Cullman county covers many towns, some of these towns are part of Smith Lake: Bremen, Crane Hill, Dodge City, Good Hope.

Welcome to Cullman City

A charming community near lakes with friendly locals and a thriving economy
Cullman City, Alabama, is a thriving community exuding traditional southern charm. This charming city is an attractive place to live, largely due to its small-town charm, proximity to major cities, a strong sense of community, and vast real estate offerings, which include a unique blend of modern styles and historic architecture from the 19th and early 20th centuries. 
As the county seat in Cullman County, Cullman City is the largest of 12 municipalities and is located halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville. Residents and visitors love its central location, close to several major highway systems and Lewis Smith Lake.

What to Love

  • Close to Lewis Smith Lake and Lake Catoma for water-based recreation
  • Peaceful neighborhoods teeming with elegant homes
  • The halfway point between Birmingham and Huntsville
  • A thriving community with economic and technological success

Local Lifestyle

Cullman City offers a unique lifestyle that is appealing to many. The small-town atmosphere allows locals to experience a slower-paced life while still living in a thriving community with many small businesses, technology, and a jam-packed events schedule. 
Residents enjoy local activities and attractions, including shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, as well as Lewis Smith Lake and Lake Catoma for boating and fishing. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Many of Cullman City’s specialty stores, boutiques, and shops provide unique items not found in other surrounding communities. A variety of restaurants, cafes, and pubs provide residents with top-notch cuisine and libations. For quality ingredients, signature cocktails, and tender steaks, look no further than 412 Public House. This stunning restaurant is located in a quaint brick building with comfortable seating. Meanwhile, All Steak Restaurant is a community staple, and for a good reason! The locale’s signature orange rolls are dearly loved by locals and visitors alike, and these delectable treats pair well with the menu’s variety of offerings, such as steak and seafood.  
Margaronas Cantina Mexican Restaurant is a festive family-style dining space that serves large dishes and craft cocktails. Another great dining space to take the family to is Urban Cookhouse. This relaxed restaurant is best known for its hearty portions, fresh ingredients, excellent service, and expansive patio space. 
Dreher’s Cocktail Bar & Restaurant is an elegant bar with exposed brick and a sleek 1920s design in Cullman’s downtown historic district. The restaurant and bar features live music, tropical drinks, and American cuisine.

Things to Do

Cullman Warehouse District is a beautiful, walkable area featuring refurbished warehouses and old stockrooms transformed into specialty shops and restaurants. Locals can browse clothing boutiques, bakeries, and fun stores like gourmet ice pops and monogram services. Meanwhile, nature enthusiasts head to Larkwood Falls, a stunning natural area along Lake Catoma. The popular hiking trail leads to a beautiful waterfall.
Sportsman Lake Park is a premier destination in the community for fun, adventure, and nature. The park is centered around a shallow lake ideal for paddle boats and fishing. The space also features a train ride around the lake, a splash pad, an 18-hole putt-putt golf course, hiking and biking trails, and fitness stations along a walking path. 
Cool off with loved ones at WildWater Cullman, an outdoor water park with colorful slides, a 22,000-square-foot wave pool, a lazy river, and a splash zone. The theme park also boasts a restaurant, snack bar, and ice cream shop.


The Cullman City School District is home to five schools, and a head start preschool program. The district is consistently rated as a top school system with high ACT scores. Several private schools are also in the area and offer a wide range of premier programs. 

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Overview for Cullman, AL

22,597 people live in Cullman, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $28,697. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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40.9 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Cullman, AL

Cullman has 9,088 households, with an average household size of 2.41. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cullman do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 22,597 people call Cullman home. The population density is 354.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.59 / 52.41%

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Schools in Cullman, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Cullman. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Bernard Preparatory School
7th - 12th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Elementary
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St Pauls Lutheran School
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Cullman Middle School
7th - 8th
East Elementary School
2nd - 6th
Cullman City Primary School
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Welti Elementary School
PreK - 5th
9th - 12th
West Elementary School
2nd - 6th
Cullman City Career Technical
7th - 12th
No rating available
Cullman Community Comprehensive Learning Center
1st - 12th
No rating available

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