Harvest / Monrovia Homes for Sale
Harvest / Monrovia: North boundary is HWY 53; West boundary is County Line Road; East boundary is Research Park BLVD; Soutn boundary is Madison City Limits and HWY 72.
The Harvest / Monrovia area is a growing community with new housing developments and shopping areas. Housing styles range from condos and patio homes to million dollar estates. Although this area is developing quickly, rolling farmland, ranches and open space are still an intrgral part of the community.
Harvest was part of the Cherokee lands until about 1810. It had been a settled community for many thousands of years prior to this. Many families who formed the older settlement population are part Cherokee Indian. Later, a railroad was extended south from Fayetteville, Tennessee to the community of Capshaw 5 miles southwest of present day Harvest. This railroad went bankrupt in the economic troubles that lead to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Today, Old Railroad Bed Road runs along the old track bed.
Monrovia is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Alabama, United States. It is bordered on the south by the city of Madison, on the southeast by the city of Huntsville, on the west by Limestone County and on the north by the community of Harvest.
The Monrovia Parks and Recreation Association is the owner and operator of Phillips Park and operates youth sports leagues, primarily Babe Ruth baseball and softball. MPRA is a private, non-profit organization run by a board of directors.
The economy of Harvest depends a great deal on residential construction. In 2003, over 650 new homes were built in Harvest and the adjacent Monrovia community. In addition, it is home to numerous small and medium sized businesses. Most residents work in the cities of Madison and Huntsville.
Capshaw Mountain is a mountain located in Harvest, Alabama. Capshaw Mountain forms a watershed that provides the water supply for the community. It extends upwards about 800 feet above the general elevation in the area. It is part of the Cumberland Plateau and has the highest elevation between the Appalachian Chain and the Rocky Mountain Chain.
Retail trade is rapidly expanding as of 2008, with the construction of new stores and restaurants which coincide with continuing residential growth. The area’s businesses serve a wide area, encompassing much of Northwest Madison County and Northeast Limestone County.