Ever since graduating from the Alabama Communities of Excellence program in 2007, Heflin officials have embraced the ACE approach of establishing connections with a variety of entities, and then collaborating toward a common goal to strengthen the town’s long-term economic success.
Heflin, located midway between Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia on Interstate 20, is an ideal small town. Being only an hour away from these metropolitan areas, makes Heflin a convenient location for industry, commerce and cultural activities. Our goal is to preserve our rural heritage while providing a diverse array of experiences for our citizens and visitors.
Our unique characteristics include a multitude of outdoor activities. Heflin is home to the Loyd Owens canoe trail, Lake Point Disc golf course, and the Evans Bridge Field Target range. In addition we are minutes away from the Chief Ladiga bike trail that connects to Georgia’s Silver Comet and provides the most scenic biking experience. We are home to the Talladega National Forest with a 44 mile horse trail, the Pinhoti hiking trail, camping, fishing and hunting.
In 2007, the city opened the Heflin Community Arts Center. The renovated school building is now home to ballet, art, piano, guitar, violin, and ball room dancing lessons.The Heflin Arts Council has given birth to a community theatre that has received regional attention.
The Heflin Parks and Recreation department provides an array of sporting opportunities for children of all ages baseball, football, softball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. Heflin was named Sports Town USA for the State of Alabama by Sports Illustrated in 2003.
Couple these activities with our scenic mountain vistas and peaceful valley lifestyle and you will understand why we say, Heflin is a Great Place to Call Home.
850 Ross St, Heflin, AL 36264 | (256) 463-2290