Mobile is fun, hurricane season is no big deal once you go through it once...I've lived here most of my life (lived in B'ham a few years ago) and I can really say I love it. The hospitals are great (for the most part) and there is plenty to do outside of work. We're also convenient to Birmingham, Atlanta, New Orleans, Biloxi, Destin and plenty of other fun destinations. Cost of living is low and there are plenty of good parts of town for family raising =) Hope you decide to join us!! Good luck!!
I'm curious as to other nurses that live in Alabama and where they are currently living/working and if they like it.
There is a town just outside of Birmingham called Chelsea and it is really nice. It is developing and has lots of subdivision. Very family oriented, hardly no crime, wonderful schools and work is only 15 minutes away if you work in Birmingham. There are lots of hospital in Birmingham to work at and also doctors offices, hospice offices, etc. It just depends on what you are looking for.
I can only refer to the Bham area....the hotspots around here are Trussville (shopping/restaurants), and Springville is the newer one. They are both pretty close together--Trussville about 10 minutes from Bham; Springville about 20 minutes from Bham. Springville is a quieter community. Someone said Chelsea, and it is nice, but Hwy 280 traffic is nothing short of hell.
Just depends on what you like--single? family? parties? downtown? etc....
In Bham, we have Trinity, StV Bham & StV East (closer to Trussville), UAB (huuuuge), Children's....I'm sure there's more, but my brain is completely fried. December 19th, here I come
Helena! The top place to live in Alabama and one of the top 100 places to live in the nation!
Helena is about 20 minutes from Birmingham and tons of hospitals. 45 minutes from Tuscaloosa because you have to see Alabama play football (haha) and 15 minutes from Hoover, which is a big city.
Lots of great places to live in Alabama, but stay away from Tuscaloosa- except for football. The crime rate is on the rise, housing costs are horrible, and DCH is the ONLY (acute care) place to work and they treat their employees like crap.
I live in Pell City right now, and it is nice here. When I graduate in May, though, I want to move a little closer to B'ham (where I plan to work) to save a little $$$$$ on gas! I am thinking about Moody or Odenville - close to B'ham yet not the busy hustle and bustle of the city!
Eufala is in the middle of nowhere, I'm sure there are office jobs that might be around, but I don't think there is a hospital very close...EAMC is in Opelika, but that's still a very long drive from Eufala.