Alabama October 10, 2016
These Are The 10 Best Small Towns In Alabama To Put Down Roots
If you’re constantly relocating from one town to another, I’m sure you’ve thought to yourself, “I’m tired of moving! It’s time to pick a place and stay put.” Fortunately, there are several wonderful places located throughout Alabama that are perfect for putting down roots, including the 10 small towns listed below.
Note: Each of these towns have less than 30,000 people.
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Southern Living magazine considers Fairhope, which is located in Baldwin County, to be one of the best small towns in the South. There's such a variety of fun things to do in this quaint Alabama town, such as walking along the beaches, visiting the beautiful parks and exploring the fabulous downtown district.
Eufaula is located in Barbour County and overlooks Lake Eufaula, the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World." If you enjoy fishing, this lovely Alabama town would be a great place to call home.
Monroeville is the county seat of Monroe County and the hometown of award-winning writers Truman Capote and Harper Lee, plus several others. In 1997, Monroeville was named "The Literary Capital of Alabama." If you're a fan of great literature, there's no better place to live in Alabama than Monroeville.
4. Muscle Shoals
Muscle Shoals, the largest city in Colbert County, is best known for its music history. It was once known as the "Hit Recording Capitol of the World," having recorded hits at FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio. Besides its music history, Muscle Shoals is also well known for its excellent school system.
Daphne, another town in Baldwin County, is a beautiful place to live. This Alabama town, which is nicknamed "The Jubilee City," continues to grow each and every day. Even through this continuous growth, Daphne still manages to maintain its small town charm.
Greenville, the county seat of Butler County, is a great place to live if you want to be a short drive from Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. This small Alabama town is known as "The Camellia City," and it also has a great downtown business and residential district that attracts newcomers.
Tuscumbia is the county seat of Colbert County and hometown of Helen Keller. This charming town's most popular attraction is Spring Park, which attracts families from all over the area. Without a doubt, Tuscumbia is one of the best small towns in Alabama to raise a family.
Opelika, the county seat of Lee County, offers a variety of things for their residents, including a great downtown district. The downtown district includes amazing restaurants, incredible galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
Hartselle, located in Morgan County, is known as "The City of Southern Hospitality." If you relocate to this charming Alabama town, you'll soon find out how it earned its nickname. The people of Hartselle are very welcoming to newcomers. When it comes to things Hartselle offers its residents, nothing compares to its downtown district. This special area of town includes several specialty shops and wonderful restaurants.
10. Fort Payne
Fort Payne, the county seat of DeKalb County, is the best town to put down roots if you crave adventure. This scenic Alabama town is home to the Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park. Fort Payne is also located near the picturesque town of Mentone, Lake Guntersville and the Coosa River.
As you can see, there’s a great variety of small towns in Alabama that are perfect for putting down roots. For more incredible places to put down roots, check out our previous article:
Here Are The 12 Coolest Small Towns In Alabama You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.