If you’ve ever wondered where Alabama’s wealthiest residents live, wonder no more. According to
NeighborhoodScout.com, the 10 cities listed below are the state’s most expensive places to live. So it stands to reason, if you’re curious, that these places are where the richest people in Alabama live.
1. Mountain Brook
Mountain Brook is a charming suburb of Birmingham and is known to be the state's most affluent place. It's also one of the wealthiest communities in the United States. Mountain Brook has a population of 20,359 and a per capita income of $73,431.
2. Vestavia Hills
Vestavia Hills is another charming suburb of Birmingham and was named for the 20-acre estate of former mayor George B. Ward. This Birmingham suburb has a population of 34,018 and a per capita income of $51,369.
The Homewood High School Patriot Band has participated in the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" more than any other school outside of the New York area. Homewood has a population of 25,750 and a per capita income of $30,775.
4. Indian Springs Village
The small town of Indian Springs Village, located in the Birmingham metropolitan area, was created as a protective measure. The town's residents didn't want to see their area enclosed by development. Indian Springs Village has a population of 2,499 and a per capita income of $47,358.
5. Spanish Fort
Spanish Fort, which was incorporated in 1993, is located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and provides an excellent quality of life for its residents. Spanish Fort has a population of 7,629 and a per capita income of $33,841.
Hoover is the largest suburb of Birmingham. It has a population of 84,126 and a per capita income of $38,457.
Fairhope is situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay and has been named one of the best small towns in the South by Southern Living magazine. This charming small town has a population of 17,386 and a per capita income of $34,199.
8. Orange Beach
Orange Beach is one of Alabama's most popular vacation destinations. It's also home to the tallest Ferris wheel (112 feet) in the Southeast, which is located at The Wharf. Orange Beach has a population of 5,723 and a per capita income of $38,067.
9. Pike Road
Pike Road is a suburb of Montgomery and has grown more than 1,600% over the past decade. This growing suburb has a population of 7,506 and a per capita income of $38,418.
Trussville was first settled by Warren Truss sometime before 1820, and it's one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama. Trussville has a population of 20,368 and a per capita income of $34,938.
Are you a resident of any of these cities or know someone who is? Are these cities as wonderful as they appear to be, or are they extremely overrated? Let us know in the comments below!