Auburn and Lake Martin | Sealy Hargrove

The cities of Auburn and Opelika Alabama have an amazing and diverse combination of neighborhoods, housing, employment, cultural, sporting and educational opportunities. 


Auburn Alabama is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2014 population of 60,258.  It is best known as the home of Auburn University and Auburn football, but it’s not only a college town; it’s also a great place to live, work and retire with it’s small town atmosphere and southern hospitality, big city amenities, and award winning schools. has has named Auburn one of the top 100 “Best Places to Live” for 2012. Auburn is the only Alabama community to make the list, which focuses on “America’s Best Small Cities.” has ranked Auburn as the #17 Best Small Place for Business and Careers. The top 25 cities were chosen out of 184 metropolitan statistical areas with populations under 245,000. Forbes considered several factors including employment, housing, education and quality of life. 


Opelika Alabama is a progressive and charming community with a rich heritage. Along with its beautiful “Historic District” filled with beautiful southern homes and its thriving downtown area situated along the railroad tracks, Opelika is also a bustling area for industry. Since January 2005, the City of Opelika has announced new industry investments and existing industry expansions totaling $1 billion, 5.4 million and 2,678 additional jobs. 

Opelika is growing by leaps and bounds while maintaining a high quality of life for its 25,000 residents.  

The city provides a quality education through one of the finest award-winning school systems in the State of Alabama and the South, including Southern Union State Community College.  

If you enjoy water sports or just relaxing and unwinding, Lake Martin is just 30 short minutes away.  

It is one of the largest man made lakes in the United States with over 750 miles of shoreline spanning across 44,000 acres. It is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many families from Auburn, Birmingham, Montgomery, Atlanta, Ga., and even destinations further away. Whether its Auburn, Opelika or a piece of paradise at Lake Martin, this area is the ideal location for everyone to both relax and have fun.