Located in northwest Alabama on Interstate Highway 22, Jasper is a thriving retail hub, center of growing industrial development and home to approximately 14,000 residents.
Enjoying one of the top ranked education systems in the State of Alabama, ongoing renovated Park & Recreation programs and its close proximity to the outstanding recreation areas such as Smith Lake, Bankhead National Forest and the Warrior River makes it an attractive area for relocation.
Founded in 1873 by German refugee Colonel John G. Cullmann, the city is known for its early agricultural success and ability to accommodate widespread industrial projects. With a population currently hovering just over 15,000, Cullman is the county seat and largest of Cullman County‘s 12 municipalities.
Cullman is located halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville, and is the epicenter for multiple major highway systems. Cullman offers an impressive array of local attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, educational and medical facilities, and access to cultural, sporting, and entertainment events. Cullman supports progressive economic development, technological advancements, and creative quality-of-life endeavors.
Cullman offers 21st Century living while maintaining the quintessential Southern charm that immediately engages visitors. Cullman is an ideal community to stay a while … or a lifetime!
Crane Hill is a community in Cullman County, Alabama, United States, located in the southwestern portion of the county. The community of Crane Hill can trace its history back to 1806, when the first settlers recorded their land titles. This area is named after the Sandhill Crane who fished the streams and roosted on a hill located just north of Mt. Zion Road and part of the Kirby Lay property. It was from this large hill of roosting cranes that Crane Hill took its name.
Situated in the heart of Winston County, Arley was established by men and women who were regarded for their native skill, ingenuity, ability and raw courage.
A historical marker in Arley states the following. “On January 11, 1861 the State of Alabama seceded from the Union. Deeply perturbed, the people of Winston County held a political convention on July 4, 1861 at Looney’s Tavern, near Addison. A resolution was adopted to the effect that Alabama had no right to secede from the Union; but if she did have such right, then Winston County had the same right to secede from Alabama. Uncle Dick Payne, a Confederate sympathizer, remarked, “Oh, oh, Winston secedes! The Free State of Winston!’ Winston did not secede, but ever after she has been beloved of her sons and daughters and fondly known as “The Free State of Winston”.
Double Springs is the county seat of Winston County. It is located in north-central Alabama about 35 miles west of Cullman. In the 1940s when State Highway 195 was built through the area, the original double springs were covered over by the new highway. Water still flows from a culvert under the highway from the now-hidden springs.
Double Springs is located within the borders of the William Bankhead National Forest, which offers many recreational opportunities including boating, camping, and fishing. It also is located four miles from Lewis Smith Lake, another major recreation area. The town itself has two city parks with softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, and walking tracks. The community center features exercise equipment and a basketball court; a separate venue has a walking and biking trail.
The City of Dora is an old city with new ideas. The town has a lot to offer business, industry and residents. Dora has access to Corridor X which is the main Interstate between Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee making it ideal for light industry, trucking, and retail. Low taxes, a friendly government and room to expand makes ideal for business
Residents will love Horse Creek Golf, which is a first-class golf course owned and managed by the City of Dora. The first Horse Creek Jubilee Festival is planned for the spring of 2014, and will offer arts, crafts, music, and fun for the entire family. The history of Dora is interesting. The coal that was mined from the hills and hollows around Dora, helped build America during the 1800 and 1900s.
The City of Sumiton is located on the eastern edge of Walker County and the city limits extend into Jefferson County. Some of the friendliest people on the planet live here.
Within the last several years Sumiton has grown extensively with theaddition of several national chain stores and lots of new restaurants, and many other local businesses which combined make Sumiton a bustling area of commerce.
Sumiton is also the home of Bevill State Community College which has grown exponentially over the last several years. Sumiton School which is K-8 is one of the largest schools in Walker County.
Gardendale is a quiet and growing community of friendly people, beautiful neighborhoods, and prosperous businesses. Our city began its life in the 1830s as a farming community and grew steadily through the 1860s.
After the Civil War, Gardendale’s population doubled when the coal mines opened in the 1870s. By early 1900s the town was a bustling community with saw mills, cotton gins, merchants, churches and a school.
Until 1906, the town was called “Jugtown” because of a crockery jug and churn factory located here. The name changed after a campaign was launched to have a name more reflective of the area.
The city of Fultondale was originally known as Fulton Springs, and was a mining town in the early 20th century. It was eventually incorporated into Jefferson County as a municipality in 1947, complete with a mayor and five city council members. The first council bought the city’s first fire engine and built a city hall where the Municipal City Park is now. The city also once had a city recreation center with the only municipal pool in north Jefferson County.
Before Interstate 65 was built in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Hwy. 31 was the primary way travelers from Birmingham traveled northward, and hotels in the city prospered. When the interstate was finally completed, a drive-in movie theater in the city was torn down.
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, and is known to b the largest suburb near Birmingham. Hoover’s territory is along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Hoover is a fast-growing suburb known for its many golf courses, as well as the Riverchase Galleria, a massive mixed-use shopping, dining, office, and hotel development. Moss Rock Preserve, with its boulders and rock formations, as well as forested paths and streams, is popular with hikers and climbers. Hydrangeas are a highlight at Aldridge Gardens, which also features an art gallery, nature trails, and a lake.
Vestavia Hills is more than a city. This is a community of businesses, neighbors and friends, all connected by a place. A place built high on a crest by adventurers who sought fertile ground and fresh perspectives. A place that inspires its residents with an elevated view.
Vestavia Hills is Alabama’s premiere place to live, shop, work and play. A progressive, lively city that captures fine southern hospitality, Vestavia Hills is an economically powerful and culturally fascinating community.
A part of the Birmingham metropolitan area, Chelsea is widely considered the fastest growing city in Shelby County, which is the fastest growing county in the state of Alabama.
Chelsea is located near the central part of Shelby County. The city is traversed by multiple county highways, as well as U.S. Route 280, which runs through the northern part of the city, leading northwest 19 mi to downtown Birmingham, and east 12 mi to Harpersville. Double Oak Mountain, a southern extension of the Appalachian Mountains, runs northwest of the city. Part of the city limits extend along US 280 on top of the ridge.