Discover the Best Alabama Communities

If you’re seeking a retirement with beautiful beaches, most people think: Florida. But there are other areas that check this box—and even fewer crowds. One of them? Alabama. The Heart of Dixie offers warm weather, plenty of golf, and white sandy beaches.

Why retire in Alabama?

For many people, Alabama isn’t the first pick for retirement. However, it’s becoming more and more popular. Low cost of living and reasonable taxes combined with beautiful natural landscapes, rich culture, and great southern cuisine continue to draw people in.

What are the benefits of living in Alabama?

There are plenty of reasons retirees are heading to Alabama to live a relaxing, full life.


  • Beautiful nature out your door: When you’re in Alabama, you’ve got a lot to do at your fingertips. From the Appalachian Mountains in the northern part of the state, to the 60 miles of gulf shores on the southern coast, there’s no shortage of beautiful terrain to admire.
  • Fine dining options: Alabama is home to delicious barbeque and traditional southern food around every turn, but its cities are also home to upscale and unusual fine dining experiences that are hard to find anywhere else.
  • Golfing: You can hit the links at over 300 golf courses in the state of Alabama. Additionally, the state plays host to spectator events: the Birmingham National Invitational Golf Tournament and the Alabama Open.
  • Healthy lifestyle: All that nature and wide open space means living an active and healthy lifestyle comes naturally here. Hiking, walking, golfing, swimming, tennis, and more are all possibilities for daily life here.
  • Sports lovers unite: If you’re a sports fan, there are few college teams that generate more buzz than the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide football program.
  • Seasons changing: If you look forward to the change of the seasons, retiring in Alabama might be for you. You can experience a true summer and winter here without worrying about shoveling snow.
  • Lower taxes: Income tax ranges from just 2-5% here.
  • City life: Birmingham is a bustling and historic city. Quaint old theaters rich with history, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and live music abound there.

Ready to head to Alabama?

If Alabama is piquing your interest as a place you might see yourself retiring, we’ve got options for you. Browse the Alabama retirement communities below to get a taste of what’s available there. When you find one you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative in the area. You chat with neighbors, ask questions about the lifestyle, and understand the state more. If there’s a location in particular that interests you, use the filtering options on the left to narrow down and find your ideal community.

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Lakefront Homesites Doublespring AL | Shoreside at Sipsey | Alabama

Shoreside at Sipsey

Double Springs, AL
Lakefront and Lake Access Homesites from $49.9K

On the shores of the pristine Lewis Smith Lake in northwest Alabama is Shoreside at Sipsey, a brand-new gated community for those looking to slow down and get back to basics. Located approximately 70 miles from both Birmingham and Huntsville, respectively, Shoreside at Sipsey offers rustic surroundings and parcels of land primed to transform into your vision of a lakeside escape.

This exciting development is brought to you by Alabama Land Sales, a premium developer known for their waterfront and large acreage communities throughout Alabama. However, Shoreside at Sipsey is a unique addition to Alabama Land Sales’ portfolio;. At the same time, most deep lake properties drop off suddenly down to the water’s edge, Shoreside at Sipsey’s level land parcels gently slope into Lewis Smith Lake, the deepest lake in the state.

Additionally, Shoreside at Sipsey is across from Bankhead National Forest, so your view over the water will never change, and you can enjoy the privacy of being surrounded by protected lands. Despite the seclusion, the community is served by central water and electric.

If you buy at Shoreside at Sipsey now, you’ll be getting in on the ground floor of the community. Amenities including a clubhouse, pool, playground, and a beach area are currently being developed. Residents will also have access to a community boat launch and day docks.

Lewis Smith Lake is an incredibly clean and picturesque lake and supports world class sportfishing. Across the water at Bankhead National Forest, you’ll find everything you’d expect from a large national forest, including birding and wildlife watching, primitive camping and hunting, and extensive hiking.

With untouched wilderness and undeveloped land, the possibilities are endless at Shoreside at Sipsey.

Request more information to guarantee your spot on the lake today.


Plan your Alabama retirement community visit

The next step is to get a trip on the books. You won’t know for sure until you visit, after all. Several of the Alabama communities below offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby to tour. Pack your bags; it’s time to see the state for yourself.

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