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Living or visiting Goldmine means being minutes away from the attractions and tourist destinations of Mobile. The neighborhood has the convenience of city living, but keeps its country feel. Scaled down houses on large lots, custom houses on acreage, luxury apartment buildings, and townhomes share the community. Goldmine lives up to its name when it comes to housing options.
The Mobile County School District has elementary, middle and high schools within a five-mile radius of the community, so most students can walk to school. Cottage Hill Park is in the neighborhood with walking and running trails. The park has areas for team sports. Football, soccer, and baseball fields are part of the park’s landscape. The 349-bed Providence Hospital is the closest medical and surgical facility.
Residents can venture out of the neighborhood by personal automobile, public transportation, or plane. Highway 10 is a major thoroughfare near Goldmine, and used for an easy commute to Mobile. The WAVE public transit system serves residents and visitors, and Mobile Regional Airport takes travelers to major transportation hubs in the United States.
Mobile is known as the Azalea City. In 1754, over 50 varieties of azaleas were brought to Mobile from a garden in France. The 65-acre Bellingrath Gardens and Home are close to Goldmine. The former home of local Coca-Cola bottler Walter Duncan Bellingrath has over 250,000 azaleas which bloom throughout the spring. The gardens bloom with collections of flowers most of the year. The Magic Christmas in Lights Show displays 3.5 million lights and begins after Thanksgiving.
Visitors are encouraged to visit the Fort Conde Historic Museum. The replica of the 18th-century French fort is also the location for the Fort Conde Visitor and Welcome Center. The Bay City Trolley Tour operates a two-hour narrated tour, beginning at Fort Conde.