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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Pelham Named the Best Place to Live in Alabama


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Pelham “Best Place to Live in Alabama 2018”

City of Pelham named by MONEY as best place to live in Alabama AGAIN

Pelham, AL, January 19, 2018: MONEY magazine regularly compiles a comprehensive list of the Best Places to Live. Pelham, Alabama, which is no stranger to such accolades, was named one of the 50 best places to live in 2018. MONEY looked for “someplace that pairs strong economic and educational performance with affordability, and then ticks other boxes as well: convenience, safety and, “a pleasant way of life,” according to their website. Pelham is the city that best fits this criteria in the entire state of Alabama.

Centrally located in the heart of Alabama, Pelham is home to Oak Mountain State Park- Alabama’s largest State Park, the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Area- home ice for the University of Alabama Frozen Tide and the Birmingham Bulls, Pelham Racquet Club with its 20 clay courts and 5 hard courts and Ballantrae Golf Course - a championship 18-hole course. “Our amenities are second to none in the whole state,” shared Mayor Gary Waters. “When you add in our outstanding neighborhoods, first rate schools and easy access to the entire state and the Southeast, no wonder our community is one of the fastest growing.”

Pelham recently built a new middle school, elementary school, public library and recreation center. “These new editions to our community have added to the investment we are making in our residents,” said Rick Hayes, Council President. Pelham is also home to over 5,500 businesses ranging from small hometown shops to multinational corporations making it a destination location for new and existing businesses.

MONEY pointed to the business friendly atmosphere, high graduation rate (which tops 95%) and the various amenities as contributing factors to Pelham being selected, again, as one of their Best Places to Live. In 2017 Pelham was listed as the 97th Best Place to Live in America out of 100. In 2013 Money also listed Pelham as one of its top choices for Best Places to Live.

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