Arab, Alabama Information


Arab was incorporated in 1882 and for years was a small isolated city, but explosion of growth created by the "space race" in the 1950's brought Arab to the point where it is today. Arab, like its sister cities of Boaz, Albertville and Guntersville, has some of the lowest property taxes in the nation and favorable utility rates from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Arab, Alabama is a town that has maintained its southern charm while embracing the future. Located in western Marshall County, Arab has easy access to Huntsville with the 25 mile commute made easier by the four-lane Highway 231, which has access to the Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal. And Huntsville is also the location of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a major attraction and well worth a visit.

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  • General Information

    The Arab City School system is a cut above the norm with a K through 12 enrollment of approximately 2,700 students. Marshall Medical Center North, located about 8 miles east of town, provides medical care for the area. There is a nice city park with a swimming pool, ball fields and an area of restored historic buildings. Arab also has two, public 18-hole golf courses and we have over a dozen different eating establishments.
    Arab Today - Lots of hometown news plus many links to stories, businesses, & organizations.

    The Arab Tribune - The local newspaper with all the need to know news.

    Arab City - Statistics and location.

    ZIP Skinny is another site with lots of demographic data presented in a whimsical method.

    WRAB is our local AM radio station, which plays great country & gospel music and covers local news.

    FUN 92.7 WAFN-FM is another local radio station.

    Marshall County Visitors Bureau is full of great information about our lovely area.

    Marshall County Online has more government information and a brief history.

    Marshall County Sheriff's Office has a responsive site and even lists inmates.

    EVENT Magazine for Marshall County has some information and pictures.

  • Local stores of interest

    Marvin's Building Materials; lots of good hardware items.

    Tractor Supply is a good store to have with lots of wild life items.

    Wal-Mart; yes, we know everybody has one, but it's still a great place to shop.

    Dollar General: every town has them also, but they have lots of stuff at good prices.

    Dollar Tree where everything really is $1 and they have lots of necessities.

    Staples office supply store is about 12 miles away in Guntersville, but is a fine source with good prices.

    CVS/pharmacy, a new free-standing location.

  • Restaurants

    Arby’s, 1143 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-7464

    Burger King, 554 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-0098

    Captain D’s, 1125 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-6536

    Domino’s Pizza, 602 11th Ave. NW, 586-2150

    Fonseca Factory, 1082 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-7687

    Grumpy’s, 988 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-2335

    Hardee’s, 1015 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-6650

    Huddle House #392, 759 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-2073

    Jack's Family Restaurant, 2226 North Brindlee Mountain Pkwy, 586-5225

    KFC, 710 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-0334

    L Rancho Café, 41 N. Main St., 586-9913

    Los Arcos Mexican Restaurant, N. Brindlee Mtn Pkwy & 4th Ave., 586-5867; Facebook.

    McDonald’s, N. Brindlee Mtn Pkwy. & 7th Ave

    Midas Burger, 221 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-3275

    Milner's Dairy Delight, 1136 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-4797,Facebook.

    Mt. Fuji Japanese Restaurant, 1410 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway, 586-8808; Facebook.

    Panda III Chinese, 1070 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-2129

    Papa’s Daylight Donuts, 1088 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-5808

    Papa John’s, 752 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-7272

    Pardue's Wings & More, N. Main Street. 256-550-1555.

    Pizza Hut, 639 Northgate Dr., 586-2511

    ‎Sierra’s Mexicanisimo, 1092 N. Brindlee Mtn Pkwy., 931-TACO (8226)

    Sonic Drive-In, 431 N. Main St., 931-0469

    Southern Hickory Barbecue, 440 Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 931-2410;map.

    Subway, 111 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-1285

    Taco Bell, 997 N. Brindlee Mtn. Pkwy., 586-5505

    The Sicilian Restaurant, 222 N. Main Street, 931-ITALY (5825),Facebook.