Why live in Montevallo….

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Thanks to the many dedicated volunteers and staff of the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, there is a vast amount of information on living in Montevallo for you to use! Montevallo is a great place to rent or purchase a home. Below you will find some very useful information they have provided on the area that will help you in deciding if Montevallo is a place that you might like to live!

About Montevallo
A dragon grins from a tree in Orr Park, a Revolutionary soldier strolls across a field, and purple and gold ribbons flutter from giant oaks in February. These sites are part of what make Montevallo unique and full of possibilities—whether you live here year-round or visit for a day.

This city with a population of about 6,000 is located 30 miles south of Birmingham. With a unique cultural charm and village-type atmosphere, Montevallo has it all: the state’s only public liberal arts university, a colonial village where history comes to life, top-notch schools, historic homes, welcoming neighborhoods, a handsome public library with an art gallery and a state-of-the-art theatre, and a Main Street that features shops and restaurants unique to the area. So whether you fancy sipping white-chocolate mochas on a wrap-around porch while enjoying a jazz concert, or traipsing through a lush park beside a meandering creek, Montevallo is home to all this and more.

Explore culture and the arts in Montevallo, participate in history at The American Village, shop the stores and galleries on Main Street, or enjoy the natural beauty of the town with a stroll through its neighborhoods and park. You’re invited to experience the life of Montevallo.

Orr Park
Here residents and visitors can “get back to nature,” play organized sports, have family picnics, and enjoy other outdoor activities. Beautiful Shoal Creek meanders through Orr Park providing opportunities for fishing, wading, canoeing, kayaking, and just “watching the creek roll by.” A paved walking trail follows the creek for much of its journey through the park. Playground equipment is fun for children of all ages, and restrooms are available.

Montevallo Golf Club
The City Park and Recreation Board operates a beautiful 18-hole golf course which is open to the public year-round. Edward R. Davis has been the Golf Pro and Manager since 1998. With a pro shop, golf carts, and excellent greens and fairways, the Montevallo Golf Course is a great place to enjoy golf in any season of the year. Call (205) 665-8057 for tee times.

Montevallo Parks Trail
This 1.9-mile hike begins on Island St. at Orr Park near Parnell Memorial Library and connects to Stephens Park. Open fields, Shoal Creek, and the College Lake provide an inviting setting for walkers and joggers. The trail is well-maintained and clearly marked. A spur on the north side of the lake can add distance and challenge for more adventurous hikers. Maps for the trail are available at the Chamber of Commerce and Montevallo City Hall

Parnell Memorial Library
The library is a cultural arts center for the community. The library houses an outstanding collection of books, magazines, and DVD’s for patrons of all ages as well as the Parnell Collection for those especially interested in Southern history. Parnell Memorial Library’s desk-top computers, laptops, and Wi-Fi enable community members to stay connected on the web. In the Library Theatre and the meeting room, the library staff schedules movies for all ages and story times for young children. The Library Theatre is home to Montevallo Main Street Players, the community theatre group that offers a calendar of performances featuring local actors and directors. The library meeting room, kitchen, and Parkside Terrace make the facility an excellent special events location. Library staff and volunteers make any visit to the library a rich experience.

Aldrich Coal Mine Museum
See and learn of local history as well as the coal mining industry as it was back then. See the only monument in Alabama dedicated to all coal miners! To visit the museum, take County Road 10 on County Road 203.Then West in Montevallo to Aldrich. Cross the railroad track and turn left. The Museum is a housed in the company store of the former Montevallo Coal Mining Company and Historic Farrington Hall.