Life in Hoover

Lifestyles For Every Generation & Choice

Hoover, Alabama has long been known as a fast-growing suburban community- offering premier housing options and a world-class public school system- just minutes from innovative employers and jobs in Central Alabama. Hoover is a new city, only 55 years old, but it has grown into Alabama's fifth largest municipality and a cornerstone of the Birmingham-Hoover Region. Today, Hoover is maturing into a one of the Southeast's most livable cities by investing in walkable neighborhoods, outdoor recreation opportunities along the Cahaba River, and further enhancements to our school system. 

Where You Can Find a Neighborhood of Your Choice

From historic homes along the tree-lined streets of Bluff Park to stunning properties along the ridges of Oak Mountain in Greystone, there are options for every neighborhood preference.  Classic and new apartment dwellings are available in Hoover's main thoroughfares and new resort-style communities continue to develop such as Ross Bridge and Blackridge. 

Where Outdoor Adventure is Right Around the Corner

Hoover is built on both sides of the Cahaba River- Alabama’s longest and one of the country’s most ecologically diverse. Meandering 50 miles from east to west, the Cahaba’s natural environment and connecting neighborhoods and business parks provide beauty and recreational opportunities for all. With 25 public parks and recreational facilities located in Hoover’s city limits and 605 acres of parkland, there are opportunities for any age or interest. Perfect locations for hiking, biking, archery, swimming and walking can be found throughout the city. 

Where a Growing Arts Community is Emerging

Hoover has a strong creative community built around a historic legacy in the Bluff Park Neighborhood. Creators, makers, and artists now call numerous parts of the city home and are organized through various organizations and events such as the Hoover Arts Council. From visiting the artists galleries in Bluff Park to joining a writers lecture at the Southern Voices event, Hoover has established itself as a creative hub in Alabama. 

Where a Central, Connected Location Creates Adventures

Hoover is located in the center of Alabama and at the crossroads of the state's interstate system (I-65, I-459, I-20/59) and just 20 minutes away from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport with 100+ daily flights to 21 destinations. Hoover is a short drive from the urban amenities of Downtown Birmingham- a culinary and brewery hotspot with numerous arts museums and entertainment venues. With a central location and easy highway access, Hoover is perfect for weekend destinations of your choice: 2.5 hours to Atlanta, 3.5 hours to Nashville, & 4 hours to the Gulf Coast beaches.