20 apartments for rent in Capitol Heights, Montgomery, AL
Bounded by Upper Wetumpka Road, Federal Drive, Mt. Meigs Road, and North Lewis Street, Capitol Heights is an historic neighborhood located in Montgomery, Alabama. Its features include closeness to parks, schools, retail outlets, restaurants, and shopping centers. Homes in this neighborhood boast different architectural styles, from classic farmhouses, to Craftsman, Bungalows, Colonial Revivals, and several other styles built from 1908 to the 1920s. Some homes still feature styles reminiscent of the pre-neighborhood structures of the late 1890s and early 1900s. Homeowners are proud of their neighborhood’s history and many display signs with their homes’ building dates.
Founded in 1908, Capitol Heights was initially set apart from town, but then later, one of the first trolleys built in the country connected this neighborhood to downtown Montgomery. Recently, Capitol Heights was designated a historic district, and in 2009, This Old House rated Capitol Heights ”one of the best places to buy a house.’” The Belser House, the Lewis house, the M.P. Wilcox house, and the A.O. Clap house are some famous homes found scattered within the neighborhood.
Today, Capitol Heights is a tight-knit community offering modern living in a friendly atmosphere. Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy Forest Hills Shopping Center, Capitol Parkway Shopping Center, and a Walmart Super Center nearby. Sport enthusiasts on the other hand have Parterson Field, a baseball stadium blocks away and Bonnie Crest Country Club, which offers an 18-hole course, swimming pool, and fitness center.
Parents of school age children have several choices of nearby schools. Morningview Elementary School can be found off Pelzer Avenue. Capitol Heights Junior High School is conveniently off Federal Drive. Robert E. Lee High School is a short drive away, just on Ann Street, whereas Cornerstone Christian Academy is off Calhoun Road.
The Capitol Heights neighborhood is home to about 6,500 residents.