The oldest Montgomery, Alabama residential area, Cottage Hill, is full of nostalgic charm and modern conveniences. The neighborhood was developed in the mid-1800s and became home to rail workers, business people, and merchants who filled the comfortable cottages known for their high ceilings and Victorian architectural details.
The neighborhood was almost flattened into a warehouse district in the mid-twentieth century, as people migrated to the Montgomery suburbs. A major revitalization effort saved Cottage Hill in the 1970s, and today it is valued for its historic homes and excellent location near downtown Montgomery. Recently, developers added The GrandView at Cottage Hill, a luxury mid-rise condominium development with 37 units.
Cottage Hill is in zip code 36104, and the neighborhood is south of the Alabama River and just west of Interstate 65. Residents enjoy outstanding views of the river and the Alabama state capital.
Residents can easily drive around Montgomery via interstates 65 and 85, which are within minutes of the neighborhood, but plenty of restaurants, parks, stores, and businesses are within walking distance. The Alley, a new development in the historic downtown entertainment district, has become popular for its bars and restaurants, including Dreamland, beloved throughout Alabama for its standard dinner of barbecue and a loaf of white bread.
Several of Montgomery’s largest employers, including the Alabama state government and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, are a short drive or walk from Cottage Hill. Many residents enjoy cheering on the Montgomery Biscuits minor league baseball team at Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, which is one mile away. A walk to the stadium will pass the Rosa Parks Museum, the Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Troy University, and the Hank Williams Museum.