Alabama Reviews

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Alabama is a southeastern state known for its rich history, diverse landscapes, and southern hospitality. It is also known for its relatively low cost of living and strong sense of community. However, like any state, there are pros and cons to living in Alabama. To gain a better understanding of what it's like to live in this particular place, let's take a look at some user reviews from

User Reviews:
1. "I've lived in Alabama my whole life and I wouldn't want to call any other place home. The people here are friendly and there's always something to do, whether it's enjoying the beautiful beaches or exploring historic sites. The cost of living is also affordable, making it a great place to raise a family." - Sarah T.

2. "I moved to Alabama for a job opportunity and have been pleasantly surprised. The scenery is breathtaking and the weather is great. However, one downside is the lack of diversity in some areas. But overall, I'm happy with my decision to make Alabama my home." - Michael R.

3. "I've lived in Alabama for over 20 years and have seen it go through many changes. While some areas are experiencing growth and development, others are struggling. The education system also needs improvement. But, I love the sense of community here and the strong values that are instilled in the people." - Emily D.

4. "I moved to Alabama from a big city and it's been an adjustment. The cost of living is lower, but so are the job opportunities. And the lack of cultural diversity can be frustrating at times. But the people are friendly and the food is amazing. Overall, it's a nice place to call home." - Alex M.

From these user reviews, it is clear that Alabama has a lot to offer in terms of its natural beauty, cost of living, and sense of community. However, there are also some challenges such as lack of diversity and areas in need of improvement. Ultimately, whether someone enjoys living in Alabama will depend on their personal preferences and priorities.

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I would rather live in hell - 8/22/2021
As someone who has lived in Alabama for 19 years, the best thing i can say about the state is that it could be worse.

First of all, if you're not a straight white christian you're out of luck. The state is incredibly racist, sexist, and homophobic, so if you're a minority of any kind stay away. There are basically no legal protections for anyone other than white men.

Secondly, Alabama is a right to work state, that should speak for itself.

Thirdly, the summers are unbearable. Our average summer temperature is around 88 and it is always humid here. On any given summer day you could expect a heat index of 100 degrees.

Forth, our health services are atrocious. Unless your job offers really good health insurance youre gonna be in the hole very quickly because

Fifth, the people are idiots who will run you off the road for driving a Honda civic.

Sixth, our infrastructure is abysmal. And god forbid you live on a Read More

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Sweet Home Alabama - 12/6/2016
My husband and I have lived in Memphis for the last 14 years. Believe me, anyplace is better to live than Memphis. These poor folks are stuck in a Civil Rights bubble they can't seem to bust, not to mention the school system totally sucks. I've made some great friends but I am so glad to be leaving. The only reason we stayed this long was to get our kids graduated. Now we are free to go and I am so excited to be moving to our new home base in Huntsville. We are middle-aged, empty-nester baby boomers, highly conservative, evangelical Christian, republican, absolutely love and support Trump/Pence 100%, and I got a shotgun to prove it. Of course, being from Texas, you're practically born with a shotgun in your hand. I grew up in a family that hunts and fishes. But then I went and married myself a 'Damn Yankee' of all things. However, 30 years later, I can honestly say I have successfully 'Southernized' him. (Wink) Heck, he even speaks with a drawl now. All his Ohio family recognize it Read More

Thinking of moving to Foley - 3/25/2015
Can anyone tell me about the services available to senior citizens in Foley. example: if I move there now, I am 67. If I stay and eventually stop driving are there services such as senior citizen centers and senior pick up services to help me go about my daily activities such as shopping etc? Also in reference to religion, andn please don't take this the srong way, but I was told that Alabama is not too fond of people of the Jewish religion such as I. Can anyone give me any feedback on these two items?

Thank you,Read More

Hot and Humid Summers - Mild Winters - 9/25/2014
Alabama summers are stiflingly bright, hot and humid. Heaven help you if you don't have AC in your car. Alabama is a great place to live if your interests are in growing fruit and vegetables because of the wide variety of edible plants that love hot, humid weather. Sweet potatoes in particular do fantastic in this weather. IMHO summer in general, isn't worth much more than this, however my opinion is swayed by the fact that I get terrible headaches from being too hot or being in bright light for too long.

Winters here are mild but always seem colder than they are. I don't know if it's the humidity or amount of rainfall but winter temps always seem to hover just above freezing making it feel wet and cold and the skies are grey a lot. It doesn't bother me but most people aren't a fan of this type of weather. It's usually pretty short anyway and the weather changes rapidly during the winter. It could be sunny and near 70 one day and have flurries and be in the 20's Read More

Crime - 10/24/2012
There are to many shootouts near my county.Read More

Crime - 9/9/2012
High crime Read More

No Jobs! - 11/25/2011
The way the economy is here in south Alabama is not very good. There are not enough jobs to help provide families with what they need. Alot of people have lost their jobs, moved away and are trying to start over again. Read More

New to Florida - 7/24/2011
Too soon for a review, we have been here just 1 Read More

Camp Hill, Alabama is Clean, Cheap, and Quiet. Jo - 4/6/2011
We bought a huge Victorian era home on an acre in town in 2004 (for Fifteen thousand cash), and love the town. It has challenges, and the turn-around is moving slow. Property is cheap, taxes are low, and the people are nice. A great place to retire without a mortgage, as we did. If you have drive to help the recovery, love quaint charm but still just 20 minutes from the big university town of Auburn, it might be for Read More

yuck - 3/21/2011
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