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Mobile AL Things To Do

Mobile is a city on the move, with tons of industry coming in, which will mean an equal amount of job opportunities. It has great colleges in Spring Hill and University of South Alabama – known for its College of Medicine. It is also a very affordable place to live, with lots of new construction opportunities in West Mobile, as well as a sought after historic district in Midtown.

Mobile AL Real Estate Guide

Located at the head of Mobile Bay, Mobile is Alabama’s oldest settlement and its only seaport, and its fastest growing economy as it presses forward toward new industry growth in aerospace, technology, shipbuilding, retail, services, construction, medicine, and manufacturing. In 2012, French aircraft manufacturer Airbbus, announced a history-making decision to create the A320 Family jetliner at a Mobile assembly plant with the first aircraft deliveries scheduled for 2016.

As a city on the move, Mobile boats nearly one hundred parks, art museums, its own professional ballet, opera and symphony orchestra and historic architecture. A little known fact is that Mobile is the home to Mardi Gras, the celebration made famous by New Orleans untamed merrymaking. In fact, Mobile hosted the United State’s first formally organized Carnival mystic society in 1830. The Mobile coastline boasts world-class fishing, beautiful beaches and hunting challenges in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. A paradise for outdoor activities and cultural events alike, Mobile offers expansive opportunities for its citizens.

Interesting Facts

  • Historic Districts: Mobile boasts eight nationally recognized historic districts. Many homes and buildings in the city are designated landmarks. The Mobile Historic Development Commission offers maps of historic districts other historic information.
  • Mobile Bay Port: Mobile is home to one of the United State’s ten largest seaports. Sitting just 32 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Mobile Bay is a deep-water port that handles large shipments of forestry and coal products.
  • Highest in Precipitation: While Seattle might boast of its rainy weather, the actual prize goes to Mobile as the country’s wettest city. With more than five feet of rain annually, the combination of precipitation and Gulf Coast temperatures gives Mobile a higher than average humidity level.
  • USS Alabama: Now a museum, the World War II battleship was saved with the help of Alabama schoolchildren who raised $100,000 toward its $1 million preservation costs.

Good to know

  • City of Mobile: Check out the city’s website for information on city events, services, and to sign up for the city’s blog and newsletters.
  • Mobile County Public Schools: Mobile is served by the Mobile County Public Schools system. Ten of the district’s schools are designated U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools. Four high schools offer “Signature Academy” programs, one each in teaching and learning; health career access; aviation and aerospace; and manufacturing, industry and technology.
  • Mobile Public Library: Mobile residents have access to multiple library branches including a Local History and Genealogy services branch specializing in the history of Mobile and the coastal areas from Pensacola to Pascagoula. Genealogical records for the southeastern United States with particular emphasis on migration into Alabama are available for historical research.


Seventy-eight neighborhoods comprise Mobile, with each having its own distinct flavor. Mobile’s population includes large numbers of educated residents in their 20s and 30s beginning their professional lives. The percentage of Mobile residents with college education is higher than the national average with more than 25 percent of adults having at least a bachelor’s degree.

Mobile AL Things To Do information provided by the Jason Will Real Estate Team 251-866-6464.