According to a recent article posted on Kiplinger.com, Birmingham, Alabama was mentioned as one of 10 Great Retirement Cities in the U.S.
They call Alabama “sweet home” for a reason: Kiplinger states, living costs are low, sunny days are abundant, and taxes per capita fall $700 below the national average. Alabama exempts most retirement income from state income taxes, and older homeowners don’t pay property taxes. Medical costs are nearly 15% less than the national average. In Birmingham, the state’s largest city, these amenities come with huge Dixie charm. It is home to an opera, orchestra , museums, and ballet, as well as a segment of the renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.