QUALITY OF LIFE
The setting and opportunities of the city of Mobile are unique and highly desirable. Located at the foot of the Mobile River, the city offers abundant recreational opportunities that include the pristine river delta, the expansive Mobile Bay waters and the immaculate white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Mardi Gras and the Mobile Opera exist side by side among a wide array of leisure time pursuits.
The area is exceptionally affordable as well, with the overall cost of living index at 88.8 percent of the national average. The housing cost of living index is ranked at a low of 75.7 percent of the national average, providing exceptional affordability for home purchases. For these and other reasons, Mobile is often ranked in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" annual survey.