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Hoover, AL

Hoover, AL

Hoover, AL

Moving to Hoover, AL

If you’re moving to Hoover you may be interested to know that the city is along the foothills for the Appalachian Mountains with a population of 81,620.  Located in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in north central Alabama, Hoover is the largest suburb of Birmingham.  The city became incorporated in 1967 as a residential community; with the opening of I-459 and I-65 within the city.  Today many businesses are drawn to the area, and the population and economy will likely expand dramatically in the coming years.


Moving to Hoover – Info and Such


Getting around in Hoover.  The average one-way commute time in Hoover is approximately 25 minutes in traffic.  87% of residents drive a car while 8.4% carpool to the workplace.  The remaining 5% or so will choose a city bus or cab or will choose to walk or bike to work.  The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is the only airport within 30 miles of Hoover, located about 12 miles away.  There is also an Amtrak station located in Birmingham that serves the city and its surrounding areas.


Dining in Hoover.  When it comes time to dine you’ll definitely want to check out Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q.  It’s quite possible that they are more famous for their incredible cheese muffins than their actual barbecue!  That said, the restaurant has received multiple rave reviews with customers stating that the pulled pork “melts in your mouth” or that the ribs were “some of the best I’ve ever had”; a promising verdict!  The Cajun Steamer is also no stranger to rave reviews—located on Main Street, the restaurant is said to have Tilapia and Shrimp Rockefeller “to die for” and “amazing” crawfish enchiladas.  For a feel of south Louisiana, Steamer is your best bet serving authentic Cajun cuisine.  Other local favorite restaurants include Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Ginza Sushi and Korean Barbecue, The Egg & I Restaurant, Habaneros Mexican Grill and Baha Burger.  Riverchase Galleria is also home to 15 fine restaurants including Bonefish Grill, J. Alexander’s and Olive Garden, to name a few.


Recreational Hoover.  The aforementioned Riverchase Galleria is the ultimate source for shopping, premier dining and lodging for tourists or guests.  The establishment provides a modern, unique shopping experience and offers over 200 exquisite shops and restaurants spread across 2 million square feet of real estate.  Anchored by Sears, JC Penney, Belk and Macy’s, the Galleria offers many popular shops including Sephora, White House Black Market, Express, Banana Republic, Chico’s, Coach, Aldo and Bath & Body Works, to name a few!  Hoover also offers several sports and community parks, summer theatres and recreation centers for any occasion.  The Birmingham-Hoover Metro area is home to Talladega Superspeedway, the Birmingham Zoo and the Birmingham Museum of Art. 


The climate in Hoover. The climate in Hoover can be described as southern subtropical and is heavily influenced by the supply of warm moist air coming in from the Gulf of Mexico.  The highest average temperature for the area occurs in August at 81 degrees.  Winters are mild with the lowest average temperature in January at approximately 46 degrees.  Hoover gets its fair share of rain with an annual precipitation of 56 inches but it doesn’t snow much around here, less than 3 inches per year.
The service center for Hoover, AL is located in Birmingham, AL.

Information about Hoover, AL

Est. Population: 72988
County: Jefferson
Latitude: 33.4167
Longitude: -86.8167
Zip Codes: 35216