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Old 01-18-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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hey all
does anybody know about this place
what are the people like,whats suitable dress,whats the weather like,nearest bars,diners, stores,church,daycare/babysitting
i noticed that the people are mostly either black or white does evrybody get along and is there any unsafe part of the town that i should stay out of
also what do i need to become a permanent resident in Bama

heres a lil bout me:
early 20's white female single mother

thanks in advance for any advice
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany
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I lived not far from Opelika for a couple of years in the 1990s. It's next to Auburn which is home to the big university. Auburn + Opelika combined have most of the retail stores that you would need, but no Nordstrom or such. A pretty good variety of restaurants in area. Opelika has a hospital + junior college. Some entertainment places in Auburn, mostly near the university for the college crowd. Opelika is a mix of low and middle income, not a whole lot going on there. Auburn is more prosperous and has a good school system. Weather in area is decent most of the year. Summer days typically in the 90s and humid, but not as bad as around the gulf coast or atlantic lowlands. Spring and fall are great, winter is pretty mild with a few cold snaps that don't last long. If you like big city entertainment, it's a long drive to Atlanta (almost 2 hrs). Montgomery is down I-85 about 45 minutes away. Most retail or service jobs in the area probably don't pay much. Nice area to live, easy going, not much crime, no traffic problems and slow paced. Most people are pretty friendly and helpful.
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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thankyou recycled that answered what i needed to know
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:43 AM
 
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I attended Auburn University and agree with this assessment.
Auburn and Huntsville are the only places in Alabama I would associate with a "Quality of life"
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:50 PM
 
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I attended Auburn University and agree with this assessment.
Auburn and Huntsville are the only places in Alabama I would associate with a "Quality of life"


i agree with the first assessment as well, though i think it's a bit of a stretch to say auburn and huntsville are the only places you can associate with quality of life. have you been to parts of suburban birmingham or mobile? there are parts of trussville, hoover, vestavia hills, alabaster, chelsea, fairhope, and daphne that i would all consider quite nice!

(oh, and we love our single women here in auburn )
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:59 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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has there been alot of people from out of state moving to opelika
also are there any bars /diners and is it more daycare or babysitting there
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