U.S. News and World Report has ranked Montgomery #5 in its top 10 affordable places to retire The rankings are bases on cost of living, housing affordability, taxes, access to arts, culture and sports, and health facilities. All top 10 cities have median home prices below $150,000.

montgomeryBinghamton NY claimed the #1 spot followed by Chattanooga TN, Cocoa FL, Eau Claire WS, Montgomery AL, Omaha NE, Pittsburgh PA, Rosewell NM, San Antonio TX, and South Bend IN.

Montgomery has been recognized for the following:

Cultural Attractions
This state capital is home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the fifth largest Shakespeare festival in the world.
The city's role as a regional trade center is firmly established, serving as a wholesaling and distribution gateway to the 22-county central Alabama area, as well as to the southeastern United States.

Montgomery has a generally central location, not only within Alabama but within the United States; approximately one third of the nation's population lives within a 600-mile radius.

During the Civil War, Montgomery served as the first Confederate government office and still has the first White House of the Confederacy. Years later in 1955, Martin Luther King, Jr., joined Rosa Parks in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Montgomery Biscuits, a minor-league affiliate of the Tampay Bay Devil Rays, provides a favorite outing for local baseball enthusiasts. 

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