Helena Magazine

My Helena: Sabah Angeles and her family love the city of Helena

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Sabah Angeles, a local resident, member of Helena’s Diversity & Inclusion board and a mental health nurse practitioner tells why she and her family love their hometown. 

Friendly Neighbors and Close-Knit Community:

The Genuine Camaraderie

Helena is more than just a town; it’s a place where neighbors become friends, and the community becomes an extended family.  The genuine camaraderie among residents is palpable as you walk through the town’s streets.  It’s true that you will often find impromptu gatherings on front porches, community events that bring everyone together, and a sense of belonging that truly sets Helena apart.  The bonds formed here make Helena a special place to live.

Love for Fall in Helena

The Picture-Perfect Halloween

Fall is a magical season in Helena, and my family and I wholeheartedly embrace its arrival. We eagerly anticipate the Sunbury Cemetery Haunted House, put together by local residents, which adds a spine-tingling experience and a thrilling twist to the season.  We also love Helena’s Hollow Pumpkin Patch, which offers endless fun with pumpkin picking, corn mazes and hayrides.  And let’s not forget the picture-perfect Halloween with brimming trick-or-treaters, cozy bonfires, sipping hot apple cider from friendly neighbors, and getting lost in the charm of the town’s autumn decorations.

Walking Trails and Parks

Breathtaking Views of the Surrounding Landscapes

Helena’s natural beauty shines through its well-maintained walking trails and scenic parks.  Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply looking for a peaceful escape, you’re in for a treat.  Helena offers a network of enchanting walking trails that wind through lush forests, meander along tranquil creeks, and provide breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.  In Helena, spending time outdoors isn’t just a pastime; it’s a way of life.

Community Events and Festivals

Entertainment, Food, and Family-Friendly Activities

Helena embraces its community spirit through a series of delightful events and festivals throughout the year.  From the Helena Market Days, featuring local artisans and farmers, to the Unity festival, which is organized by the D&I board committee members, and, of course, the renowned Buck Creek festival.

Balance of Old-World-Charm and Modern Amenities

Seamlessly blending the best of both worlds. 

Stepping into this quintessential southern town feels like entering into a Hallmark movie or taking a journey back in time, thanks to its historic architecture and small, picturesque buildings lining the streets.  But, what sets Helena apart is that it manages to preserve its historic charm while offering the modern conveniences that enhance daily life.  I can enjoy the ease of access to grocery stores, restaurants and shops, ensuring that everything I may need is within reach.  Therefore, the unique balance of old-world charm and modern amenities is what makes Helena, Alabama, a truly special place and a place I’ve called home for over 8 years.