Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Retirement in Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountians. It is because of this combination of mountains and rivers that Birmingham has such a wonderful climate. It is said that it is a favorite for retirees who golf, because you can be on the links year-round! In retirement, one must consider carefully thier finances, and Birmingham is amongst the most affordable cities in the Southeast for housing and cost of living. It was also in the top 11 on "America's Most Livable Communities. When we retire, we also must think of accessing good health care, and this city boasts world class health care facilities, including the Birmingham VA Medical Center. Retirement also is the time for fun and pleasure and Birmingham offers an abundance of entertainment, sports events and recreation.