Quality of Life
Dallas County is a destination for anyone wanting to spend time in the great outdoors or looking for a place away from all the noise of more populated regions. The area’s natural beauty; its woods, fields, creeks, and the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers welcome year-round possibilities, from bird watching, golf, and tennis to fishing, hunting canoeing, and kayaking. We’re also the perfect combination of affordable home prices and inexpensive land costs with convenient travel times to major regional cities, Gulf Coast beaches, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, and colleges and universities. Come experience the history and culture of Dallas County, what you discover will surprise you.
Selma-Dallas County: Soaring Artistry, Rich History, Farm Freshness, and Outdoor Adventures.
The economy of Dallas County thrives from the success of local industries in manufacturing, healthcare, education, and agriculture. The area has a strong industrial base and continues to attract new industries and developers that stimulate additional opportunities for economic growth.
Dallas County has a strong sense of community and appreciation. Festivals, art shows, cook-offs, cultural celebrations, and other events throughout the year.
There is no shortage of history in Dallas County. You can walk in the footsteps of the Voting Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., visit the resting places of historic figures at Old Live Oak Cemetery, Marvel at the architecture of the Selma’s Historic Districts, visit the first state capitol, Old Cahawba or endeavor to find arrowheads or prehistoric fossils.
Dallas County offers local educational opportunities through public and private schools, Selma University, and Wallace Community College. Alabama State University, Troy University, and Auburn University Montgomery are a short commute away.
Cost of Living
A big advantage of Dallas County is the low cost of living. Housing and land prices, everyday expenses, and utilities tend to be more affordable compared to larger nearby cities and regional metropolitan areas.
The Alabama and Cahaba Rivers provide opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and other water sports. Our recreational parks, sports venues, and available acreage are perfect for picnicking, walking, golfing, tennis, and hunting. Nearby state parks, such as Paul M. Grist State Park, offer camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and wildlife observation.
Dallas County’s infrastructure includes comprehensive transportation networks, utilities, and public services. The area has access to major north-south and east-west travel corridors including Interstates 85 and 65 and Highway 80 facilitating easy travel to other parts of the state and region.