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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Montgomery, AL Hampstead is pleased to announce its selection as one of Southern Living magazine’s “Southern Living Inspired Communities.” Southern Living Inspired Communities are neighborhoods marked by charm, taste, and vibrant community life that embodies a distinctive pride of place. They embrace the natural beauty of the Southern landscape, display the best of Southern Living inspired architecture, and contain environments that foster communal gatherings.

Anna Lowder and Harvi Sahota are the Directors of Design and Development for Hampstead, and have been working with Southern Living on this designation over the past few months.

"We are honored for Hampstead to be chosen as Alabama’s first Southern Living Inspired Community, as this highlights the hard work and thoughtful design that have gone into our community over the past seven years,” says Sahota. "The Southern Living designation is a fantastic boost for Hampstead homeowners, and brings significant tourism and economic benefits to the Montgomery area."

"Southern Living saw the vibrant lifestyle at Hampstead, and recognized that the activity, sense of community, and quality at Hampstead was an ideal fit for them,” Lowder says. "We are thrilled to work with a brand as respected and well known as Southern Living."

Please join Hampstead today, April 16, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate this announcement. The reception will be held in The Tipping Point located at 5015 Hampstead High Street, Montgomery, AL 36116.

From the designers of Seaside, Rosemary Beach, and Alys Beach, Hampstead is a sustainable community combining homes, restaurants, retail, offices, schools, a YMCA, and much more. The neighborhood is walkable, efficient, and connected. The homes vary from town homes and condominiums to courtyard plans and custom estate homes. Hampstead residents enjoy an unrivaled quality of life in a setting that is unique and fun.

The Southern Living Inspired Homes initiative is the culmination of nearly 50 years of the brand’s experience in the Homes category. The long-term vision is to bring the Southern Living brand to life in a unique, differentiated way by offering consumers a complete Southern Living experience including the option of attending Southern Living branded events such cooking classes or events on site. Hampstead is excited to partner with Southern Living to help bring this brand to life.

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Southern Living celebrates the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel.  Reaching more than 16 million people each month, Southern Living connects consumers with the region’s rich culture through a variety of print, digital, mobile, tablet and event platforms.  Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, the rapidly expanding Southern Living brand is part of Time Inc., one of the largest content companies in the world and the largest publisher in the U.S.

Media Contact:
Caroline Rosen

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