Best of Pelham

Neighborhoods in Pelham, Alabama

Ballantrae NeighborhoodWeatherly Neighborhood
Wild Timber NeighborhoodGrey Oaks Neighborhood
Eagle Cove Neighborhood Simms Landing Neighborhood

The city of Pelham is located in Shelby County and is part of the Birmingham – Hoover Metropolitan area. The Pelham, Alabama 35124 area covers 39 square miles and the population in Pelham is over 21,000.

Pelham is conveniently located next to I65 and is twenty miles South of downtown Birmingham and close to major shopping areas like The Galleria and Summit.

Pelham has won several awards in the past few years, the city was listed on Sperling’s Best Places to Live and the city was voted as the ‘Best Place to Live in Alabama for 2018” again by MONEY. 

Watch this video tour to get a better feel of the city:

Schools in Pelham

The city has two K-5 schools: Pelham Oaks Elementary School and Pelham Ridge Elementary School. The middle school is Pelham Park Middle School and the High School is Pelham High School. Pelham Ridge Elementary and Pelham Park Middle School are recently built schools.

Learn more about the schools in Shelby County here.

New Middle School

You can view ratings for the Pelham City Schools on the Great Schools website: 

The city also has a new Public Library and a Recreation Center (which opened in 2018) which are in the same location as the new Middle School. The Recreation Center has tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and a pavilion alongside the building. Across the street there are four baseball fields. A new dog park has also been added. The dog park has two sections: one enclosure for small dogs and one enclosure for large dogs.

New Public Library

Parks and Recreation 

The city of Pelham offers a lot of activities for its residents. From laser tag, bowling, and even the inflatable park: Pump it Up, there’s no shortage of things to do for any age. It has its own ice skating rink inside the Civic Center, which is home to the local Birmingham Hockey team, the Birmingham Bulls. 

Next door to the Civic Center is an amphitheater where residents can enjoy outdoor concerts.

Check out this beloved park in Pelham ⛰??‍♀️: Oak Mountain State Park

There is also a Racquet Club and a local YMCA.

Pelham Racquet Club
Pelham YMCA

You can even learn to scuba dive! Blue Water Park was created from a quarry. The park is only open to the public Friday through Sunday.

Blue Water Park

The city is home to several dog parks and its own state park, Oak Mountain State Park. Oak Mountain offers a lot of attractions including camping, biking, swimming, hiking, and outdoor events. Oak Mountain also has a Wildlife Refuge Center and its own golf course. 

It is also home to an award winning golf course, Ballantrae. Ballantrae’s most recent award was being voted the ‘The Most Beautiful ClubHouse in Alabama’ by Architectural Digest. Ballantrae is an 18 hole golf course known for its grand Scottish Clubhouse.

Photo courtesy of Alan Bates

Local Shops and Restaurants

Pelham City Hall

Some local shops are Meyers Plants and Pottery for gardens, Summer Classics for outdoor furniture, Cahaba Cycles for bikes, and Oak Mountain Hobbies and Toys for drones and trains. It also has its own painting store called Party Art.

Here are some of the local food spots:

Nino’s Italian Grill
Cajun Boys & Our Poboys
Edgar’s – main bakery for Birmingham
  Donut Joe’s
Grab coffee at Kai’s Coffee House!
Smiley Brothers has specialty meat & sandwiches.

Pelham Real Estate

There are over 150 houses for sell in the city according to Realtor.Com You can see that the Median Listing Price is $224,400 and the Median Sold Price is $182,100. Click here to search for homes in Pelham.

There are over thirty neighborhoods in the city. You can check out some of the ratings for these neighborhoods on NextDoor:–al/

Ready to Move?

If you want to take a look at the neighborhoods in Pelham, Alabama, we would be happy to help! Please contact Dianna Howell with The Howell Group at 205-568-5435 or

You can search for homes in Pelham, Alabama on our website:


Thank you, Alan Bates for the stunning Ballantrae Golf photo! See more of his work at #alanbatesphotography

Pelham, AL website:

Research the City Schools on the Great Schools website:

Discover Shelby:

Niche website for Places to Live in Alabama:

Sperling’s Best Places to Live:

Best Places to Live in Alabama by MONEY – ‘Best Place to Live in Alabama 2018’ :

Ballantrae Golf Club named ‘The Most Beautiful ClubHouse in Alabama’ by Architectural Digest:

Pelham, Alabama population and area facts:,_Alabama

Neighborhoods from NeighborhoodScout:

NextDoor list:–al/

Realtor.Com Median Listing and Sold prices:

Sperling’s Cost of Living Website:

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