Anniston, AL

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Anniston, AL

About Anniston, AL

Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County, Alabama. With a population of 23,106 people, it is one of two county seats for the county and includes part of nearby Fort McClellan military base. Anniston offers access to public parks such as Cane Creek Park and Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail as well as several museums like Berman Museum of World History. Small town complex / Military town - Northeast Alabama between Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia.

Location Details

State: Alabama
County: Calhoun County
Metro Area: Anniston-Oxford Metro Area
City: Anniston
Zip Codes: 36207 36201 36205
Cost of Living: -21.1% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 630 ft above sea level
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Anniston, Alabama, is a place with a lot of stories from the past. It started growing in the late 1800s and was important during the Civil War. People here remember their history and have museums and old buildings to show it.

The area sits in the northeastern part of Alabama, surrounded by nature. It has hills, forests, and lakes, making it a beautiful place for outdoor fun like hiking and fishing. The weather is usually mild, but summers can get pretty hot.

Jobs in Anniston come from different places. There are factories, hospitals, schools, and shops. A big employer is the Anniston Army Depot. The city has been working hard to grow and bring in more businesses. Living here doesn't cost a lot compared to bigger cities, which many people like.

When it comes to politics, Anniston leans conservative, like many places in Alabama. But, you'll find people with all sorts of views. It's good to talk and listen to what everyone thinks.

Life in Anniston can be quiet but also full of things to do. There are parks and trails for being outside, and events and festivals that bring people together. Arts and music are a big deal here too, with galleries and shows to check out.

If you're thinking about moving to Anniston, you'll find a community that's welcoming. It's a place where you can enjoy nature, have fun at local events, and live comfortably without spending a lot of money. Just remember, it gets hot in the summer, so be ready for that. And, getting involved in the community can help you feel at home faster.

Anniston Cost of Living

Cost of living, cost of housing, and nearby mountains make Anniston a great place to live.

-180.8% lower than avg
-72.9% lower than avg
$830 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-72.3% lower than avg
Anniston Crime
95.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Over 11 years ago

Live within anniston city limits in my grandparents old house. Neighborhood has housing projects twoo blocks away. Primary residents are African American. Lot of  More

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Over 15 years ago

Anniston is your typical small, rural alabama town. Last I heard the city was around 20,000 or so; the whole of calhoun county around 100,000. Cost of living is low,  More

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Over 17 years ago

I've been in the area for a couple of years and overall the area is not that bad. The city of Oxford is growing and many new businesses have recently opened (Target,  More

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