Known for its southern hospitality and beautiful gulf coast beaches, a life of peace and serenity is what you’ll experience when you retire in Alabama. Here are the main reasons that make Alabama the ideal spot for your retirement.
Belonging to the Southern region of the United States, Alabama’s weather is typically warm throughout the summer, and temperatures are mild and comfortable during winters.
While some areas in Alabama may be slightly hotter, northern areas which are elevated higher tend to experience cooler temperatures. The bonus? You’ll get to experience this great weather near stunning views of mountainous areas!
Picturesque Nature Sites (National Parks, Beaches, and more!)
Did you know that Alabama boasts nearly 20 different river systems, a variety of national parks, sandy beaches, mountains, and even canyons? Needless to say, it is every nature lover’s dream oasis.
Experience tranquillity in the Noccalula Falls Park located in rainbow city, for instance, where you can witness spectacular waterfalls cascading some 90 feet over the black creek gorge.
Stroll to your heart’s content along 32 miles of sandy white beaches, where the Gulf Shores, one of Alabama’s most popular beaches resides. If you’re feeling more adventurous, explore Orange Beach instead, as the 15-mile Hugh S. Branyon backcountry trail is conveniently located by it.
Many Recreational Activities
If fishing is your thing, you’re going to enjoy the opportunities for it here in Alabama. Ever since the Alabama’s artificial reef programme started what is now widely known to be the most diverse artificial reef initiative in the country, many have been able to carry out this enjoyable hobby in the extraordinarily rich and healthy marine life of Alabama’s gulf.
We all know how important it is to stay fit as you get older, so how about a round of golf at the Silver Lakes Golf Course? Located near our retirement community which boasts several attractions like these, the golf course offers 36 holes of championship golf and is part of the world-famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
If you haven’t guessed it from the beaches and fishing sites already, some spots in Alabama have some of the freshest, tastiest seafood for you to savour. For instance, Top O’ The River is a family-owned restaurant located in Guntersville, AL that sells some of the finest and freshest seafood in the area since 1982.
Who can resist the comforting feeling that southern cooking boasts? From barbeques, to soul food, these hearty meals are sure to leave you feeling satisfied.
Decadent desserts that can make you go “sweet home Alabama” are also available all across the state. In fact, Alabama’s reputation for doing sweets well can be seen in the fact it has its very own officially-recognised state cake. It’s known as the Lane Cake and can be found in most local bakeries and even on some restaurant menus, so make sure you give it a try when you visit! (We sure hope this sweetens the deal for you to choose Alabama as your retirement spot!)
Still not sure about it? Why not try living in our community located in Alabama, completely free of charge? Our novel Be Our Guest programme will give you a preview of the stress-free resort lifestyle you’re seeking.