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Opelika Gets New Ridesharing Help from Lyft

September 27, 2017

Homes in Opelika AL

Residents of homes in Opelika AL who need a ride around town or into Auburn can now call on Lyft to take them there. The ride-sharing service has obtained a license to operate in Opelika, in addition to its other operations in Alabaster, Birmingham, Huntsville, Auburn, Mobile, Montgomery and Tuscaloosa.

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller said the city is “very excited” and noted that the service should help improve access to shopping, downtown stores and restaurants. Pam Powers-Smith, president of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce, told the Opelika-Auburn News that Lyft could increase sales for local businesses. Residents who don’t own a car or those that don’t want to drive will now have a dependable way to get around town.

Opelika residents who wish to use Lyft will need to download the service’s mobile app to their cell phone, register with a valid phone number and enter a form of payment. Passengers can then request a ride from a nearby driver. The app will display the driver’s name, a rating from other passengers and a photo of the driver and car.

Lyft will make it easy for residents of neighborhoods like Highway 400 Estates, Stephen Woods, and Cedar Creek to get a ride to local stores like Tiger Town, Angels Antiques and Flea Market or Target.

Highway 400 Estates is a charming community that gives residents a little distance from the hectic city life, while still being close to shopping, dining, schools and entertainment. Floor plans available in Highway 400 Estates offer plenty of space for growing families, with your choice of a four bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home or a five bedroom, 3 bath model with nearly 2,600 square feet of living space.  One homesite is still available to build, so interested buyers should act fast.

The Erickson team has been representing buyers and sellers of homes in the Columbus GA and Phenix City AL real estate markets for nearly 30 years. As a full service real estate company, Rose Anne Erickson Realty can help you find a home that fits every lifestyle and budget. For more information about our available homes in Opelika AL, or one of our special home buying programs, contact us today at 706-257-1776.



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