Best Places to Live in Alabama

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What you need to know about Alabama

Both residents and tourists enjoy the warm climate in Alabama year round. The best places to live in Alabama include Montgomery, Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile. The Yellowhammer State (named after its state bird) features outdoor amenities like four national forests, Natchez Trace Parkway and inland waterways. There are strong economic sectors in agriculture, aerospace, manufacturing, mining and banking, and top universities include University of Alabama, Auburn University, Troy University and Tuskegee University.

8 Things to Do in Alabama
Rockets, football, shopping, alligators are among top attractions
Best Farmers Markets in the South
New Orleans, Atlanta and five other cities top list

Population

4,817,678
Up by 4%
Chaco Canyon New Mexico
10 Incredible Ancient Ruins in America
America's history began long before 1776.
Warehouse 319 in downtown Jasper, Alabama is the first Sport's Bar to open in the newly reimagined downtown area.
Food Scene in Jasper, AL
From trendy downtown bistros to comfy local watering holes, Jasper's restaurants and nightspots are never short on fun, flair or flavor
Bankhead House & Heritage Center in Jasper, Alabama was built in 1925 and is a great example of Colonial Revival Architecture.
Arts & Culture in Jasper, AL
Jasper's arts scene shines with an impressive roster of museums, festivals and arts organizations
Elizabeth Garner Interiors in Jasper, AL has been fortunate to become part of the ongoing growth in downtown Jasper.
Jasper Joins Alabama Main Street and Alabama Communities of Excellence Programs
The city joins two widely successful programs designed to boost economy, tourism and vitality
Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant
Jasper, AL Economy Bolstered by Yorozu Automotive Announcement
County lands Tier 1 automotive supplier, grows retail and workforce
Chicken entree at Jim's Restaurant in Prattville, Alabama
Prattville, AL Local Flavor Overview
Prattville draws on its Southern heritage to cook up special delicacies

Housing

Homes Owned 69%
69% Complete
Homes Rented 31%
31% Complete

Median Home Price

$123,800
Higher than the national average
Jasper City Schools
Public & Private Schools in Jasper, AL
Jasper and Walker County students benefit from having one of the best education systems in Alabama

Featured Cities

Railroad Park is reflected in the water while tall buildings backup the scene in Birmingham
Things You Should Know About Living in Birmingham, AL
A Birmingham resident explains what you need to know about the "Magic City"
Shoppers look at produce at the East Lansing Farmer's Market
Best Farmers Markets in the South
New Orleans, Atlanta and five other cities top list

Median Household Income

$43,511
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 23%
23% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

Alabama Top 100 City Rankings

More About Alabama Cities

10 Incredible Ancient Ruins in America
America's history began long before 1776.

Food Scene in Jasper, AL
From trendy downtown bistros to comfy local watering holes, Jasper's restaurants and nightspots are never short on fun, flair or flavor

Arts & Culture in Jasper, AL
Jasper's arts scene shines with an impressive roster of museums, festivals and arts organizations

Jasper Joins Alabama Main Street and Alabama Communities of Excellence Programs
The city joins two widely successful programs designed to boost economy, tourism and vitality

Jasper, AL Economy Bolstered by Yorozu Automotive Announcement
County lands Tier 1 automotive supplier, grows retail and workforce

Prattville, AL Local Flavor Overview
Prattville draws on its Southern heritage to cook up special delicacies

Prattville, AL Saves Old Cotton Gin Mill Buildings
Historic gin factory sale holds promise

Public & Private Schools in Jasper, AL
Jasper and Walker County students benefit from having one of the best education systems in Alabama

Things You Should Know About Living in Birmingham, AL
A Birmingham resident explains what you need to know about the "Magic City"

Best Farmers Markets in the South
New Orleans, Atlanta and five other cities top list

Golf Courses in Jasper, AL
Let's just say: There's enough to keep you swinging for years

Prattville and Autauga County Offer Location, Education and Industry
Location, education and industry lure new residents

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Brings Thousands of Visitors to Prattville
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail brings thousands of visitors, millions of dollars to Autauga County

Arts and Culture Around Prattville and Autauga County
Prattville celebrates arts and culture by connecting artists with the community

The Best Public and Private Schools in Prattville
Get a list of the best schools in Prattville, AL and Autauga County.

Prattville, AL's Recreation Options
Autauga County gives residents reason to enjoy the great outdoors

Best Restaurants in Prattville, AL
Prattville draws on its Southern heritage to cook up special delicacies.

Health Care in Prattville, AL
Medical options abound in Autauga and Elmore counties

Businesses and Jobs in Prattville, AL
Commerce booms in Prattville and Autauga County

Self Storage for Self Starters
See how two Alabama towns are using self-storage businesses to promote small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Self Storage for Self Starters
See how two Alabama towns are using self-storage businesses to promote small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Best Places to Live in Alabama