Oneonta the perfect setting

Named after her sister city in Oneonta, New York, Oneonta presents a growing audience for new businesses, developers and investors alike. True to its beginnings, Oneonta continues to flourish as a hub for local businesses and serves as the county seat. Minutes from downtown Birmingham, Oneonta sits on the edge of Alabama's largest city while maintaining its cultural identity as a true southern town. Diverse, focused and ready, Oneonta is the "perfect setting" for a new place to call home.

Throughout this page, we hope to provide you with information that proves Oneonta is the "perfect setting" for your family and business. We encourage you to view the interactive map below to view our town and its beautiful features. We have also included a list of properties that are available for development.


City Information


  • Established February 18, 1891
  • Officially Incorporated April 4, 1939
  • City Government - Five seat City Council, Mayor & City Manager



Serving and area population of more than 15,000 people, Oneonta has the largest and most active business center in Blount County.



City School System

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School

Secondary Opportunities

  • Dual Enrollment
  • Co-op
  • BC Career Technical Facility

Colleges and Universities less than 1 hour away:

  • Jefferson State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • Wallace State Community College
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham




  •  24 hour Police & Fire protection
  • Hospital with 24 hour E.R. services
  • Municipal Utilities: Water, Natural Gas, Sewer & Garbage Services
  • Electricity: Alabama Power
  • Data & Communication: Otelco & B C Broadband
  • Multi-facility recreational parks and green spaces
  • Industrial Park prepped for development
  • Public Transportation offered
  • Municipal owned and operated airport


  • Low sales tax
  • Low property tax


  • Aggressive municipality tax incentives


  • Ability to individualize incentive packages





 Mr. Ed Lowe, City Manager


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Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce

Blount County Economic Development Council