As a community with very positive attributes such as its residents’ educational attainment, household incomes, and appreciating property values, Vestavia Hills has long enjoyed a healthy economy with a financially sound municipal government.  That being said, we are very excited about the momentum that has been gained recently as much anticipated progress has been made on several significant development projects, building permits both commercial and residential have risen to record highs, and we continue to see quality new businesses open.  Public-private partnership has been a key element of the City’s success.  Also essential to our growth is a concerted commitment by our City leadership, community leadership, and residents to invest in quality of place and all the values that elevate the City to its motto of “A Life Above.”