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Places With The Best Housing In Alabama 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score88
  • 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]
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]
65
  • 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…[read more]
71
  • Meridianville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,568
62
  • Roanoke, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,987
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]
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]
74
  • 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…[read more]
74
  • Harvest, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,080
67
  • Moores Mill, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,493
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]
69
  • Hamilton, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,784
69
  • Andalusia, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,042
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]
54
  • 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…[read more]
65
  • Theodore, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,221
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]
53
  • 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…[read more]
58
  • Boaz, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,639
66
  • Daleville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,160
72
  • Arab, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,247
65
  • 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),…[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]
84
  • Brook Highland, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,604
62
  • Guntersville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,360
65
  • 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…[read more]
72
  • Clay, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,659
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]
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]
68
  • Opp, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,635
71
  • Satsuma, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,159
68
  • Bay Minette, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,019
61
  • Robertsdale, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,776
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]
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]
56
  • 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…[read more]
70
  • 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…[read more]
64
  • 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…[read more]
62
  • Pinson, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,451
57
  • 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…[read more]
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
  • Russellville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,804
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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…[read more]
74
  • Southside, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,563
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  • Oneonta, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,645
79
  • Meadowbrook, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,534
55
  • Greenville, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,896
  • I have lived here my whole life. There is nothing here but a Robert Trent Jones golf course. It has big city price of living in a Mayberry town. There is only a few factory jobs that don't pay that well.…[read more]
66
  • Smiths Station, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
53
  • Lincoln, AL
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,429
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]

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.