Mobile, Alabama, is a city that is growing more and more each year. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. There are actually dozens of reasons why this is happening, so we’ve combined the main reasons why we are seeing more people moving to Mobile into this easy-to-read list.
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Mobile, AL, is lower than the national average. In many parts of the U.S., housing, utilities, and healthcare cost more than what they do in Alabama. In other parts of the country you may have a hard time finding a good place to live with the amount of space you need, but that is not a problem in Mobile. In Mobile, there are many living options with plenty of space for an affordable cost. An example of this is, in Mobile, the average cost of living is 12.5% cheaper than living in Columbus, OH. That includes living, utilities, food and more.
Business is Booming
Mobile has a wide variety of jobs available. Companies like Airbus and Austal have made Mobile home and are continuously providing new job opportunities. We have a growing aerospace industry, lots of engineering opportunities, medical positions and many more jobs to offer. We also have many other industries moving into the port city, so jobs are becoming more readily available. Each job offers a good salary and benefits for each employee.
Alabama is one of the most geologically diverse states in the nation and Mobile benefits tremendously. Mobile Bay is the defining feature of Mobile’s geography and industrial sectors. Five rivers funnel rainfall from Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia out into the Gulf of Mexico. Less than an hour from Mobile are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world from Gulf Shores to Perdido Pass. The beaches are host to many activities as well, and provide a cool place to go to with family and friends as summer rolls in. The entire state is also home to many rivers and lakes that are nice places for the family to host events and nowhere is longer than six hours to reach by car.
Warmer weather is something many people look for when choosing a place to settle down. In Mobile, you will never have to worry about it becoming too cold. It only snows once in a blue moon, and the temperature almost never reaches below 60 degrees for a few days at a time. The average temperature in winter is about 75 degrees, which is summer for many other states. So if you prefer warm weather than you will definitely enjoy living in Mobile.
Mobile is home to many activities for you and your family to attend, and is also a short drive away from other big events along the Gulf Coast. Every year Mobile hosts the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where football players from all over the country come to play and hope to be scouted by teams in the NFL. Mobile is a short drive from Gulf Shores where you can go to the beach and enjoy some delicious seafood. Gulf Shores is host to Hangout Fest every year, when many national and local artists are brought in to perform right on the beach. In Mobile, you can also explore the bay, rivers and estuaries and the wide variety of sea creatures at places like 5 Rivers or the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Mobile has cruise ships that leave out from the Alabama Cruise Terminal if you ever need a quick vacation. We also have Battleship Memorial Park, where families and schools can take a tour of ships, planes and tanks that were deployed in WWII.
There are many advantages of living in Mobile, AL. More and more people are becoming attracted to the Port City for these reasons. Mobile will probably be one of the fastest growing cities for years to come as more and more people recognize the many benefits of living here.
Author: Michelle Murrill
CEO Southern View Media
Michelle Murrill is the head honcho at Southern View Media. She and her team work on digital marketing strategies for local businesses. She has lived on the Gulf Coast for 31 years. Her favorite things about living in the Mobile area include being near the beach, eating at all the great local restaurants and all the great events and community involvement!