Harvest / Monrovia
Drive 10 to 15 minutes northwest of downtown Huntsville and you’ll be in the unincorporated communities of Monrovia and Harvest. Picturesque broadlands, these towns and their comfortable homes offer expansive views of classic Alabama landscape: speckled cotton fields, tree-lined country roads, distant mountains, big skies.
However, the main perk of living in these towns just might be their proximity to everything. Literally. Monrovia and Harvest are within a 20-minute drive of all the necessities and amenities that buzzworthy cities such as Huntsville and Madison and their natural surroundings have to offer: work opportunities, quality public schools administered by the county, shopping, restaurants, museums, concerts, festivals, sports events, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, greenways, state parks. Put in a hard day of work or school, enjoy the creature comforts of the city after, and then head back to your quiet retreat under the vast, starry skies of North Alabama.
Parks and Recreation
Phillips Park offers baseball, softball, and soccer fields, which are part of the Monrovia Parks and Recreation Department. The Monrovia Community Center has a gym for basketball and volleyball leagues. There is also a public library.
The Harvest/Monrovia area has desirable subdivisions with large lots not found in many neighboring communities. Its' homes come in a variety of styles and sizes including several farms and estate homes that line its' roadways. Additionally, it houses Capshaw Mountain, a focal point for the Monrovia area, which is becoming a hot spot for an upscale housing development.
This area is part of the Madison County School System. It has many elementary schools including: Monrovia Elementary, Legacy Elementary, Endeavor Elementary, and Harvest Elementary School. The other schools in the area are Monrovia Middle School and Sparkman High School.