Saturday, February 16, 2008

Montgomery Alabama Retirement

Montgomery is the capital and second most populous city of the state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Montgomery is notable for its historic involvement during the Civil War, for being the first capital of the Confederacy, and for being a primary site in the Civil Rights Movement. Located in central Alabama at the intersection of Interstate Highway 85 (east and west) and Interstate Highway 65 (north and south), Montgomery is 164 miles southwest of Atlanta, 92 miles south of Birmingham, and 155 miles north of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico. Approximately one-third of the population of the United States lives within a 600-mile radius of Montgomery.

Population: As of the census of 2000, there were 201,568 people, 100,784 households, and 100,784 families residing in the city. The 2006 Census Bureau estimate places the population at 201,998.

Climate: Montgomery experiences short, warm springs and hot, typically humid summers lasting from mid-May to well into September. Autumns are usually during October and November and are mild - from the mid 60s to 70s (degrees Fahrenheit). Winters last from December until February; their severity/coldness varies from year to year, but they are usually moderate, with temperatures rarely dipping below 20 degrees Fahrenheit

Transportation: The major airport serving Montgomery is Dannelly Field, otherwise known as the Montgomery Regional Airport. The Montgomery area is served by an integrated railroad system, three airlines, 48 motor freight lines, a national bus line, and a city bus line with 11 fixed routes, Demand Response Services and Paratransit Service.

Montgomery is home to a variety of colleges and universities, including:
Air University
Alabama State University
Auburn University Montgomery

Tax: Sales Tax 10%

Housing Costs: Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $100,700 (it was $86,800 in 2000) Median gross rent in 2005: $590

Health Care: Baptist Medical Center South, 2105 E. South BoulevardMontgomery, AL 36116 (334) 288-2100
Baptist Medical Center East
400 Taylor RoadMontgomery, AL 36117 (334) 277-8330
Jackson Hospital
1725 Pine StreetMontgomery, AL 36106 (334) 293-8888
VA Medical Center
215 Perry Hill RoadMontgomery, AL 36109(334) 272-4670

There is so much to see and do in and around Montgomery! History, Art, Festivals, Outdoor Activities. There really is something for everyone!

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