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Apartment Living in Alabama
Commonly known as the "Heart of Dixie," the state of Alabama lives in the southern region of the nation and is home to almost 4.6 million residents. Also known as the "Cotton State" and the "Yellowhammer State," which is the state bird, Alabama is the 30th largest state in the United States. The state of Alabama is divided into four regions, which are all aptly named to describe the environment you'll be living in when you find your new apartment. Do you prefer your apartment in the majestic Mountain Regions? Or do you see yourself in the Metropolitan, River Heritage or Gulf Coast Region? Whatever your choice, you'll be pleased to hear that apartments are ample and Alabama's taxes and living expenses are one of the lowest in the south.
Over the years, Birmingham's economy has been transformed with the addition of biotechnology and medical research companies and financial institutions moving into the area. Known for being the largest industrial growth corridor in the nation, Alabama is now predicted to surpass Detroit in automobile production by early 2009. It's this type of growth, Alabama's natural beauty and the comfortable climate that makes folks flock to the south to stay.
In Birmingham you'll enjoy living by the Sports Hall of Fame, the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the McWane Center in Birmingham, to name a few. It is the accessibility of these attractions, varied employment opportunities and affordable apartments that make this city so popular. With a little over a million people, Birmingham is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, giving residents the best of both worlds. Centrally located, Birmingham acts as the main axis for air transportation for all of Alabama. As with any area, apartment prices fluctuate according to amenities and location.
If it is history that has you thinking about moving to Alabama, then you'll want to find an apartment in Montgomery. The state capitol has played a significant role in American history and you can revisit it at the First White House of the Confederacy, the Rosa Parks Museum and Library, and the Civil Rights Memorial Center. Other attractions include the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Old Alabama Town, the Montgomery Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts and the world-renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The city's accommodations and the region's impressive landscape make apartment living in Montgomery most alluring.
Mobile, the third largest city in Alabama, is cuddled up on the Gulf of Mexico and is one of the most desirable destinations for apartment living in the state. Who wouldn't want to step out of their apartment door and take a leisurely walk on a sandy beach or stroll to a nearby restaurant to dine on fresh seafood? Also steeped in rich history, Montgomery is home to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Oakleigh Historic House Museum, and Fort Conde. Mobile is the state's only saltwater port and it's this business and the beaches that lure apartment renters to the coast.