55 Plus Communities in Alabama – Best Small Towns in Alabama

Alabama is one of the top active retirement locations. A mild climate in Winter, a good location, low crime rate, with good selection of quality homes and (You’ll get huge bang for your buck) reasonable cost of living are just some of the advantages on living and retiring in Alabama. From the Gulf Shores to the mountains of north Alabama, there is a good variety of locations to retire or just move to. For the fisherman, Alabama has some of the best lakes in the nation to find your retirement home. Alabama lake property is fantastic! Some of the best small towns in Alabama for retirement include Eufala, Fairhope, Fort Payne, Gulf Shores, Hartselle, Cullman, Albertville Alabama.

Lewis Smith Lake, AL Outdooralabama.com
From , describes this area. Like a diamond that is deep, clear and blue, Lewis Smith Lake is one of Alabama’s treasures.

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Top Small Towns in Alabama For Retirement

Auburn/Opelika AL

The Springs of Mill Lakes

Welcome to The Springs of Mill Lakes, Auburn/Opelika’s thoughtfully master-planned community for 55+ active adults seeking easy living, beautiful new homes and generous amenities. The natural setting is quiet and undisturbed, with two lakes, wandering creeks, natural waterfalls and an adjacent wildlife preserve.The Springs of Mill Lakes offers resort-style living with a Clubhouse that features a Gathering Lounge with Fireplace, Ballroom Dance Floor, Fitness Center and Catering Kitchen. Outside amenities will include a Zero Entry Pool, Pickleball Courts and two lakes, one for recreation, and one stocked for fishing. The well-designed community, with its monumental entry, will be further enhanced by walkways, nature trails and a dock. Single level homes from the $290s.

Eufaula AL

(Barbour County) Pop. 14,000
overlooking the beautiful 45,000-acre Lake
Eufaula, is located in southeastern Alabama alongthe Alabama-Georgia border, approximately 90 miles southeast of Montgomery. Retire in Eufaula and enjoy the fishing or just the scenry. Very peaceful! Live in a historic refurbished house at a fraction of the cost in other locations. Also historic downtown is neat.

Fairhope – Gulf Shores AL

Fairhope Alabama

(Baldwin County Alabama) On Money Magizine’s 25 best places to retire. They say “This peaceful, pedestrian-friendly town on the shores of Mobile Bay has long drawn artists attracted to the small town ambiance and prevalence of local galleries and studios for displaying their work. Fairhope offers plenty of recreational opportunities aside from artistic pursuits and shopping. Residents enjoy fishing off the pier or boating and kayaking in the bay. There are two golf courses in town and paths for biking and jogging.” Half hour to Mobile. Many other Alabama Gulf Coast towns to explore for retirement possibilities.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

If great vacation spots make great places in to retire to, then Gulf Shores is hot! Uncrowded towns along the beach that rival anything in the Sunshine state. Great beaches, fresh seafood everyday, parks for bird and wildlife watching and relaxing. No traffic jams! Some of the best fishing anywhere.

Albertville, AL

Friendly all American town with a Main Street near Lake Guntersville State Park, the 69,000 acre recreation lake.

Cullman Alabama

About 40 miles from both Birmingham and Huntsville in the heart of Alabama. Historic downtown and many farms nearby. Also Smith Lake has 21,000 acres to enjoy. Affordable housing for retirement or for anyone.

Dothan, AL

Fort Rucker is located here, resulting in many military families that stay here to retire.


Near Atlanta. Near Birmington. Near Perfect.

Birmingham AL

The suburbs of Pelhan, Hoover, Helena, and Alabaster AL. Low crime rates and many middle to upper class communities.

55 Plus Communities in Alabama

Magnolia Trace Huntsville – With so many amenities and activities to enjoy both on our 43-acre campus and off, the lifestyle here is geared for those at 62+ who choose to spend their retirement years exploring and enjoying life.

Redstone Village – Another 55 Plus Community in Huntsville Alabama. This is a CCRC type community offering offers a vibrant, independent living lifestyle and peace of mind for your future.

The Grove | Foley Alabama Retirement Community. This is a great looking private, 55 plus active adult Alabama retirement community has a real sense of Southern hospitality combined with resort-style amenities, including a clubhouse with heated swimming pool and spa and miles of nature trails.

GREENBRIAR AT THE ALTAMONT is a senior living community in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Small towns in Alabama include:

Moody Adamsville Adger Alabaster Alexander City Allgood Alpine Alton Arab Baileyton Bessemer Blountsville Bon Air Bremen Brent Brierfield Brookside Burnwell Calera Cardiff Centreville Chelsea Childersburg Clanton Clay Cleveland Columbiana Cook Springs Crane Hill Cropwell Cullman Docena Dolomite Dora Empire Fairfield Fultondale Garden City Gardendale Goodwater Graysville Green Pond Hanceville Harpersville Hayden Helena Hollins Holly Pond Jemison Joppa Kellyton Kimberly Leeds Lincoln Locust Fork Logan Mc Calla Margaret Maylene Montevallo Morris Mount Olive Mulga New Castle Odenville Oneonta Palmerdale Pelham Pell City Pinson Pleasant Grove Quinton Ragland Remlap Riverside Rockford Saginaw Sayre Shannon Shelby Siluria Springville Sterrett Sumiton Sycamore Sylacauga Talladega Thorsby Trafford Trussville Union Grove Vandiver Vincent Vinemont Warrior Watson Wattsville Weogufka West Blocton Westover Wilsonville Wilton Woodstock Birmingham Tuscaloosa Abernant Akron Aliceville Boligee Brookwood Buhl Carrollton Clinton Coaling Coker Cottondale Duncanville Echola Elrod Emelle Epes Ethelsville Eutaw Fosters Gainesville Gordo Kellerman Knoxville Livingston Mc Shan Northport Moundville Panola Peterson Ralph Reform Samantha Vance West Greene Jasper Addison Arley Bankston Bear Creek Beaverton Belk Berry Brilliant Carbon Hill Cordova Delmar Detroit Double Springs Eldridge Fayette Glen Allen Goodsprings Guin Hackleburg Haleyville Hamilton Hodges Houston Kansas Kennedy Lynn Millport Natural Bridge Nauvoo Oakman Parrish Phil Campbell Red Bay Sipsey Spruce Pine Sulligent Townley Vernon Vina Winfield Decatur Anderson Athens Belle Mina Cherokee Cloverdale Courtland Danville Elkmont Eva Falkville Florence Hartselle Hillsboro Killen Leighton Lester Lexington Mooresville Moulton Mount Hope Rogersville Russellville Sheffield Muscle Shoals Somerville Tanner Town Creek Trinity Tuscumbia Waterloo Ardmore Bridgeport Brownsboro Capshaw Dutton Estillfork Fackler Grant Gurley Harvest Hazel Green 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Lawley Opelika Auburn Auburn University Camp Hill Cottonton Cusseta Dadeville Valley Five Points Fort Mitchell Hatchechubbee Holy Trinity Hurtsboro Jacksons Gap Lafayette Lanett Loachapoka Notasulga Phenix City Pittsview Salem Seale Smiths Station Waverly Bellamy Butler Cuba Gilbertown Jachin Lisman Melvin Needham Pennington Silas Toxey Ward York, AL.