Located in Marshall County in northeastern Alabama, Grant is a small community of less than one thousand people. In Grant, a scenic little mountain hamlet, residents enjoy a life rich in outdoor adventure as part of daily living in the Appalachian Mountains and nearby lakes and rivers. Cathedral Caverns, a well known and historical cave, is also located nearby.
Perched atop Gunter Mountain, the town of Grant was established when a post office named after President Ulysses S. Grant and meant to serve scattered residents of the area was constructed on the town's site. Because of this first sign of "community" and modernity, additional settlers followed and eventually the town became organized and populous enough for formal recognition. In 1945, the town of Grant, named after that original post office and the President, was added to American maps as an incorporated entity.
Grant is home to the only school in the United States which is fully owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Started in the late 1920's, the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School serves the area's children from kindergarten to 12th grade as part of an academic commitment to excellence. The school is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Grant is a small but scenic mountain town. While opportunities for employment directly in the area is lower than many other towns in the country, Huntsville is a populous and thriving city located only 31 miles from Grant. There, a multitude of professions and opportunities may be explored. Many people commute to Huntsville from Grant, with those commutes ranging from 35 minutes to almost an hour, depending upon the route and the day's weather.
Living in Grant is a quiet, family-oriented lifestyle with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Land is abundant for those desiring to build new predesigned or custom homes. Acreage for home building is available in one or more acre plots of about $15,000 to $35,000 per acre.
Local housing is also available for sale, primarily single family homes. Newer homes already on the market are selling for about $150,000 or more for a minimum of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Of course, more extravagant homes and vacation properties are available for purchase with luxury appointments. Pre-existing homes of twenty years of age or older are available for around $100,000 with two to three bedrooms.
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