Alabaster is a sprawling Suburban city located in the Heart of Alabama. Situated just 17 Miles south of Downtown Birmingham, Alabaster is a convenient place to do business and a wonderful place to raise a family. We are committed to a safe, healthy, and wholesome environment for family living. Alabaster has experienced remarkable growth over the last ten years with a growth rate of well over 60 percent. Those rates figure to continue to make Alabaster one of the state’s largest cities and, also, one of its fastest growing.
The City of Alabaster is very excited in welcoming The Propst Promenade Shopping Center. The Propst Promenade offers many specialty stores and includes staples such as Walmart, Target, JCPenney, Belk, Books-a-Million, TJ Maxx, Ross, and more. You will also find a variety of restaurants including Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings, Longhorn, Jim 'N Nicks, Full Moon BBQ, Panera Bread, O'Charley's, as well as a variety of chains and local restaurants. There are also hotels, banking establishments, and everything else you need to make the Promenade a one-stop shop. The shopping center is located on Highway 31 at Interstate 65 (Exit 238). Plan a date night or take the kids to see a movie at The Amstar 14 Movie Theater.
The City of Alabaster hosts one of the largest annual public gatherings in Shelby County. CityFest, which was started to celebrate Alabaster’s 50th birthday in 2003, has grown into one of the most popular celebrations in our area. With thousands of visitors attending the celebration, CityFest features live music, a large children’s area with games, rides and other fun activities. Many vendors also set up during the celebration to sell merchandise and food items. This annual event is sponsored by several corporate donors in the community.
First Class Services
The City of Alabaster is fortunate to have Shelby County’s largest medical facility located in the heart of downtown. The Shelby Baptist Medical Center, which has 24 hour medical service, has grown along with the community over the years. In addition to the many other services the hospital provides, it recently marked a milestone with the opening of a new cancer treatment center and the performance of open heart surgeries. The hospital has become a medical hub for the tri-county area with an increasing number of patients from Shelby, Chilton and Bibb Counties.
Alabaster Christmas Parade
Every year Alabaster is the home to one of Alabama’s largest Christmas Parades. The Alabaster Christmas Parade is sponsored by the city's Beautification Board, and is held in early December of each year. Over 100 entries join the parade including floats from area churches, schools, and civic organizations along with city and county officials, scouts, dance troops, motorcycles, car clubs, horses, and Santa Claus.