If you are tired of the hassles and stress of big city living and are looking for a quaint small town with plenty of Southern hospitality and charm, Monroeville, Alabama is the place to be. Monroeville has a population of around 6,500 people with a median house value of $96,000. Monroeville is very affordable to someone wanting to stretch their retirement dollars.
Monroeville offers a long list of benefits for seniors. Outdoor activities include golf and swimming at the Vanity Fair Golf Club and walking, swimming, fishing or watching ducks swim in the lake at Monroeville’s three parks. The YMCA and Health Actions offer a variety of fitness programs. Located 15 minutes from the Alabama River, fishing, boating and camping are a favorite pastime for locals and visitors. The Anne H. Farish Community Center has weekly exercise, games, quilting and any other indoor activities for seniors.
There are many healthcare facilities in Monroeville including the Monroe County Hospital, Gulf Coast Cancer Center, Fresenius Medical Dialysis Center, VA Clinic, physical therapy, family physicians and specialists, optometrists and home health.
Monroeville has affordable single family housing and senior living facilities – Mockingbird Pointe and Cedar Chase, and The Meadows assisted living facility.
The Historic Downtown District has quaint shops, restaurants and library. Monroeville offers many opportunities to make new friends while volunteering at the Monroe County Heritage Museum, Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Chamber of Commerce or by joining a civic club or service organization.Retirees who wish to keep their minds sharp can always take a class at Alabama Southern College. There are also opportunities to utilize your professional skills in part time jobs.
If you are up for a day trip, Monroeville is 35 minutes from Windcreek Casino, 90 minutes from Mobile and two hours from Alabama’s gulf coast.
Retirement is the time to unwind, relax and enjoy the fruits of your hard labor. You will discover in Monroeville the small town atmosphere that offers high quality of life, natural beauty and diversity in cultural, intellectual and economic opportunities - elements that will make your golden years truly golden.