Most homes were built in the mid 1990’s to early 2000’s, and it was one of the first developed single family neighborhoods in Chelsea, Alabama. Many of our residents can remember when Chelsea was nothing more than a speck on the map with a railroad, a post office and three gas stations! Named for Yellowleaf Creek, which flows along the northeast side of the neighborhood before ultimately flowing into the Coosa River, the community has 130 family homes spread out over eight streets of beautiful woodland property. Neighborhood Map.
Yellowleaf is near the fast-growing Highway 280 corridor, and is accessed via Highway 39 off Highway 47, also known as the Columbiana-Chelsea Road. Across the street from the Yellowleaf neighborhood entrance are the Chelsea Intermediate and Middle Schools, allowing children who live here to safely walk to class.
We like to relax and have fun – and we take great pleasure in having such a wonderful family-oriented atmosphere in the neighborhood. In our lovely wooded community, Yellowleaf neighbors really look out for one another.
About the HOA
Yellowleaf homeowners take great pride in their homes and the community. The HOA was formed in 2004 to actively manage the neighborhood, primarily to facilitate the payment of expenses for street lights, maintenance of the entrance and common areas, and to legally receive donated property from the developer for future community improvement.
Homeowners who pay annual dues are members of the HOA. The Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who serve a two year term, and are elected by the membership. The Board meets quarterly, and members are encouraged to attend and let their voices be heard on neighborhood issues.
All HOA efforts such as planting/decorating the entrance and making common area reparations are generally done by volunteers. The HOA also publishes a quarterly newsletter to keep everyone informed on topical issues.
About Chelsea and Shelby County
Chelsea is widely considered to be the fastest growing city in Shelby County, which is the fastest growing county in Alabama. Located approximately 15 miles south of the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area, the city was incorporated on March 1, 1996 with a population of 906. By 2010, the population had multiplied to 10,193 and it’s still growing! The city of Chelsea has grown right along with it, now with over 100 businesses plus a beautiful City Hall built in 2003.
Living in Yellowleaf and Chelsea offers a nice balance – comfort and convenience with small town friendliness. Chelsea was just a stop on the railroad track for many decades; the old one room railroad shack sitting by the tracks was finally torn down in 1998. And now the Chelsea City Hall looks down upon the spot where the shack once stood. We’ve come a long way from the days of that lonely railroad stop!