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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Jan 23, 2017 11:35 am
If you are expecting to pick up passengers, expect a delay. Fox10 News talked to Carnival and they did confirm the ship would not be arriving at 8 a.m. as scheduled. We are expectin...
Jan 23, 2017 5:11 am
Heavy hearts on the Eastern Shore as hundreds attended a memorial service for Spanish Fort High School Girls Basketball Head Coach Thad Akins, who was killed in a car crash Thursday night.
Jan 23, 2017 4:29 am
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has announced a recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of its pale ales, IPA's and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause a piece of glass to break off int...
Jan 22, 2017 4:19 pm
University of Mobile officials now say students will not be traveling to William Cary University Sunday to help clean up the campus after a tornado damaged several buildings Saturday...
Jan 22, 2017 2:56 pm
It's that time of year again, tax season starts tomorrow and even though it might seem like we have plenty of time to file, there are good reasons to get your taxes done now. Financial Expert Dan Morr...
Jan 22, 2017 2:48 pm
Mobile Fire officials say both lanes of I-10 eastbound should be opening soon.
Jan 21, 2017 1:26 am
A McGill-Toolen Catholic High School graduate flew into the history books as he brought former President Barack Obama and the former First Lady from the U.S. Capitol to Joint Base Andrews Friday.
Dec 20, 2016 11:33 pm
The Superintendent of Baldwin County Public Schools, Eddie Tyler, is laying out his plans to retest for lead contamination in school drinking water.
Dec 19, 2016 11:18 pm
The Nazarene day care is listed on the Alabama Department of Human Resources website as an exempt daycare facility. B. Spencer Baggott II is the director named on the DHR site. B...
Dec 19, 2016 10:40 pm
It's not just taxpayers who are questioning the city's action in cutting down the tree used for decorations at a rally for President Elect Donald Trump Saturday. Some members of the Mobile Tree Commis...
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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 ...
Community Lifestyles: Active Senior Living Communities, 55 Plus (55+) Communities and Homes, Mobile Homes Communities
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