The railroad tracks that travel through Opelika’s Historic Downtown have become an enchanting and lively place for friends and families to gather. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, charming downtown Opelika is home to entrepreneurs and their specialty businesses. To support and shop local, many restaurants, galleries, antique shops, breweries, stylish boutiques and others proudly source local goods to craft their offerings.
Opelika has had a boom in retail and industrial developments in recent years. TigerTown is a brand new 130 acre multi-purpose establishment and is east Alabama’s largest retail center. East Alabama Medical Center is also situated in Opelika and is the town’s largest employer. The community has worked together to strengthen the area’s economy over the last decade and will continue to generate future opportunity for business. With this growth has also come an increase in the population, asserting that this beautiful town is only going to continue to prosper and grow.
Opelika is located centrally in the Southeastern region of the United States, within close proximity to domestic airports and to some of the area’s liveliest cities. The convenience of driving to or from Atlanta airport, one of the nation’s largest international airports, can’t be beaten.
Just down the road, is the college town of Auburn, where a diverse and cosmopolitan population lies. Auburn University is the hub of this region, bringing in a significant number of international students and many students and employees from other parts of the country. The community pride in the Auburn-Opelika region is unrivaled and with Auburn University being in the SEC, one of the top athletic conferences, people flock to the town to support major sporting events year round.