Getting to Know the West Point Community
West Point is located northwest of Cullman, which is no more than a 15-minute drive via State Route 157 aka the University of North Alabama Highway. While it incorporated only in 1977, the town has in fact been in existence as a community since the 19th century. Still a rural town, its population has almost doubled in size over the past decade or so – from 2000’s 295 to 586 in 2012. Perhaps the primary reason for the increase in population is the fact that West Point is home to some of Cullman County’s best schools.
The town, as well as much of the rest of the county’s northwestern region, is served by West Point Elementary, West Point Intermediate, West Point Middle and West Point High, all of which are under the Cullman County Schools system. All of the schools are located close to each other for added convenience.
West Point’s housing stock consists mostly of single-family residences of varying sizes and architectural styles. There are homes that date back to the turn of the century, new construction, and just about everything in between. There’s something here for everyone and for every taste and budget. Land is available as well and in general the homes here have big lots, with some having expansive acreage and agricultural features such as barns, pastures, and so on.
Areas of Interest –
West Point is ideally located close to Lewis Smith Lake and the William B. Bankhead National Forest, which are to the west of town. There are smaller sized lakes in the area as well – Lake George and Lake Catoma – which are popular local hotspots for fishing and water sports. The town is located west of Interstate 65, making the rest of the region as well as larger cities like Birmingham and Decatur easily accessible.