Friday, October 27, 2017

Magnolia Trace, Huntsville, AL (10/26-27/2017)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 (continued)
We arrived at Magnolia Trace and checked in with security at the gate where we were given our room key and directions.
Magnolia Trace opened in 2003, became an affiliate of ACTS in 2008, and fully merged with ACTS in 2014.
The guest room was really just a guest room
The bathroom did show upgraded
features that are available
Including the large walk-in shower
A typical hallway
Dining room (the buffet is used for Sunday brunch)
We were seated with residents Ira and Bernie S for dinner, who provided their insight about the community. All the residents we did meet were natives of Huntsville, but they told us of others who came from other states. The dining room is only open for dinner and Sunday brunch, with table service.
Look at the presentation of the chocolate tart dessert!
The Bistro is open for lunch and dinner
The beverage bar in the Bistro is open all day, but not at night;
in the morning, complimentary pastries are set out on the bar
Plenty of tables in the Bistro, and a Pictorial History of Huntsville
The activities calendar in the mailroom
The internal mailroom
A tiny meditation room
The larger fitness room is in the main clubhouse
Near the dining room is ACT III, a lounge or party room!
Most of the amenities are on the third floor of the clubhouse.
Jigsaw puzzle table
Billiards room
Arts & crafts room
Library and research center
Card room (note all these rooms have a sink)
Looking down at the clubhouse atrium
Back to the main level of the clubhouse:
Mailboxes are in each wing

Friday, October 27, 2017
Independent living apartments, where the ground floor
residents can create their own landscaping
The garden villas are duplexes or stand-alones
Entrance to the clubhouse
Clubhouse atrium
The pool is in a separate building with a smaller
fitness room and a workshop and craft room
All units include a washer and dryer and there are storage units of 4' x 4' x 8'.
Magnolia Trace is about two and three miles from hospitals. Colleges are about two and four miles away.
The closest major airport is Birmingham International/BHM, 105 miles away, although the Huntsville Airport is 16 miles.
After the tour with Jason M, we departed to drive, taking almost 11.5 hours.
Cotton fields in Alabama

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