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Old 12-06-2012, 07:08 AM
 
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PS -- Why do so many people up north think that they won't be accepted if they move down South? Don't they realize that half the folks down here are all from up north?!
Outside of some select cities (none of which are in Alabama), that is so not true.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Alabama
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I am thinking about relocating in a couple of years to Selma from NJ. It seems to be very historical there which is what I like. Can someone tell me more about it? Is it a good place for kids to grow up? Friendly people no matter where you come from?? Thx
Forget about Selma. Check out Dothan, Mobile, or Fairhope.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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^^^ Baldwin County truly is a gem in Alabama. The short (yet beautiful) coastline aside, there are dozens of little small towns and progressive little cities throughout. Best part of Alabama IMO.

As to my "Yankees down south" comment ... yeah, I guess y'all are right. Living in Georgia, and particularly a city like Savannah which is a melting pot of people from all over the world, one easily forgets that is not the case in many places still. In Metro Atlanta especially you just take it for granted. Discovering someone is a native and not a transplant is indeed a surprise.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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As to my "Yankees down south" comment ... yeah, I guess y'all are right. Living in Georgia, and particularly a city like Savannah which is a melting pot of people from all over the world, one easily forgets that is not the case in many places still. In Metro Atlanta especially you just take it for granted. Discovering someone is a native and not a transplant is indeed a surprise.
It seems most transplants in Alabama are in Baldwin County, Shelby County, and Madison County.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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I've heard extremely good things about Fairhope. I'd be scared of the hurricanes though.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 PM
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Location: Brewton, AL
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I've been to Selma once, I was passing through and I stopped at the police department to ask for directions and they were not helpful at all. I was on my way to Tuscaloosa and I went through Thomasville and at somepoint the road forks and the way I went goes straight to Selma, so me and my cousin go into the police department to ask how to get to Tuscaloosa from there and it was almost impossible to get them to tell me how to get out of there. I've learnt to just stick with the interstate.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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I've been to Selma once, I was passing through and I stopped at the police department to ask for directions and they were not helpful at all. I was on my way to Tuscaloosa and I went through Thomasville and at somepoint the road forks and the way I went goes straight to Selma, so me and my cousin go into the police department to ask how to get to Tuscaloosa from there and it was almost impossible to get them to tell me how to get out of there. I've learnt to just stick with the interstate.
Sorry to hear about that, but it wouldnt of taken them not even 2 mins to tell you to get back on US 80 West to either Alabama 5, Alabama 25, Alabama 69, or to US 43 in Demopolis. All routes would of indirectly or directly lead you back to Tuscaloosa.

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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When a town in Alabama doesn't have a good reputation even among Alabamans, that's a pretty good sign. Went to Selma once. Was in Montgomery and saw a sign that said "Selma 50 miles" or something and thought, "What the heck?" I didn't even make it all the into town. The outskirts were dreadful. Never saw the famous bridge.

There are lots of places in Alabama (and indeed throughout the South) that are famous for historic reasons, but you would never EVER choose to live there. Tuskegee is another, and it's worse than Selma.

PS -- Why do so many people up north think that they won't be accepted if they move down South? Don't they realize that half the folks down here are all from up north?!
Thats because you were on the Selma By-pass (current US 80). The route into downtown Selma (including the Edward Pettis Bridge) is old US 80.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:58 AM
chj
 
Location: Brewton, AL
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Sorry to hear about that, but it wouldnt of taken them not even 2 mins to tell you to get back on US 80 West to either Alabama 5, Alabama 25, Alabama 69, or to US 43 in Demopolis. All routes would of indirectly or directly lead you back to Tuscaloosa.

I can't remember the exact way we went but someone finally told us how to go. I remember going thru Demopolis though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Selma is a HORRIBLE place! Many nice places in the state of Alabama but Selma is not one of them!
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