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Wow... - 4/9/2010
That is about the only word that you can use to describe the drivers in Mobile. There only about 2 places in the U.S. where it is worse to drive. Be prepared for no courtesy, no blinkers, and a traffic accident on at least 2 major roads a Read More

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Mobile - 3/15/2010
Grew up in Mobile and attended University of South Alabama. Moved away for 3 years to a larger city, but am moving back soon. Mobile is a good mid-size city. It is nothing too exciting, but it definitely has its own culture and a uniqueness to it. Weather is absolutely great 9 months out of the year. Summer is rough, but you have a beach 45 minutes away. Downtown is progressing and is a neat area. With the addition of the Battlehouse Tower, the skyline is not bad coming in from the east over Mobile Bay. Unfortunately Mobile went through what many cities have over the years, an urban exodus. However, it seems like Mobile is starting to swing the pendelum back as many young couples and such are moving back into the core. Also, Mobile is one of the few cities where you can say the city (Downtown, Midtown, Spring Hill, West Mobile) is nicer than the surrounding suburbs. Unless you consider Eastern Shore a suburb. Eastern Shore (Daphne, Fairhope, etc) is very nice. Read More

Mobile for families - 9/30/2009
I've lived in Mobile for 5 yrs now and I can't wait to leave. I've always lived in this area, but have only lived in the city for 5 yrs. I have children and hate how much crime is in the city. Don't get me wrong I understand cities have crime but it's terrible here. It really makes me anxious to leave Mobile! I just saw on the local news tonight that the nearest Wal-mart has had 50 violent attacks against women in 9 mths! I never feel safe enough to go out at night by myself. I don't want to live somewhere that makes me feel this way. (FYI: I'm not a paranoid freak). Not to mention the shopping is less than stellar; for the second largest city in Alabama I would have expected much better!! Then you have the issues of traffic and drivers. I've lived in D.C., and Mobile's traffic is worse sheerly due to the fact of BAD drivers! I have never seen such bad driving in my life!! It's like no one here knows how to drive! I'm truly amazed when I'm out. It's almost like you'd have to TRY HARD Read More

Homeowners Insurance - 9/24/2007
My husband and I are considering moving to Mobile and are a little concerned that the homeowners insurance may be high due to the hurricanes. And do most homeowners policies include windstorm coverage? I'd also appreciate any general advice anyone can give.  Read More

Weather in Mobile, Alabama - 8/14/2007
I like the weather in Mobile. Spring and Fall are comfortably warm usually with a nice breeze. The summers are very hot and humid, as Mobile gets the most rainfall than any other major city, we get a lot of rain and thus makes the summers very humid. We also have to worry about hurricanes in the late summer and early fall. The winters are usually mild with very little (very, very seldom) snow. We do get our occasional very cold spell and sometimes icy conditions. I've lived in Mobile for over 25 years and seen temperatures as low as 6 degrees (before wind chill) and as high as 101 degrees (with a heat index of over Read More

Mobile View (native) - 8/7/2007
I have lived in Mobile all of my life (27 years). I have lived in many parts of the city, worked at many different places, graduated from the University of South Alabama, and began my professional career here. With that being said, I have been looking to escape for a while now and plan to do so the exact second that I finish my second degree in the spring. It's just ... extremely boring here. Now, if you have never been to Alabama, then please note Alabama is NOT like how it is portrayed in Hollywood. However, it still sucks. My humble opinion on a few specifc things regarding Mobile.


Beaches? Someone said "minutes away from beaches"? Haha. No. But it is only a one hour drive to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - which are nice, but tiny "get-away" places. Now, depending on where you live, you might be minutes away from the dirty Mobile Bay waters. Looks pretty to drive on the long bridge over, but it is by no means a beach.

Downtown? Dauphin Read More

Mobile: A native's semi-in-depth perspective - 8/7/2007
I have lived in Mobile all of my life (27 years). I have lived in many parts of the city, worked at many different places, graduated from the University of South Alabama, and began my professional career here. With that being said, I have been looking to escape for a while now and plan to do so the exact second that I finish my second degree in the spring. It's just ... extremely boring here. Now, if you have never been to Alabama, then please note Alabama is NOT like how it is portrayed in Hollywood. However, it still sucks. My humble opinion on a few specifc things regarding Mobile.


Beaches? Someone said "minutes away from beaches"? Haha. No. But it is only a one hour drive to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach - which are nice, but tiny "get-away" places. Now, depending on where you live, you might be minutes away from the dirty Mobile Bay waters. Looks pretty to drive on the long bridge over, but it is by no means a beach.

Downtown? Dauphin Read More

For Jason - 7/26/2007
I have never been to Memphis, but I can tell you if you don't have issues with pay and heat it is truly wonderful. There are many things for a 35yr old man to do. Plenty of beautiful women, great beaches minutes away, art and history museums, good people. You should check it Read More

Hot Summers - 7/9/2007
June - August in Mobile is typically very hot. Combined with the humidity, the heat indexes can become Read More

So what else you got? - 6/18/2007
I read all posts thus far. I am living in Memphis now so anything about race or wages doesn't phase me one bit. Mobile has to be better. And Hot, pleeeeeze.

I would like to know if Mobile has seen any of the "real" revitalization of the downtown and waterfront areas that other cities have seen. I'm looking for any real culture, does it exist? Art, Restaurants, Music? Anything for a 35 year old single white guy besides church?

Any Read More


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