One of the fastest growing cities in the Greater Birmingham area, Trussville is attracting new residents from around the county and the state with its plentiful supply of new and existing housing, a buoyant real estate market, and the appeal of new retail areas and shopping malls.
Located north east of Birmingham, Trussville’s history goes back to the early 1800s making this an older settlement than the bigger city. It was settled by the Truss family who built the area’s first grist mill in 1821 though the city was not officially incorporated until 1947. In the 1930s Franklin D Roosevelt’s Government Resettlement Administration plan built the Cabana Homestead Village which is today one of Trussville’s historic districts.
Trussville Real Estate
Over the last five years the Trussville real estate market has seen some peaks and troughs but the median list price has seen an overall upward trend during this period. The current median list price for Trussville homes is $250,000 though actual list prices and sale prices will vary substantially depending on the neighborhood, size of home and condition of home. For condos and townhouses you can expect the median list price to be around $110,000, while for single family homes that figure is more like $255,000.
Condos and townhouses are in short supple though, so if you're looking for a home in Trussville the biggest choice is going to be in the single family homes sector of the market.
Why live in Trussville?
Despite the fact that Trussville is growing, it still has that small city feel. There’s ample green space and public parks to enjoy all across the city, and the scenery is added to thanks to the meandering Cahaba River making its way through Trussville.
With the increase in people looking for homes in Trussville the city’s amenities have grown too. There are four modern shopping centers in total, each with a major anchor store, plus downtown Trussville features antique stores and the more independent shopping if you’re looking for something unique. And when you want to dine out there are around 75 restaurants to choose from in Trussville, including the popular Sweet Bebe’s Ice Cream Pops for a tasty treat, and Jim ‘n Nicks Bar-B-Q for hearty American food.
Trussville City School District oversees the six public schools in the city and if you’re planning to move to Trussville with children you’ll be happy to know that the city has a very high rating when it comes to education with over 93% of students completing high school. It’s a safe place too – the crime index is 50% lower than the Alabama average, but the pay-off is a higher cost of living (nearly 21% higher) than the Alabama average. Find out more on the AreaVibes website, and get all the information you’ll need on living in Trussville from the City of Trussville website and the Trussville Tribune.
All in all, with the selection of real estate in Trussville, the increasing number of amenities, and the excellent school system, the city is a lovely place to call home.
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