My sister discovered this colorful community 063 miles from Birmingham and wants to live there in a big turquoise house.
Southside is located in Etowah County, in the Gadsden metro area. The community straddles Etowah and Calhoun counties and was named for its location on the south side of the Coosa River. It shares a high school with neighboring Rainbow City.
Area of State: Northeast
Highway Miles From
estimated population 8,118
“Southside has pretty architecture, good atmosphere, and is easily one of the most tolerant places in Alabama. Crime is merely so-so, but I lived there for several years without being threatened in person or property. The school systems suck throughout, except for high-competition magnet schools, but that shouldn’t matter if you’re retiring there. There are three parks in the Highland area: Gay, Dog Walking, and Regular. “[source: http://www.city-data.com/forum/alabama/275205-southside-gadsden-area.html#ixzz0atGSWYVJ]
Crime in Rainbow City (2007):
330 larceny counts
4 auto thefts [and I have my eye on the red Thunderbird]