selling the lots. Each customer can use their own builder.’’
According to a post made by Stafford, the Monroe Manor “community provides some of the most peaceful lots to build on in the area. Monroe Manor offers golf course lots and creek lots up to five acres. This is a community you and your family will be excited to call home.’’
Stafford Realty also includes Casey’s uncles Roger and Stanley Stafford, who many area residents will remember as a former basketball player and coach. He won a state championship as a player at Hazel Green and a coach at Sparkman and is a member of the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame.
Casey also played high school basketball at Hazel Green. The 6-foot-3 Stafford was named to the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State second team as a senior in 2004. After starring for the Trojans, he played for former UAH and current Lipscomb coach Lennie Acuff at UAH from 2005-09.
“Those five years were awesome,’’ he said of his time with the Chargers.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After finishing college, he worked for Science and Engineering Services and entered the family real estate business.
Stafford also revealed he’s made a living in another field of work not too many people know about.
“It might surprise you,’’ he said, “but I’ve been a Huntsville firefighter for four or five years.’’