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Old 07-12-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Going by OP's other posts - are we doing some homework here?
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Going by OP's other posts - are we doing some homework here?
Yes, looking for a lower cost of living.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Coming from Va Beach, it will be a lower cost of living.

More bang for your buck can mean a lot of different things to different people and Alabama has a lot to offer. Do you like beaches? Mountains? Flat? Rolling hills? Lakes? Cities? Small towns? Rural? Tourist jobs? Manufacturing? Banking?

Luckily when we were looking we didn't have to worry about jobs or schools so could go on what our bang for the buck was which was foothill property for a great price and lower taxes. We found it and are closing next month.

The people on the Alabama thread are great and will help you out but you gotta give them more to work with.

Good luck in your search!
I like beaches or cities. I can deal with either. Not concerned with schools, just jobs. So a good jobs area in a city, or the beach area. Flat land preferred, not needed. I also have family in Tuscaloosa and Chambers county. Thanks for being so helpful.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC)


Cheapest place I know of...
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC)


Cheapest place I know of...
Very true. North of Atmore there are huge "HIRING" signs along hwy 21 near Fountain and Holman Prisons. It's a tough job, but some people have no problem doing it. For an idea of what it's like, look up 'Lock Up Holman' on MSNBC.com

Also just an hour from the beach.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
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Enterprise is a great place. rent for like a 3 bedroom apartment is only about 500$, versus 700 for a one bedroom studio in mobile. Check out the wiregrass area to find plenty of places that have very affordible housing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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If you have no viable job skills making $15 an hour is not likely to happen. There are welding jobs in Mobile and at one time they were teaching welding (a month) classes. If you passed you could get a job at the new steel plant. There are a several auto plants in several areas of AL too however, it depends again on your job skills and if they are hiring..

Most places in AL pay mim wage to start. If you have some job skills you might make $10 an hour.

I live in NE AL and you can get an apt for $250 a month.. nothing fancy but you can also get a house for $650 a month. Utilities around $200 a month.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Default cheapest place to live in alabama

Most likely it's Uniontown.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:46 PM
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I vote for the Dothan area. We have lived several places and we did not have culture shock with that area. The Dothan area is as inexpensive as SE KS but it is nice there with many, many more amenities!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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You know, rather than looking for the cheapest place to live, you should be looking at the areas that you like best and whether there are available jobs that you are qualified for in those areas. It doesn't matter where you choose if you don't like the place and don't have a liveable income. To do otherwise is a recipe for misery and financial disaster.
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