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Old 01-13-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Hi, I'm interested in learning more about living in the Auburn area. Wikipedia says it's the fastest growing metro in AL. It also said US News gave it high marks as a place to live. Is the real estate market there hot right now? lots of building?

I'm semi-retired and may only want to live there part time. My budget would be approx 150K to 190K. A large lot would be a plus since I'm considering having animals, as would proximity to the university (5 miles away OK.) What side of town would you recommend I concentrate? Are mosquitoes bad all summer? I know it's hot in the summer, but I'm used to hot summers.

Also, is B'ham or Atlanta more convenient for air travel? Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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You won't get a large lot within a couple miles for under 200k, but you can go 10 minutes out either north, south, or west and probably get pretty good sized yards.

It's a great place to live.

Mosquitoes aren't that bad. I suppose if you live right on a lake or have a swampy yard they could be worse. Summers are hot... borderline oppressive if you are going to be outside during the afternoon hours... but mosquitoes have never bothered me really.

Atlanta is usually going to be more convenient for air travel... way more flight options. Because the airport is on the south side of Atlanta, it's only about 90 minutes from Auburn. If you want to fly somewhere that does fly direct in and out of Birmingham, it could be more convenient just because the Atlanta airport is so massive whereas the Birmingham airport is really easy to get in and out of. But usually, Atlanta is going to give you more options, better prices, and it is a little bit closer.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Adamsville
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Default Quick Facts About Auburn

The unemployment rate in Auburn is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Auburn jobs have Increased by 0.79 percent.
Compared to the rest of the country, Auburn's cost of living is 4.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
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