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Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Default Have choice to relocate to Mobile

Am considering options of places to relocate along the northern Gulf Coast, but ecoomy and jobs are a big consideration. I am looking at Mobile! Is Mobile a good place to raise a family with year round outdoor family entertainment available? We are coming from Oklahoma where there is absolutely nothing to do for outdoor entertainment, and very little for indoor activities, so any improvement would be better.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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I think it would be a fine choice. You would just need to visit and get a feel for the different communities on offer. I myself have never really been into the city of Mobile but I've been all over that region. Even if the city itself is a let-down, there are some great things to do in the area. Some of the best beaches in the world are within 30 min drive. Fairhope on Mobile Bay is a great day trip. And New Orleans is 3 hours.

Also, I have heard second hand that the job market in that area might be OK...relative to the rest of the country anyway. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Fairhope,Alabama
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You can work in Mobile and live on the Eastern Shore also. Baldwin county has a lot to offer and great for families. Fairhope is a beautiful town and has a wonderful recreation center with indoor and outdoor pools, baseball, soccer and football fields...skate park and tennis center close by....all city owned.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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Mobile, is fine for you. You don't have to live all the way out in Fairhope for good schools and neighborhoods if you work and play in Mobile.


A lot of people on here will make Mobile look like some sort of slum (likely racial reasons) when there are many good diverse and not so diverse suburbs and intown neighborhoods like west Mobile and Midtown of all income brackets. Fairhope is nice but it is a hell of a commute if you work in Mobile and you know most of your social activities are in Mobile.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Thanks for all of your comments, they make me much more cormfortable with the move choice. I am originally from Andalusia, AL. but spent most of my life in Panama City, FL. I love PC, but personal reasons prevent me from going back there, so I want to get close, in a relatively large city. My wife has no understanding of life on the Gulf Coast, and I know she will love it much more than where we are now in OK. She just needs more comforting and your comments are helping. Thanks.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:11 PM
 
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Feel free to write more! I am enjoying this forum very much!
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I would look into Midtown and it`s historic districts Oakleigh, Dauphin way, and Blacklawn street in midtown.And for west Mobile I would look at the Grelot rd and Hillcrest rd.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Agree! That dreadful commute especially during holiday weekends is a absolute nightmare, Ive been SOOO thrilled with my midtown neighborhood with great neighbors and no insane commute!


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Mobile, is fine for you. You don't have to live all the way out in Fairhope for good schools and neighborhoods if you work and play in Mobile.


A lot of people on here will make Mobile look like some sort of slum (likely racial reasons) when there are many good diverse and not so diverse suburbs and intown neighborhoods like west Mobile and Midtown of all income brackets. Fairhope is nice but it is a hell of a commute if you work in Mobile and you know most of your social activities are in Mobile.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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Agree! That dreadful commute especially during holiday weekends is a absolute nightmare, Ive been SOOO thrilled with my midtown neighborhood with great neighbors and no insane commute!
"Absolute nightmare"...30 minutes on a bad day from Fairhope.

Its isn't a 5 minute commute but it certainly isn't a nightmare.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Fairhope,Alabama
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BamaSailor,
It's funny how folks down here consider a commute from Fairhope is dreadful. These folks are moving from Oklahoma where they have to deal with with weather issues...like snow, ect, and surely they understand dreadful commutes. When it's in the 70's and sunshine on winter days, and watching the traffic cameras on the bayway, it's really funny when they report the traffic.

Coming from Atlanta, it's a joke to hear how bad the traffic is where maximum 10 cars on the causeway at once..LOL!
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