About Pelham

Welcome to Pelham one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama. Our city was recently named The Best Place to Raise Kids in Alabama by Bloomberg Businessweek. Pelham administrators recognize the value of the business community and have developed a tax structure that is conducive to success. Today, the City of Pelham enjoys a thriving economy. Pelham is definitely open for business!

City officials continue to use their innovative leadership and commitment to service to make Pelham a desirable place to live and work.


We are located in the foothills of Oak Mountain, scenic neighborhoods offer a retreat from the busy world. It’s a wonderful place to call home and a great place to visit. Pelham is located in the central portion of Alabama, 15 miles south of Birmingham. It is located in the state’s fastest growing county, Shelby, and has over 5,500 businesses, a two-to one advantage over its nearest competitor in the county. Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain State Park, is located in Pelham with over 10,000 beautiful acres to enjoy. Host your next event at either the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena or Ballantrae Golf Club. These venues offer an ideal setting for meetings, parties and weddings.


Businesses have discovered this ideal location and understand why people love this community. With the Pelham Civic Complex & Ice Arena, Ballantrae Golf Club and nationally recognized Pelham Racquet Club, this city definitely has a wide variety of recreational opportunities for everyone to enjoy.