Incorporated in 1962, the town of Good Hope gets its name from the Good Hope Baptist Church, which was built here in 1842. Located directly south of Cullman, the town has been growing steadily in recent years, with an estimated population of more than 2,250 in 2012, up from less than 2,000 over a decade ago.
A warm, family-oriented community, Good Hope combines the best of country living, suburban comfort, and easy access to urban amenities, making it one of the most desirable places to live in the region.It’s an ideal balance that attracts everyone from families with young children to retirees to those looking to grow a business or a career.
Good Hope has a varied selection of single-family homes for buyers to choose from, including new construction and even a few that were built in the early 20th century. Most are located on spacious lots that are at least half an acre in size and land is available as well for those who would prefer to build their dream home.Due to the region’s lush and varied topography, which is punctuated with streams and small lakes, there are quite a few properties that enjoy a waterfront location. Most homes are situated west of the interstate, with some in the eastern portion close to the commercial district.
Parks and Schools
The town maintains three parks – the Good Hope Municipal Park, Good Hope Family Park & Recreational Complex, and Hathcock Park.The community is served by four schools under the Cullman County Schools district – Good Hope Primary, Good Hope Elementary, Good Hope Middle, and Good Hope High schools.
With Interstate 65 running right through the center of town, getting into and out of Good Hope is a breeze. Alabama Highway 69 also makes its way across the area as does County Road 437. This makes Smith Lake Park and the northeastern shores of Lewis Smith Lake just a short 15-minute drive away. Good Hope is also midway between Decatur to the north and Birmingham to the south, both of which are only around 40 minutes by car.
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