Anniston is located near the major metro areas of Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama, and is convenient to numerous other smaller cities. The city has plentiful outdoor recreational activities including national forests, state parks and lakes, several vibrant historic districts and fun festivals and events throughout the year.
Dubbed as the “Gateway to Florida,” Dothan is conveniently located on U.S. Hwy. 231, connecting Interstates 65 and 85 to Interstate 10. Its location in Southeast Alabama, equally distant from Montgomery, Albany, and Tallahassee, make it a destination for recreation, business, industry, agriculture, healthcare, and retail.
This growing city and thriving community was built around landmarks of the past and prides itself on the friendliness and southern hospitality that its deep Southern roots provide. Dothan Regional Airport makes travel in and out of the area a breeze and the Gulf of Mexico is just a quick drive away.
Agriculture is especially important to the Dothan community since over half of the peanuts grown in the United States originate from this area. The National Peanut Festival marks this designation during harvest every November and cements the title for Dothan as “Peanut Capital of the World.”
Enterprise, Ala.—population 26,563 (2012 census)—has been named one of the best places to live in America by several national publications, including Money Magazine. One of the fastest growing cities in the state, Enterprise sits near the border of western Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. It’s approximately 100 miles from both Fort Walton Beach and Tallahassee, Fla., and Montgomery, Ala. Enterprise’s school system is ranked in the top 10 statewide, and boasts one junior college, Enterprise-Ozark Community College. A vibrant arts city, Enterprise is best known for hosting the largest annual music festival in the South, the three-day BamaJam Music Festival, which has featured the likes of Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and many more.
Fort Payne, AL
Named one of the ‘best small towns’ in America, Fort Payne, Alabama combines cozy Southern charm with an outstanding natural environment. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians and the shadow of Lookout Mountain, Fort Payne is home to magnificent natural attractions.
Riverview Regional Medical Center is centrally located in downtown Gadsden adjacent to Moragne Park and the Coosa River. The area offers a majestic landscape, beautiful mountains and crystal clear lakes.
Monroeville, the inspiration for the town in To Kill a Mockingbird and home to several notable writers, is considered the “Literary Capital of America”. Over 400 structures in the historic downtown are on “The National Register of Historic Places”. Monroeville has its own airport, with plans to expand in the near future, and an exciting rails-to-trails project is currently underway in north Monroe County.
Established in 1836 as Arkansas first county seat, Bentonville’s historic character is alive and well, with 72 well-preserved historic buildings and homes, including the famed Peel House Mansion and Historical Gardens, 140 Civil War sites, and—in the town square—Walmart founder Sam Walton’s original variety store, now home to the Walmart Museum. Within walking distance of the square: The Walton family’s 100-acre Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Thanks to the impact of thousands of business travelers, Walmart vendors, and the city’s 34,000 residents, Bentonville boasts a thriving downtown with exceptional shopping and dining venues, festivals, events, and the chic and modern 21C Museum Hotel.
Blytheville is located in the northeast corner of the state, just an hour's drive from Memphis. Initially established as a lumber mill town in the 1880's, Blytheville has emerged as a steel production center and a strong agri-business.
Located in Northwest Arkansas and 1.5 hours from Little Rock, Clarksville is within miles of thousands of acres of national forestland, the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, and the Arkansas River. Part of the Arkansas River Valley Tri-Peaks Region, residents and visitors enjoy exploring the four premier state parks, boating and fishing on Lake Dardanelle, browsing through the Museum of Automobiles, and touring the region's wineries.
Conway, Arkansas is home to three institutions of higher education, making the city's population relatively young and well educated. Conway's strong community spirit, high-performing schools and colleges, family friendly recreation, and vibrant economy continue to attract visitors, residents, and businesses to the city. For two consecutive years, CNN Money, Fortune Magazine, and Money Magazine have listed Faulkner County among the top 25 places in the nation for job growth. Soon central Arkansas residents will have access to a new shopping center at the site of the current airport, further establishing Conway as a regional shopping hub. The downtown area is lures residents with trendy boutiques, antique stores, and restaurants. Furthermore, a mix of national chains and locally owned stores offer convenient neighborhood shopping throughout Conway.