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Places With The Best Housing In Alabama 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score77
  • Mountain Brook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,532
86
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,243
72
  • Brook Highland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,604
78
  • Homewood, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,652
75
  • Meadowbrook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,534
85
  • Hoover, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,100
  • I lived in Hoover, Alabama for five years before I relocated to be closer to my family. I enjoyed everyday that I spent in Hoover. My favorite thing to do in Hoover was go to the parks. There are twelve
65
  • Pike Road, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,790
72
  • Madison, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,396
  • After moving to Madison, Alabama two years ago, I didn't know what to think. There is a presence that I can't explain in the town. You can sense the pride among the people who live there, but there is
80
  • Trussville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,872
76
  • Spanish Fort, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,825
  • A beautiful and serene community with many amenities. There is public transportation (BRATS) and a new community center soon to be opened with a new library and senior center. There is also a huge
74
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,791
75
  • Fairhope, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,996
  • I grew up in Fairhope, Alabama. Fairhope is a wonderful city to raise a family in, retire to and place to visit! This quaint community has a unique downtown area that encourages locals to become involved
72
  • Chelsea, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
56
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,252
76
  • Helena, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,630
78
  • Auburn, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,318
  • I've lived all over the United States, and Auburn is by far the strangest and most backwards town I've ever lived in. The people here are only polite if you go out of your way to fit in to the local
71
  • Daphne, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,295
65
  • Meridianville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,568
72
  • Pelham, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,596
74
  • Alabaster, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,269
75
  • Enterprise, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,025
63
  • Moores Mill, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,493
65
  • Huntsville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 188,973
  • Huntsville, Alabama is a great place to live. When I lived in Huntsville, I really enjoyed all of the great food and restaurant choices the city has. One thing I miss greatly are the fantastic po boy
58
  • Gardendale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,750
72
  • Southside, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,563
65
  • Clay, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
71
  • Northport, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,544
68
  • Satsuma, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,159
63
  • Pleasant Grove, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,284
59
  • Guntersville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,360
65
  • Moody, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,464
67
  • Pell City, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,489
65
  • Harvest, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,080
72
  • Prattville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,107
65
  • Oneonta, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
62
  • Millbrook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,045
69
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 96,352
  • Tuscaloosa has to be the worst place in America they can not clear wrecks on an interstate in fact I'm sitting in it now, people here don't move with a purpose and should leave as well, the police
56
  • Leeds, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,701
63
  • Calera, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,839
59
  • Arab, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,247
67
  • Rainbow City, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,590
60
  • Opelika, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,030
58
  • Jacksonville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,827
58
  • Foley, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,741
66
  • Athens, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,461
  • It's cheap to live here, yup, that's the highlight! Nothing much to do here, including restaurants to eat at or places to shop (Walmart?). Madison and Huntsville are within an hour to do real shopping
66
  • Muscle Shoals, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,585
75
  • Hartselle, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,475
66
  • Saraland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,778
60
  • Pinson, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,451
75
  • Cullman, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,156

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Alabama. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Alabama to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Alabama as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Alabama, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.