has written 2 SperlingViews. Currently, Jerry is living in Montgomery, AL and has a little something to say:
Native of Rockford, AL. Graduated from U of Ala (BS Math 64, MA Math 66). Had a 20-year career in the Air Force, retiring as a Lt Col. Had a second career as a Defense Industry consultant in Economic Analysis, now retired. Attends Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church and sings in the choir. He and his wife, Sandy, have four married children and 11 grandchildren.
|Enjoys:||Love to travel and boat on beautiful Lake Martin near Montgomery.|
Great Place to Live Posted On: 6/26/2008 2:52:23 PM
Montgomery is high on culture with a symphony orchestra, chorale, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, many community theatres, Mardi Gras festivals and balls, great churches, and many colleges. The latter include Huntingdon College, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama State University, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, plus Southern Christian University, Trenholm Technical School, and other schools. Not to mention the Air University at Maxwell AFB, with the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, Squadron Officers School, the AF Senior NCO Academy, the Community College of the Air Force, and many others. Montgomery has a great zoo, great golf courses, many fine parks, and a great river front. It has beautiful lakes nearby with Lake Martin and Lake Jordon providing the finest boating and fishing plus summer and year-round residences and facilities.
Great place to live. Posted On: 6/26/2008 2:17:52 PM
We moved to Montgomery after 5 years in Washington DC and it took us a couple of years to quit smiling all the time. The city is large enough to have most everything you want, yet small enough to get anywhere in 15 minutes or less. Montgomery has several colleges and a Law School. It has the world famous Alabama Shakespeare Festival. It has a AAA Baseball team and a beautiful stadium. It has many great parks, a nice zoo, and a beautiful river, plus the state capitol and Maxwell Air Force Base. It is truly a great place to live. Montgomery is an integrated city with a population nearly half white and half black. Race relations are good here.
Cons are the school situation where most black children attend public schools and many white children attend private schools. The schools have improved in the last several years.