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Moving to Alabama

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I'm considering moving to the Huntsville Alabama area and I am trying to find some information about good places to work as a LPN and what the average pay is in this area. I have been LPN for over 10 years in skilled care. Currently work prn for five star quality care or five star senior living in one of their upper Arlington Ohio locations. Does anyone have any information about facilities in North Alabama. Any info is appreciated

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All I know about Huntsville is that is the area where all the astronauts,scientists and elite live,those that work for NASA,that is where they had a children's astronaut camp,must be something good there.

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Are you still needing information? I'm a North Alabama native, ask me anything.

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n SNF here it pays 22-23 an hour if you have been a nurse over 10 years The cost of living is high if you live in a decent area. Property tax is around 4000 a year for a small home 1200sq feet. Have been looking into places to live south of Columbus Ohio and I keep coming back to Alabama as an option. I have visited the area so I am somewhat familiar with it. I mainly just want to get as much bang for my buck as possible. Just want to know what kind of pay there is in a nicer long term care facility.

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First of all, I'm glad you're interested in my home. I really feel North Alabama is a hidden gem in many ways. The cost of living is nice, the earning potential is right, the real estate market is peaking, we have many new major companies coming to the area, etc., I'm a CNA and in nursing school so i'll tell you what I heard from my LPN friends.

Anyways, to what you were asking...

LIVING:

Your pay is about the same as what you'd be making down here, but the cost of living is a little lower. Most people live outside of Huntsville and commute in such as myself. I commute about 35 mins.

Madison, AL is the second wealthest area in the State. It's beautiful a lot of nice homes in the 150,00+++ range (that's expensive for us).

Most people that move here from bigger cities like the Toney/Harvest, AL area. If you have kids, are older, want some land, or just want some scenery that's the place to settle. It's grown ALOT so housing cost is going to go up soon.

Huntsville, AL the apartment living is nice. They are building lots of new ones all the time. You'll be convienent to everything. If you want a house I'd look at anywhere on South Memorial Parkway.

Decatur, AL. I like Decatur. It's pretty town on the Tennessee River. The facilities don't pay much but it's cheeap, cheeap living and a good commute to Huntsville.

WORK:

Huntsville Hospital is the popular girls table. The main facility doesn't hire LPN's but LPN's pretty much run ALL the clinics and outpatients.

Encompass Health (formerly Healthsouth) hire's LPN only to work day shift 6:15a-7p. I would work here if I was an LPN.

Madison Manor- I use to work there. I HATED IT! They were extremely RACIST. A new grad LPN gets $19.50, i don't know about someone experienced.

Valley View- I think a new grad starting the pay is 19.90. The faciltiy is nice but there turn over rate is HIGH.

That's the most I know as far as work.

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That helps a lot thank you so much. I was down there a few years ago and looked at some properties with a real estate agent and need to come back and look somemore.

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Looking for a home in a smaller town. We live in suberb of Columbus Ohio (hilliard) and it's grown very big. Want that small town feel even if I have a commute.

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You might like the Harvest or Toney area, especially if you have children. Madison County is the second best school system in the state. There's A LOT, A LOT of former big city folks that live out there. They love it. It definitely has that small town feel you're looking for and it's convenient to Huntsville & Tennessee. There's a lot of new construction sub-divisions popping up.

There's Athens, AL but there's NOTHING out there you'd have to commute to Huntsville or Decatur for everything such as shopping and entertainment. They are building a new surgical center out there.

Hazel Green, New Market, & Merdianville- I don't know a lot about those areas but I had friend who bought a BRAND NEW, New Construction home on a CNA salary out there. I like riding through there on my way to Tennessee.

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