Riverchase is becoming one of the biggest areas for young couples and families to move. From outdoor activities, to beautiful homes, to those who enjoy a little DIY and remodeling action, Riverchase is attracting a new generation of homeowners.

After a few years of moving across the country for his job, Nick Handey and his wife, Brooks, decided to plant their roots closer to their hometown of Montgomery and started looking in Birmingham. They were searching for a home that was cozy, within their price range, and near all of the great restaurants, entertainment, and activities Birmingham has to offer. They found a charming three-bedroom home in Riverchase and knew it was the place for them.

With gorgeous views of the natural woods and a quaint feel, Brooks said they knew this house was their new home. “We instantly connected to the neighborhood and the house because of the charm, easy living and the ability to be in it all without sacrificing the space. We saw the potential for making this house our home with a little remodeling, like continuing wood floors upstairs and sprucing up the bathrooms, along with a fresh coat, or five, of paint—thank you, Pinterest! Though the biggest selling point for us definitely was knowing we could grow our family here—within our home, the quaint neighborhood and the top notch school system. Now we look forward to coming home every day to relax on our deck with our three dogs and an uninterrupted view of nature, as well as drinking cocktails from our airy kitchen or cozy living room. It’s only a short drive to the places we love to go, whether it’s Oak Mountain (only five minutes away!), trying out the latest restaurant downtown or in Homewood, or meeting a friend for a drink in Avondale area. We also love having friends and family over to share meals and conversation, and going for walks through the beautiful trails. We’re loving every minute of our lives here in Riverchase and couldn’t be happier with our choice.”