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Living in Mobile, AL

Mobile, Alabama is a medium-sized city with a population of 193,717 residents. Individuals of White (45%) and Black or African American (51%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Mobile is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 22 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Mobile, Alabama could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Mobile, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, weather, housing and more.

The livability score in Mobile is 64 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 36th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Mobile ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B+). There are some categories that Mobile ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Mobile. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Mobile are affordable. Median real estate prices in Mobile come in at $119,500, which is 7% lower than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mobile, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 6.9% higher than the Alabama average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Mobile will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Mobile, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.3%.

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Compare Mobile, AL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mobile, AL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hannon Park, Mobile832.21,886
Brookwood, Mobile824.92,521
Parkhill, Mobile8074,601
Pleasant Valley, Mobile795.21,212
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Crichton, Mobile794.52,168
Claremont, Mobile7892,993
Westhill, Mobile788.43,563
Overton, Mobile78103,644

Best Cities Near Mobile, AL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Movico, AL8525.4111
Sims Chapel, AL8036.873
Bucks, AL7922.251
Daphne, AL799.824,295
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Spanish Fort, AL788.47,825
Malcolm, AL7734.9300
Saraland, AL778.913,778
Hurley, MS7627.41,020
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Living in Mobile, AL - A Pleasant Experience

Attractions7/10
Community8/10
Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping9/10
We have lived in Mobile, AL for six years now and there's very little I can say that isn't good about this place. The city lies near the Gulf of Mexico and we love going to the Gulf to watch the ships and barges. In April, we plan on at least one day to spend at the Azalea Trail Festival, which goes through 30 miles of antebellum homes when the azalea bushes are blooming. It's a spectacular sight. We spend a few nights a week dining out in Mobile and have found the best Creole-style gumbo in the state. If there's anything I have to complain about in Mobile, it's the humidity. We relocated to Mobile from Phoenix, one of the driest places in the country and after six years, still haven't gotten the hang of dealing with the warm humid days of summer. All in all, however, we love the spectacular, historic architecture of the city, which reflects the English, French and Spanish influences in the city. Along with the gorgeous old oak trees and the Spanish moss, walking around Mobile is a true delight. Shopping in Mobile is fun, too, especially the fish markets where we can't get enough of the freshly caught seafood at prices that we can afford, compared to those we found in land-locked Phoenix. We have a nice home near Mobile's historic shopping district, where we find some of the most incredible antiques, art and handmade gifts. Mobile has a vibrant performing arts community and we enjoy its art galleries, symphony orchestra, ballet and opera company. Overall, living in Mobile has been a pleasant experience for us.
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Source: The Mobile, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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