Helena Tourism, Alabama

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Helena is a city in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in the State of Alabama. Helena is considered a suburb of Birmingham and part of the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area. It is also one of three cities, along with Alabaster and Pelham, that make up the area known as "North Shelby" or "North Shelby County". As of the 2010 census the population was 16,793. Helena is highly regarded as a place to live and raise children; Business Week named Helena the 13th "Best Place to Raise Your Kids" in 2007. It has the eighth lowest crime rate per population in the U.S., and the city was ranked in Money Magazine's 2007 list of "Best Places to Live: Top 100" in the U.S., placing at number 91. The Alabama League of Municipalities awarded Helena the 2008 Municipal Achievement Award (population 10,001 to 20,000). Helena initially incorporated in 1877, but reincorporated in 1917 after errors were discovered in the initial incorporation papers. It did not first appear on the U.S. Census until 1920, giving credence to the later date of incorporation.

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Helena in United States offers a unique experience to travellers. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Helena*

  • Pollution Statistics in Helena

    Know the pollution level of Helena before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • Helena: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Helena for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Helena.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.1 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.48 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 59.82 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 71.43 (High)
    • Attacks 54.46 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.38 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.52 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.41 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.03 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 43.97 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.72 (High)
  • Living in Helena - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Helena is 170.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 37.55 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.16 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.21 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.7 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.76 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 67.71 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.66 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.41 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Helena

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Helena

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 60 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.63 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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