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Best Places To Live In Bessemer, AL

  • Bessemer, AL
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 26,856
  • I find there are some good and bad points about living in Bessemer, Alabama. For a small town, Bessemer is really an industrial suburb of Birmingham. It was part of the old Alabama steel industry and has…[read more]


Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,243
  • Alabama is my most favorite home ever. I grew up in the state and have many memories from it. I lived in several cities in different areas in the State and Vestavia Hills is one of the prettiest. I…[read more]
  • Homewood, AL
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 25,652
  • Homewood has a wealth of attractions that show off the southern charm of the city, as well as the modern innovations of the area. Whether you're organizing a trip with friends or want to come up with…[read more]
  • Hoover, AL
  • 8.8 miles away (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…[read more]
  • Brook Highland, AL
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,604
  • Helena, AL
  • 9.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,630
  • We're not as big and flashy as that "other" Helena, but we do have a nice little place here. Living in Helena is a real treat, there's no other way to describe it. We have so many great people here,…[read more]
  • Highland Lakes, AL
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,860
  • Mountain Brook, AL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 20,532
  • Many of the attractions and businesses are just outside of the Mountain Brook area, but I enjoy living in the town and have been here for almost three years. It offers a quiet setting instead of the busy…[read more]
  • Meadowbrook, AL
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,534
  • Grayson Valley, AL
  • 24.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,872
  • Indian Springs Village, AL
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,529
  • Pelham, AL
  • 11.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 22,596
  • There are lots of great things to do in Pelham that the entire family will enjoy. Whether you're into nature-centered activities, want to know more about the history of the area or get a great bite to…[read more]
  • Chelsea, AL
  • 19.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • Chelsea, Alabama - a great place to call home! And why not? With beautiful scenery, a fantastic sense of community, awesome schools, a booming economy and terrific weather, of course this is a wonderful…[read more]
  • Alabaster, AL
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,269
  • After having lived in Alabaster, AL for a few years now, I can honestly say that I love it here! My favorite aspect of this beautiful city is the gorgeous, sunny weather that I crave. I no longer have to…[read more]
  • Woodstock, AL
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,027
  • Shoal Creek, AL
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,448
  • Gardendale, AL
  • 20.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,750
  • One of the best experiences I have had while living in Gardendale was the amazing amount of opportunities and friends made in just these past couple years. It wasn't hard to find work shortly after…[read more]
  • Brantleyville, AL
  • 13.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,110
  • Rock Creek, AL
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,430
  • Irondale, AL
  • 17.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,388
  • I cannot recommend living in Irondale, AL enough to anyone looking to raise a family in a city with a small-town feel. Our community is wonderful out here. Everyone comes together frequently on the…[read more]
  • Graysville, AL
  • 15.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,911
  • Concord, AL
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,837
  • Lake View, AL
  • 13.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,801
  • Mount Olive, AL
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,237
  • Minor, AL
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,140
  • Pleasant Grove, AL
  • 6.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,284
  • Living in Pleasant Grove, AL puts you under an hour from Tuscaloosa and just a little over an hour from Talladega. The area is surrounded with other nice, rustic, and forested towns. There's a great…[read more]
  • Sylvan Springs, AL
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,753
  • Brighton, AL
  • 2.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,868
  • Maytown, AL
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 349
  • Vance, AL
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,325
  • Fultondale, AL
  • 17.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,854
  • West Jefferson, AL
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 462
  • Lipscomb, AL
  • 2.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,437
  • Mount Olive CDP (Coosa County), AL
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 275
  • Hueytown, AL
  • 4.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,797
  • I've been living in Hueytown Alabama for 8 years and enjoyed the small town feel and the convenience to neighboring Birmingham where there's lots of Metropolitan nightlife, restaurants in various other…[read more]
  • Forestdale, AL
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,679
  • Birmingham, AL
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 212,424
  • I am very grateful for the return of tourists, to our beautiful Birmingham, from the April and September tornadoes that cut a swath through many of our neighborhoods. Birmingham, Alabama is within the…[read more]
  • Brookside, AL
  • 16.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,202
  • Cardiff, AL
  • 17 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58
  • Edgewater, AL
  • 8.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 899
  • North Johns, AL
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 252
  • Calera, AL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,839
  • I live in Calera, Alabama and I am not impressed. Living in Calera, Alabama means that I am living in one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama. Unfortunately, the local school system is currently…[read more]
  • Center Point, AL
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,711
  • Sorry, but I can't in good conscience recommend Center Point as a good place to live. Just about the only thing really enjoyable about living in Center Point is the nice weather year round. It is part of…[read more]
  • Fairfield, AL
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,937
  • If you and your family are moving to Fairfield in the near future, here are some attractions you should check out to make living in the city more enjoyable. The Vulcan Park and Museum is nearby, which…[read more]
  • Columbiana, AL
  • 24.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,265
  • Mulga, AL
  • 10.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 967
  • Adamsville, AL
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,422
  • West Blocton, AL
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,334
  • Midfield, AL
  • 4.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,260
  • Tarrant, AL
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,271
  • McDonald Chapel, AL
  • 8.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 519

Listed above are the best places to live in Bessemer, AL for 2019. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Bessemer, AL, followed by the best places to live near Bessemer, AL, sorted by Livability Score.

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