May is an exciting time of year and a busy one. Finally, the days are mostly sunny and at The Retreat at Mountain Brook, that means it’s time to enjoy the alluring mix of amenities that we offer for outdoor (or indoor) enjoyment! Our community residents can choose relaxing, entertaining or fitness-focused activities thanks to the wide variety of options that The Retreat offers.
For tennis players, we have two championship-modeled tennis courts that are perfect for a game of doubles or for simply learning how to swing a racquet. Or, tennis aficionados can relax in one of our two WIFI-equipped clubhouse resident lounges and watch the French Open held in Paris, France beginning May 20 at the Roland Garros Stadium.
Of course, with the warmer weather comes the opportunity for outdoor entertaining. That’s why we offer a poolside outdoor kitchen, grilling spaces and a dining terrace. Grilling enthusiasts may want to try out Master Chef Bobby Flay’s recipe for amazingly tender grilled chicken skewers that are a great, easy menu option when entertaining a group of family and friends.
But perhaps nothing symbolizes the start of summer like a splash in the swimming pool. The Retreat offers not one but three resort-style saltwater pools to enjoy. Relax poolside and soak up a few rays. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
And it’s not just humans that enjoy being outside. The Retreat realizes how important pets are, so the community also features a 6,500 sq. ft leash free pet park. And, the community is located adjacent to the Flora Johnston Nature Trail, giving residents and their pets even more possibilities for recharging in the rolling, forested hills.
Finally, The Retreat offers a relaxing community garden featuring local flowers and herbs. Residents with a green or even a brown thumb are invited to enjoy planting and cultivating their own veggies, herbs, or flowers in the garden. According to Southern Living’s monthly garden planting calendar, May is a great time to plant lima beans, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, sweet potatoes, and watermelon. Of course, residents can get a head start by visiting local garden shops for a wide selection of ready to plant offerings. Nearby shops include Oak Street Garden Shop, Charlie Thigpen’s Garden Gallery and Leaf n’ Petal which has several locations nearby.
And of course, no amenity package would be complete without a great fitness studio. The Retreat features two in fact, with free weights, treadmills, elliptical, spinning bikes, recumbent bikes, and weight machines. Fitness Studios also offer free space for yoga and other work-out options.
So, pull out your racquet, lace up your shoes, or toss on a swim suit and come enjoy all that The Retreat has to offer in terms of amenities. Want to see them for yourself? Call us at (205) 956-9722 to schedule your personal tour with one of our friendly leasing center team members.