Getting to Know the Cold Springs and Bremen Community
The community of Cold Springs is no more than 15 minutes away from Lewis Smith Lake and is just around 20 minutes south from the heart of Cullman. Like the vast majority of communities in Cullman County, it is a serene and welcoming kind of place, with a laidback feel and a decidedly pastoral flavor.
Located within the unincorporated town of Bremen, which is named after the famous German city, Cold Springs is also convenient to Birmingham. Alabama’s largest city is only a 45-minute drive or so to the south. This ideal location, which is close to just about everything yet far enough away to maintain a peaceful country atmosphere, is one of Cold Springs’ biggest draws.
Areas of Interest –
Lewis Smith Lake is the Cold Springs area’s defining topographical feature. The 35-mile lake has a shoreline of 500 miles and a surface area of more than 21,000 acres, making it the largest lake in the county. A manmade lake, it was formed when a dam was built on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River in the 1960s. The reservoir boasts exceptionally clear water and a maximum depth of 264 feet, which is why it has become a popular spot for sport fishing. Along its shore is Smith Lake Park, which features cabins, pavilions, tent sites, playgrounds, a fishing pier and boat launch, and more.
Also in the area, though a little farther away, is the spectacularly beautiful 180,000-acre William B. Bankhead National Forest. Here you’ll find the Sipsey Wilderness, which is also known as the “Land of a Thousand Waterfalls.”
Properties in the area are mostly single-family homes of varying styles and sizes, quite a few of which are on large lots that feature mature landscaping. Land and lots are also available, with those having waterfront access being especially sought-after.
Schools in the Area –
Cold Springs is justifiably well-known for the quality of its schools. Cold Springs High School is not only highly rated academically, it also leads in athletics and in the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America).