My home has been in Montgomery, AL for almost three years. I moved from New York, so there is a big difference in the people and the environment. There is a lot more history that you can see in Montgomery. Most of the people I have met are very friendly, and it's common to see neighbors sitting on their porch with a glass of something to drink while they watch the cars drive past. Many of the homes in the city are older with the large porches, big windows and siding that is of different colors. This is the kind of neighborhood I have dreamed of, and it's a good area to live.
If you like history, then this would be the place to at least visit because there are numerous museums and historical buildings. There aren't as many shopping centers as I like, but there are hints that this could change with a larger mall being developed. There are some smaller shops in the middle of town that you can walk to, and there are activities held in the town during the year. Christmas is a time when the lights come on for the shops, and it's like walking in a winter wonderland. The snow isn't always there, but you get the feeling of Christmas from the decorations. One of the things that the area is known for is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. home. This is the home where he was raised as a child. There are mementos in the home including pictures and decorations from the house. Montgomery seems to have two sides. There are buildings for African Americans to enjoy and those for white people to enjoy as the area played a large role during the confederacy times.