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Make the choice to experience the dream of home ownership at Watercress Lakes in Watercress Preserve in the City of Athens. This tranquil community has lakes that are stocked for fishing or that allow for paddle boat rides or even canoeing. There are additional amenities that give our homeowners options such as swimming in the pool, picnicking at the tables under the pavilion, or simply taking an afternoon stroll to relax on one of the walking trails available. Or, you might spy the occasional deer across the lake or just take in the waterfowl and birds. Watercress Lakes provides a peaceful lifestyle, offering sidewalks, curb and gutter streets, natural gas, city schools, city water and sewer and underground utilities. Your new home in Watercress Springs will also come with the DSLD promise of quality and design that will make this the perfect community for your new home. Regardless of your stage of life or lifestyle, Watercress Springs has something to offer. While visiting Watercress Lakes, be sure to check out Historic Athens. Athens was incorporated in 1818 and there are 4 historic districts with homes dating back to the early 1800’s. Athens is also ranked No. 5 for Safest Cities in Alabama. Safest Cities in Alabama Athens offers hiking trails, fishing in Wheeler Reservoir, boat launches, golf and so much more. Athens sits in Limestone County, the 3rd fastest growing county in Alabama, and 65th in the United States. It is situated at the crossroads of technology and innovation. Since Athens and Limestone County is only a short drive to Redstone Arsenal, NASA and Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, many county and city residents are employed by the Army, NASA and private high tech companies.