Welcome to Auburn/Opelika!
The perfect blend of community, university and tradition
While Auburn continues to grow and change, they have managed to hold on to sacred traditions. Auburn is the home of Auburn University and takes pride in its unique shopping, excellent healthcare, beautiful housing, and thriving downtown. Auburn is home to a strong and growing industrial base, quality restaurants and recreational activities. Opelika has a vast array of entertainment sources and educational opportunities, which led to Opelika being named by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, as one of the top six places in which to retire. Opelika's schools combine the state's top technology with a strong emphasis on art education. Opelika's After School Program provides an added benefit for the area's working families. If you are looking for a weekend getaway or a great place to spend your golden years, you might want to consider The Big Swamp" - Opelika, Alabama.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the Opelika Chamber of Commerce and Auburn Chamber of Commerce web sites.
The City that still has its Southern Charm
Welcome to Birmingham!
Birmingham, Alabama was founded in 1871 after the Civil War and is known for the commitment and sacrifice of its community volunteers. The United Way of Central Alabama’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society is the 11th largest in America. Civitan International was founded in Birmingham in 1920 and maintains their headquarters here. Birmingham carries the nickname the “Magic City” because of the abundance of the three ingredients to make iron and steel-coal, iron ore and limestone. Birmingham is listed among the 150 most affordable cities, is a major banking center and home to 3 of the top 50 banks in the United States. Birmingham was also ranked #15 in the Expansion Management magazine in January 2005, as one of “America’s 50 Hottest Cities”. Birmingham has a beautiful skyline and the Dining and Nightlife are great.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce Web Site http://www.birminghamchamber.com
The place where you can be an astronaut for the day
Welcome to Huntsville!
Huntsville was Alabama's first English speaking city and is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. Huntsville is home to several Fortune 500 companies and offers a broad base of manufacturing, retail and service industries. Huntsville is known internationally for its U.S. Space Camp. Fulfill your dream of being and astronaut by visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and experience space technology at its best. Huntsville successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity and takes pride in maintaining close contact with its past. The Big Spring" still flows from a rock bluff underneath the 1835 Regions Banks. Huntsville successfully combines the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity. Its quality of life is second to none.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the City of Huntsville web site.
Welcome to Lake Martin!
Spanning 44,000 acres with an average depth of 41 feet and 743 miles of shoreline, Lake Martin is one of Alabama’s largest artificial lakes. The refreshing waters that began this well-known getaway were formed during the construction of Martin Dam, completed 1926.
Attractions surrounding the lake range from historical bridges and multiple marinas to a golf course and the infamous Chimney Rock, known by the thousands of daredevils who leap from the rock mass each year. Roads wrapping the outskirts of this majestic reservoir are lined with a wide variety of home styles. For the casual family wishing for a weekend getaway to some of the finest architecture in the state, the laid back lifestyle of Lake Martin offers something for everyone.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the City of Lake Martin web site.
Welcome to Tuscaloosa!
In 1819, exactly one day before Congress admitted Alabama to the Union as a state, the territorial legislature incorporated the town of Tuscaloosa. Now, with a growing population of more than 89,000, Tuscaloosa and the surrounding area has continued to thrive. The nearby Mercedes Benz Automotive Plant and Visitors Center, constructed a dozen years ago, has created great industrial interest in the area. Needless to say, this old Southern town has plenty of modern day activities to enjoy. Located along the banks of the Black Warrior River in west central Alabama, Tuscaloosa is a playground for all forms of outdoor life from boating and hiking to fishing and golf. The area is deep in arts, history and culture. And, as if boasting 12 national championships wasn’t enough for the University of Alabama, located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, the SEC college football team claimed their 13th national title early 2010 under the direction of Head Coach Nick Saban. So, for the sports enthusiasts, football in this city is a must.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the City of Tuscaloosa web site.
Welcome to Orange Beach!The place that is rich in fun, beauty and history
Orange Beach, also known as Pleasure Island, is a place where you can slow down, let loose, rediscover yourself and enjoy your loved ones. Orange Beach will cast its spell over you. The moment you arrive, the world starts to fade away. From working to hiking and biking, canoeing and sailing or from family fun to rocking roadhouses Orange Beach is just what you’re looking for. We strive to maintain our family atmosphere and hometown flavor. A lush green paradise surrounded on all sides by one form of water or another, it has become known as fisherman's haven and a golfer's dream. The land contains a bounty of wildlife, natural and protected, that is harvested by the locals through hunting and fishing.
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The above facts and information were obtained from the Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce.