Pelham is ranked #8 on Niche's 2022 Best Places to Live in Alabama list. Rankings are based on location, quality of local schools, crime rate, housing, employment, and access to amenities.
In its ranking profile, Niche noted that "living in Pelham offers residents a suburban rural mix feel, and most residents own their homes....Many families and young professionals live in Pelham...The public schools in Pelham are highly rated."
Pelham City Schools received an A+ grad and was ranked the 12th best school district in Alabama. Pelham also fared well in the categories of 2022 Best Places to Raise a Family in Alabama (#9), 2022 Places with the Best Public Schools in Alabama (#7), and 2022 Best Places to Buy a House in Alabama (#6).
In Pelham, we have a lot to offer. Whether it's a day of exploring at our very own Oak Mountain State Park, a game of tennis at the Pelham Racquet Club, ice skating at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena or a round of golf at the beautiful Ballantrae Golf Club, come explore what sets us a path apart.