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AUsteriskPride
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Albuquerque, NM
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Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Finally getting out of Albuquerque, I know Fairhope is nice, but looking on advice on where to look at buying if we want land and fewer neighbors. I haven't spent any time in South Alabama, I'm a Huntsville guy.

Luckily it's a paid move and they're covering 3 months Airbnb, so we've got time to look, just wondering where you guys would concentrate if you don't want to live the HOA lifestyle.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.


AUCE05
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Look around Foley


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GenesChin
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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wondering where you guys would concentrate if you don't want to live the HOA lifestyle.


What's wrong with HOAs?


AUCoop
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Houston, TX
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
You can spread out pretty much anywhere out of the actual town part of Fairhope. If you want to be closer to town but more rural, look south of town and on or east of hwy 3.


AUsteriskPride
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Albuquerque, NM
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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What's wrong with HOAs?


Nothing, just doesn't fit our lifestyle and we want more than 1/4 acre.


AUCE05
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
You didn't like NM?


AUsteriskPride
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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You didn't like NM?



It's a beautiful state, but Albuquerque has too much dysfunction to raise a family in. Plus, we want to be close to family for our kids sake.


PrattvilleTiger
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Like, crime dysfunction? Walter White style?
This post was edited on 6/5 at 10:47 pm


AUsteriskPride
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Albuquerque, NM
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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Like, crime dysfunction? Walter White style


It's top 10 along with the likes of Memphis, Little Rock, Detroit, Saint Louis... I've personally had two vehicle break ins and one home break in, and I've only been here 3 years. Homeless, strung out people at almost every major intersection.

Oh, and schools are abysmal.
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The Nino
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
There are neighborhoods with large lots, or you can find something more rural. How big of a house are y’all looking for? In between Daphne and Fairhope there’s a small stretch of land east of 98 that might fit what you’re looking for


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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Moving for your wifes job. What about your job. You have to change or bring it with you


And I have no idea where fairhope is





AUViclic
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Robertsdale or Silverhill may have potential.

Silverhill AL

Summerdale AL


...and its pronounced Al-buh-"crack"-ee if you know what I mean.


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slacker130
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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AUCoop


First post since 2011. Now that's a long build.

I have a buddy in Robertsdale/Silverhill area. He's been there a while and I think he likes it.


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FearlessFreep
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Baja Alabama
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Putting my folks’ house on the market later this summer. Its just outside of Silverhill on 2 heavily wooded acres. Originally built as a 3-bedroom/2 bath in 1995, my folks added a lockoff bedroom/bath with a separate entrance when my sister and her family moved in with them in 2009. We have a realtor coming out next week to get exact room measurements.

Fairhope/Daphne area is very nice but has gotten pricey. Silverhill is very quiet and centrally located to all the area attractions.

Let me know if you want to hear more. Would love to keep the AU flag flying there



The Nino
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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And I have no idea where fairhope is
east side of Mobile Bay


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AUsteriskPride
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Albuquerque, NM
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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Moving for your wifes job. What about your job. You have to change or bring it with you


I'm a home inspector, I can work from anywhere, she has a very specific job that requires specific localities.


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AUsteriskPride
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Albuquerque, NM
Member since Feb 2011
18338 posts

re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
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Let me know if you want to hear more. Would love to keep the AU flag flying there



Definitely, that's the size we're looking for. What's your email address?


AUsteriskPride
Auburn Fan
Albuquerque, NM
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Thanks everyone for your input.


bird35
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Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
6293 posts

re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
Foley is my second choice for a place to retire.

Close to the bay for fishing close to the beach and housing prices are not ridiculous.


My first choice is Albertville but I still have some work to do on the wife.



MexicanBurtReynolds
Auburn Fan
Fairhope, AL
Member since Feb 2010
259 posts

re: Wife is taking a job in Fairhope next month, looking for input on the area
I live in The Colony. You can't buy property in Fairhope, you lease it from The Colony. I love living in Fairhope. Will never move again. Son goes to Fairhope Elementary.

The Baldwin County Alumni Club's game watching parties are in Fairhope. I'll buy you a cold one!


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