Best Places to Live in Alabama in 2021

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How do you find the best place to live in Alabama? With the data we gathered from homesnacks, we analyzed the Yellowhammer State's cities based on factors such as crime, weather, education, and household income. Birmingham is said to be a little piece of heaven on earth! The cheap cost of living in Alabama means you will be able to afford an excellent place to live.

Based on our analysis of more than 100 places, we came up with this list of the best places to live in Alabama. So check out this great read while munching on some fried catfish and bbq.

Here are the best places to live in Alabama:

  1. Madison
  2. Mountain Brook
  3. Homewood
  4. Vestavia Hills
  5. Fairhope

1. Madison

Total Population: 49, 327

Last Year's Rank: 4 (Up 3)

Median Home Value: $253,000 (10th best)

Unemployment Rate: 3.8% (30th best)

Madison is our best city in Alabama, and it's our first foray outside the Birmingham area. Madison is a suburb of Huntsville, so it has a lower cost of living than the top three cities on this list, making it a budget-friendly choice. Madison may have a lower median home price, but its median household income is still the fourth highest in Alabama at $98,188 annually. In addition, Huntsville is a rapidly growing economic hub, which means your entertainment choices are a lot more varied.

2. Mountain Brook

Total Population: 20,436

Last Year's Rank: 1 (Down 1)

Median Home Value: $628,800 (best)

Unemployment Rate: 1.7% (3rd best)

We will begin with a city as excellent as Mountain Brook, which happens to rank in the top 5 statewide for just about every category that we measured. At 1.7% unemployment and 3.0% poverty, Mountain Brook's economy is as solid as it gets, with Alabama's lowest unemployment and poverty, respectively. Also, there is very little to be concerned about criminal activity, as Mountain Brook ranks 90th in the state for the least crime rates. Finally, even though Mountain Brook has the highest health insurance rates in Alabama at 98.4%, if you encounter an unfortunate situation, you'll be just fine.

3. Homewood

Total Population: 25,534

Last Year's Rank: 3 (No Change)

Median Home Value: $347,800 (3rd best)

Unemployment Rate: 2.7% (9th best)

A suburb of Mountain Brook, Homewood is 25,534 located between Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook. We'll be covering the youngest town in our league, Homewood, with its median age of 30. Homewood is one of the best cities in Alabama for singles for that reason. Having great things to do around is crucial, such as hiking in nearby Red Mountain Park.

4. Vestavia Hills

Total Population: 34,307

Last Year's Rank: 2 (Down 2)

Median Home Value: $376,200 (2nd best)

Unemployment Rate: 2.0% (6th best)

Vestavia Hills is another Birmingham suburb that has topped this list several times. There's no need to worry about Amazon porch pirates here because it's one of the safest places in Alabama. Also, Vestavia Hills public schools have an average ranking of 9/10 from GreatSchools, meaning they're a good choice for families moving here with children. In addition, the Birmingham Zoo is only a few minutes away, so there's always something to do when people visit from out of town.

5. Fairhope

Total Population: 21,083

Last Year's Rank: 5 (No Change)

Median Home Value: $299,200 (5th best)

Unemployment Rate: 4.6% (4best)

Our 5th best city in Alabama is Fairhope, located on the Gulf Shore. Fairhope's median age is 43, making it the oldest of these cities, which may either be positive or negative, depending on your priorities. Mobile Bay is, however, a benefit to all. What would be better than shopping and strolling down Fairhope Avenue, grabbing a pint from the local brewery, and watching the sunset at the pier? You might want to make sure you find a job paying $75,197/year before packing your bags, however; Fairhope ranks amongst

the most expensive cities in Alabama.

The abovementioned list is accurate if you're looking for areas in Alabama that offer an excellent economic climate, where crime is lower than average, and where residents have access to many activities. Overall, Madison took the top spot for the best place to live in Alabama for 2021.

Let me know in the comments what you think about those cities!


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