About Pelham

Welcome to Pelham, one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama. We are proud of our 1,700 small and mid-size businesses, our diverse recreational offerings, our beautiful state park, and our community-inspired school system.


We are located in the foothills of Oak Mountain where 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 Shelby County, the state’s fastest growing county, and boasts Alabama’s largest state park.  Oak Mountain State Park has more than 10,000 beautiful acres to enjoy fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, wildlife attractions, and so much more!  While Pelham's population of 24,000 allows us to retain our small town feel, we have two exits off Interstate 65 offering convenient and easy access to Birmingham, Atlanta, and to the beautiful beaches of South  Alabama.