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Old 09-18-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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I know why I want to, give me some reasons why I shouldn't.
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Are you retired? There's not many jobs in that area (except low paying service jobs).
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Old 09-19-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Yes
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Outside of slim chances of making good money, there really is no reason you shouldn't. Well, and there is no huge local hospital. Well, and it's tough/insanely expensive to get homeowners insurance. But if you can accept, or deal with, those things ... then why not. Beautiful area.
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Old 09-19-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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I have 8 more years before I can retire and I will need a job. My finances suck and it wil take every dime I have just to move there. I love the area and have been there so many times they call me by my first name at the Hangout. LOL. I have COPD and the weather is so much better there than living in the midwest with all the snow, freezing temps and artic wind. By G/S I mean Foley and just about everything south of 98, Magnolia Springs, over to Wolf Creek and Elberta, out by The Plantation and the more rural the better. But I don't like Orange beach for some reason. I can decorate, paint, hang wallpaper, install recepticles, dimmers, fans, I do yard work and lot of other household jobs and could assist in a lot more if I had the help. I'm not afraid of work. The only thing stopping me now is the lack of funds.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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I have 8 more years before I can retire and I will need a job. My finances suck and it wil take every dime I have just to move there. I love the area and have been there so many times they call me by my first name at the Hangout. LOL. I have COPD and the weather is so much better there than living in the midwest with all the snow, freezing temps and artic wind. By G/S I mean Foley and just about everything south of 98, Magnolia Springs, over to Wolf Creek and Elberta, out by The Plantation and the more rural the better. But I don't like Orange beach for some reason. I can decorate, paint, hang wallpaper, install recepticles, dimmers, fans, I do yard work and lot of other household jobs and could assist in a lot more if I had the help. I'm not afraid of work. The only thing stopping me now is the lack of funds.
there's always a need for what you do. If you live inGS you can also work in Pensacola. COPD with the humidity and heat here and trying to do yard work? Sounds tough. Good luck to you.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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I understand you! I've always wanted to move to Gulf Shores. Hopefully, I wont have to wait till I retire. Keep posting if you do move. I'm curious. Times are hard, funds are tight and but would like to rent on the beach for a year to see if I like it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Economy sucks, due in large part to the oil spill.
Yes there isn't much cold weather but summer is DEATHLY HOT.
No good hospital (the one in Foley sucks).
HURRICANES.

I got bored quickly, but then again I'm 20 years old and I hate small towns.

If you can handle the heat and lack of jobs, go for it!
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Southern Illinois
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I'm looking to move from Southern Illinois and have been researching the Mobile area. I seen some nice towns like Daphne, and Fairhope. Can someone tell me which town would be better or maybe tell me somewhere else to look. Just recently married and plan on having a family in the future. How is the housing market? Affordable?
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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You couldn`t go wrong with either two but I prefer Fairhope because it has a vibrant artsy downtown area and it sits on a bluff that over looks Mobile Bay.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Southern Illinois
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Looking for a job in the law enforcement or some type of security work. Anyone know where to start looking?
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