Getting to Know the Addison Community
Located about a half-hour’s drive away to the west of Cullman, Alabama is the town of Addison in Winston County. Nestled near the eastern portion of the William B. Bankhead National Forest, Addison is characterized by wide open spaces and lush greenery that total an area of 3.5 square miles. This lovely town offers seclusion and a refreshing bucolic quality that’s ideal for those who prefer quiet, laidback country living.
Transportation Routes –
U.S. Route 278 is a major thoroughfare in Addison, winding through the town from east to west as it overlaps with State Route 74 and becomes 1st Avenue. Other major routes include County Road 41, which crosses the town from its north to south borders, and County Road 14, also known as Sardis-Airport Road, which leads to the Addison Municipal Airport as it heads eastward and merges with County Road 1043.
Housing options in Addison are mostly single-family residences on large lots, including bungalows and some estate, farm and ranch properties. Since the 1960s, a large part of Addison’s economy has been the manufacturing of mobile and modular homes for the low to mid-range real estate market in the neighboring areas and nearby states, so it’s quite common to see these types of homes throughout the town. Land and lots suitable for new construction are also available for those who prefer to build their own home from the ground up.
Schools in the Area –
Addison is home to Addison Elementary School and Addison High School, both served by the Winston County School System. Addison High School is known for its athletic teams, nicknamed the Bulldogs, and is also notable for its successful sports programs that helped it win state championships in football, volleyball, and softball.
Areas of Interest –
The William B. Bankhead National Forest lies to the west of Addison, and is a protected area covering over 181,000 acres. It is one of four National Forests in Alabama, and is popular for a variety of recreational activities that include swimming, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. The forest is also known as “The Land of a Thousand Waterfalls” due to the area’s abundance of waterfalls, streams, and bluffs.