Quality Of Life
Downtown Gadsden is a thriving retail, business, and entertainment district. Downtown Gadsden, Inc. was created to establish the central business district as a centerpiece for the city’s economic progress. During 2009-2014, the number of businesses downtown increased by 58, and includes such specialty shops as Frios Gourmet Pops, Alabama Gift Company, Old Havana Cigar Bar and King’s Olive Oil Company. Today, the occupancy rate exceeds 90%.
The Gadsden Symphony Orchestra is funded by grants, ticket sales, patrons and supporters. It schedules three concerts per season: one with a patriotic theme; the second a formal, classical program; and the third a fun, “pops” theme.
On average, there are 600-700 homes for sale in Etowah County at any time. The cost of living is 81.3 (the national average is 100.0) and housing prices are among the most affordable in the nation. To view current listings, visit these sites:
ClimateInformation and statistics on the climate conditions of Etowah County.
The Gadsden Times (daily) www.gadsdentimes.com
The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that serves all citizens in Etowah County, Alabama.