Best Places to Live in Mobile, Alabama

Mid-sized port city - Southern tip of Alabama near the Gulf Coast
-Historic interest
-Winter climate
-Arts and culture
-Wet climate
-Crime rates
-Hurricane risk

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What Bert Has To Say About Mobile Metro Area

Mobile is a major port and shipbuilding and commercial center at the head of Mobile Bay on the Gulf Coast. The area has a rich history as an antebellum seaport, and parts of the city reflect this heritage (as well as its Spanish and French colonial history). For many, Mobile offers what New Orleans offers without many of its problems. There is some tourism, and manufacturing industries include paper, aerospace, and automotive. The area has grown considerably as a port facility, in part because of the growth of Asian-owned auto plants in Alabama and other parts of the South. Employment has been a mixed bag, with high-paying jobs in short supply.


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Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Mobile County
Metro Area: Mobile Metro Area
City: Mobile
Zip Codes: 36695, 36608, 36605, 36609, 36606, 36693, 36618, 36617, 36603, 36604, 14 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 221 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Mobile is 7.60% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mobile jobs have decreased by 0.39%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Mobile's cost of living is 16.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Mobile's Cost of Living
Mobile's population is 194,288 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.01%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 40 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Mobile is $106,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.17%. Check out the homes in the area.
Mobile public schools spend $10,066 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.2 students per teacher in Mobile. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Mobile

It's a good time to buy in Mobile. Home Appreciation is up 2.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Mobile Real Estate.

The median home price in Mobile is $106,900. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Mobile    33 Reviews
Not a Fan - 2/10/2015
This is not an attractive or desirable place to live. We moved here in 2007, and frankly, we can't wait to move. Once we're close to break-even on our house or we work... (Read More)

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Seven-year Overview - 12/16/2013
Moved here for business reasons and to try some change...but unkowingly, right into the teeth of the financial crisis and a serious, perspective is a bit... (Read More)

Old part of Mobile - 6/10/2013
I saw some pictures of old town Mobile is it nice and safe for seniors who want to do a long term rental? I am thinking of moving from San Francisco. Also people mention... (Read More)

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36695, 36608, 36605, 36609, 36606, 36693, 36618, 36617, 36603, 36604, 14 total