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Mobile is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. The city has a population of 193,717 people. Individuals of White (45%) and Black or African American (51%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Mobile. With average one way commute time of only 22 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Mobile, Alabama. Finding the best places to live in Mobile and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, weather, employment and other important metrics.

With a livability score of 64/100, Mobile is ranked #18,681 in the United States and #263 in Alabama. For each of the livability categories, we see that Mobile ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B+). Regrettably for Mobile, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F).

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Mobile is actually 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. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Mobile area were 6.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.3%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Mobile, AL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Mobile, AL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hannon Park, Mobile838.51,886
Brookwood, Mobile8262,521
Parkhill, Mobile803.94,601
Pleasant Valley, Mobile7961,212
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
South Crichton, Mobile796.22,168
Claremont, Mobile782.62,993
Westhill, Mobile782.23,563
Overton, Mobile781.93,644

Best Cities Near Mobile, AL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Movico, AL8529.1111
Bucks, AL7926.251
Gulf Hills, MS7939.38,326
Daphne, AL7919.324,295
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Spanish Fort, AL7818.77,825
Malcolm, AL7738.4300
Saraland, AL7713.313,778
Ocean Springs, MS7640.717,547
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