The city leaders of Muscle Shoals welcome you to our web site, and hope that you find your visit informative and useful. We are located in Northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River in a two county region known as the Shoals. Since the city of Muscle Shoals was founded in 1923, it has been recognized nationally for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and “Muscle Shoals music”. Today, Muscle Shoals is a thriving town in the heart of “The Shoals” and is known as a family-friendly place for our residents to live, work, and play. Muscle Shoals has an exceptional school system (grades K – 12). Northwest Shoals Community College, a two year insitutution, and the University of North Alabama, a four year institution, are available for those wishing to further their education.
The city also offers many opportunities for civic minded individuals including the Muscle Shoals Civitan Club, Muscle Shoals Education Foundation, Muscle Shoals Kiwanis Club, and the Shoals Area Optimist Club. There are also many opportunities for the young and old alike at the Muscle Shoals City Library, Muscle Shoals Senior Citizens Center, and the Muscle Shoals Park and Recreation facilities. Visit their websites on our home page for a list of their activities.
Muscle Shoals offers a variety of shopping opportunities including many home owned businesses. Nestled in the center of the city is FAME recording studio known for making Muscle Shoals the “Hit Recording Capital of the World” in the 1970’s when an array of musicians frequented Muscle Shoals to record at FAME.
The Shoals area, consisting of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia, is known worldwide, not only for the music recording industry, but also as the birthplace of W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues and Helen Keller, First Lady of Courage. The Shoals area is also proud to be the home of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Wilson Dam, International Fertilizer Development Center and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. These are only a few highlights of our city and region we are proud to call home, and we hope you will visit soon.
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