Just far enough out Highway 463 in Madison County, beyond the hustle and bustle, lies a place that’s calm and serene. A place where handsome homes look out over the gently rolling hills of a well-manicured golf course or a beautiful lake. A place where families can gather on a sandy beach or a playground. A place where parents can exercise while children swim in the pool. A place that 800 families call home.
Reunion subdivision is a planned community that began with a premier private golf club designed by legendary designer Bob Cupp. The 18-hole course is located on what was once the historic Annandale Plantation. Next came the homes, where families enjoy the many amenities the neighborhood affords, including walking trails and an equestrian center. Reunion also offers a tennis facility complete with nine well-maintained Har Tru-style outdoor tennis courts. The 24-hour athletic center is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment as well as over 30 classes per week. The junior Olympic-sized pool is home to a competitive swim team.
“I know it sounds cliché’, but when you live in Reunion, you don’t really need to go anywhere else,” says Elisha Fry, membership director of the development. “We have so many amenities here, as well as events including a fall tailgate party, Sounds at Sunset with the Mississippi Symphony, Easter Egg hunt and events celebrating all holidays.
One of the newest features of Reunion is the $16 million clubhouse that houses two restaurants and a comfortable bar area. In the 55,000 square foot clubhouse, chandeliers from France and gas lamps from New Orleans illuminate the beautiful furnishings. Kristie Nutt and Phyllis Doby had a strong influence on the interior design, which is light and airy in shades of white, taupe, grey and pale blue. A balcony runs the length of the building with an incredible view of the golf course.
Elisha says the clubhouse and the neighborhood are a perfect example of “if you build it, they will come.” She says the response and support of the community has made this a banner year for memberships. “The clubhouse is exquisite,” she says. “It adds yet another dimension for Reunion to provide a place for a fine dining experience, to more casual dining with wood-fired pizzas and handmade burgers.” Residents can drive over in their golf carts and relax by the fire pit on the patio while enjoying a cocktail or bite to eat. “It’s a lifestyle that many people are seeking today. Once people get home, they want to unwind and relax and they can do all they would do in town in their own neighborhood.”
The next big project at Reunion is the addition of a 7000 square foot fitness center that will overlook the 18th hole of the golf course. The current fitness center will get an overhaul with new flooring and a general facelift, which will then be transformed into a spa. “We are looking at doing treatments in addition to manicures, pedicures and massages,” says Elisha. An expanded kid’s corner will make it easy for parents of small children to find time to exercise.
Soon there will be a new beach and playground area as well as the addition of a second pool near Reunion Parkway. With space for another 800 homes, Reunion will be a small community with big advantages for those who enjoy the lifestyle it offers.