Category: Best Small Towns in Alabama

Great stories can be told about small towns – stories about the qualities that make them great places to live. This category, our Best Small Towns category, gives us the opportunity to showcase the truly small and wonderful towns of Alabama. Wherever we visit, we consider the healtlh, the activity and the affordability of the town. We look for friendly people, safe streets and plenty of things to do and home town folk that take full advantage of their hometown.

If you are looking for a getaway or just some place with a slower pace and a neighborly touch, any of these Alabama towns mill make a great home for you.


Arab Alabama – Digital Alabama selected Arab Alabama as one of the Best Small Towns in Alabama

Digital Alabama selected Arab Alabama as one of the Best Small Towns in Alabama. Arab Alabama has two large city parks that include all types of athletics fields, as well as tennis courts, a municipal swimming pool, a multi-purpose arena, pavilions, and a community center. The city hosts the Annual Park and Recreation Horse Show in the arena the second Saturday of each July. The city also has a recreation center that features basketball and racquetball courts, plus a banquet room and kitchen.

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Mount Olive Alabama

Mtount Olive Alabama has its own elementary school, and was formerly the home of a junior high school. Beyond elementary school, most of its students currently go on to Bragg Middle School and eventually Gardendale High School, though that status is subject to change in the next year as Gardendale breaks away from the Jefferson County Schools to form its own district.

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Kimberly Alabama

The city of Kimberly developed around a stagecoach station built in the 1830s; it remained in service until 1865. At this time, the settlement was known as Kennelsville. The city then became known as Jefferson, probably after the nearby Old Jefferson coal mine, until the late 1880s. In 1888, the town’s post office was relocated to nearby Morris. In 1905, the town voted to change its name to Kimberly because another Alabama town had already claimed the name Jefferson

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Owens Cross Roads Alabama

The population in Owens Cross Roads at the time of the 2010 Census was 1,521. Of that number, 91.5 percent reported itself as white, 3.6 percent as African American, 3.0 percent as two or more races, 2.2 percent as Hispanic or Latino, 1.0 percent as American Indian and Alaskan Native, and 0.3 percent as Asian. The median household income according to 2012 Census estimates is $43,674 and per capita income is $21,311.

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