Quality of Life

The Shoals offers an excellent quality of life for its 142,000+ residents. With the natural beauty of the Tennessee River and an abundance of flora and fauna, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a wide range of activities. Whether it’s golfing on one of our championship courses; boating or fishing on Wheeler, Wilson, or Pickwick Lakes; or, just enjoying a stroll in one of our numerous parks, there is something for everyone’s taste.

With a low crime rate, affordable housing, and a cost of living well below the national average, The Shoals is a great place to raise a family.

The Shoals area is rich in culture and heritage, with thousands of tourists visiting each year. Many come for the scenic beauty of the area, to attend one of our many festivals, or to visit attractions such as the birthplace of Helen Keller, the W.C. Handy Home and Museum, and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

Explore this section of our website to learn more about The Shoals.