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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Niche Names Pelham as One of Alabama's Top Places to Live

A family gathers on the dock at Oak Mountain Lake prior to going canoeing.

It's no secret Pelham is a great city, but now, the entire state knows it! National ranking company Niche just named Pelham's 35124 ZIP code as one of 2023's top places to live in Alabama, with an overall grade of A+. Some of the factors used to determine the ranking were public schools, housing, nightlife, family-friendliness, diversity, cost of living, outdoor activities, health and fitness, and jobs. 

Pelham is home to Oak Mountain State Park, Alabama's largest. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, wildlife attractions, and so much more!

In addition to Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham offers a diverse mix of recreational and entertainment options. Oak Mountain Amphitheater draws in Grammy-award-winning bands and musicians from around the country. The Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena is home to the Birmingham Bulls, and the newly-announced National Indoor Soccer League team, Magic City SC. The Pelham Racquet Club hosts an annual United States Tennis Association Pro Circuit women's tournament that attracts top players from around the world. Ballantrae Golf Club is a favorite for both residents and visitors amongst public golf courses in Birmingham. Pelham's municipal parks and recreational offerings are unmatched. The Greenway trail connects our city in a way no other city can claim. Our Pelham City Park complex features a tennis center, a recreation center, outdoor basketball, and sand volleyball courts, in addition to baseball, softball and football fields, a dog park, and a splash pad.

Pelham boasts more than 5,500 businesses, and our population of 24,000 allows us to retain our small-town feel. Simply put, Pelham is a wonderful place to call home and a great place to visit.

Read more about the 2023 Best ZIP Codes to Live in Alabama.

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