Living in Mobile, Alabama
In 2002 the community of Mobile, Alabama, celebrated its tricentennial year. Known as the "Azalea Capital of the World," Mobile offers residents many great reasons to call this area home including a pro-business environment, excellent educational opportunities, beautiful neighborhoods and nearly unlimited recreational activities.
Situated on Mobile Bay, the majority of the city's annual income comes from businesses dependent upon and related to water borne commerce. Though Mobile offers all the amenities of a large metropolitan area, it continues to maintain a small-town atmosphere. The National Civic League has recognized the revitalization and beautification efforts of the city and has awarded it the title of "All-America City." Mobile is home to the nation's original Mardi Gras, held 63 years before New Orleans adopted the celebration, and is the hometown of many great sports figures including Henry "Hank" Aaron and "Satchel" Paige.
The city is also home to national events such as the GMAC College Bowl in December, college football's Senior Bowl in January, the Azalea Trail Run Marathon in March and the America's Junior Miss Pageant in July. In addition to these national events, the city and local businesses host community events such as the Alabama Pecan and Satsuma Festival every November. Mobile's overall excellent quality of life has been recognized several times in major publications. The city features numerous beautiful neighborhoods for residents to choose from.
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