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Pros

-Historic interest
-Winter climate
-Arts and culture

Cons

-Wet climate
-Crime rates
-Hurricane risk


What Bert Has To Say About Mobile Metro Area


Mobile is a major port and shipbuilding and commercial center at the head of Mobile Bay on the Gulf Coast. The area has a rich history as an antebellum seaport, and parts of the city reflect this heritage (as well as its Spanish and French colonial history). For many, Mobile offers what New Orleans offers without many of its problems. There is some tourism, and manufacturing industries include paper, aerospace, and automotive. The area has grown considerably as a port facility, in part because of the growth of Asian-owned auto plants in Alabama and other parts of the South. Employment has been a mixed bag, with high-paying jobs in short supply.


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Quick Facts About Mobile


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Mobile is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mobile jobs have Decreased by 0.39 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Mobile's cost of living is 16.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Mobile's population is 194,288 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.01 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Mobile is $106,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.17 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Mobile public schools spend $10,066 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Mobile.

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  2/10/2015
Not a Fan

This is not an attractive or desirable place to live. We moved here in 2007, and frankly, we can't wait to move. Once we're close to break-even on our house or we work... (Read More)

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  12/16/2013
Seven-year Overview

Moved here for business reasons and to try some change...but unkowingly, right into the teeth of the financial crisis and a serious recession...so, perspective is a bit... (Read More)

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  6/10/2013
Old part of Mobile

I saw some pictures of old town Mobile is it nice and safe for seniors who want to do a long term rental? I am thinking of moving from San Francisco. Also people mention... (Read More)

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