Hoover Real Estate Information
In the late 1950s plans were set to widen Highway 31 to the south from Birmingham, and William Hoover bought as much land to the south of Vestavia Hills as he could afford, knowing it would go up in value, and started his own insurance company. This was the beginning for the city of Hoover.
Come 1967, all four blocks of the city, housing 410 people, were incorporated. Within 6 short years the population had shot up 3,600 and this saw increased interest from other areas seeking annexation into the city, which led to interstate 459 and 65 being constructed in such a way that they met in the center of Hoover. In 1986 Riverchase Galleria was built at a cost of $300 million, and it is now the state's most prestigious dining, shopping and entertainment sector.
The city continued to grow rapidly and it's elected officials and citizens have both worked hard to ensure the beautiful surroundings are preserved. As a result residents of Hoover can now enjoy many of the panoramic views the areas original population did.
Today, the population in Hoover is well over 65,000 and is still growing. It is the home for young families, retirees and singles, entrepreneurs and professionals, and it continues to attract many new businesses each year.