Quality of Life

Low Cost of Living

One of Alabama's greatest quality of life strengths is its lower than national average cost of living. Home prices are also typically lower than national averages and the state's property tax is among the lowest in the United States.


The recreation opportunities in the PowerSouth service area in Alabama range from cultural/arts to outdoor. Cultural highlights include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, arts museums, and local theatres. Opportunities for outdoor recreation include fishing and water activities on the areas numerous lakes and rivers, hunting, and golf at the notable Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. The state's beaches are located in Baldwin County and offer wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Higher Education

Alabama has seven research universities and strong network of two-year and four-year colleges and universities. These institutions often work together to provide better educational opportunities for their students and for area businesses.