Renters looking for a quaint rural community and a lifestyle amid nature rather thanÂ the bustle of urban life may become enamored with Shelby. Less than an hour away from Birmingham and only 10 minutes from the small city of Columbiana, homes for rent in Shelby provide a country lifestyle without being too far from the trappings of civilization.
Things to Know About Shelby
Shelby shares its name with the county that it is part of.
Nearby Columbiana, originally named Columbia, has been the seat of Shelby County since the 1830s.
The earliest settlements of Shelby County were Wilsonville, Harpersville, Shelbyville and Wilson's Hill. Many of the first settlers arrived in the county after the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend.
Columbiana is home to the Shelby County Museum and Archives as well as the Shelby County Historical Society, which beganÂ its stay in the city in 1982.
Helpful Tools for Shelby Renters
Shelby County provides a website that has links to local government pages, online forms and various department Web pages.
Information about events and membership in the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is available at the organization's website.
Shelby County Schools, whose headquarters is located in Columbiana, has an official website that parents of students may find useful.
Recreational Activities Near Shelby
The Shelby Iron Works may be the most intriguing community attraction for many renters. The historic site allows visitors to investigate a variety of old-world facilities, from a blacksmith shop to several different kinds of mills. The Shelby Iron Works also has a museum and hosts events. A few miles away, in Columbiana, the historically curious can probe the Shelby County Museum and Archives or check out the Shelby County Exhibition Center. Those feeling adventurous can take a trip out to Birmingham and experience some of the city's diverse cultural offerings.