South Alabama 55 Plus (55+) Retirement Communities and Homes
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The character of South Alabama is largely determined by its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico: even the landlocked eastern three-quarters, cut off by the panhandle of Florida, is a region of gently-rising land drained by many winding, slow-moving streams... [More...]
The character of South Alabama is largely determined by its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico: even the landlocked eastern three-quarters, cut off from the Gulf by the panhandle of Florida, is a region of gently-rising, sandy land drained by many winding, slow-moving streams. The area was not considered very good for agriculture, and so remained sparsely settled until late in the 19th century, by which time much of the native pine forest had been cut down. But the soil proved to be ideal for raising peanuts, and today the largest town in the region, Dothan, bills itself as the Peanut Capital of the World.
But it's the other corner of the region that is the best known: the area of Mobile Bay and the Gulf beaches. The city of Mobile was the first capital of French Louisiana, after its founding in 1702, and it shares much in common with the present state of Louisiana...including Mardi Gras. Mobile's first Mardi Gras "krewe" (a formally organized carnival club) dates to 1830--27 years before the first comparable organization in New Orleans.
Mobile shares much more in common with New Orleans, from its architecture (French, Spanish, and American) to its cuisine (heavily dependent on seafood) to its climate (hot and rainy in summer, but gloriously mild throughout most of the winter).
With hints of Spring in the air after what seems like an endless winter, warm weather communities are seeming more and more attractive to retire to. Why live in an area where you look forward to a few short summer months, when you can live in warmth year Read more...
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Oct 26, 2016 5:46 pm
New video revealed that a trainer at the Pensacola Interstate Fair was attacked and dragged around a cage by a tiger on Tuesday, October 26.
Oct 26, 2016 5:20 pm
A photo taken by one Instagram user in England is bending minds across the internet: are these shiny, oily legs or are they legs with white paint on them?
Oct 26, 2016 2:46 pm
According to the Alabama Department of Transportation, the northbound and southbound deck replacement work on I-65 at Cottage Hill has been completed ahead of time.
Oct 25, 2016 3:43 pm
Thousands of gallons of whisky soaked the earth and drained into a Scottish river when a distillery suffered a massive leak.
Sep 22, 2016 7:28 pm
Thousands of dollars in public money is owed to local government agencies across the Gulf Coast, but instead of serving local public purposes, that money is being used in Montgomery – until ...
Sep 25, 2015 12:18 am
After the Mobile County 911 Board voted unanimously Thursday morning, September 24, to approve renegotiated contract terms of a controversial emergency response communications contract that would save...
Sep 24, 2015 3:47 am
Sources confirm with FOX10 News an independent investigation launched months ago is literally paying off.
Sep 11, 2015 12:29 am
The independent investigation into a controversial $40 million contract involving Mobile County emergency response communications is complete.
Aug 13, 2015 11:06 pm
Two months ago, the Mobile County 911 Board voted unanimously to launch an investigation into a controversial $40 million contract with Harris Corporation, which had been signed and approved two years...
Aug 6, 2015 2:10 am
FOX10 News is digging deeper into a controversial contract that affects public safety and your tax dollars.
You can now request information from Communities and Listings with the security of knowing that your privacy is protected. Read more...
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Preview: The Grove
8647 Arlington Drive
Foley AL 36535
Alabama Retirement at its Best! Nestled within a shady stand of pecan trees, this private, 55+ active Alabama retirement community has a real sense of Southern hospitality combined with resort-style amenities, including a clubhouse with heated swimming ...
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