South Alabama, AL Active Retirement Communities and Homes
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This category encompasses the entire range of independent retirement living. The communities listed here are designed to promote a rich life experience based on active recreation and social interaction with other seniors. [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).
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Feb 22, 2017 5:50 pm
A Mobile judge has handed down the maximum sentence for three people convicted of aggravated child abuse in connection with the Saving Youth Foundation. The prosecutor said Wednesday sentencing follow...
Feb 22, 2017 4:47 am
"I never thought in 1 million years I would be and it's homeless,” Gladys Douglas said.
Feb 22, 2017 4:40 am
Shock and awe in one small village as a teenager thought to be dead, awakens moments before his own funeral.
Feb 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Passage USA is a new post-secondary, certificate program at the University of South Alabama for students with special needs.
Feb 21, 2017 12:31 am
Now that the GulfQuest Maritime Museum has celebrated its grand reopening, FOX10 News is breaking down what our investigative team has uncovered about the museum's future.
Feb 15, 2017 10:36 pm
Some 16 years worth of federal grant documentation obtained by FOX10 News Investigates indicates a traffic issue, at the top of the priority list for many local politicians, is one addressed ...
Feb 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Federal grant money originally meant for a WAVE bus system on Dauphin Island was used to pay for GulfQuest construction, according to grant documentation obtained by FOX10 News Investigates.
Feb 14, 2017 10:17 pm
Alabama's Attorney General Steve Marshall talks about a controversial topic, the release of police body cam video. The new A.G. is fresh on the job, but he's already got a lot of issues he p...
Feb 5, 2017 6:22 pm
The GulfQuest Maritime Museum will soon reopen with some new perks, including a brand new exhibit, and lower ticket prices.
Feb 5, 2017 6:21 pm
According to the Federal Transit Administration, $26 million in federal transportation grants paid for the early stages of GulfQuest construction.
So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th 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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3803 West Main Street
Whistler GA 36612
Senior Roommate needed for a 3 bedrooms 2 bedrooms house. One have two windows and one has only one. all new bath and den. Laundry room , kitchen all new , new window blinds throughout the house, security system/security light outside, central heat/air, ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Senior Living Communities, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Rentals Homes and Communities, Senior Living Communities and Continuing Care Communities, Memory Care, Continuing-Care (CCRC)