Alabama Retirement Information

Beauty, history and adventure all come together in Alabama. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," Alabama has a distinct southern flair with lots of sunshine and some of the best golf in the nation. The turquoise waters and sugar-white sands of Alabama’s beaches are the best-kept secrets of the Gulf Coast.

Each town has a story and each day brings new discoveries you’ll always remember. The capital of Alabama is Montgomery. Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in the nation at 1,300 miles.

The state has several top-notch health care facilities, including the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, and the Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan. Alabama's assisted living and nursing homes cost significantly less.

It’s a place where each meal is a celebration. Enjoy ribs with meat that falls off the bone, snapper cooked fresh from the Gulf and award-winning restaurants you'll never forget.

From Huntsville’s Space & Rocket Center to the Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile, Alabama is rich in science and education attractions including the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

Attend football’s storied Iron Bowl or a race at Talladega Superspeedway, and you'll see why Alabama is all about adrenaline.

Living In Alabama

The state is classified as humid subtropical. The average annual temperature is 64 degrees F.

Generally, Alabama has very hot summers and mild winters with lot of rain throughout the year. Summers in Alabama are among the hottest in the U.S.

Tornadoes Common every year
Thunderstorms Frequent, highest lighting deaths in USA
Hurricanes Yes
Earthquakes None
Wildfires Rare
Flooding Some along rivers
Tidal Surges Yes
Mud Slides None
Volcanoes None
Snow Yes
Freezing Rain Yes, at times
Cold Winds Damp and cold
The Retirement Systems of Alabama
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Guide to Taxes on Alabama Retirees
Alabama Senior Living Communities
Alabama Retirement Communities
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