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About Us 

The Azalea Cove Living Group is both a real estate development firm and builder of new construction homes.

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For nearly 50 years, Southern Living has served as the leading inspiration for the region, featuring the best ideas and emphasizing the positive aspects about life in the South. We are proud to be chosen by Southern Living Magazine to represent a new Southern Living Inspired Communities planned community.


These hand-picked neighborhoods embrace a pride of place and encourage new traditions of living in the South, preserving the long-favored lifestyle of our region with some of the best ideas in urban planning, architecture, landscape design, and recreation.


This invitation-only program selects custom builders acclaimed for their detailed craftsmanship, excellence in customer service, financial stability, and use of quality building materials in their homes. Each home design brings the latest ideas in architecture, interior design, and livability while defining a lifestyle, sense of place, and a connection to the world around us.


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Our Vision

Our vision is to be the area’s premier Southern Living community. We will expand and improve the vibrant grounds at Lake Martin and provide elegant housing in beautiful, natural surroundings. 

We strive to create distinctive and affordable houses that home owners will rave about. We wish to be recognized as the best medium-priced, elegant and Southern traditional property in the Alex City, Auburn, Montgomery triad.

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Principal Developer and Builder

Timothy R. Evans, Sr., an Alabama native, is a business professional with more than thirty years’ experience in residential construction, commercial construction, and community planning, with extensive experience in residential marketing. Tim began his career working for Evans Builders, a family-owned company. He then started his own general contracting company, Lakewood Development Inc. located in Montgomery, Alabama which provided new homes and subdivisions of various price ranges for the Elmore county area. Joint venture developments included the exclusive Trillium Subdivision on Lake Martin. In 2003, his new company, D E Enterprises, LLC joined the esteemed Southern Living (Magazine) Custom Home Program. Program homes are built by a select group of Southern residential home builders who must meet the high standards set by Southern Living. Program builders are selected based on an excellent reputation and the superior quality and attention to detail demonstrated in homes constructed. Tim also joined an esteemed group of home builders from the Lake Martin area to form The Ridge Builder Program with subdivision developer, Russell Lands. The Ridge offers high-end custom waterfront homes starting in the $1,000,000 range. And, with additional partners, he constructed the subdivision, Cascades at Sandy Creek, a cozy, 21-unit lake development located on Lake Martin. ​Tim Evans was raised in the Eclectic, AL area and attended college in Auburn.


Marketing Director

Steve was the visionary and co-founder of one of the first ecotourism companies in the world. As a world leader in nature travel, International Expeditions was at the forefront of the sustainability movement, using conservation and education based tourism to fund projects in tropical rainforest locations.

​Steve has applied the same concepts practiced in ecotourism and sustainable travel to benefit his home state of Alabama. Forging collaborations with Alabama Tourism, he created the receptive tour company, Explore The South and Conservancy Travel which specialize in foreign travel.

​Those who book at the Waterside on Lake Martin are the lucky beneficiaries of Steve's life's work with all the venue's stunning and meaningful live events curated just for you.

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