Alabama

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Welcome Alabama Movers

The Heart of Dixie

Welcome to “Sweet Home Alabama, where the skies are so blue!” This state is known for fierce college football rivalries, good time country dancing and humid weather. Just about every house is equipped with a porch and just about every person cheers for either University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa or Auburn University. Relocate here and discover why folks call it home sweet home.

Relocating - Being a New Alabama Resident

If you’re preparing to move to Alabama, you’ll want to make sure to take care of all registration, driver’s license renewal and paperwork with the Department of Revenue (DOR) Motor Vehicles Division (MVD). Top priorities will be in the list below:
As for moving specifics, where is it you’re most likely to find your local DOR office? The largest cities with the most opportunities include Huntsville, Montgomery, Birmingham, Decatur, Gadsden, Anniston, Talladega, Auburn, Tuskegee, Dothan, Tuscaloosa, Mobile and Mobile.

Neighborhood Information for Alabama Movers

Weather: Congratulations on deciding to move to Alabama! As you head to this Southern state, make sure to pack right for its weather. The climate here is classified as humid subtropical. This means summers are hot and humid, while winters are more mild. Precipitation comes fairly evenly throughout the year, so a raincoat will be a good investment if you’re coming from somewhere arid! (All this rain is one of the reasons fruits & vegetables grow so wonderfully here.)

Severe weather to look out for will include thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes. Makes sure you know how to prepare yourself, your home and your family for these types of events.

Population & Cost of Living: Move to Alabama and join the approximately 4.8 million people here. The cost of these folks to live here varies on the area, certain areas like Montgomery being more expensive than the less populated country. However, on average, the Cost of Living Index rating for Alabama is a 90. Compared to 100, the average of America, it is 10% cheaper to live here than most of the nation.

While groceries, utilities & transportation cost about the same as most of America, but the price of housing here is incredible inexpensive and taxes are quite low. The median home value here is only about $122,000.

EMPLOYMENT RATE & ECONOMY

The unemployment rate in Alabama is at nearly 7%, which is definitely greater than the American average. This may be one reason housing is so low in price.
Assuming you will be one of the 93% with a job, you’ll probably work in the top industries. The top ones in the Cotton State include agriculture (cotton – of course!, corn, peanuts, soybeans, poultry & livestock), mining (of coal, iron ore & limestone), hydroelectric power & steel-making.
If you are in a position where you work and earn tips, be careful when calculating income. The minimum wage here is $7.25 an hour, however, if you work in a tipped position like a bartender or waitress, your hourly wage is $2.13 plus tips. This can make a huge difference and offer great variance in your income.

Top Attractions for Alabama Moving Companies

GOOD TO KNOW ABOUT ALABAMA

If you’re moving to Lee County beware…it’s illegal to sell peanuts here after the sun goes down. (Only on Wednesdays, of course!)
It was residents and workers in Alabama that built the first rocket to land people on the moon.
The very first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere happened here; Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill conducted it in Montgomery in 1902.
According to law, dominoes are forbidden from being played on Sundays.

LIST OF CITIES AND TOWNS

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