Focus On Alabama
Settle in the Heart of Dixie
Listed among the top 10 tax friendliest states by Kiplinger, Alabama has so much to offer retirees seeking active adult communities. Enjoy southern charm, and hospitality while experiencing rich history, and sparkling Gulf beaches. Boasting affordable senior adult living, and a wealth of activities, it's called "Sweet Home Alabama" for good reason.
With a population of 4.8 million in 2014, Alabama borders the Gulf of Mexico, and is surrounded by neighboring states Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. The nations capital of Montgomery is steeped in culture, with a modern city meets old history approach. Senior living is ideal here with a cost of living index of 92 in comparison to the national average of 100. According to Realtor.com, the average home price is approximately $134,900. Low property taxes, and income tax exemptions for retirees makes purchasing a home within Alabama's many 55+ communities an affordable reality.
If you're a snowbird this one's for you! Escape subzero temperatures, and experience mild winters where the yearly average is about 33 F for the low, and 50 F for the high. The summers are hot with high humidity but can be enjoyed along the 60 miles of coastline Alabama has to offer! The extensive amenities at the many active adult communities include cool, relaxing swimming pool facilities.
For Medicare beneficiaries, and those seeking a Medicare supplement or Advantage Fee for Service plan, Alabama offers guidance for seniors through their state health insurance assistance program (SHIP). Their website http://www.alabamaageline.gov offers a wealth of information to help make informed decisions in terms of purchasing health care. Birmingham, Alabama's largest city is renown for it's healthcare facilities, and easy access to servicing providers.
Activities & Entertainment
From the Huntsville Botanical Garden to the Montgomery Shakespeare Festival, there is something for everyone. Whether you're looking for independent living within the bustle of city life, or prefer the more serene pine forest region, the diverse geography of the 30th largest U.S state is truly unique. Alabama's highlight is the expanse of turquoise gulf coastline paired with snow white sands. A romantic summer evening strolling along the soft beaches is something to experience. Gulf Shores is home to eight championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, and Earl Stone, so an afternoon of golf by the sea? This is where it's at! 55+ retirees looking to get fit are right at home. For biking enthusiasts, Bankhead National Forest, and Kiesel Park offer amazing bicycle trails with stunning scenery. Fine dining, and good southern soul food puts Alabama on the map. BBQ central anyone? If you're lucky enough to be dining on the coast, seafood doesn't get any fresher!
If you are considering choosing 55+ senior living in Alabama, you won't be sorry. With about 97 active adult communities within the state, you'll find many options based on your personal preferences. Whether you prefer low maintenance apartment living or single family home life, the links below can help you find it!