Guiding Principles

The Village of Providence is a world-class embodiment of Traditional Neighborhood Design. The first to offer this standard of excellence in Huntsville residents, our neighborhood has created a thriving community of neighbors and friends. Reminiscent of the great neighborhoods of Boston, New York, and the great towns and villages of Europe, Providence is much more than a collection of houses and backyards. It’s a place where families are a vital part of a close-knit and active community.

Here, the best of Southern charm blends with innovative design and planning. Stroll along a shady sidewalk or driving the tree-lined streets…you’ll feel echoes of that ideal Americana hometown. Picturesque homes mingle with brownstones, traditionally styled townhomes, and chic apartments, as well as professional offices, colorful shops and neighborhood businesses.

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Authenticity & Acclaimed Designers

Nearly 20 years ago, the developers who set out to create Village of Providence commissioned visionary designers, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Platter-Zyberk of DPZ & Company to create an epic master plan. As designers of the famed town of Seaside, Florida, one of the first authentic new towns to be built in the US in the past 50 years, the DPZ team was ready to create the same magic here in the heart of Alabama.

Once again, they designed a place that put people first and vehicles second. Narrower streets and strategic placement of trees and sidewalks were crafted to make walking the priority. Each homesite was designated with care, with an emphasis on both privacy and beauty.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Roads throughout the community are narrower, to keep traffic slow. Wide, generous sidewalks are perfect for a first-rate lemonade stand.

The Art of
Placemaking

Providence is among a growing number of new towns across America that have set out in recent years to become great places. But what is a great place? Countless definitions of great places have been advanced through the ages.

One of the best definitions is a very simple measure of the greatness of a place: those which touch the hearts, minds and possibly even the spirits of the people who use or visit them. Good places can move people, just as music, art, writing, or drama does. Village of Providence was intentionally designed to be just such a place.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Every architectural detail at Village of Providence has been curated to enhance the overall beauty of this unique place we call home.

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Distinct Homes,
Universal Beauty

Basic architectural harmonies have been explored and studied since antiquity. The work of the ancient Pythagoreans, their Platonic contemporaries, then Vitruvius, and later, his Renaissance followers dealt strongly with the nature of universal harmonies. They observed that nearly all the harmonies of music, art, and even nature itself are bound up in certain very simple proportions.

Most traditional buildings also reflect these simple proportions, as well as the symmetry of the human form. Providence draws upon all of these time-tested truths in its master plan, and in every home built.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES: Each structure is designed to be pleasing to view, to live in, and to add to the beauty of the streetscape.

From Residents & Friends

Awesome Community!


I live here and it's an awesome community! It's safe and I can walk to shops and restaurants. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

Lenora Ward Smith

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2020-12-28T19:20:55+00:00

Lenora Ward Smith

I live here and it's an awesome community! It's safe and I can walk to shops and restaurants. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else!

Love it.


Love living in this place and especially love walking to great places to eat!

Barry & Beverly Kirkland

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2020-12-30T11:25:32+00:00

Barry & Beverly Kirkland

Love living in this place and especially love walking to great places to eat!

A favorite place…


One of my favorite places in Alabama! Love visiting with my son and his wife who live there and walk to the town center for dinner and activities.

Marilyn Keelon

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2020-12-30T11:27:25+00:00

Marilyn Keelon

One of my favorite places in Alabama! Love visiting with my son and his wife who live there and walk to the town center for dinner and activities.

We love the area…


It's a very community-based area. There are always things to do with others. We love the area and can't think of anywhere else we'd rather live.

The Golubs

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2020-12-30T11:33:15+00:00

The Golubs

It's a very community-based area. There are always things to do with others. We love the area and can't think of anywhere else we'd rather live.
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