Hoover, AL

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Hoover, AL

About Hoover, AL

Hoover, Alabama is a bustling suburb just south of Birmingham known for its modern shopping centers and various outlets. Mid-sized city - North-central Alabama, about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

Location Details

State: Alabama
County: Jefferson County
Metro Area: Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area
City: Hoover
Zip Codes: 35242 35226 35244
Cost of Living: -13.0% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 618 ft above sea level
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Birmingham, Alabama, is a city with a lot of history and a big heart. It started growing fast in 1871 because it had a lot of iron ore, coal, and limestone - all the things you need to make steel. This made it a big deal in the steel industry. But Birmingham is also known for something very important in American history. In the 1960s, it was a key place in the Civil Rights Movement. There were big protests here for equal rights, and it's something the city remembers and honors today.

The city sits in the central part of Alabama and has beautiful scenery. It's in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, so there are lots of hills, forests, and rivers. This makes it a great place for people who love the outdoors. You can go hiking, fishing, or just enjoy being in nature. The weather here is mostly mild, but it does get hot in the summers and cool in the winters.

Birmingham's economy is pretty diverse. It used to be all about steel, but now there are jobs in healthcare, banking, education, and more. The city is home to several big hospitals and universities. Plus, the cost of living here is lower than in many other cities, which is a big plus.

When it comes to politics, Birmingham tends to lean towards the Democratic Party, especially in the city itself. But, the surrounding areas can have a mix of views. It's good to know that people here are involved in their community and care about what happens in their city and country.

Living in Birmingham means you'll never run out of things to do. There's a strong arts and culture scene, with museums, theaters, and music venues. If you're into sports, you can watch a local baseball game or play golf at one of the many courses. And let's not forget about the food – Birmingham has some amazing Southern cuisine.

For new residents, it's good to know that Birmingham is a friendly place with a strong sense of community. People here are proud of their city's history and its progress. But like any city, it's smart to learn about the different areas and find the best fit for you and your family. Also, be prepared for the hot summer weather and enjoy the mild winters. Getting involved in local events and activities is a great way to meet people and feel at home in Birmingham.

Hoover Cost of Living

Arts and culture, diversifying economy, and mild winters make Hoover a great place to live.

+11.4% higher than avg
+28.1% higher than avg
$1,163 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
+1.3% higher than avg
Hoover Crime
36.4 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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   Mild winters
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Over 14 years ago

Hoover is in central Alabama and is a suburb of Birmigham. It has a mild four season climate wellsuited to nature lovers, golfers, and  More

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Over 18 years ago

Hoover, Alabama has a wide range of home buying opportunities. A huge plus is the up and coming TND community at The Preserve. The homes in this quaint neighborhood  More

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Over 19 years ago

Good municipal facilities (City Recreation Center, great library, good police and fire protection). Good schools (especially for Alabama). Traffic is heavy at  More

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