Calera, known as the "Heart of the Heart of Dixie" because of its central location in the great state of Alabama, offers its residents many of the conveniences of city living - including fine schools, recreational facilities, and shopping - but at a small town pace. Several fine antique shops, which invite browsers, are located in downtown Calera.
With all the major railroads connecting in Calera, access to major interstates and the close proximity to the two largest cities in Alabama (Birmingham to the north and Montgomery to the south), Calera is an ideal location for an industrial corporation. Calera added SYSCO to its roster of industrial corporations in 1999. Shortly thereafter, businesses began to flourish. The recent addition of Alabama Furniture Market continues to show the growth and potential of our great city.