Hahaha, I'm close by the airport, so about 46 miles each way. The problem with Mobile is that it's becoming very time consuming to get from West Mobile to the interstate. I know a few people who live by me and attend Faulkner, the only thing they don't like is when they have to attend a class in Foley.
I think you get what you put into it when it comes to all of these programs. Just stay positive, avoid the negativity and the ones who are just there to play around, and you'll do just fine in either program. However, if you can get into South, go for it, you'll have a BSN in almost the same amount of time as an ADN will take.