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Old 03-02-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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My family and I just came back from a visit to Hoover.. I must tell you that I love Alabama.. We currently live in Maryland.. We hate it.. Don't know how people survive living here.. TOO expensive.. Back to the subject.. We loved the Hoover area.. It just seemed a little more conjested than we wanted too.. Since we have kids that are going
to middle school we loved Berry Middle.. Than I got to researching more
and found Trussville.. That seemed like a nice place with decent schools as well.. My kids are real interested in the schools.. Not sure if i can make another trip there to explore Trussville before we plan on moving..

I need your help. Please.. I would like to hear some what you guys/ladies
have to say about the two.. We were looking for a little less conjested and more space.. Sort of like Helena.. Which we loved the area but not so much the school. How is the crime? How are the schools? not so much the grades but the students them self.. Will my kids fit in? Is there shopping? Hoover has everything.. Does Trussville have shoppin? any more info would be great.. Thanks
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Well, Hoover is an awfully big place. I mean it sprawls all over. So what you find to be congested in one area might be just fine elsewhere.

Trussville is an up-and-coming place and a great value. My concern would be traffic, which pretty much goes up and down on key road. Trussville has good shopping, but it isn't on par with Hoover and the I-459 corridor.

A lot of your choice depends on where you will be working and what your priorities are in terms of recreation, lifestyle, etc. etc. I think Hoover is a little more diverse and tends to have more transplants, so I'm guessing that Hoover would be a better choice. But I'm not 100% emphatic on that.

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Old 03-02-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Hoover has more of a range for shopping and types of neighborhoods from upscale areas like Trace Crossings and Ross Bridge to more affordable living everywhere else.

Trussville is pretty much, in my opinion, a junior-grade Hoover that has everything covered, just not as much and not as diverse. You really can't go wrong with either, but I would definitely say Hoover is better then Trussville because it has more of everything and better examples of everything. There may be a little more crime in Hoover then in Trussville but they have incredible police coverage.
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Old 03-04-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: In the Greater Birmingham area
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Just wondering if you talked with a Mortgage lender yet?
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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No I have not.. Would like to rent for the first year.. Its hard finding rental for Trussville.. Any recommended sites????
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:54 PM
 
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I currently live inTrussville, and I love it! I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the city. It is not as big of a city as Hoover. Much more community oriented...My children are in middle school and we are very happy with the school system. The shopping choices have really increased in the last few years....we also have many good restaurant choices. We are about a 15 minute drive to HWY 280 where there is a great outdoor shopping center called The Summit, which has all the big stores and many wonderful restaurants. Let me know if I can help you at all with your questions.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Hoover, AL
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I currently live in Hoover--in the Berry school district. We also lived in Trussville for about 10 years. I think they are both great places to raise a family. We moved from Trussville to Texas a few years ago and just recently moved back to B'ham. We ended up in Hoover this time because (1) it's closer to my husband's office and (2) we happened to find a church we love in the Altadena area, so we wanted to be close to it. If you have any questions feel free to message me.

I would HIGHLY recommend that you really, really try to make another trip down to check out the area before signing a lease. Renting for awhile is a great idea, btw! Good luck w/ your move--I know how stressful it can be. I really think you will love living here, so it will be worth it!
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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As a former Hoover resident, I would be inclined to place my vote there. However, I like Trussville also.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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Thanks for all the reply.. Makes me want to move even more.. But still
not sure which one i would be happier with
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Personally, I think Hoover has gone downhill in recent years while Trussville has improved. Haven't lived in either though so take that for what it's worth.
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