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Unread 08-24-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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Default Alabama Living - What's it like living in Gulf Shores?

What's it like living in Alabama Gulf Shores? Currently thinking of moving to the area and I am not sure about living in Alabama.........I guess I am worried about the Heat and Humidity among other things!

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Unread 08-24-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Where are you planning on working? Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are tourist towns so there are no decent paying jobs there.

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I am not sure about living in Alabama.........I guess I am worried about the Heat and Humidity among other things!
What other things?
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Unread 08-25-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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Wow. Sounds like you didn't need our input at all -- you've got it all figured out!

But, seriously -- simply buying into stereotypes is seldom the way to go. I wish you luck in your search for a coastal home.
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Unread 08-25-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I hate the Confederate flag, Country Music and the word y'all!
I had that feeling.

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I'm sorry for this post I realized tonight I'm happy right where I'm at and I would rather suffer through a few months of cold weather, than deal with a society that can not adapt
We shouldn't have to adapt, we're not the ones moving. You should be the one to "adapt".
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Unread 08-25-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Sad part is I'm probably wrong in my outlook on the State.....I guess I just need to visit and experience the area for myself!
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Unread 08-25-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Mobile, Al
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I guess I am worried about the typical stereotypes that are broadcasted and exploited about the Southern Region, especially Alabama!..........I'm concerned that there is going to be too much of a cultural shock moving to Alabama.

I think you should check it out before jumping to conclusions.

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I think it's going to be more than I can handle and there is a far better Coastal Region with less pride in a Community or Region that is plagued with ridicule and ignorance. I hate the Confederate flag, Country Music and the word y'all!
I don't understand that first sentence. Also, don't just go by stereotypes. I don't like the Confederate flag.. actually I don't think I know anyone who does. I don't like country music. But, the y'alls are quite abundant. Also, there isn't a pause between the "y" and "all."

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I'm sorry for this post I realized tonight I'm happy right where I'm at and I would rather suffer through a few months of cold weather, than deal with a society that can not adapt.....I guess I'm saying the Dixie Land isn't for me, it's like Ca. too far to the other side or one side (if you will). Nothing wrong with having pride where you are from, but I believe in being humble, having diversity and being well rounded.........Learning to adapt! Best of wishes to all of you Alabamians I respect your pride and the heritage you have in your state..........God Bless Everyone of you! No disrespect to anyone...; )
Pride? We aren't Texas.

Are you saying people from the south aren't humble, diverse, or well-rounded? Society that cannot adapt? Sorry, but I'm very confused.
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Unread 08-26-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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Love the confederate flag, use the word yall at least once an hour and love old country music.....just bought a condo in orange beach too. See ya at the Bama naturelover!
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Unread 08-28-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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OP, to break the ice, I hate country music and I don't even have a confederate flag...even after living in Alabama for 23 years of my life.

Believe it or not, Alabama's pretty diverse in culture and heritage. You have a few crazy nutjobs, but what state doesn't? Overall, Alabama's a nice place to live depending on what part you're in.
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Unread 08-28-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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I'm actually looking to move to the Gulf Shores area "Foley to be exact". I am curious as to how I am going to like the area. From what I read it seems to be a little slower and full of Retired people except in the Summer months when the Tourists come in. I'm coming from the Midwest so I will welcome the Beach and no more winters. But I will miss the good ole fashion Midwest values. I'm coming with an open mind and hope I like it. Although job hunting hasn't been to good so far....; )
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Unread 08-28-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I'm actually looking to move to the Gulf Shores area "Foley to be exact". I am curious as to how I am going to like the area. From what I read it seems to be a little slower and full of Retired people except in the Summer months when the Tourists come in. I'm coming from the Midwest so I will welcome the Beach and no more winters. But I will miss the good ole fashion Midwest values. I'm coming with an open mind and hope I like it. Although job hunting hasn't been to good so far....; )

We do have winter here, although not as severe as the midwest. Don't forget your jacket because you'll still need it, this isn't south Florida.
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