BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Town of Mt Laurel has been selected as a Southern Living Inspired Community. From the beginning, Mt Laurel has reflected many of the same timeless virtues long championed by Southern Living. As the only Birmingham community selected for this title, this honor reaffirms our distinctive vision of what is possible.
Southern Living Inspired Communities are a unique collection of Southeastern residential developments that exemplify the Southern Living lifestyle. Mt Laurel joins 13 other residential properties with this designation.
Hand-picked by Southern Living editors, Southern Living Inspired Communities are neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and Southern spirit that embody a distinctive pride of place. They embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture, and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.
Mt Laurel is a natural fit for a Southern Living Inspired Community. Nestled behind Double Oak Mountain on the edge of Birmingham, Alabama, Mt Laurel is a traditional community that is master planned in concert with nature. With its tree-lined streets, distinctive homes with welcoming front porches, walkable town center, and commitment to preserving the natural surroundings, Mt Laurel reflects the Southern Living lifestyle.
“Mt Laurel cultivates a strong sense of community that makes the essence of living in the South truly great. Mt Laurel has a unique identity defined by its broad sidewalks, front porch friendliness, green spaces, and a vibrant Town Center that meets the daily needs of our residents, all that is within walking distance of their home. We encourage our residents to get outside and enjoy the nature that is preserved in our master plan. We even have our own private mountain lake for swimming, canoeing, and fishing,” explained Ray Jackson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mt Laurel. “At Mt Laurel, we invite you to live more fully.”
Mt Laurel was planned by Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, the originators of the New Urbanism movement and best known for their Alys Beach and Seaside, Florida, developments. The same sense of identity that made these towns world-renowned can be found at Mt Laurel.
The Southern Living Inspired Communities initiative is the culmination of nearly 50 years of the brand’s experience in the Homes category. In addition to covering homes across the South for decades, the brand sells a successful line of branded House Plans designed by the South’s top architects. It has created a hand-selected group of trusted builders with its Southern Living Custom Home Builder program and has worked with the South’s top talent to build Idea Houses across the region.
“We’ve always said our consumers truly live the Southern Living brand,” said Southern Living Publisher Greg Schumann. “These Inspired Communities will now offer people a means to uniquely live our brand on a daily basis.”
For more information, go to: www.mtlaurel.com and http://www.southernlivinginspiredcommunities.com/communities/20-mt-laurel.
Southern Living was recognized by editors of Adweek as “The Best Home Magazine of 2013.” The brand also received the Readers’ Choice award in the same category, as voted by the general public.
Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. Reaching more than 16 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms. Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the U.S.