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Places With The Best Housing In Alabama 2018

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Roanoke, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,987
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  • Meridianville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,568
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  • Scottsboro, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,748
  • I enjoy living in Scottsboro. Although the town is primarily known for the infamous and sad case of the Scottsboro Boys, the town has grown and has so much more to offer. Scottsboro is now known for it's
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Decatur, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,419
  • Outside of Huntsville, Alabama, is a little town I call home; Decatur. My family still resides in this small town and when I visit I am overwhelmed with the southern charm the city boasts. While you
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  • Harvest, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,080
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  • Moores Mill, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,493
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  • 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
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  • Hamilton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,784
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  • Andalusia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,042
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  • 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
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  • Saks, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,777
  • There are very few places I have ever been to that are as bleak and depressing as Saks, Alabama. It's rare for a town to have absolutely nothing positive about itself but that is the case with Saks. I
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  • Theodore, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,221
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  • 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
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  • Ozark, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,721
  • Its a cesspool of the highest degree. Authorities are incredibly corrupt, inbred and backward. The crime is outrageous for a town of its size. Ozark is located in the southeast corner of AL (an area know
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  • Boaz, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,639
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  • Daleville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,160
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  • Arab, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,247
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  • Albertville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,434
  • Moved here a year ago from Michigan for my job. Took a bit to get used to the culture, education is not a top priority. We're used to bars, bakeries, butchers, summer festivals (with a real beer tent),
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  • 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
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  • Brook Highland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,604
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  • Guntersville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,360
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  • Gadsden, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,235
  • I love Alabama! The sense of southern pride that I get from it really makes me happy and gives me a wince of belonging. I have lived in many cities around the state and have enjoyed many experiences
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  • Clay, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
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  • 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,
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  • 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
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  • Opp, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,635
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  • Satsuma, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,159
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  • Bay Minette, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,019
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  • Robertsdale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,776
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Fort Payne, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,101
  • Living in Fort Payne, Alabama has been a great experience for me so far. This town is centrally located to many other larger towns including Atlanta and Birmingham, so taking a day trip for some city fun
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  • Irondale, AL
  • (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
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  • Leeds, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,701
  • I lived in Leeds, Alabama for six years until I just couldn't take it anymore. Before I moved there, someone told me it was one of the best areas in Alabama to live in. What a lie! If anything, it was
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  • Pinson, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,451
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  • Fairfield, AL
  • (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
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  • 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
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  • Russellville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,804
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  • Southside, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,563
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  • 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
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  • Oneonta, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
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  • Meadowbrook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,534
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  • Greenville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,896
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  • Smiths Station, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
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  • Lincoln, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,429
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  • 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

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.