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Places With The Best Education System In Alabama 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score83
  • Mountain Brook, AL
  • (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]
88
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • (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]
88
  • Madison, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 46,396
  • The weather average is not what is shown on this site. In the summer June through early Sept daytime highs are in the high 80's and low 90's with high humidity. It's a great town to raise a…[read more]
84
  • Brook Highland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,604
83
  • Homewood, AL
  • (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]
73
  • Auburn, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 60,318
  • Auburn has the best schools, best run city government, plus it feels new, young, and vibrant. I grew up in the Midwest, lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, and New York. Auburn beats them all for…[read more]
73
  • Orange Beach, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,791
77
  • Trussville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,872
  • If you're looking for entertaining activities in Trussville for your family vacation, you're in luck. There are attractions in the city that everyone in the family can take part in. Spare Time…[read more]
84
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Meadowbrook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,534
66
  • Muscle Shoals, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,585
  • Living in Muscle Shoals makes me believe in magic. Not the fairy tale magic that you see in movies, but more like the magic when a good thing comes together. If you believe in yourself, you can make it…[read more]
78
  • Helena, AL
  • (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]
78
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Chelsea, AL
  • (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]
77
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Cullman, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,156
  • I can recommend living in Cullman temporarily, but I really can't see living here long-term. Cullman is located between Birmingham and Huntsville, so if you don't mind doing some driving you will find a…[read more]
80
  • Daphne, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,295
  • Daphne, AL is a wonderful place to visit if you want great food and outdoor adventures. There are also a number of attractions that make the area truly unique, so you and your family can have an…[read more]
72
  • Enterprise, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,025
  • A lot of Alabama can get pretty hot and humid, but Enterprise is one of the more charming parts of the region. A decent breeze comes through--which isn't common in a lot of the state--and makes a good…[read more]
69
  • Hartselle, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,475
  • I have lived in the city of Hartselle, AL. the southern hospitality everywhere is a great experience. There is little crime here, which is great if you are looking to start a family or being in a safe…[read more]
67
  • Moores Mill, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,493
74
  • Southside, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,563
72
  • Arab, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,247
75
  • Prattville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,107
  • Living in Prattville, Alabama is a way of life that combines all that is best about country life with the amenities of urban living. The cost of living is low, there are plenty of housing options and…[read more]
73
  • Saraland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,778
  • Saraland is a great community. We have great weather, low cost of living and things to do. Living in Saraland is convenient because it is close to a major highway and makes my commute easy during the…[read more]
74
  • Harvest, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,080
72
  • Oxford, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,202
  • Oxford is a city with lots of cultural activities and fun attractions that everyone in your family can take advantage of. The Oxford Performing Arts Center is a beautiful local art gallery where you can…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
63
  • Brewton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,435
68
  • Gulf Shores, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,252
  • When my wife and I retired, we wanted a sunny and warm place to call home and we have found that while living in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, we feel like we have our own…[read more]
69
  • Jacksonville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,827
  • I love living in Jacksonville, Alabama. I had to relocate here 4 years ago when I accepted a new position and I have fallen in love with this college town. This community has a piece of my heart now and…[read more]
74
  • Rainbow City, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,590
78
  • Alabaster, AL
  • (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]
65
  • Glencoe, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,122
71
  • Meridianville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,568
66
  • Athens, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,461
  • I have been battling the city of Athens over subdivision drainage problems that is ruining my yard. They have promised to fix it for over two years but have received nothing but lies and unprofessional…[read more]
69
  • Gardendale, AL
  • (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]
69
  • Tillmans Corner, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,620
  • I appreciated living in Tillmans Corner Alabama with my family. My husband and kids loved the spacious yards and family living there. The cost of living was extremely moderate and housing availability…[read more]
67
  • Florence, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,938
  • Lived here all of my life. The only glowing thing I can say in regard to this town is simply this: I'm glad that the ratings of others that have contributed here generally reflect my misgivings. My…[read more]
61
  • Wetumpka, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,654
62
  • Oneonta, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
66
  • Smiths Station, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
72
  • Northport, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,544
  • Do you want to know a little secret? I've lived in Northport and I really like to tell people "Roll Tide." Yes, one of Americas most successful Universities is located right here, so be prepared for…[read more]
71
  • Satsuma, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,159
69
  • Hamilton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,784
75
  • Pelham, AL
  • (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]
63
  • Sylacauga, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,696
  • Sylacauga is a small town located in Talladega County. It's iconic for its white Marble Bedrock, where many tourists and locals including myself, find it to be quite interesting and historic. The city…[read more]
46
  • Calera, AL
  • (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]
60
  • Dothan, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 68,066
  • Every year my husband and I stop in Dothan, Alabama on our way to Florida. The Southern Charm of this city is what makes it a priority stop on our trip every August. This city is the dubbed the Peanut…[read more]
56
  • Demopolis, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,167
68
  • Opp, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,635

Moving to a new city in Alabama is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Alabama with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Alabama is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Alabama, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.