Mobile Mardi Gras (Photo courtesy of Carol M. Highsmith) Area Information
Mobile is a city located in Mobile County, Alabama. Located at the head of Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast, it offers a blend of French, Spanish and British heritage, as well as a uniquely-flavored lifestyle.
The city features beautiful waterways for enjoying kayaking and fishing, as well as the Mobile-Tensaw Delta ? the second-largest river delta in the U.S., encompassing more than 260,000.
Mobile's downtown is its main entertainment district. Anchored by the Lower Dauphin Street area (LoDa), there is a lively mix of music venues, restaurants and galleries. Downtown theaters host local opera, symphony, dance and playhouse companies. Come Mardi Gras, marching bands, floats and revelers fill the streets in celebration.
Many of Mobile's seven historic districts, including Oakleigh Garden and Ashland Place, feature plantation-style homes on streets lined with majestic oak trees. But the city also offers suburban areas with rolling hills, such as Spring Hill.
This cultural center of the Gulf Coast, Mobile is also home to the University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College and the University of Mobile.
Mobile is convenient to other cities in Mobile County; the average commute is 24 minutes.
The historic LoDa district. (Photo courtesy of Erin Kinney) Rentingin Mobile, AL
Apartments for rent in Mobile are affordable, as stable rent prices tend to complement the area's low cost of living.
Mobile Attractions Mobile Carnival Museum ?The history of Mobile as the birthplace of Mardi Gras is celebrated here.
Mobile Tennis Center ? The country's largest public tennis facility.
Dauphin Island ? A favorite vacation destination with white sandy beaches, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Mobile.
Saenger Theatre ? This historic theater anchors the LoDa district and attracts major national touring acts.
Bellingrath Gardens ?A 65-acre estate with award-winning, year-round garden displays and an English Renaissance-style mansion.
Battleship Memorial Park ? Tour the World War II-era battleship USS Alabama and the submarine USS Drum, and view the cockpits of historic combat aircraft.