Mobile, Alabama 

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Not a Fan - 2/10/2015
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 out a favorable rent situation, we're out of here.

The non-summer months are pleasant, but summer can be stifling though tolerable. The overall quality of life is fair-to-poor.

Not sure who is more eager to leave, my wife or me. If I don't keep moving as a topic of conversation, she might just leave on her Read More

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Seven-year Overview - 12/16/2013
Moved here for business reasons and to try some change...but unkowingly, right into the teeth of the financial crisis and a serious, perspective is a bit biased.

If my wife and I were not still under water on our home, we'd aggressively seek another southeastern city or metropolitan are. Once our home equity situation sufficiently improves, we'll move.

It has pleasant spring, fall, and winter weather, relatively low cost of living, low taxes, and affordable housing, but Mobile has scant few other quality-of-life factors to keep one here or attract one to move here. The affordability factors are offset by very stagnant real estate values, high property insurance costs, significant poverty, and a muted economy. Prospects for tax base expansion are fair-to-low. Citywide, population is declining.

There are some economic bright spots on the horizon, aircraft assembly in particular, but meaningful trickle-down effects are years away. Read More

Old part of Mobile - 6/10/2013
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 hurricanes so where do you go during a hurricane. I am originally from Southern Read More

Con - 12/4/2012
Too hot & humid in summer. Hurricane Read More

housing - 10/22/2012
very affordable Read More

Not a good environment - 10/11/2012
The city of Mobile continues to waste money and increase the sales tax to cover the expenses. The job market is very poor. The people seem to have given up. I have lived here for many years and am ready to try different grass even if it is not greener. It is sad to watch this great city go Read More

The arts and culture - 12/14/2011
I graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, and I am here to say that Mobile has one of the finest symphony orchestras in the south, and the city has a real funky, low key vibe. Mobile has the best Mardi Gras in North America, our little secret.  Read More

Just moved to Mobile Alabama. - 7/30/2011
I am looking forward to learning more about Mobile, Alabama. I just moved here 3 weeks ago today from the city of St. Louis Missouri. One of the big reasons I moved was to live in a place with less Read More

suggestions? - 4/4/2011
My husband and I are relocating to Mobile from Miami. We've heard good things about Mobile overall. We are looking for a fun, safe area to live. We like walking to restaurants and shops, though we also would like a small fenced in yard for our dog. Any suggestions on which neighborhoods to hone in on? Read More

Bumvile, Alabama - 7/7/2010
Everywhere you go, there will be somebody there to greet you and to ask you for spare change or a cigarette, in the downtown area, especially.
Many of them are drunk enough to have a lapse in judgement and cuss you out, if you decline to give them something for Read More

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