Retirement Communities in Alabama – Mobile
If you are considering one of the retirement communities in Alabama, you may want to take a closer look at Mobile Alabama.
Located long the Alabama Gulf Coast, it is the third largest city in the state and the only seaport. The cultural centers, historic architecture, beautiful gardens, parks, abundant health care and mild sub-tropical climate all make this area very appealing to seniors looking for the perfect place to retire.
The city of Mobile is one of the Gulf Coast's cultural centers. It has been influenced by French, Spanish, Creole, Catholic, British and African cultures making it truly unique.
The city is home to several art museums, both professional opera and ballet companies and a symphony orchestra. Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras in the U.S. with the annual celebration of Carnival dating back to 1703. The carnival celebrations begin in November but the parades begin in January and the celebration ends at the stroke of midnight on Mardi Gras which is the beginning of Ash Wednesday.
Mobile, Alabama has over 45 public parks and is home to both the Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Bellingrath Gardens and a 10,500 square foot mansion dating back to the 1930's. There are several parks located in the historic district. Bienville Square is a beautiful, historic park and gathering place dating back to 1850. Cathedral Square is a performing arts park also located in the historic district that is overlooked by the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Another popular park is the Spanish Plaza honoring the Spanish occupation of the city from 1780 to 1813 that features a beautiful fountain that was given to the city by Magala,Spain known as the “Arches of Friendship”. Lagan Park consists of 720-acres and features lakes, natural spaces, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Azalea City Golf Course, the Mobile Botanical Gardens and the Playhouse in the Park. All of these parks are set in a city rich in historical structures and some of the most historic churches in the south.
If you are considering one of the retirement communities in Alabama, healthcare is a priority and, since Mobile is the central Gulf coasts regional center for medicine, it is good to know that there are over 850 physicians with 4 major medical centers and a level 1 trauma center all within the city limits. In 2008, the University of South Alabama opened the USA Mitchell Cancer Center Institute. This is the first academic cancer research center in the region. There is also a variety of home health care services, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities for seniors to choose from for those in need of those services.
Due to its location on the northern end of the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile has an average annual temperature of 66.8 degrees F. Summers are hot and humid with the average high temperature being around 90 degrees F. Winters are mild and rainy with the average low temperature in January being around 40 degrees F. It seldom snows in Mobile but it does happen occasionally and almost never is there any accumulation. The downside...since it is located along the Gulf, Mobile Alabama is sometimes affected by major tropical storms and hurricanes. The last major hurricane to hit the area was in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina caused a storm surge of nearly 12 feet, topped by even higher waves causing severe flooding in eastern sections of the city.
If you are considering one of the retirement communities in Alabama, Mobile offers retirees the advantages of retiring in Alabama with its low cost of living, below average housing prices and some of the lowest property taxes in the nation all while enjoying all of the benefits that living along the Gulf Coast has to offer.
Here are a few of the retirement communities that the Mobile area has to offer:
Active Adult Retirement Communities in Alabama – Mobile AreaThe Colony At The Grand
- Two, three, and four-bedroom condos overlooking Sweetwater Lake and Mobile Bay located about 30 minutes from Mobile and 20 miles from the Gulf, in Fairhope, Alabama. Access to Thirty-six holes of The Robert Trent Jones championship golf course. A variety of high end amenities including direct bay frontage and a yacht basin with private boat slips Homes starting around $400,000.
The Grove - A 55+ gated manufactured home community located in Foley, Alabama about 30 miles from Mobile. Amenities include a pool, spa, clubhouse, fishing and walking trails. New and resale homes priced from the $70's.
Liveoak Village - Active Adult gated community of townhouses also located in Foley. Amenities include a Clubhouse, Pool and Weight Room. Priced from the $200's.
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