Those who retire in Hoover, Alabama will find a prosperous neighborhood just south of Birmingham. Hoover is home to the giant Riverchase Galleria – one of the largest shopping areas in the south. The mean housing price is $160,000 which is very high for Alabama but not compared to other parts of the country. The crime rate is quite low, both locally and nationally. The homes are affluent and this has become a haven for retired people seeking a warmer climate. The weather averages from 55 in the winter to 85 in the summer. Just over 80,000 people call Hoover home and of those, 12% are over 65.
Hoover is country elegance. The streets are tree lined and homes are well tended. Many are made from brick in a southern style. There is a beautiful new library, several really nice golf courses and the Cahaba River is a perfect outdoor venue. The high school football team has been to the state championships for the last 3 years and a home game is lots of fun. There are events and festivals galore and what Hoover doesn’t offer, nearby Birmingham does. Hoover is a slower pace than the big city, but close enough to see a concert, a play, or watch a major sporting event.