Hampstead is a mixed-use community of single family homes, townhomes, condos, apartments, retail, work spaces, and civic spaces. We embrace a variety of ages, interests, and stages of life. Hampstead is a vibrant community created upon the foundation of New Urbanism, which includes a mixture of uses, connectivity, walkability, sustainability, and activity.
With our vibrant Town Center, Hampstead is thriving with restaurants, schools, parks, local businesses, a YMCA gym, public library, weekly events, and so many other features - all within steps of your home. Come visit our local shops and spots, and see why a day at Hampstead feels like a vacation! Learn more here.
Hampstead Farm is an all-natural farm located at the heart of the neighborhood. A working farm that also offers resident community beds and educational opportunities, Hampstead Farm is operated through The Hampstead Institute, a non-profit 501(c)3 focused on education, healthy food initiatives, and building community through design.
We work with other community organizations, small independent businesses, and non-profits to promote local food and the appreciation for it - through community events, availability of produce, learning experiences and more. All of this is embedded in the neighborhood and the culture of Hampstead.
Our farm features a working barn, production planting beds, community garden beds, school learning beds, and event space. The farm supplies local restaurants like The Tipping Point, City Grill and others with seasonal produce.
Hampstead is leading the way in national community building with Agricultural Urbanism as a mandatory component in sustainable community design. We believe the benefits of local agriculture are critical to sustainable, healthy communities.
We are thrilled to unveil the newest homeowner amenity at Hampstead, The Lido Pool. The largest neighborhood pool in the Montgomery region sits next to Hampstead Lake, creating beautiful water views of natural space and a growing town fabric.
The Lido Pool is right in the heart of the neighborhood - a central focus with special architectural significance. Designed by architect Gary Justiss, who designed the large town center buildings at Hampstead, the pool is a gathering spot that is used year-round. Featuring a formal pool design, outdoor fire pit, covered loggias, and event spaces, the new amenity appeals to a family swimming on a Saturday or a memorable wedding.
The Pool at Long Acre is a neighborhood favorite: timeless, classic, and most of all, fun! Sitting proudly at the corner of Long Acre and Lower James Street, it's a great walking destination for all ages. Featuring lounging furniture, shaded lawn space for play and changing rooms, the pool is a great meeting spot for neighbors looking to enjoy the outdoors.
The Hampstead Lake is the largest lake in the City of Montgomery. Encircled by walking paths, wooded parks, custom estate lots, and grassy open spaces, the 23-acre lake brings unbeatable beauty and tranquility to life at Hampstead. Enjoy boating, catch-and-release fishing, and beautiful sunsets on Hampstead Lake!
The Montessori School at Hampstead offers a nurturing yet challenging learning environment for children ages 18 months to junior high age. Using time-tested Montessori principles, the school utilizes all that Hampstead has to offer young children, including Hampstead Farm and our playgrounds and parks, our library for story time and books, and the YMCA Y's Up as a partner for exercise and activities.
Additionally, Hampstead is located adjacent to and a few minutes from Montgomery's newest elementary, middle, and high schools including Park Crossing. Many of Montgomery's private schools are just a few minutes away, including The Montgomery Academy, St. James School, Trinity Presbyterian School, and Holy Cross Episcopal School.
Find out more about this growing school by clicking here.
We're thrilled to announce the opening of our community Multi-Purpose Sports Field. Created in partnership between Hampstead, the Hampstead Institute, and local sports groups, our new field offers Hampstead residents, the Montessori School at Hampstead, and Montgomery youth teams the chance to grow and play in a healthy outdoor environment.
Hampstead residents enjoy access to this huge field for pick up games of soccer, football, kickball, frisbee, lacrosse, tee-ball, yoga, and more! Please do remember that no dogs are allowed on the field.
Montessori students hold recess and PE classes during school, and youth soccer and football teams hold seasonal afternoon practices on the field.
All practice and game parking is located on adjacent street parking, as well as large parking lots behind The Tipping Point and the main building at the Hampstead entrance. Public restrooms are available through the archway of the main Town Center building.
We are excited to welcome youth sports and students from pre-school, private, magnet and public schools into the community!
Play makes up a big part of life at Hampstead. It's healthy exercise, it's mentally stimulating for all ages, and it's just fun. So we've designed play spaces within a three minute walk of every Hampstead home. Choose from the fenced playground on Clerkenwell or the Kid's Hill at The Tipping Point. Play a bocce tournament in the Town Square or a pick up soccer game by the Hampstead Lake. Choices, choices...
Hampstead Tennis is open to both residents & visitors interested in enjoying the fun of tennis. Hampstead Tennis facilities feature 4 flexi-paved, lighted tennis courts, a tennis pro shop, racquet stringing, and an on-site PTR certified tennis professional, Jan Gelabert.
Jan welcomes players from beginner to advanced level play of all ages, and offer weekly organized privates, group and USTA team clinics as well as events. A native of Panama, Jan has coached in the Atlanta and Montgomery area for over 19 years. Through hard work, dedication and commitment to his students, Jan has been building USTA Teams and Junior players since 1991.
Non-residents are invited to take advantage of our tennis facility ($5 non-resident fee, 1 ½ hours of play applied) by prior arrangement with Jan Gelabert. Please call Jan Gelabert at 334.207.9821 or email here for details or information on programs.
Every dog may have his day, but at Hampstead every day is a dog's dream. Where else do dogs have the run of a neighborhood dog park like The Barking Lot? This fenced play space is a huge spot to meet other neighborhood dogs. Our fields, preserves, and sidewalks make sure your favorite four-legged friends will be tired after a long play day.
Hampstead is designed around human beings. Our streets are slow and shaded with trees. Our sidewalks are wide and connected. Our homes and parks are engaging and full of life. And our residents - of all ages and stages of life - can walk anywhere and everywhere.
Imagine living in a community where you can walk to work. Where your kids can (really) walk to school. Imagine that you can walk to pull your dinner from the farm, or to the corner pub for drinks with friends. It's time to love where you live. Step by step.
Our community is designed with parks, natural preserves, gardens and greens. In fact, more than 30% of Hampstead is green space. These special places offer an escape from daily life, and a chance to reconnect with nature.
A self-sufficient community like Hampstead holds its value in a way that suburbs and isolated homes simply don't. Hampstead is walkable, multi-generational, and appeals to the widest range of residents.
The value of your home is important to us: all Hampstead homes are constructed with green building features including maximum energy efficiency components, low maintenance materials, flexible home designs and much more. Hampstead also featured the first Energy Star 3.0 Home in Alabama.
Over 30% of Hampstead's 416 acre community plan is protected as green space. This creates preserved open space for residents that includes parks, preserves, gardens, public squares, play fields, walking trails and our Hampstead Lake. The Hampstead plan is designed to preserve the land's old growth trees, waterways, and natural terrain.