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Apartments in Montgomery, AL
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Montgomery Apartments For Rent
Located on the Alabama River, Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. With 156.2 square miles of area and a 2013 estimated population of more than 201,000, Montgomery is the second largest city in the state – after Birmingham. There is history overflowing throughout the streets of Montgomery as the Confederate States of America and the Civil Rights Movement were highly focused in this city. Today, there is also a military base within the city limits – Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
The first permanent settlement of Europeans was in 1716. In 1816 the Montgomery County was established, but later sold to Georgia. Alabama Town was founded 2 miles from present-day downtown Montgomery and New Philadelphia was established in 1818 on the eastern part of present-day downtown. In December 1819 these two towns merged and Montgomery was then incorporated. In 1822 Montgomery became the county seat and in 1846 Montgomery became the state capital of Alabama.
In 1861 the Confederate States of America were formed and Montgomery was named the capital of this nation and the only president of that nation, Jefferson Davis, was inaugurated at the State Capitol. The city was captured by the Union in April of 1865. Montgomery was a major location of the Civil Rights Movement. In recent years, the city has grown tremendously and certainly diversified its economy and population.
Things to Do in Montgomery:
Montgomery is a city full of history and heritage, but there is so much more to this city than that. Being the state capital, there are tons of things to do in Montgomery. Whether you’re looking for family fun activities, cultural enlightenment, scientific exploration, or even cuisine exploration, you’ll find what you’re looking for after renting an apartment in Montgomery.
Attractions in Montgomery are for all ages. See the exotic animals from all around the world while still at home with a visit to the Montgomery Zoo. The Ice Palace at Eastdale Mall is open all year long for all your ice skating needs. Experience history in a new way in Old Alabama Town as the 19th century village comes to life. Visit the Alabama State Capital Building where the Civil Rights March ended.
There are countless historical monuments and museums in Montgomery. The well-known Civil Rights Memorial & Center is dedicated to all those that lost their lives during the Civil Rights Movement. The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association “Mooseum” allows the little ones to be cowboys and cowgirls while learning. See the magnificent collection of art on display in the various exhibits at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Tour the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to see where Martin Luther King, Jr. first preached of hope and solidarity.
With so many options to choose from, the restaurants in Montgomery could make dining out a difficult decision. You’re in the South so you have to grab a good southern meal at some point; why not stop by Martha’s Place? Mr. Gus’ Ristorante serves up delicious Greek cuisine. Get oysters any way you like and a variety of other seafood dishes from Wintzell’s Oyster House. Try the signature 007 Roll and other sushi dishes at Wasabi. Enjoy fine dining and a glass of wine at Garrett’s. Combine food and sports for a good time at Rock Bottom American Pub.
Shopping in Montgomery is amazing. There are a lot of great, unique options that are sure to please everyone. The perfect place to shop for all your needs in one place is the Eastdale Mall. If you don’t want to go to the mall, that’s fine; there are tons of boutiques around the city to meet your unique needs. Places like Born Children’s Boutique, Eastbrook Flea Market & Antique Mall, Southern Homes & Gardens, and Tucker Pecan Company have items for sale that you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to send a gift to your family in other states, the Shop at Union Station has all sorts of Southern, memorable gifts.
What to Consider When Moving to Montgomery:
When moving to a Montgomery apartment you have to consider so many different things, but that is no different from moving to any other city. If there are any interesting details about the city that make it different from your previous city, that should be researched. Various important factors to consider include the economy, the school system, the neighborhoods, and the climate.
The climate in Montgomery is classified as humid subtropical. This means that the city experiences short and mild winters, warm springs and falls, and long, hot, and humid summers. The average high temperature in July is 92 degrees with the average low being 71.5. In January the average high is 57.4 degrees with the average low at 35.7.
Montgomery’s economy is highly diversified. Montgomery is a processing hub for cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. It is also a regional distribution hub for many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, business, and government. The largest employers in Montgomery, as of January 2011, were Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, the State of Alabama, Montgomery Public Schools, Baptist Health, and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.
If you have kids or are a teacher then you’ll be in the Montgomery Public Schools system. This school system has 32 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and five high schools. There are also nine magnet schools, one alternative school and two special education centers. There are several schools in the city that have received high recognition in the country and state.
Why Montgomery Apartments Are Hot:
As the capital of Alabama, Montgomery is an extremely fun and diverse city, and all Montgomery apartments are part of this great city. There are so many things to do in Montgomery that you will be glad you moved here. Regardless of what apartments you live in, the history and heritage of the city is still present and available for you to experience. Get out and tour the numerous museums, see the variety of art throughout the city, shop at all the one-of-a-kind boutiques, and dine on all sorts of delicious cuisine. You’ll have so much fun that you will barely spend any time in your apartment.
- Established in 1819, Montgomery’s rich history includes the First White House of the Confederacy, now a museum open to the public.
- This capital city is home to the popular Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the seventh largest Shakespeare festival in the world.
- Old Alabama Town allows visitors to take a stroll through time in an authentic 19th century village.
- Montgomery is home to Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama State University, and Auburn University-Montgomery.
- Residents of Montgomery enjoy cheering for the Montgomery Biscuits baseball team.
- One-of-a-kind museums include the Rosa Parks Museum and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
- Centennial Hill
- Garden District
- Downtown Montgomery
- Old Cloverdale
- Cottage Hill
- Capitol Heights
- School of Advanced Air & Space Studies
- Huntingdon College
- Faulkner University
- Auburn University Montgomery
- Prince Institute of Prof Stds
- Maxwell Air Force Base
- Maxwell Storage Annex
- Gunter Air Force Station
- Dannelly Field Air Guard Station
- Craig Air Force Base