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Modular Homes as Dream Retirement Homes
Dream Retirement Homes, Modular Homes, retirement property
by Jeanne Roberts
Are you ready for your dream retirement home but can’t afford to build a new home? Consider modular housing as an affordable option to get into your retirement home sooner rather than later. With the money you save on a modular home, you can afford land in your dream location; perhaps even along Henson Creek read more..
Many states claim to be a sportsmen’s paradise but few back up the boast like Alabama. With its head in the Appalachian Mountains and its toes in the Gulf of Mexico, two of every three acres in Alabama are covered in timberland, most of which is open to public hunting or accessible by permission of the landowner. Alabama was the first state to create a Golf Trail, linking courses by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones. Later it added the Alabama Bass Trail for anglers to test the state’s bountiful lakes and rivers. If the smallmouth bass aren’t biting sportfishing charters on the soft turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico are just a few hours away.
The counties abutting the Gulf of Mexico serve up plenty of available undeveloped property in the lowlands surrounding the towns of Fairhope and Gulf Shores. Buyers upstate can score land in the mountains or in the well-lubricated Shoals near the Tennessee border. Southeastern Alabama is home to the unique Wiregrass Region with its crystal-clear streams and spring-fed lakes.
The population of Alabama clusters around four major metropolitan areas that are strung out from north to south so even affordable rural land in corners of the state never leaves you more than a short drive from big city culture and entertainment. Huntsville is home to America’s space industry; Birmingham is the state’s industrial base; Montgomery is the capital and first home of the Confederate government; and historic Mobile is a major port city and the site of America’s first Mardi Gras celebration.
Alabama is full of surprises from an actual ski resort to canyons with 600-foot deep walls. One of the most pleasant surprises comes when you get your property tax bill – land purchased in the Heart of Dixie will be taxed at the second lowest rate in the nation.