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Old 03-20-2007, 07:10 PM
 
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Sounds like a good idea...h'ville is a great city with next to no air pollution considering it's a bustling (for AL anyways!) city. (Huntsville is also by far the most diverse and progressive town in North Alabama, with fewer of the scary stereotypes IMHO.) You'll get the first inklings of how hot the summers can be here if you come at the beginning of April...and yes, the pollen will be out with a vengeance! If you come that time of year and have no breathing problems, then I'd say you're good to go! At the beginning of spring (say Feb-March) and late in the fall, we do get the temperature swings where it's crazy hot one day and sweater weather the next...that's usually what causes the tornadoes! But I've been places where it's WAY worse. I LOVE the summers here, warm weather and long sunny days are definitely for me! If you feel up to it while you're in town, drive up the mountain in Huntsville to Montesano State Park (it's super-easy to find) and check out the beautiful view of the hills with the trees all budding. Take a good deep breath and see what you think!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:06 AM
 
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Well - spring has sprung! Our weeping willow covers most of the front yard and at last the garage roof. Gorgeous tree - until it blooms.
Even pollen allergies cannot make me leave AL! If you have medical issues, check with doctors here, they are fairly familiar with seasonal problems.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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I saw this thread and just had to respond. I'm an asthma researcher/writer and I've lived in the South for over 20 years, so I'm pretty interested in this subject. My daughter (age 8) has moderate asthma that was severe when she was younger.

I noticed a lot of people suggest the Gulf Coast b/c the air is more moist than in the interior. I live on the Gulf Coast of FL and although yes, the air is very moist it is also VERY humid in the summer (the Gulf acts as a basin, trapping the hot, moist air along the panhandle, making this area one of the most humid places to live in the U.S.). Humidity doesn't bother my daughter's asthma, but many asthmatics do have a problem in the summer. Also, the sea breeze/moisture/humidity do not help the pollen at all. Our cars are covered in yellow dust each morning in late February-March, too.

For any area, check out Pollen.com for daily pollen levels.

As far as Huntsville goes, if temp. changes are your main trigger then I think it would probably be a great move. My daughter's main trigger is illness, so she has never been bothered by allergens like pollen either. We used to live in south FL in an area that is usually in the top 3 worst places for pollen EVERY single year--MUCH higher pollen counts than Huntsville and the pollen lasts longer--and she never had problems in the spring. Actually, it is a very real possibility that we're moving to Huntsville this summer, and I'm not worried about her health at all. Her asthma has never flared when we've been in that general area.

Hope that helps!
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Hi I am moving back to ala. I lived in Enterprise for seven months and just loved it but had to move to canada for my husbands job. Well I had allerigies in ala. and I have allergies in canada and Illinois and Ohio any where we go during the months of aug sept and part of Oct. So live where you enjoy life I know my husband has asthma and he seemed better in alabama rather than where there is very cold weather . I hope this little note helps.
Linda1943
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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Can any one tell me what Phenix City Alabama is like or the surrounding area's are like we may be moving there instead of Enterprise Ala. and I have no Idea what it is like and if I even want to live there.

Linda1943
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Phenix City is kind of a poor suburb of Columbus GA. We've been through there a couple of times and weren't particularly impressed. Ate at a KFC there and cooled our heels from lots of driving. The cook did about the best she could with the KFC food. There are back roads between there and GA that are quiet and hilly, if you like that sort of living.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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You have Columbus, GA and Phenix City, AL (even in the same time zone) and Auburn/Opelika, AL.
Not much going on in Phenix City. It used to be so bad that it was off limits for soldiers from Ft. Benning:>). Of course the city is hard at work to clean up and move on. A new bridge across the Chattahoochee River helps.

Columbus - mills, finance, hospitals, urban sprawl all the way to LaGrange, GA. Amongst others you have Aflac Insurance and TYSS (Total systems the largest processor for credit card applications). Shopping, restaurants, Columbus College, some historic streets, recently restaured the Springer Theatre.

Ft. Benning ist part of town but also totally excluded from it. Hard to describe. Please remember, this is my personal opinion only. After seven years with perfect house, perfect job, perfect life - we left and went back twice in four years to visit family. Old money, new money, no money - it does not mingle. I spoke with friends about it and heard the same over and over. You think college rivalry is bad in AL? Try Columbus - Auburn ist king.

I found people in Birmingham very open to outsiders and/or other ways of life. Actually caught myself at an airport saying we are almost home. It took 25 years:>)

Cost of living - Columbus may be somewhat lower. I can only compare Birmingham/Shelby County in AL.

Will gladly answer detailed questions. contact the Chamber of Commerce in both cities and ask for a relocation package. They are normally very informative.

Twostep
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:19 AM
 
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Phenix City is kind of a poor suburb of Columbus GA. We've been through there a couple of times and weren't particularly impressed. Ate at a KFC there and cooled our heels from lots of driving. The cook did about the best she could with the KFC food. There are back roads between there and GA that are quiet and hilly, if you like that sort of living.
You will find a very good BBQ place behind the courthouse. No idea what the name is. Just ask for the court house and follow your nose:>) I am a picky eater and went back. Nothing fancy - pulled BBQ, slaw, potatoe salad but well done.
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:19 PM
 
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Well this is 2016 and I have lived in Canada this is the third time and lived in Phenix City Al and Enterprise Al and we are going to retire in Enterprise Alabama loved it there in 04 and we cant wait to move back. As far as we can see we just drove through town last week on our way back to Canada and the town has not changed much since 2004 cant wait to move back loved the people there , my Dad was born in Alabama have family there but dont know any of them sorry to say all my aunts and uncles have past away so my husband and I are going to be on our own in a beautiful city.
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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Well this is 2016 and I have lived in Canada this is the third time and lived in Phenix City Al and Enterprise Al and we are going to retire in Enterprise Alabama loved it there in 04 and we cant wait to move back. As far as we can see we just drove through town last week on our way back to Canada and the town has not changed much since 2004 cant wait to move back loved the people there , my Dad was born in Alabama have family there but dont know any of them sorry to say all my aunts and uncles have past away so my husband and I are going to be on our own in a beautiful city.
Welcome home!
I hope you track down some cousins!
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