Alabama’s Gulf Coast doesn’t usually rank high on anyone’s list of best places to live in America. For those who live here, this is a blessing in disguise. Better the hidden jewel than the crowded metropolis. The secret may be starting to get out, however. So grab a cold glass of sweet tea and let’s look at some of the best reasons to love living on the Gulf Coast.
While the country bundles up and braces itself for the first named winter storms of the season, those living on the Gulf Coast are regularly enjoying temperatures in the 70’s during the day time. Later in the year it will get just cold enough to feel like you’ve had a taste of winter. But for now, residents on the beautiful Gulf Coast can experience the kind of warmth those in other parts of the country can only dream of at this time of year. Head out on the water and soak up some sun.
You Can’t Beat the Food
The cuisine around the Alabama Gulf Coast is like nowhere else. You naturally have some of the best fresh seafood to be found anywhere in the world. Local restaurants have generations of experience in preparing seafood in a way that will have you coming back for more, night after night. We’re the oyster capital of the world, and you’ve never tasted shrimp till you’ve enjoyed a Royal Red. And that’s to say nothing about some of the finest barbecue to be had anywhere in the country. Whatever flavor you’re craving, you won’t have to look far.
As a bonus incentive, there’s the ability to go out on the water year round. There’s also a thriving craft beer community that will let you sample beers you won’t be able to find anywhere else. There’s an abundance of unique wildlife to admire from the sea turtles to the birds that make this a bird watcher’s dream come true. And perhaps the greatest reason to love living on the Gulf Coast is the people. Southern hospitality is world famous, and you’ll never find neighbors you can depend on more in a crisis.